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US Export Controls & AES Introduction

E4u – Intro to US Export Controls and AES for Forwarders Online Training


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CE Credits (CES)


NOTE: You will be prompted to Register if you have not already done so. If you already have a login, please click “Proceed to Enrollment” on the next screen.

Freight forwarders, as well as anyone else who documents shipments for export, enters and/or transmits Electronic Export Information (EEI), or places Automated Export System (AES) exemption statements on transport documents, should have this or equivalent training in order to avoid export violations.


This class presents a process-oriented introduction to the US export control and declaration requirements that are routinely encountered by freight forwarders. It does not address the full range of US export control and compliance topics. However, the study materials for this course does contain references and links to additional information, for anyone wishing to pursue a particular topic in greater detail.


Once you finish this course, a printable Certificate of Completion will be available for download. The course can be completed in 15 hours or less and earns NCBFAA-registered students 14.5 CES continuing education credits.

  • Overview — Export Clearance Process, US Export Regulation Objectives
  • Key Regulations Affecting US Exports
  • General US Export Requirements
  • Responsibility of Forwarders; Enforcement of US Export Requirements
  • Recognizing Exports that Are or May Be Controlled or Prohibited
  • Recognizing and Dealing with Suspicious and Naive Shippers; Supervision and Expertise
  • Information and Preparation Needed for Export Clearance
  • Schedule B Classification—System, GRIs, Item Descriptions, Process & Steps, Net Quantity & Export Value
  • AES Operational Challenges; Addressing Error Messages
  • Annotation to Export Carrier’s Document When EEI Not Required; Pre-Export Customs Processing when Required; Effect of Seller’s Delivery Terms
  • Forwarder Represented FPPI in a Routed Export Transaction; Export Record Keeping
  • Click here to view a detailed class syllabus

For those who are already a Certified Customs Specialist (CCS) or a Certified Export Specialist (CES) registered with the NCBFAA, provide us with your CCS/CES ID number and you will automatically get continuing education credits upon the successful completion of a qualified course. To get your CE credits, follow these easy steps:


  1. Register for DB Schenker online training (if you haven’t already done so)
  2. Login with your user name and password, and you will be directed to your “My Page” section.
  3. Select “Update user record” on the right, enter your CCS or CES number in the “NCBFAA ID” field, and click Submit Update.

That’s it! Once you’re signed up, we’ll automatically send any CE credits you earn directly to the NCBFAA!

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