When a shipment is filed to the AES, a system response message is generated and indicates whether the shipment has been accepted or rejected. If the shipment is accepted, the AES filer receives an Internal Transaction Number (ITN) as confirmation. However, if the shipment is rejected, a Fatal Error notification is received.
To help you resolve AES Fatal Errors, here are some tips on how to correct the most frequent errors that were generated in AES for this month.
Fatal Error Response Code: 128
Narrative: Port of Export Unknown
Reason: The Port of Export Code reported is not valid in AES.
Resolution: The Port of Export Code must be valid in AES. Valid Port of Export Codes reportable in AES are contained in Appendix D - Export Port Codes.
Verify the Port of Export Code, correct the shipment and resubmit.
Fatal Error Response Code: 147
Narrative: Routed Export Indicator Missing
Reason: The Routed Export Indicator is missing.
Resolution: A routed export transaction is a transaction in which the Foreign Principal Party in Interest (FPPI) authorizes a U.S. agent to facilitate the export of items from the United States and to prepare and file Electronic Export Information (EEI). You must report the Routed Export Indicator as Yes or No.
Verify whether or not this is a routed export transaction, correct the shipment and resubmit.
For a complete list of Fatal Error Response Codes, their reasons, and resolutions, seeAppendix A – Commodity Filing Response Messages.
It is important that AES filers correct Fatal Errors as soon as they are received in order to comply with the Foreign Trade Regulations. These errors must be corrected prior to export for shipments filed predeparture and as soon as possible for shipments filed postdeparture but not later than five calendar days after departure.
For further information or questions, contact the U.S. Census Bureau’s Data Collection Branch.
Telephone: (800) 549-0595, select option 1 for AES
Publication of the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Request for Public Comments Regarding Standard and Routed Export Transactions:
The Census Bureau’s International Trade Management Division (ITMD) is announcing the publication of an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking comments to perform a review of the requirements governing routed export transactions. Routed export transactions are those in which the Foreign Principal Party in Interest (FPPI) controls the movement of the goods out of the United States. The ANPRM is soliciting comments on the clarity, usability, and any other matters related to the regulatory requirements for routed transactions. This includes the definition, as well as the responsibilities of the parties involved.
The ANPRM can be found in its entirety at https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/10/06/2017-21569/foreign-trade-standard-and-routed-export-transactions. Please review the rule and submit your comments. All comments received will be taken into consideration when drafting the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. For further information or questions about the FTR, contact the Trade Regulations Branch (TRB), ITMD.
Telephone: (800) 549-0595 select Option 3
The entire FTR along with other information, including a list of frequently asked questions, can be found on our website: census.gov/trade
U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control vs. Cartier (Richemont North America, Inc.)
Settlement Agreement between the U.S. Department of the Treasury's OFAC and Richemont North America, Inc. d.b.a. Cartier
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced a $344,800 settlement with Richemont North America, Inc., d.b.a. Cartier (“Richemont”), headquartered in New York, New York, to settle Richemont's potential civil liability for four apparent violations of the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 598 (FNKSR). Between the approximate dates of October 5, 2010 and April 21, 2011, Richemont appears to have violated § 598.203 of the FNKSR when it exported four shipments of jewelry to Shuen Wai Holding Limited in Hong Kong (“Shuen Wai”), an entity OFAC added to the List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons on November 13, 2008. OFAC determined that Richemont did not voluntarily self-disclose the apparent violations to OFAC, and that the apparent violations constitute a non-egregious case.
Final Rule - Summary
This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding the requirement to file a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) certification when importing into the customs territory of the United States chemicals in bulk form or as part of mixtures and articles containing a chemical or mixture. This document amends the regulations to establish an electronic option for importers to file the required U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) TSCA certifications, consistent with the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006. This document further amends the regulations to clarify and add certain definitions, and to eliminate the paper-based blanket certification process.
The document was prepared in consultation with EPA, the agency with primary responsibility for implementing TSCA.
Effective January 26, 2017.
