Automated Export System (AES)

What is AES?

The Automated Export System (AES) is an electronic system used by exporters who ship goods, which are valued more than $2,500 from the U.S. to declare international exports.

More about AES

AES is connected to the U.S. Customs Border and Protection and the Census Bureau, which monitor the exported goods and avoid the critical issues. To file AES, the required information is a detailed description of the goods (e.g., HS code, weight, and commodity), involved parties (e.g., an exporter and importer), transportation information, such as the port of loading, the port of lading and ultimate destination. After AES filing is accepted, a 10-digit ITN code will be assigned to the shipment and cannot be adjusted.