Census Bureau, the controlling U.S. agency for reporting export information, will
start requiring mandatory filing of all export documentation through the Automated
Export System (AES). The regulation was approved and
effective on July 2, 2008 but
will only be fully implemented on September 30, 2008.
International Freight Systems already uses AES to report export shipments but these
new regulations require that we submit documentation through AES a minimum of 24-hours
prior to cutoff date...not
sailing date. Some vessel lines are going
further and requiring that we complete
AES documentation a minimum of 48-hours prior to cutoff date at the railroad or
the port. Various vessel lines are implementing these new regulations as early as
September 15, 2008 in order to be fully compliant with the U.S. Census Bureau's
regulations prior to the official implementation date.
In order to standardize all requirements of the U.S. Census Bureau and the ocean
carriers, International Freight Systems will start asking that all of our export
customers have all export documentation to us 48-hours prior to the vessel cutoff
date (not sailing date) starting September 15, 2008. This will eliminate all chances
of error and/or failure to comply with the new regulation. The penalty for failure
to comply is subject to a fine from the U.S. Census Bureau
of up to $10,000.
If you have any questions, please call Reneé Blankenship, our ocean export manager,
at 206-433-2614. She will advise you of the cutoff dates for your shipments, the
documentation required and when it will be required for your shipments in order to comply.
International Freight Systems
1200 S. 192nd Street, Suite 100
Seattle, WA. 98148
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