The ACE portal is integrated into Shipping Solutions so that your IED can be downloaded directly from the software, using the information you have already entered for your export documents. This feature saves you from having to re-enter all export information for AES, which can save you time and reduce the likelihood of an error. The FTR recognizes certain criteria that allow exporters to request a bid exemption and these criteria are represented by exemption codes. For example, shipments under $2,500 per Schedule B number that do not require an export permit are exempt from the AES filing, and this exemption is represented by exemption code NOEEI 30.37(a). Shipments within Canada are also exempt (unless they require an export permit) and are represented by exemption code NOEEI 30.36. Customs and Border Protection within the Department of Homeland Security are the two agencies responsible for enforcing these rules. I`m not sure I`ve ever written an article that contains so many different acronyms. (I think I`ll submit it to Guinness World Records to see if I can be included in their next book!) In the meantime, if you find all these acronyms confusing, check out this cheat sheet with common export acronyms. I agree with the Census Bureau`s recommendation that the PHEIC should ask the POA to file on behalf of the FPPI through the ESA rather than relying on an agent. This way, the PHEIC will know that the IED is filed accurately and reduce the risk of compliance errors.
I write about this in detail in my article Why I hate routed export transactions.