Beginning September 27, 2020 the United States Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), will require an Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing for shipments originating from the United States with a destination to the People’s Republic of China. The rules expand the EEI filing requirements in Automated Export Systems (AES) for U.S. exports to China in two stages:
- First, effective June 29, 2020, U.S. exports of military end-use items listed on 15 C.F.R. Part 744, Supplement No. 2, destined for China require an EEI to be filed in AES, regardless of whether a license is required or the value of the items.
- Second, effective September 27, 2020, U.S. exports of all other ECCN-controlled items destined for China require an EEI to be filed in AES regardless of whether a license is required or the value of the items.
What this means for our customers in China
UTEX will file an EEI with FedEx prior to the preparation of shipping labels. It is important to note that FedEx charges a filing and processing surcharge for each FedEx Express shipment that requires an EEI. This $20 USD surcharge will be automatically included in the shipping charges for all orders destined for China. It is still the customer’s responsibility to provide UTEX with any additional paperwork/permits required before the order ships.