Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the responsibilities of the freight forwarders in an export transaction?

Freight forwarders are responsible for:

  • Preparing the EEI (Electronic Export Information) record based on information received from the exporter (U.S. principal party in interest) or other parties to the transaction,
  • Obtaining a power of attorney, written authorization, or signed authorization on the EEI from a principal party in interest,
  • Providing the exporter (U.S. principal party in interest) with a copy of the export information filed in the form of a completed EEI, electronic facsimile, or in a manner prescribed by the exporter (U.S. principal party in interest), and
  • Maintaining documentation to support information reported on the EEI record.



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