When a shipment is filed to the AES, a system response message is generated and indicates whether the shipment has been accepted or rejected. If the shipment is accepted, the AES filer receives an Internal Transaction Number (ITN) as confirmation. However, if the shipment is rejected, a Fatal Error notification is received.
To help you resolve AES Fatal Errors, here are some tips on how to correct the most frequent errors that were generated in AES for this month.
Fatal Error Response Code: 110
Narrative: State of Origin Unknown
Reason: The U.S. State of Origin indicated is not valid in AES.
Resolution: The U.S. State of Origin Code must be a valid two-character U.S. state, territory, or possession code (i.e., any USPS code).
Verify the State of Origin, correct the shipment and resubmit.
Fatal Error Response Code: 146
Narrative: US to PR Requires PR Port of Unlading
Reason: The Port of Unlading Code reported is not a port in Puerto Rico.
Resolution: A valid Port of Unlading Code must be reported for all vessel and air shipments between the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Verify the Port of Unlading and/or Mode of Transportation, correct the shipment and resubmit.
It is important that AES filers correct Fatal Errors as soon as they are received in order to comply with the Foreign Trade Regulations. These errors must be corrected prior to export for shipments filed predeparture and as soon as possible for shipments filed postdeparture, but not later than five calendar days after departure.
For further information or questions, contact the U.S. Census Bureau’s Data Collection Branch.
Telephone: (800) 549-0595, select option 1 for AES