Census Provides Clarification to Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) Filing Requirements

Posted by Sarah Lilly on 4/20/17 4:28 PM

On April 20, 2017 the U.S. Census Bureau (Census) released a Federal Register notice announcing a final rule to update export reporting requirements in the FTR to align with the implementation of the International Trade Data System (ITDS).

The final rule implements a new data element to the Automated Export System (AES), the original Internal Transaction Number (ITN). According to the rule, “The original ITN is an optional data element that can be used if a previously filed shipment is replaced or divided and for which a new EEI record(s) must be filed.”

Additionally, the originally proposed, Used Electronic Indicator (UEI) has been eliminated as a requirement by Census following concerns from the trade.

This final rule will become effective on July 18, 2017.

The full notice can be accessed:


Topics: Census, FTR

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