Automated Export System Downtime Filing Citation Law and Legal Definition

Automated Export System Downtime Filing Citation means “a statement used in place of a proof of filing citation when the Automated Export System (AES) or AES Direct computer systems experiences a major failure. The downtime filing citation must appear on the bill of lading, air waybill, export shipping instructions, or other commercial loading documents.” [15 CFR 30.1; Title 15 -- Commerce And Foreign Trade; Subtitle B -- Regulations Relating To Commerce And Foreign Trade; Chapter I -- Bureau Of The Census, Department Of Commerce; Part 30 -- Foreign Trade Regulations; Subpart A -- General Requirements]