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Live Webinar: All About the Automated Export System

September 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Here’s the not-so-secret about the Automated Export System (AES) — it is important. The truth is they’re watching you. CBP, BIS, DDTC and other federal agencies monitor information in AES. Overshipments, mismatched license numbers, inappropriate use of license exceptions and exemptions, sensitive destinations, restricted consignees, descriptions inconsistent with other data elements — all this and more is visible to regulators and enforcement agencies in AES. How confident are you that your company’s shipments are being accurately filed? Or that they are even being filed at all?

Before AES, most export data was mostly locked up on paper forms. The Census Bureau eventually collated this data into statistics, but seldom did anyone review it for enforcement purposes. AES is a different world — a treasure trove of information at the fingertips of law enforcement and compliance specialists who can use it to spot anomalies and take action before or after an export occurs. In spite of this environment, compliance with Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing requirements in AES is often a low priority for exporters. This webinar is your opportunity towards improving the reliability and accuracy of your company’s AES submissions.

This webinar will take a straightforward approach by walking through a manual AES filing and guiding participants step by step through all the standard filing requirements. By using this method, attendees will benefit by better understanding a wide set of details ranging from filing requirements to data formatting.

It’s a wise move by anyone in the trade community to develop a solid base of knowledge about the AES filing process. You may be exempt from filing now, or maybe you have an IT service that handles everything seamlessly, but as an exporter you know things can change quickly. This webinar will help prepare you for manually filing AES, managing an AES filing solution, or implementing an automated AES filing process.

This webinar will provide a practical introduction including answers to these common questions:

  • What are AES and EEI?
  • Who is responsible for filing EEI?
  • When am I required to file EEI?
  • Are some exports exempt?
  • How do I claim an exemption?
  • What are my options for making the filing?
  • How far in advance of an export am I required to file?
  • What information do I need to complete an EEI submission?
  • How do I explain my export control authorization (NLR, exception/exemption or license) in AES?
  • What AES rules have changed recently?

Who should attend: This webinar will be great for anyone involved in the export process: principle parties, freight forwarders, authorized agents, shipping teams, supply chain, or really anyone involved in the AES filing process. It could be used as training for a shipping team or supply chain management group that processes AES filing. This webinar is great even if you don’t do your own AES filings because it will help you to understand, audit, and manage what freight forwarders are filing on your behalf. “All About the Automated Export System” aims to help the viewers better understand what data needs to be reported to AES, when that data must be reported, and how to report it. If that sounds useful, then this webinar is for you!

This webinar will include PowerPoint slides and live video and commentary from Scott Gearity, who brings nearly 20 years of consulting, training, and corporate export compliance program management experience to bear for his clients. Each registrant, even if unable to attend, will have access to the presentation, certificate of completion, speaker contact information for follow-up questions, and access to the webinar recording within 24 hours after the webinar airs. Webinar participants are invited to submit questions during the webinar and the final 30 minutes will be allotted to answering attendee questions.

Speaker Bio: Scott Gearity is President of ECTI, Inc, with substantial experience in military, dual-use, and commercial export controls. His clients have ranged in size from small start-ups to some of the world’s largest companies, with a particular focus on the information technology, telecommunications, networking, and software industries. Mr. Gearity joined ECTI from Microsoft Corporation, where he was based in Ireland and managed the company’s export compliance program for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He continues to advise many non-US companies affected by US export controls. Mr. Gearity holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and economics from American University. He is a licensed US customs broker. Full bio here.

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Webinar Details

Air Date & Time

September 23, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET


1 hour 30 minutes
Comprised of 1 hour of commentary and 30 minute Q&A session




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September 23, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Scott Gearity