Current Advisories

      

    Important Notice:
    Starting October 1, 2008 the term: SED "shippers export declaration" will be no longer be used.

    The new terminology for this required export document is:
    EEI "electronic export information" which is processed by the USG US Government AES automated export system .
    EEI submissions are made online via secure computer connection with US Census and US Customs and Border Protection.

    SEFCO can file the EEI on behalf of our shippers/customers provided full information
    - completed SLI shippers letter of instructions and supporting paperwork - is provided at least 5 business days prior to the cut-off date for any export booking.



     


      RECENT ADVISORY FROM OUR SS LINE COLLEAGUES

       
       


    Processing the EEI document

      Shippers: There is no right to privacy for an international shipment.
      Everything that crosses an international border gets checked, scrutinized and information is posted to government authorities, businesses and publicly accessible sources. Furthermore, all new shippers undergo a preliminary security check by SEFCO - including performing necessary OFAC US Dept of Treasury checks. The SDN list - specially designated nationals - is a list of denied parties that every US freight forwarder has an affirmative obligation to check, and is constantly updated by the US Government.

      The following image gives the "new shipper" an indication of how some information is shared. There is no anonymity with international shipments.
      Upon request, Sefco will provide access to file information for the purpose of confirming facts pertaining to any export/import transaction.





      SEFCO EXPORT - FREIGHT FORWARDING SERVICES

      The EEI filing must be processed and submitted to US Customs for approval at least several days prior to export.
      In order to process a new export, Sefco needs to know the complete description of all commodities with packing list.

      For the EEI document, we need to know:

        the schedule B number for the commodity / or commodities to be shipped

      If there will be multiple commodities in one container, we need to know the quantity, weight (kg), value, and schedule B number for each commodity.
      Please be advise that the EEI processing fee alows for up to three commodity groups in one container.

        There will be an accessorial fee for container shipments with more than three commodity "line items".
        Shippers: Please present the full commodity description and details so an accurate rate quotation can be provided for processing the EEI document.
        Sefco's export document dept. can look up many different schedule B numbers as necessary
        Handling and processing can be provided on an "as needed" basis at our normal consulting rate of $45 per quarter hour.

        Please return to our web site soon, to see our short video clip on:

        HOW TO PROCESS YOUR EXPORT DOCUMENTS

        Information provided by the shipper to Sefco is taken from the SLI -->
            www.sefco-export.com/shipping/sli.htm     ...and becomes part of the required EEI document.

        Our online video will review all the necessary "data fields" for completing the EEI (or nothing gets exported)
        and where to look up the schedule B code for the commodity.

      The following URL is the official site for looking up the codes (linked on the AES system site, where EEI's are filed):
                       www.census.gov/foreign-trade/schedules/b/





      What follows below, is a redacted / sample copy of a recently filed EEI.

       
      Sent: Friday, July 17, 2009 5:54 PM
      Subject: EEI for USPPI EGxxxxxxxxxxx Shipment Ref Nbr EXxxxxxxxxxxx

      AESDirect Response

      EEI for USPPI EGxxxxxxxxxxx Shipment Ref Nbr EXxxxxxxxxxxx has been
      transmitted to Customs for processing. Please await AES Internal
      Transaction Number (ITN) confirmation prior to exporting.
       
      

      Shipment Viewer: EEI

      [Help]

      Shipment Information

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      E-Mail Response Address

      info@sefco-export.com

      Shipment Reference Number

      EXxxxxxxxxxxx

      Transportation Reference Number

      xxxxxxxxxxx


      Origin State

      IL - ILLINOIS    xxxxx-redacted sample copy

      Foreign Trade Zone

      Port of Export

      1303 - BALTIMORE,MD    xxxxx-redacted sample copy

      Country of Destination

      NL - NETHERLANDS    xxxxx-redacted sample copy

      Port of Unlading

      42105 - AMSTERDAM,NETHERLANDS    xxxxx-redacted sample copy

      Departure Date

      08/xx/09    xxxxx-redacted sample copy


      Mode of Transport

      10 - Vessel   xxxxx

      Carrier SCAC/IATA

      SS Line Code - xxx - xxxxx

      Conveyance Name

      SS Line - xxx Vessel  Voyage No. xxx

      Vessel Flag


      Inbond Type

      Import Entry Number


      Is this shipment a Routed Transaction?

