U.S. CUSTOMS, NVOS CONTINUE TO WORK ON AES
U.S. Customs officials will meet with executives from the non-vessel-operating common carrier industry today to continue work on automating export data of ocean freight consolidations.
The three-day meeting at the Port of Newark, N.J. will include executives from neutral, niche, forwarder-affiliated and trucker-based NVOs.
The focus of the meeting will be a continued discussion on how NVOs may be able to supply Customs with their transportation data through the Automated Export System. Transport data is crucial because its lets the agency know when exports are leaving the country. Customs believes that 75 to 80 percent of export data requirements could be met through NVOs’ booking information.
Through continued meetings, Customs hopes to map out a way for NVOs to use AES by the end of the year.