On April 19, 2017, the Bureau of the Census published in the Federal Register a final rule [Docket Number: 151222999-7048-02] amending the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) to reflect new export reporting requirements. Specifically, the Census Bureau is making changes related to the implementation of the International Trade Data System (ITDS), in accordance with the Executive Order 13659, Streamlining the Export/Import Process for American Businesses. The ITDS was established by the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006. The changes also include the addition of the original Internal Transaction Number (ITN) data element in the Automated Export System (AES). Lastly, the Census Bureau is making remedial changes to the FTR to improve clarity of the reporting requirements. These changes to 15 C.F.R. Part 30 are explained in the final rule’s Supplementary Information section. Appendix D to Part 30, AES Filing Citation, Exemption and Exclusion Legends, has been re-designated as Appendix B.

The final rule is effective on July 18, 2017.