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527 Placement of ITN, AES Downtime Citation, or AES Exemption

When a shipment requires an ITN, AES Downtime Citation, or AES Exemption, it is the customer’s responsibility to legibly write the ITN, AES Downtime Citation, or AES Exemption on the applicable customs declaration form as follows:

  1. On PS Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note CP 72, the customer should write one ITN, AES Downtime Citation, or applicable AES Exemption in block 10.
  2. On PS Form 2976-B, Priority Mail Express International Shipping Label and Customs Form, the customer should write one ITN, AES Downtime Citation, or applicable AES Exemption in block 3.
  3. On PS Form 2976, Customs Declaration CN 22 Sender’s Declaration, the customer should check “NOEEI § 30.37(a)” or “NOEEI § 30.37(h)” (depending on the applicable AES Exemption) in block 8.
  4. Note regarding Cuba: Consumer communications devices, computers, and software (CCD) items sent to Cuba require an electronic filing when not included as a gift parcel — see the Individual Country Listing for Cuba for information regarding CCD items. A customer using PS Form 2976 to ship CCD items to Cuba should (1) completely obliterate the check boxes and text referring to NOEEI § 30.37(a) and NOEEI § 30.37(h), and (2) write one ITN or AES Downtime Citation.

  5. On editions of the Global Express Guaranteed Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice (shipping label, Item 11FGG1) printed before August 2008, the customer should write “NOEEI 30.37(a)” next to the sender’s signature. Current versions of Item 11FGG1 have this AES Exemption included on the mailing label.

Note: These standards also apply to mailers who produce privately printed customs declaration forms under 123.3.