Wednesday December 6, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Registration and continental breakfast will be available beginning at 7:30 AM. Lunch will be served at noon. 
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The Fiesta 
255 NJ-17 South
Wood-Ridge, NJ 07075
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Susan Widmer 
New Jersey District Export Council 
973-645-4682 ext 216 Susan.widmer@trade.gov


Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Exports Compliance Seminar (formerly AESDirect)

Can you answer the following questions?

  • What are your legal responsibilities for the accuracy of the Electronic Export Information (EEI) even if you use a freight forwarder?
  • How do export regulations affect your business? 
  • Are you familiar with the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and how do you report your export information? 
  • Do you know how to comply with the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) Export Administration Regulations? 
  • What are the red flags you should watch out for? 
  • Does your product require a license?

***Effective as of July 2017: Be sure to read about the AESDirect transition to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) single window platform!

December 6, 2017: One Day Seminar (qualifies for 7 CES credits)

The Census Bureau and port officers from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will offer an engaging day of learning. As of April 5, 2014, new export requirements were implemented that amended the regulations published in 2008. Census Bureau experts will cover these regulations and filing requirements of the FTR, as well as provide a thorough overview of the ACE.  CBP officers will cover port requirements and efforts against terrorism and international narcotics trafficking. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) officers will highlight export control requirements.

 Highlights include:

  • Regulations/filing requirements of the FTR
  • How to avoid common penalties and seizure of cargo
  • AESDirect transition to Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), including a live demo
  • BIS export control requirements
  • Export enforcement
  • Identifying red flags
  • Best practices for maintaining compliance

Who should attend?

All those involved in the export process: Freight Forwarders, Exporting Carriers, Consolidators, Compliance Software Providers, U.S. Customs Brokers, U.S. Principal Parties in Interest including Manufactures and Suppliers.

Registration: The seminar registration fee is $275 per person. The fee includes continental breakfast, coffee break, lunch, and conference materials. The registration fee is non-refundable after November 22, 2017.  For questions regarding registration, please contact Brian Beams (973) 645-4682 ext. 210 or by email: Brian.Beams@trade.gov 

AccommodationsA block of rooms has been held at the Holiday Inn Hasbrouck Heights, Meadowlands, 283 NJ 17 South, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ 07604. There are a limited number of rooms available at a special conference rate of $140+ tax. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel either by calling 1-855-846-7309 refer to  ACE Event and group code (ACE) to reserve or by visiting the Holiday Inn website: www.meadowlandshi.com, entering the arrival and departure dates and entering group code (ACE) in order to receive the special group rate. Please contact the hotel before November 6, 2017 as the room block expires on that date.

A free shuttle is scheduled to depart the hotel promptly at 7:30 AM and 7:45 AM to the Fiesta Banquet.  The shuttle will then be scheduled to pick up from the Fiesta at 5:15 PM and 5:30 PM and return to the hotel.