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Documents: Common Documents

Electronic Export Information Form (Shippers Export Declaration)

The EEI is the most common of all export documents. Required for shipments above $2,500* and for shipments of any value requiring an export license. A Shippers Export Declaration (SED) has to be electronically filed via AES Direct (free service from Census and Customs) online system.

*Note: EEI is required for shipments to Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the former Pacific Trust Territories even though they are not considered exports (unless each “Schedule B” item in the shipment is under $2,500).

Shipments to Canada do not require an SED except in cases where an export license is required. (Shipments to third countries passing through Canada do need an SED.)

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