      N - No  -redacted sample copy

      Are USPPI and Ultimate Consignee related companies?

      Y - Yes -redacted sample copy

      Is any commodity on this shipment hazardous?

      N - No  -redacted sample copy

      USPPI

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      Company Information

      Name

      BOB SMITH - xxx -redacted sample copy

      ID Number

      SOCIAL SECURITY / EIN / or PASSPORT #

      (Other/Foreign/DEC Internal) xxx


      Contact Information

      First Name

      BOB

      Last Name

      SMITH

      Phone Number

      2125551212


      Cargo Origin

      Address Line 1

      100 SO CAPITAL STREET

      Address Line 2

       

      City

      WASHINGTON

      State

      DC

      Postal Code

      20003

      Ultimate Consignee

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      Company Information

      Company Name

      BOB SMITH 


      Contact Information

      Contact Name

      BOB SMITH

      Phone Number


      Company Address

      Address Line 1

      DEN HAAG STRASSE

      Address Line 2

      City

      AMSTERDAM - redacted copy

      State

      Country

      NL  - redacted copy

      Postal Code

      1088XX

      Freight Forwarder

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      Company Information

      Name

      SEFCO EXPORT MANAGEMENT CO

      ID Number

      redacted copy - (EIN)


      Contact Information

      Contact Name

      CHRIS SMITH - redacted copy

      Phone Number

      7182686233


      Company Address

      Address Line 1

      1 ASCAN AVENUE PH74

      Address Line 2

      City

      FOREST HILLS

      State

      NY

      Country

      US

      Postal Code

      11375

      Commodity Line 1

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      Schedule B or HTS Number

      8703210000 - redacted copy

      Commodity Description

      2009 BMW 520i passenger car

      Marks & Numbers

      SMITH/AMSTERDAM, 1/1  - redacted copy -


      1st Quantity

      1 NO - Number

      2nd Quantity

      Value in Whole US Dollars

      $ 25000

      Gross Weight in Whole Kilograms

      1530 KG


      Export Code

      HV - Personally owned vehicles

      Origin of Goods

      D - Domestic


      License Type

      C33 - NLR (No License Required-All Others)

      Export License Number

      ECCN


      Is this commodity a Used Vehicle?

      Y - Yes

      VIN/Product ID

      XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

      ID Type

      V - VIN Number

      Vehicle Title Number

      X1234567891

      Vehicle Title State

      NY - NEW YORK








        March 2010 FINAL RULE - No SSN can be used for AES EIN filing

        January 2011 - Read advisory on new EU Regulations - Entry Summary Declaration (ENS)

        Look up Harmonized Code numbers


        Businesses/Shippers (USPPI) and exporters of commercial cargo...
          ...should give SEFCO their EIN (US tax ID number)
          when completing our SLI shippers letter of instructions form.
          This is needed to initiate your account and start work on a new shipment.
          SLI: www.sefco-export.com/shipping/sli.htm


          Personal property shippers (individuals, non-commercial cargo shippers)
          Should give SEFCO their passport number and country of issuance (USA, UK, Netherlands, Japan, etc).
          Individuals who are exporting cargo from the USA (valued at over $ 2500)
          and who do not have a US passport can furnish their own EIN to take the place of a passport number.
          To apply for an EIN please visit the IRS website.

          A link showing how individuals can apply for an EIN follows:  
          https://sa2.www4.irs.gov/modiein/individual/index.jsp





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