AES Vehicle Exports

We offer Automated Export System (AES) filing services for commercial and individual importers as required by U.S. Customs Service and U.S. Census Bureau. This includes; AES filing and obtaining the ITN that Customs now requires, as well as the submission of 72-hour notice with U.S. Customs.

All used self-propelled automobiles, machinery, or equipment exported from the USA requires mandatory AES filing with U.S. Customs and Border Protection as of October 3, 2014. Any vehicle destined out of the USA permanently (you do not need to file AES if you are just temporary visiting), regardless of value or country of destination, must have the accompanying electronic information submitted to U.S. Customs 72 hours before the vehicle’s arrival at the border. If the vehicle is already in Canada you must bring it back to the U.S. before this process can be done. After October 3, 2014; penalties of up to $10,000usd may be issued for failure to file export information in AES.

If the vehicle is titled in the U.S., the documents required are the original Certificate of Title or a certified copy of the original and the Customs Worksheet completely filled in. The vehicle must be presented on the day of export at the appropriate port of entry, along with the above mentioned documents, for examination and verification of the VIN.

*NOTE: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) considers a vehicle to be “used” if the legal title of the vehicle is transferred by the manufacturer, distributor or dealership to the purchaser of the vehicle. Some examples are automobile, truck, tractor, bus, and motor home. These export requirements do not apply to watercraft, including jet skis and boats. If purchasing a boat from the U.S. to export to Canada, contact the Canadian Border Services Agency for assistance.

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