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EASI - SLI TM Exporter AES and Shipper Instructions


EASI - SLI TM Exporter AES

The EASI-SLI Exporter AES & Shippers Instruction form is designed for exporters who have their freight forwarder filing their Electronic Export Information through AES instead of themselves. Now available for purchase.

Instructions for preparing EASI - SLI TM Exporter AES
Adobe Adobe format: file size - 85.78 KB

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~ Shipper's Letter of Instruction
~ UnzExport Documentation Software
~ Electronic Export Forms Library
~ Export Operations & Procedures Seminar
~ Export Compliance Consulting
~ Customized In-House Training

 

 

Purpose and Use:
The EASI-SLI™ Exporter AES & Shipper Instructions™ (EASI-SLI™) form is designed for exporters that authorize their freight forwarder to file their Electronic Export Information (EEI) through the Automated Export System (AES). Mandatory AES filing went into effect October 2, 2008.  This form is valuable  to those exporters that do not file their own Electronic Export Information through AES.  The EASI-SLI™ form is an efficient and effective way for the exporter to communicate to the freight forwarder the required information by which the freight forwarder can accurately and completely make an Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing through AES.  

The multi-part form set allows the exporter to maintain a written record of what was conveyed to the agent and provides the forwarding agent with a copy to be returned to the exporter with XTN and ITN recorded. The XTN is the External Transaction Number; an Automated Export System (AES) formatted reference number commonly assigned by the forwarder when Electronic Export Information (EEI) input is made to AES.  The ITN is the Internal Transaction Number that is assigned by AES to an EEI submission once the submission has been received and accepted.  It is the equivalent of a confirmation that filing has been accepted.  These are important data elements that an exporter needs to maintain a record of. In this way, your five-year government recordkeeping requirements are fulfilled!

EACH EASI-SLI™ FORM HAS 4 COPIES:

  • Exporter Copy - fill out and send on to your forwarder
  • Agent Copy - your forwarder will add final AES and shipping details
  • Return to Exporter Copy - is returned to the Exporter with the final AES filing and shipping details
  • File Copy - to be kept by the forwarder as a record

Once the form is signed by the exporter, the freight forwarder has written authorization to act on its behalf in filing the electronic export information through AES. The form allows the exporter to convey logistical information related to how the shipment is to be transported to its overseas destination. 

Avoid penalties and fines! The civil penalties for not timely filing AES can be $1,100 per day.  Civil penalties for inaccurate or incomplete information can be up to $10,000 per violation. Violations of export licensing requirements improperly conveyed through AES can start at $250,000.

Regulatory Facts:

  • Unz Stock Nos. W15-306, W19-306 

Price:

EASI - SLI TM Exporter AES Form
CAT. No. Description  
W15-306 4-part snap sets - Carbon Sets Pricing
W19-306 4-part snap sets - Carbonless Pricing

 


 

Shipper's Letter of Instructions

Instructions for preparing Shipper's Letter of Instructions

Adobe Adobe format: file size - 1.76 MB

Related Products & Services

~ Unz & Co. “Unidek”  Sets
~ EASI - SLITM
~ UnzExport Documentation Software
~ Electronic Export Forms Library
~ Export Operations & Procedures Seminar
~ Export Compliance Consulting
~ Customized In-House Training

 

 

Purpose and Use:
The Shipper’s Letter of Instruction (SLI) is not a regulatory agency form.

Its purpose is to convey specific routing instructions from exporter to an agent who is usually an international freight forwarder. The SLI contains the Shipper Export Declaration (SED) in the form set. The SED portion of this form set is no longer accepted by the U.S. Government for the purpose of reporting export information.  Use of the Automated Export System (AES) is mandatory.  However, this form set may be used internally by an exporter for relaying information to its forwarder or other administrative purposes. 

Regulatory Facts:

  • Unz Stock Nos. W19-305, W15-310L (W15-305 is no longer available. W19-305 is considered a suitable replacement for W15-305 and provided you have the software, W15-310L is a suitable replacement for W19-310).

Compliance Tips

Common Errors to Avoid:

  • Block 1.b – Omit USPPI ‘s EIN
  • Block 4.a. and b. – Confuse Ultimate and Intermediate Consignee
  • Block 5.b. – Omit Forwarding Agent EIN
  • Block 20 Col. 22 – Omit appropriate Domestic (D), Foreign (F), or Foreign Military Sales (M) designator
  • Block 20 Col. 22 – Enter incorrect Schedule B Number
  • Block 20 Col. 24 – Shipping weight not converted from pounds to kilograms
Avoid These Common Errors
  • Exporter neglects to check "prepaid" or "collect"; shipment will probably proceed on a prepaid basis (exporter pays freight) if "collect" not checked.
  • Exporter neglects to sign authorization block (unnecessary if the exporter has a signed Power of Attorney on file with the Forwarder).
  • Exporter neglects to sign SED.
  • Exporter neglects to inform Forwarder of special instructions.

Price:

Shipper's Letter of Instructions

CAT. No. Description  
W19-305 6-part snap sets - Carbonless
Pricing
W15-310L Laser forms - for use with software
Pricing

 


Shipper's Letter of Instruction (SLI) is used for AES purposes. It is not a regulatory agency form. And the Shippers Export Declaration is no longer accepted.

 

 


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