On July 13, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a final rule [CBP Dec. 17-06] amending the CBP regulations regarding the requirements to provide data for certain exported cargo to conform to current requirements. Various CBP regulations regarding exported cargo (19 C.F.R. parts 4, 10, 18, 113, 122, 123, 141, 191 and 192) refer to outdated regulations or requirements of the U.S. Census Bureau, including the requirement to submit a paper Shipper’s Export Declaration (SED). The U.S. Census Bureau’s Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) have been amended to eliminate the SED and to require that the information that was previously provided on the paper SED be filed electronically as an Electronic Export Information (EEI) through the Automated Export System (AES). This rule amends the CBP regulations to incorporate the current requirements. The rule also makes related conforming changes as well as non-substantive editorial and nomenclature changes. These changes include updated U.S. Code citations, current agency names, revised C.F.R. citations and technical corrections.

The final rule was effective on publication.