Are your products subject to export restrictions based on technical attributes or their status as US goods? The answer isn’t always easy to find in datasheets. Export control compliance depends on the correct classification of your goods and materials, and any mistakes you make are propagated across all downstream processes. Product Classification Exchange helps you obtain the right classification for your merchandise and purchased parts from your suppliers – and avoid unpleasant surprises during the next customs audit.
You can consult datasheets, drawings, and other technical documentation to find the proper classification on the domestic product list for the parts and goods that you ship. But will you recognize when you’re using US goods or goods of US origin subject to the worldwide reach of US (re-)export controls? Don’t take unnecessary risks! Product Classification Exchange lets you request a complete, automated, electronic “supplier's declaration of the export control status of goods” directly from your suppliers. Save your precious export control specialists for better things and avoid the kinds of mistakes that arise from misunderstandings, disruptions in the digital data flow, and input errors.
See how simple Product Classification Exchange really is: Transactions requiring classification are first transmitted from your company’s host systems to Product Classification Exchange. If a valid classification from the past 12 months is already available, it is reported back to your host system.
If not, you can send an email asking the supplier to submit a declaration for the products in question on the Product Classification Exchange supplier portal. The supplier just clicks on the link in the email and enters the necessary data in the user-friendly interface. An especially convenient feature: For future requests, the supplier’s information is already filled in. If nothing has changed, the supplier can confirm the declaration with just a few clicks.
Make sure you always know which classifications you’ve already requested from your suppliers – and which suppliers you need to remind to provide pending information. The overviews have been optimized to real-world conditions and serve as worklists to support your day-to-day work. The result is complete visibility. You can even see in the declaration itself whether the supplier has already begun entering data.
For even better security standards, you can require that the four-eye principle be applied to approve classifications. The workflow in Product Classification Exchange is also seamlessly documented, of course – a big help the next time you face a customs audit.
Product Classification Exchange from AEB keeps you on the safe side of global export controls when it comes to classifying your goods. US (re-)export controls claim extraterritorial applicability in the trade of US goods. This makes the classification of such goods under US regulations an especially important element of export control compliance. Another popular option: Product Classification Exchange lets you integrate your own classification catalogs or those of major data content providers. This lets you query your country’s dual-use lists and munitions classification lists as a preliminary selection for your suppliers.
Do some of your suppliers still prefer Excel spreadsheets? No problem! We also support the upload of system-generated Excel spreadsheets. The form provides suppliers with helpful suggestions and highlights required fields.
Product Classification Exchange can be integrated into any ERP system through a web service interface. So not only can you import data, you can also back-synchronize approved supplier's declarations. This leaves your in-house specialists free to focus on more important things.
Build a secure foundation for your export controls with a transparent process for classifying materials.
Reduce errors thanks to an uninterrupted digital data stream and plausibility checks.
Significantly reduce the time your employees spend requesting, tracking, checking, inputting, and approving supplier’s declarations.
Use comparison views to easily check earlier supplier data on the export control implications of materials.
Seamless documentation enables process audits.
Convenient features such as bulk editing heighten acceptance among suppliers.
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No. Your supplier is notified by email that you are requesting a supplier’s declaration of the export control status of goods. The email brings the supplier directly to the online declaration form. You can largely automate this process, including automated email reminders.
Ideally, you should notify your suppliers in advance about this new method for sending requests. You can also customize the portal where suppliers log in by adding your logo and the colors of your corporate design.
All the supplier needs is a current web browser. We recommend Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox.
No. Suppliers do not need to register, only to verify by clicking on an email confirmation. The verification can be customized to meet the customer’s security needs.
No. Suppliers have the convenience of using either a batch process or downloading the request as an Excel spreadsheet and automatically maintaining the required information there.
Yes, of course! Suppliers can access the portal at any time to view and even subsequently download the supplier’s declarations that they have issued.