Revise § 12.121 to read as follows:
(a) Certification required. (1) The importer or the authorized agent of such an importer of a TSCA chemical substance in bulk form or as part of a mixture, must certify in writing or electronically that the chemical shipment complies with all applicable rules and orders under TSCA by filing with CBP the following statement:
I certify that all chemical substances in this shipment comply with all applicable rules or orders under TSCA and that I am not offering a chemical substance for entry in violation of TSCA or any applicable rule or order thereunder.
(2) The importer or the authorized agent of such an importer of any TSCA-excluded chemical not clearly identified as such must certify in writing or electronically that the chemical shipment is not subject to TSCA by filing with CBP the following statement:
I certify that all chemicals in this shipment are not subject to TSCA.
(3) Filing of certification. (i) The appropriate certification required under paragraph (a) of this section must be filed with the director of the port of entry in writing or electronically to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system or any other CBP-authorized EDI system prior to release of the shipment. For each entry subject to certification under paragraph (a), the name, phone number, and email address of the certifier (the importer or the importer's authorized agent) shall be included.
(ii) Written certifications must appear as a typed or stamped statement:
(A) On an appropriate entry document or commercial invoice or on an attachment to that entry document or invoice; or
(B) In the event of release under a special permit for an immediate delivery as provided for in § 142.21 of this chapter or in the case of an entry as provided for in § 142.3 of this chapter, on the commercial invoice or on an attachment to that invoice.
(b) TSCA chemical substances or mixtures as parts of articles. An importer of a TSCA chemical substance or mixture as part of an article must comply with the certification requirements set forth in paragraph (a) of this section only if required to do so by a rule or order issued under TSCA.
(c) Facsimile signatures. The certification statements required under paragraph (a) of this section may be signed by means of an authorized facsimile signature.
In an effort to improve the search functionality of the ACE AESDirect, the ACE AESDirect application has been updated with new enhancements.
The Shipment Manager now has a filter feature, which allows users to search for previously transmitted ACE AESDirect Electronic Export Information based on one or more search criteria. The search criteria include: USPPI Name, USPPI ID, Consignee Name, Country of Destination, Port of Export, Carrier SCAC/IATA, User Name, and a time frame search for accepted filings.
Full details are listed in the ACE AESDirect User Guide.
For further questions, contact the U.S. Census Bureau's Data Collection Branch.
Telephone: (800) 549-0595, select option 1 for AES
Publication of the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Clarification on the Collection and Confidentiality of Kimberley Process Certificates (KPC):
The Census Bureau’s International Trade Management Division (ITMD) is announcing the publication of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) revising the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), Title 15, Part 30. This NPRM amends the FTR to clarify that the data collected from the KPC are collected in accordance with the Clean Diamond Trade Act, 19 U.S.C. Section 3901 et seq. The Clean Diamond Trade Act (CDTA) requires importers and exporters of rough diamonds to comply with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) by submitting the KPC as mandated. The requirements of the CDTA are promulgated through the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (OFAC) Rough Diamonds Control Regulations, Title 31, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 592 and the KPCS Core Document. Additionally, the United States is required to produce statistics on imports and exports of rough diamonds and to make these statistics available for analysis by interested parties, including Kimberley Process participants. To meet this requirement, the Census Bureau began collecting KPCs for all import and export shipments in January 2006. However, the data collected from the KPCs are separate and distinct from the statistical data collected under Title 13 and are not governed by the confidentiality provisions of that act.
CSMS# 17-000615 - Update: Hurricane Maria Guidance - Census Mailing Address for Paper CBPF 214A,7501 & 226
Update 9-26-17: Hurricane Maria Guidance: Census Mailing Address for CBP-214A, CBP-7501 and CBP-226 Paper Documents
Please see below a clarification in the underlined text:
Attention All Ports:
Due to Hurricane Maria and until further notice, please mail all NON-ELECTRONIC/NON-ABI import Entry Summaries (CBP Form 7501), Vessel Repair (CBP-226) and Applications for Foreign Trade Zone Admission/and or Status Designation(CBP Form 214A) to the address below:
U. S. Census Bureau
HENRY L UNG
4600 Silver Hill Rd.
Washington, DC 20233-001