Product Classification Exchange: “A secure foundation for your export controls”

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.

From GBP 1,350/month

Materials classified directly by your suppliers

Data maintained directly in an online portal – convenient for you and your suppliers alike

    Transparency across the entire workflow – with seamless documentation

    Usable anywhere in the world for classification in compliance with US (re-)export controls, EU dual-use regulations, etc.

      Automatic upload of individual offline product classification forms

      Seamless integration into any host system via web service – or usable on a standalone basis

      Why comb through datasheets when you can have materials classified directly by your suppliers?

      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.

      Why comb through datasheets when you can have materials classified directly by your suppliers?
      Why comb through datasheets when you can have materials classified directly by your suppliers?
      Convenient for you and your suppliers: Maintain data directly in the portal
      Convenient for you and your suppliers: Maintain data directly in the portal

      Convenient for you and your suppliers: Maintain data directly in the portal

      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.

      Transparency across the entire workflow – with seamless documentation

      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.

      Transparency across the entire workflow – with seamless documentation
      Transparency across the entire workflow – with seamless documentation
      Usable anywhere: classification for global players
      Usable anywhere: classification for global players

      Usable anywhere: classification for global players

      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.

      Easy upload of offline forms

      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.

      Easy upload of offline forms
      Easy upload of offline forms
      Seamless integration into any host system
      Seamless integration into any host system

      Seamless integration into any host system

      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.

      Clear and simple: our cloud solution pricing models

      Basic features of Product Classification Exchange:

      • Request of supplier’s declarations of the export control status of goods
      • Widgets for visibility on completion, reminders, and approvals
      • Integrated suite of statistics, with additional statistics accessible
      • Deployable anywhere in the world
      • Customizable notification settings
      • Reliable, affordable hosting in the AEB Cloud.

      Basic

      From GBP 1,350/month

      plus setup fee

      Includes:
      250,000 annual active materials


      Options*:
      Additional materials
      (GBP 0.11/each)

         * Not included in monthly fee

        Business

        From GBP 2,430/month

        plus setup fee

        Includes:
        500,000 annual active materials


        Options*:
        Additional materials
        (GBP 0.09/each)

           * Not included in monthly fee

          Enterprise

          From GBP 4,374/month

          plus setup fee

          Includes:
          1,000,000 annual active materials


          Options*:
          Additional materials
          (GBP 0.05/each)

             * Not included in monthly fee

            Don’t see the right model for you? On-premise solution preferred? Contact us – we’ll design a solution to fit your unique needs.

            Six good reasons for Product Classification Exchange

            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.

            Customers who use Product Classification Exchange also use the following AEB products:

            Export Controls


            Product details >

            Origin & Preferences


            Product details >

            Import Filing


            Product details >


            More products in the area of

            Trade Compliance Management

            Customers already mastering trade risk compliance management with AEB software

            Questions? 

            Do I need to send suppliers a separate notification that the supplier’s declaration must be submitted?

            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.

            How will my suppliers know that this is a serious request to submit a supplier’s declaration of the export control status of goods?

            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.

            What does my supplier need in order to issue the supplier’s declaration of the export control status of goods?

            All the supplier needs is a current web browser. We recommend Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox.

            Does my supplier need to register anywhere?

            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.

            Does my supplier need to input everything manually?

            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.

            Can my suppliers view the declarations they’ve submitted?

            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.

            Hannah Beckett
            Product Expert

            Classification – a nuisance? Not with Product Classification Exchange! The process of asking suppliers about the export control implications of the products they provide has never been so easy and transparent.

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