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Global Reach Blog - Part II: Who Is the Ultimate Consignee?
Part II: This Global Reach Blog describing how to report the Ultimate Consignee on the Electronic Export Information (EEI) in the AES.


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Who Is the Ultimate Consignee? Part I
The U.S. Census Bureau’s Trade Regulations Branch regularly receives questions regarding who the Ultimate Consignee is in an export transaction.


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Exports Between the United States and Puerto Rico: When to File Electronic Export Information for Electronic Goods and Vehicles
In this blog, we explore two scenarios for export shipments between the U.S. and Puerto Rico and identify the U.S. Principal Party in Interest (USPPI).


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License Code C64 — New Additions to the Automated Export System
By now, we're all growing accustomed to an ever-evolving world but keeping up with changes can be challenging. Exports are no exception.


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New Commodity Classification Codes for the January 2022 Schedule B
Every January and July, the Schedule B is updated with new, 10-digit commodity classification codes approved by the 484(f) Committee.


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Data-Driven Business Decisions Begin Here
In addition to the decennial census, we conduct the Economic Census, Census of Governments, American Community Survey (ACS) and many other surveys.


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The Global Market Finder Can Help Expand Your Business Abroad
The U.S. Census Bureau provides a wide range of data to help businesses succeed and grow.


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Concordance Files: Data Users vs. Automated Export System (AES) Filers
The data user concordance files “exp-code.txt” and “imp-code.txt” are updated for the new year when the Census Bureau publishes January trade statistics.


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Avoiding Fatal Errors When Reporting the USPPI Address
If you’ve ever submitted information to the Automated Export System (AES), you already know the importance of reporting all information accurately.


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How to Report Used Vehicles in AES
If you were lucky enough to be given a big-ticket item like a car, you may not care if it’s new or used. But the difference is key when it comes to reporting vehicles in the Automated Export System (AES).


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Old School vs. New School: Growing Imports of Laptops, Masks and Disinfectant
Kids are going back to school. Sort of, anyway. As you know, the typical school day has changed dramatically for most U.S. students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Shipment Suppressed Email Confirmations
How many of you have filed Electronic Export Information (EEI) in the Automated Export System (AES) and you get a fatal error that you cannot resolve, or you resolve it in a way that technically does not fix the problem?


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Fancy Another Pint?
Beer is one of the most widely consumed drinks. Few would question its worldwide appeal but I want to show you what the numbers say.


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Monthly AES Compliance Reports: What Are They?
Do you receive a monthly Automated Export System (AES) Compliance Report? If so, have you ever wondered why?


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Exports Between the United States and Puerto Rico (Part 3)
Hello trade community! Welcome back for the third and last part of this three-part blog series about export shipments to Puerto Rico.


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Exports Between the United States and Puerto Rico (Part 2)
This is the second in a series of three blogs about U.S.-Puerto Rico shipping regulations.


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Exports Between the United States and Puerto Rico (Part 1)
This is the first of a three-part blog series designed to explain export regulations between the United States and Puerto Rico.


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How to Find Your Schedule B Number Revisited
How to Find Your Schedule B Number Revisited


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Holiday Food Trade Data 2019: A Look Back at the Trade Patterns of Holiday Past
All of that holiday shopping and celebration can sure work up an appetite!


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USPPI Address: Getting It Right in the Automated Export System
Are you having trouble figuring out how to report the U.S. Principal Party in Interest (USPPI) address in the Automated Export System? Here are some tips that may help!


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A Starting Point to Export License Information
Are you an U.S. export manager? Then you know the importance of compliance and no doubt have procedures in place to make sure nothing slips through the cracks.


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Schedule B: Unit of Measure Changes
The U.S. Census Bureau regularly updates the Schedule B export classification codes in January and July.


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The ABCs of Mode of Transportation
It can be tricky to file Electronic Export Information in the Automated Export System. But it’s easier than you think, thanks to simple data elements like mode of transportation.


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Is Thanksgiving Really Almost Here?
For many of us, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. While we each have our personal favorite holiday, Thanksgiving is perhaps the most popular.


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The Goods and Services Deficit Decreased to $52.5 Billion in September 2019
The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that the goods and services deficit was $52.5 billion in September, down $2.6 billion from $55.0 billion in August, revised.


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ACE AESDirect Walkthrough Videos Available in English and Spanish
The Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) AESDirect contains a trove of resources for both beginner and advanced users. Need help navigating it?


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Back to School, Back to Basics
More than 300 million students yearly attend schools, colleges and universities worldwide.


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AES: Calculating Units of Measure
When filing Electronic Export Information into the Automated Export System, most Schedule B numbers require quantities in designated units of measurement (UOM).


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The Goods and Services Deficit Decreased to $55.2 billion in June 2019
The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that the goods and services deficit was $55.2 billion in June.


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The Goods and Services Deficit Increased to $55.5 billion in May 2019
The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that the goods and services deficit was $55.5 billion in May.


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Spring Landscaping: Millions of Dollars in U.S. Imports and Exports
Millions of dollars are spent during the spring on various grooming products and tools used for yards and fields in the United States every year.


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The Goods and Services Deficit Decreased to $50.8 billion in April 2019
The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that the goods and services deficit was $50.8 billion in April.


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Filing in AESDirect: How do you find your Internal Transaction Number?
Have you wondered how to find your Internal Transaction Number (ITN) after submitting an export filing in AESDirect? Let’s look at the different ways to find your ITN.


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The Goods and Services Deficit Increased to $50.0 billion in March 2019
The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that the goods and services deficit was $50.0 billion in March.


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How to Choose the Correct Port of Export
Have you tried to file Electronic Export Information (EEI) in the Automated Export System (AES) but the information is rejected by the system based on the port of export?


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The Goods and Services Deficit Decreased to $49.4 billion in February 2019
The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced today that the goods and services deficit was $49.4 billion in February.

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