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BIS/Census AES Compliance Training


Compliance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) in Automated Export System (AES) Electronic Export Information (EEI) Filing

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) encourages exporting companies to participate in Census Bureau AES Compliance Seminar training to understand the requirements for complying with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) in Automated Export System (AES) Electronic Export Information (EEI) Filing. AES seminars are an invaluable way for a company to contribute to U.S. national security and nonproliferation priorities while protecting vital company interests by minimizing the risk of AES filing noncompliance with the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) and the EAR.

OTE presents at AES training seminars on the requirements for reporting in AES items that are controlled for export under the EAR. In order for companies to report EAR required information they need to determine if the items are subject to EAR controls. Among the check list of questions are:

  • What the company is exporting? (Determining the Export Control Classification Number),
  • Where your export is destined to?
  • Who are the parties to the transaction?
  • And, How the items will be used?

AES is used by many government agencies to measure the compliance of U.S. exports with the regulations. AES seminar's also cover mandatory filing requirements, filing timeframes, types of export transactions: Standard and Routed, how to avoid penalties and cargo seizure, common FTR violations, mitigation guidelines, export enforcement, commodity classification – Schedule B codes, and using current trade statistics to discover new markets.

AES Compliance Seminar Schedule and presentations

Data Mining and System Effectiveness



OTE evaluates the effectiveness of the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) export control system through the following:

Controlled Trade Trend Analyses

OTE analyzes U.S. export data from the Automated Export System (AES) and BIS license application data to more fully inform export policy decisions on Commerce Control List (CCL) items which have both a civilian and military or proliferation-related use. This includes the examinations of licensed, license exception, and unlicensed AES transactions subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and scrutinizing BIS approved, denied and returned license applications. OTE also uses the findings from its analysis to educate industry at AES seminars on proper reporting of items subject to the EAR in the AES (see BIS/Census AES Compliance Training).

Competitiveness Evaluations

OTE analyzes the economic impacts that export controls are having on U.S. exporters and technology sectors. This involves determining the utilization rates of export licenses and the correlation between export control administration and shipments against licensed items. It also involves studying export trends in advanced technology items subject to a license requirement to determine the impact that export controls are having on U.S. competitiveness (e.g., export growth, market share) vis-a-vis other U.S. trading partner countries.