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Automated Export System Updated to Reflect HTS Changes


On July 16, 2014, U.S. Census issued Broadcast # 2014061 announcing that the Automated Export System (AES) has been updated to reflect the recent changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS).

Census clarifies that, “AES will accept shipments with outdated codes during a grace period for 30 days beyond the expiration date. Reporting an outdated code after the 30 day grace period will result in a fatal error. The AESDirect program has been updated and will accept shipments with outdated codes during the grace period as well.”

The updated HTS codes can be accessed online at:

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