What is Free Domicile Service?

Free Domicile Service allows prepayment of all charges by the shipper, including duties, customs brokerage and delivery.

Does BTX provide Ocean Services?

Yes, BTX provides LCL, FCL, and Charter Ocean Services.

What is a Shipper's Export Declaration (SED)?

The Shipper’s Export Declaration (SED) is used by the U.S. Census Bureau to compile trade statistics and to help prevent illegal exports. The SED and instructions on how to fill it out are available from a variety of sources, including the U.S. Government Printing Office (202-512-0000), and the U.S. Census Bureau’s home page. You can select from three filing options for your SED: Print a blank SED and fill it out manually. File your SED through BTX for a US $10 fee. File online using AESDirect. (Details below in “What is AESDirect?”) Note: Applies only to U.S. shippers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

What is AESDirect?

The U.S. Census Bureau uses the Automated Export System (AESDirect) to capture and store U.S. export data electronically. The U.S. Census Bureau provides AESDirect free of charge to all exporters for electronic filing of the Shipper Export Declaration (SED) at the AESDirect Web site.

When do I need to file an Shippers Export Decleration or SED?

A Shipper Export Declaration (SED) is required when the value of a single Schedule B commodity is valued at more than US $2,500 or for which an export license or license exemption is required. Note: Applies only to shippers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

What is customs value and how do I determine it?

The customs value of your shipment determines how much import duty you will have to pay. The customs value of your shipment should be the shipment’s net value.