Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I get started on AES or AESDirect?

To get started in AES or AESDirect you can do one of the following:

  • You may file Shipper Export Declaration (SED) for yourself via the free Internet system called AESDirect. To obtain more information on how to register for AESDirect, please go to
  • You can file via AES certified software. If you choose to use AES certified software you must first file a Letter of Intent.
  • You may also authorize an agent (such as your freight forwarder or air courier) to file electronic export information on your behalf. You do not need to register or submit a letter of intent if you authorize your agent to file on your behalf; but you must provide them with the proper authorization to file on your behalf.


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