Mailing Standards of the United States Postal Service - International Mail Manual > 5 Nonpostal Export Regulations > 520 Foreign Trade Regulations — U.S. Census Bureau > 527 Placement of ITN, AES Downtime Citation, or AESExemption
When a shipment requires an ITN, AES Downtime Citation, or AES Exemption, it is the customer’s responsibility to legibly write or enter the ITN, AES Downtime Citation, or AES Exemption on the applicable customs declaration form as follows:
- On PS Form 2976-R, USPS Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note, the customer must write one ITN or AES Downtime Citation in block 13, or note the applicable AES Exemption in block 14.
- When entering data into an online application to electronically generate a customs form, the customer must enter one ITN, AES Downtime Citation, or applicable AES Exemption in the AES/ITN/Exemption field.
- On hardcopy PS Form 2976, Customs Declaration CN 22 — Sender’s Declaration, PS Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note — CP 72, or PS Form 2976-B, Priority Mail Express International Shipping Label and Customs Form, the customer must follow the instructions on the form to select or fill in the correct ITN, AES Downtime Citation, or applicable AES Exemption.
- On PS Form 2976, Customs Declaration CN 22 — Sender’s Declaration, if the customer is sending informational materials to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria as described in 526.2d, the customer must enter “NOEEI § 30.37(y).”
Note regarding Cuba: Consumer communications devices, computers, and software (CCD) items sent to Cuba require an electronic filing when not included as a gift parcel — see the Individual Country Listing for Cuba for information regarding CCD items. A customer using a hard copy PS Form 2976 to ship CCD items to Cuba must (1) completely obliterate the check boxes and text referring to NOEEI § 30.37(a) and NOEEI § 30.37(h), and (2) write in one ITN or AES Downtime Citation.
- On editions of the Global Express Guaranteed Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice (shipping label, Item 11FGG1) printed before August 2008, the customer must write “NOEEI 30.37(a)” next to the sender’s signature. Current versions of Item 11FGG1 have this AES Exemption included on the mailing label.
Note: These standards also apply to mailers who produce privately printed customs forms under 123.3.