Local Events for Georgia:

Automated Export System Seminar and Workshop (February 5-6, 2014)

Can you answer the following?

  • Are you aware of the new requirements being implemented on April 5th, 2014?
  • How do export regulations affect your business?
  • What is the Automated Export System (AES) 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?
  • Does your product require an export license?
  • Are you aware of upcoming changes to the Foreign Trade Regulations?

If you answered “no” or “I’m not sure” to any of the above questions, the Automated Export System seminar and workshop can assist you. This export compliance seminar is an all-day program where experts from the Department of Commerce will provide training on export filing requirements. The U.S. Commercial Service Atlanta, is partnering with the U.S. Census Bureau to bring you the following programs:

Two Programs

February 5, 2014: Seminar - 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 will be implemented that amend the regulations published in 2008. Census Bureau experts will cover these new regulations and filing requirements of the FTR, as well as how to classify your commodities by providing an understanding of the Schedule B classification requirements and a thorough overview of the AES. The CBP experts will cover port requirements and efforts against terrorism and international narcotics trafficking. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) officers will highlight export control requirements.

To read the highlights of the new FTR export requirements effective April 5, 2014, click here.

February 6, 2014: Workshop - Get certified training on AESPcLink! Learn how to successfully file your Electronic Export Information (EEI) via the Windows-based desktop PC component, AESPcLink. The workshop is half day and you can choose between two sessions: 8:00am - 11:30am or 1:00pm -4:30pm.

Highlights include:

  • Mandatory filing requirements
  • How to avoid common penalties and seizure of cargo
  • Best practices for maintaining compliance with export regulations
  • BIS export control requirements
  • Overview of Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCN)
  • How to classify your product

Who should attend?

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

Event details:

Seminar: February 5, 2014
8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Registration: 8:00 am
Breakfast and Lunch included. Please email hannah.kamenetsky@trade.gov with dietary restrictions. Workshop fee does not include meals.
Cost $240
To register Click Here!

***Seminar Qualifies for CES Credits***


GTRI Research Center
Auditorium First Floor

250 14th Street, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Morning Workshop:
February 6, 2014 ***SOLD OUT***
8:00 am – 11:30 am
Cost $75

Please note – you must bring your own laptop for the workshop

Afternoon Workshop: February 6, 2014
1:00 pm – 4:30pm
Cost $75

Please note – you must bring your own laptop for the workshop
To register Click Here!


GTRI Research Center
Room 119C

250 14th Street, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30318


Conference center parking is provided free of charge.  However, seminar participants may park ONLY on the 4th – 6th floors of the GTRI parking deck or risk being ticketed by parking enforcement.

Public Transit:

1. Ride MARTA to the Arts Center Station, located on West Peachtree Street. The GTRI Headquarters Building/GTRI Conference Center Building can be reached by bus or by foot.

2. To reach the GTRI Conference Center building by bus from the Arts Center Station: After you exit the train, take the stairs, escalator or elevator to the bus level and board the 98 West End/Arts Center bus, which runs directly to the GTRI Headquarters Building on 14th Street. The bus will leave the station, arrive on 14th Street and cross over Interstate 75/85. The GTRI Headquarters Building will be on your left just before the intersection with Westshire Place. The building is large and prominent and next door to Georgia Public Broadcasting. After exiting the bus, cross the street.

3. To reach the GTRI Headquarters Building by foot from the Arts Center Station, after you exit the train, go up one level and exit to West Peachtree Street. Follow the street left (south) one block to the intersection with 14th Street, at which point you will have reached 14th Street. A large skyscraper, Atlantic Center, will be on your left. Crossing West Peachtree, go right (west) on 14th Street, which will be downhill. Keep walking. You will pass over the interstate. The GTRI Headquarters Building will be on your left, just before the intersection with Westshire Place. The building is large and prominent and next door to Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Nearby Hotels:

Courtyard Atlanta Midtown/Georgia Tech (0.2 miles)

1132 Techwood Dr NW, Atlanta, GA


Hilton Garden Inn/Homewood Suites Atlanta Midtown (0.4 miles)

97 10th St NW, Atlanta, GA


Atlanta Marriott Suites Midtown (0.5 miles)

35 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA


Questions contact:
Hannah Kamenetsky, Commercial Officer
Tel: (404)815-1596 or hannah.kamenetsky@trade.gov

Mike Waters, International Trade Specialist
Tel: (404)815-1498 or michael.waters@trade.gov