US Government issues final rule for mandatory aes filing
On June 2, 2008, the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census issued in the Federal Register, the final rule for mandatory AES filings. Effective July 2, 2008 the following changes will take effect and must be in compliance no later than September30, 2008.
The main changes to the Rule are;
- Vessel Carriers must have the ITN or exemption legends 24 hours prior to loading cargo on the vessel.
- Penalties range from $1,100 to $10,000 and up to five years in jail depending on the type of violation. Examplesof violations include; submitting false or misleading information, failure to file and late filing. Penalties can be assessedto the filer and the provider of information to the filer for submitting false or misleading information, failure to fileand late filing. The carrier can be assessed penalties for not having all citations and exemption legends filed 24 hoursprior to loading cargo on the vessel.
- All export information must be filed through the Automated Export System or AESDirect. Paper Shipper's Export Declaration(SED) will not be accepted.
- Filers must provide carriers the Internal Transaction Number (ITN). External Transaction Number (XTN) is obsolete.
- All "SED clauses" have been changed. Current Option 4 filers will still be able to continue using this option but thereis a moratorium on accepting any new requests.
- For further information and changes to our Documentation requirements effective July 2 2008, please contact our CustomerService and Sales Teams at 305-592-6060.