Automated Exported Document

AES simply means Automated Export System and it is a principal structure used by the Census Bureau to collect US export data. In line with the US government requirement, any shipment going out of the USA that has a single commodity going from one seller to a buyer, for which the value is more than $2500 must have AES filing. This is compulsory for all shipment of that status, hence any shipment without the AES filing will not be shipped out and will be advised for a return..

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WHEN IS A FILING NECESSARY?

A filing is necessary when there is a single commodity that is more than $2500 that is going from a US seller to a foreign buyer. The examples below will highlight when AES is needed.

Shipment A is going from company X to buyer Y with the following contents:

  • 3 Laptops - Each - $700; 2 Wrist Watches – Each $250; 4 T-shirts – Each $70
  • The total cost of all items is $2100 + $500 + $280 = $2880

Even though this is more than $2500, an AES filing is not required because no single commodity is more than $2500

Shipment B is going from company X to buyer Y with the following content:

  • 3 Laptops - Each - $900; 2 Wrist Watches – Each $250; 4 T-shirts – Each $80
  • ​Our item quote tool below will enable you to select commonly shipped items to see estimated shipping costs.

We should just be bothered about the total cost of each commodity, in this case the only commodity with a value of $2500 is the 3 laptops as the total cost is $2700, hence, an AES filing is required.

Shipment C is going from Company X to buyer Y with the following content:

  • 3 Laptops - Each - $900; 2 Wrist Watches – Each $1300; 4 T-shirts – Each $80

We should just be bothered about the total cost of each commodity, in this case two commodities with values more than $2500. The 3 laptops of value $2700 and the two wrist watches of value is $2600, in this respect, 2 separate AES filings must be done.

Shipment D has items from 2 companies (Company X to buyer Y with the following contents):

  • 2 Laptops - Each - $900; 2 Wrist Watches – Each $300; 4 T-shirts – Each $80

Company Z to buyer Y with the following contents:

  • 2 Laptops - Each - $800; 2 shoes – Each $200

In this case, we look at each commodity to see the one that has a value more than $2500 that is coming from same Seller to the same Buyer. The total of the laptops is $1800 + $1600 = $3400. However, because they are coming from different sellers and no single seller is selling a single commodity that is more than $2500. No AES filing is required here.

As the examples above show, only when the total cost of a single commodity is from a given seller going to a given end user is more than $2500 do we file an AES.
Please note that once your items have been updated and the estimated value is up to or more than $2500 you will be contacted to file an AES for your item, however, if the value updated beside your item is not correct, you can always provide us with your invoice of purchase to correct the value of your item..

WHAT IS REQUIRED TO FILE AN AES

The following items are needed to file an AES

FROM SELLER

  • Sellers Name (Company Name) and Address
  •  A Contact Person at the Company – Name, Phone Number and Address
  • ​DUNS Number or EIN Number of the Seller

FROM BUYER

  • Sellers Name (Company Name) and Address
  •  A Contact Person at the Company – Name, Phone Number and Address
  • Will the Buyer be selling or using these items directly