Does a shipment valued at $2,500 or more trigger additional export information requirements?
It all depends on the contents of the shipment. Any single item valued at or over $2,500 will require filing an EEI (AES Electronic Export Information). Multiple items together valued at or over $2,500 that have the same harmonized tariff code, come from the same vendor, leave the U.S. on the same day to the same recipient via the same carrier, also require that an EEI be filed with the U.S. Bureau of Census, which collects export data for the U.S. government. To file an EEI, the USAMail1 mailbox owner must grant Power of Attorney to USAMail1 as its filing agent and provide all necessary information, including, but not limited to, the name and Employer Identity Number (EIN) of the seller (the USPPI), the product Export Control Classification Number (ECCN), Schedule B or harmonized U.S. tariff code, value, and origin of goods. There is a $50 document preparation fee for USAMail1 to file an EEI on Customer's behalf.