Census Filing Requirements — Electronic Export Information

  1. Generally, if your shipment requires an export license, then before mailing it, you will need to file your electronic export information via the Census Bureau’s Automated Export System (AES).
  2. If you are sending a defense article, regardless of whether an export license is required, file your electronic export information.
  3. If you are shipping at least one item or group of items within the same Schedule B Export Code valued at more than $2,500 to any country other than Canada, file your electronic export information. (For more information, see www.census.gov/foreign-trade/schedules/b.)
  4. Check to see if you are exempt from filing electronic export information. For more information on how to determine if your shipment has an AES Exemption, please see “AES Exemption.”

For more information on how to file electronic export information, please see “Filing Electronic Export Information for the Census Bureau.”

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