U.S. Customs Publishes Penalty Guidelines for Improperly Filed Export Declarations

January 12, 2009
By Michelle Kelley

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Effective February 1, U.S. Customs will begin enforcing new penalties for exporters and forwarders who fail to file Electronic Export Information (EEI), formally Shipper’s Export Declaration (SED), via the Automated Export System (AES) or AESDirect.

The following penalties may be assessed for failure to file, late or incomplete filing, and filing false information.

First offense: $750-$2,500
Second offense: $1,000-$3,500
Third offense: $1,500-$5,000
Fourth offense & beyond: $2,000-$10,000

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