DHL Help: FTR

DHL Help: FTR

What are the FTR?

The Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) mandates that all persons who are required to file export information do so through the Automated Export System (AES) at a specified timeframe prior to export with the requisite shipment data. This information was formerly called the Shippers Export Declaration (SED), and it is now referred to as Electronic Export Information (EEI). The FTR further imposes civil and criminal penalties for violations of these regulations. The purpose of the FTR is to collect U.S. export statistical data, as well as to enforce U.S. export control laws.

FTRShort explanation
30.36Shipments destined to Canada
30.37(a)Commodities from one USPPI to one consignee on a single export carrier, classified under an individual Schedule B/HTS commodity classification code is $2500 or less
30.37(b)Tools of trade and their containers
30.37(e)Shipments authorized under License Exception GFT (Gift Parcels and Humanitarian Donations) 15 CFR 740.12 of EAR
30.39Special exemptions for shipment to the US armed services for their exclusive use. Does not apply to articles that are on the USML or controlled by ITAR or shipments not consigned to the US armed services but are for their ultimate use
30.40(a)Special exemptions for certain shipments to US Government agencies and employees of office furniture, office equipment or office supplies for their exclusive use
30.40(d)Special exemptions for certain shipments to US Government agencies and employees of books, maps, charts, pamphlets and similar articles for their exclusive use

Does not apply to shipments requiring an export license/permit, sent for storage in CA but ultimately destined for a third country, of rough diamonds or commodities controlled by USML of ITAR