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1 Foreign Trade Division 1

2 FTD Mission Statement The Foreign Trade Division (FTD) formulates, develops, and implements plans and programs for the collections, processing, and dissemination of statistical data relating to the United States merchandise trade with foreign countries and U.S. possessions. 2

3 FTD Responsibilities Collect, compile, and publish the official U.S. trade statistics Regulations for U.S. Exports Automated Export System (AES) Outreach and Education 3

4 Foreign Trade Statistics Regulations FTDs Legal Authority to collect statistics Reporting requirements What is a SED How to complete it When to file What is exempt Outreach and Education 4

5 Data Confidentiality Provide only summary statistics Will not provide company information National Interest Determination (NID) 5

6 Export Filing Methodology Shipper s Export Declarations (SED CF 7525) Canadian Data Exchange Automated Export System AESDirect or AESPCLink 6

7 Reduce Exporting Stress with AES What Is AES? The Automated Export System is the electronic filing of: Shipper s Export Declarations (SEDs) Ocean Outward Manifests 7

8 AES Filing Methods AES Submits to Customs Mainframe AESDirect Free internet filing AES PCLink Free software installed to Personal computer for data input, retrieval, storage and upload to Internet 8

9 Monthly Process Data received from sources Edited Produce 2 files Passed Records Failed Records Analyze and correct data 9

10 Monthly Process Export Data Sources: * AES 62.1% Canadian Data Exchange 35.3% SEDs 2.6% Import Data Sources: * ABI 97.5% AFTZ 2.2% Customs Form % Input Data If data falls outside edit master limits FTD Edit Master If data falls within edit master limits Rejected Records Fixed Rejects Current-month transaction level data (Net Data) * Percentage based on number of transactions per month 10

11 Import Types General Imports measures the arrival of goods into the U.S. Goods for direct consumption Goods entering bonded warehouses and FTZs Most widely used measure of imports 11

12 Import Types Imports for Consumption goods that have physically cleared through Customs entering consumption channels Goods for direct consumption Goods leaving bonded warehouses and FTZs 12

13 Import Valuation Customs Value Price paid for goods when sold for exportation to the U.S. to the point of export Excludes: International duty International freight International insurance C.I.F. Value Customs value + insurance + freight charges 13

14 Import Sources ABI Soon to be replaced by ACE Paper Customs Form 7501 Automotive Summaries (1% docs) Foreign Trade Zones 14

15 Export Types Domestic Grown, produced, or manufactured in the U.S. Foreign Previously imported into the U.S. and exported Total Exports Combines Domestic and Foreign Most commonly used by Census 15

16 Free Alongside Ship (FAS) Value Includes: Inland freight Insurance and Charges Incurred in placing the goods alongside the exporting carrier Excludes: Export Valuation Charges to load goods on vessel Overseas insurance 16

17 Export Sources Automated Export System Established in 1995 Automates SEDs Enhancements AESDirect/AESPclink Canadian Data Exchange Established in 1990 Exchanges import data Shipper s Export Declarations Processed in National Processing Center Before AES, keyed over 1 million transactions per month now approximately 46,500 transactions per month 17

18 Census Based Trade Data Focus is on movement of goods Trade data does not include U.S. possessions or in-transit shipments Collected using Harmonized System Published monthly 18

19 Revisions are made to our published data Monthly Carryover Canadian late receipts Annual Errata Carryover Revisions Other revisions 19

20 Trade Statistics Quantity Values District/Ports Method of Transport Special Trade Programs State level exports Duties Variety of classifications All data is available 8:30am on press release morning on the internet OR on DVD 20

21 Classification Systems Harmonized System (HS) Most detailed End Use BEA defined SITC United Nations NAICS Replaced SIC

22 FTD Products Press Releases U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services (FT-900) U.S. Imports For Consumption of Steel U.S. Goods Trade for the Gulf Region Internet Products USA Trade On-Line Selected commodity subscription service ( 1-10 report) State Exports FTD Website 22

23 FTD Products - continued DVD s Imports and Exports of Merchandise Imports and Exports History Customized reports Create reports for your specific needs 23

24 FT- 900 U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services Release 24

25 Press Release Availability 40 to 45 days after the end of calendar month Available on Internet at 8:30AM in text, PDF, and spreadsheet formats Hard copy subscriptions available All detailed data available at the same time the release is public 25

26 USA Trade Online Exports and Imports Harmonized System (HS) Classification 2-, 4-, and 10-digit levels Country and District level Monthly, Year-to-Date and Annual time series 26

27 Port Data on USATrade Online Available with port, country, and 6-digit HS level Available on monthly, YTD, and annual basis from present Imports & Exports by value, shipping weight, and transportation methods FTD also has port data available on SITC basis, as a customized report. 27

28 Future Plans for USATrade Online Consumption Imports Domestic Exports Foreign Exports Trade by method of transportation 28

29 Selected Commodity Subscription Service ( 1 to 10 Service) 10 digit Harmonized Code Detail Each report contains commodity by country by district Quantity and values shown to determine unit price Hard copy or electronic reports 29

30 1-10 Example typing to fill is to fi 30

31 U.S. State Exports by 6-digit HS Contains State of Origin of Movement of the goods Country of Destination HS commodity classifications at the 2, 4, and 6 - digit levels Latest 3 year, YTD, and monthly time periods 1996 to present 31

32 U.S. State Exports 3-digit NAICS Contains State of Origin of Movement of the goods Country of Destination NAICS Commodity Classification at 3-digit level Quarterly, January present 32

33 Customized Reports You pick the detail Receive by fax, mail, Internet, CD/DVD, or delivery Available in a variety of file types and formats Cost estimates on request 33

34 FTD Website Latest monthly trade numbers by commodity or country Schedule B commodity classification keyword search Up-to-date regulations and reference materials Automated Export System (AES) information Commodity specific corrections 34

35 Statistics can affect the GDP (exports) help determine market share assess the competition trade negotiations impact investment decisions impact the interest rates (FRB) 35

36 Users of Export Information Drug Enforcement Administration U.S. Trade Representative Directorate Defense Trade Controls Customs Border Protection Bureau of Industry and Security Bureau of Labor Statistics Maritime Administration Army Corps of Engineers Private Sector 36

37 Users of Import Information Bureau of Economic Analysis Puerto Rico Planning Board Foreign Trade Zone Board International Trade Commission Department of Transportation Import/Export Bank Private Sector 37

38 Outreach and Education AES Training AES Online Training via WEBEX Customized Online Training Certification Workshops U.S. Export Seminars Export Pavilion 38

39 Data Dissemination Branch Customized Reports (301) (301) (fax) General Inquiries (301) (301) (fax) 39

40 Contact Information C. Harvey Monk, Jr. Assistant Director for Economic Programs (301) William G. Bostic, Jr. Chief, Foreign Trade Division (301)

41 Any Questions? 41

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