January 6, 2015
Schedule B and Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) Updated in the Automated Export System (AES)
Effective immediately, the Schedule B and Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) tables in the AES have been updated to accept the changes to the 2015 codes.
AES will accept shipments with outdated 2014 codes during a grace period for 30 days beyond the expiration date of December 31st, 2015. Reporting an outdated 2014 code after the 30 day grace period will result in a fatal error.
The AESDirect program has been updated with the 2015 codes and will accept shipments with outdated 2014 codes during the grace period as well.
All AESPcLink users must update their AESDirect code tables to reflect the 2015 changes in Schedule B and HTS. Web users of AESDirect who file via the website at aesdirect.census.gov will have their code tables updated via the program automatically.
The 2015 Schedule B and HTS tables are available for downloading at:
The current list of HTS codes that are not valid for AES are available at:
For further information or questions, contact the U.S. Census Bureau's Data Collection Branch.
Telephone: (800) 549-0595, select option 1 for Data Collection Branch