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1 CHAPTER XXXI INT'L FREIGHT FORWARDER & ELECTRONIC EXPORT INFORMATION International Freight Forwarder Electronic Export Information
2 International Freight Forwarder Agent for the exporter in moving cargo from the domestic warehouse to the overseas buyer's port of importation Adviser for the exporter in estimating shipping costs, shipping methods and export packing methods Licensed by the Federal Maritime Commission Federal Maritime CommissionFederal Maritime Commission
3 Services Provided by Int’l Freight Forwarder 1)Inland freight from a factory or a warehouse to the port of export 2)Space on ocean or air carriers 3)Consolidation of small packages into a container 4)Export packing 5)Electronic Export Information 6)Marine cargo insurance 7)Export License 8)Ocean B/L or Air Waybill 9)Export documentation
4 Electronic Export Information Electronic Export Information (EEI) Export data electronically filed to Automated Export System (AES). AES is a computer system collecting the EEI and used by U.S. Census Bureau, Customs, & other regulatory agencies Equivalent of paper Shipper’s Export Declaration (SED ) Information Dual use: Statistical purpose and Export Control and Enforcement purpose ITN (Internal Transaction Number): Generated by AES after the EEI is processed as a proof of filing (1) Filing Requirements (a) All shipments from the United States to all foreign countries other than Canada if a shipment is valued over $2,500 per Schedule B number.
5 Electronic Export Information (b) All shipments regardless of the value if a shipment is made under an export license of U.S. government (c) All shipments to embargoed countries such as Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Now EEI is filed electronically to Automated Export System (AES), https://aesdirect.census.govhttps://aesdirect.census.gov (2) Exemptions (a) Shipments to Canada regardless of the value, when shipments are not required to obtain an export license. (b) Shipments with $2,500 or less value per Schedule B Number including mail to any country except for embargoed countries
6 Electronic Export Information (2) Exemptions (continued) (c) Baggage and household effects of a person leaving the United States, if Owned by the person In his possession at the time of departure Intended for his use only Merchandise must not move as cargo under a Bill of Lading, Air Waybill and not require export license
7 Electronic Export Information (3) Confidentiality EEI is confidential and used for official purpose only. May not be disclosed to anyone except for the exporter or his agent Exporters may not furnish the EEI to anyone for unofficial purposes Information may be made available only for National Interest by the Secretary of Commerce or his delegate
8 Electronic Export Information (4) Schedule B All import and export codes are based on the Harmonized System (HS) adopted by the World Customs Organization (WCO). The first 6-digit code is the same for all the HS countries, called Harmonized System Number. Schedule B is the Statistical Classification of Domestic and Foreign Commodities Exported from the United States. Schedule B covers about 8,000 commodity classifications, compared to about 14,000 commodity classifications of the HTSUS.
9 Electronic Export Information (4) Schedule B (continued) A 10-digit Schedule B number is currently used by shippers in reporting export shipments from the U.S. on the Electronic Export Information (EEI) to the Automated Export System (AES). Schedule B is used to collect official statistics on merchandise exported from the U.S. Schedule B is administered by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Harmonized Schedule of the United States is administered by the U.S. International Trade Commission.
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