Automated Export System (AES)

The US Census requires all US Exports to be reported through the Automated Export System or AES.


How do you know if your export practices require a submission using AES? Below is a quick review of the regulations that govern the Automated Export System.

  • All companies exporting merchandise valued at $2,500 or more from the US to any foreign country must file an electronic export information (EEI) using AES.
  • All exports requiring an export license from the Commerce or State Departments require companies to file through AES.
  • Even if companies rely on a freight-forwarder to file Electronic Export Information, the company is responsible for ensuring the accuracy and timely filing of the export declarations.
  • The timeframe for filing an EEI varies based on the type of shipment (US Munitions List or non-US Munitions List) and by mode of transportation (vessel, air, truck, rail, mail or pipeline). These time frames vary from 1 hour prior to arrival at a US border to 24 hours prior to loading cargo at a US port.
  • Companies are required to file using AES and may do so using AESDirect, AESPCLink, an AES-certified software vendor, or develop software based on AES-recommended specifications.

Integration Point is an Automated Export System (AES) Certified Service Center and Software Vendor.

Becoming compliant with the US Census Bureau requirement to file via AES can be tricky. Companies need to make sure they understand the regulations, the deadlines and have software that can support filing via AES. This is where Integration Point's direct connection to AES can help.


Integration Point AES includes:

  • Direct submissions to the US Census Bureau
  • Automatic return of the ITN number to your shipment details
  • Creation of hard and soft copies of export documentation for internal record keeping
  • On-demand access from anywhere in the world
  • By integrating with the entire Integration Point Export Management suite of products, companies can guarantee proper validation of all the required pieces of an export shipment such as Schedule B number, ECCN, unit of measure, etc.

The other solutions in the Export Management solution include Denied Party Screening, License Determination & Management, Document Determination, Export Control System (ECS) for those with operations in the United Kingdom, Deemed Exports, and Global Trade Content.


By using the entire Integration Point Export Management solution, companies will:

  • Automate AES filings
  • Create the necessary export documentation
  • Manage denied party screenings and deemed exports
  • Integrate with freight-forwarders and 3PLs to reduce the unnecessary re-keying of shipment information
  • Classify products easily to meet export compliance needs
  • Manage export license requirement or restrictions
  • Determine which documents are needed when exporting from one country to another

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