[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 58 (Monday, March 27, 1995)]
[Notices]
[Page 15817]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-7505]



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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Public Meetings in Houston, Texas and Charleston, South Carolina 
on AES Implementation Phase I

AGENCY: U.S. Customs Service, Department of the Treasury.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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    The U.S. Customs Service, Automated Export System Development Team 
announces the following public meetings:

DATES: Charleston, SC., Wednesday, April 5, 1995, commencing at 9:00 
a.m. and Houston, TX., Wednesday, April 19, 1995, commencing at 9:00 
a.m.

ADDRESS: Charleston, SC., Holiday Inn (Patriots Room), 250 Highway 17 
Bypass, Mt. Pleasant, SC., 29464.
    Houston, TX., Sheraton Crown Hotel and Conference Center (Airport), 
15700 JFK Boulevard, Houston, TX, 77032.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charleston Meeting: Mr. Steve Talley 
(803) 727-4387; Pre-registration Fax: (803) 727-4114.
    Houston Meeting: Ms. Jean Bienz (713) 233-3600; Pre-registration 
Fax: (713) 233-3620

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: U.S. Customs Commissioner George J. Weise 
has announced that Phase 1 of the Automated Export System (AES) will be 
implemented at the ports of Baltimore; Norfolk; Houston; Charleston, 
South Carolina and Long Beach, California. Implementation is scheduled 
for July 1995.
    AES is a joint venture between Customs and the Bureau of Census. 
The system is designed to electronically gather export-related 
information from both exporters and carriers prior to actual 
exportation.
    A major goal of AES is to improve the accuracy of export trade 
statistics, which are used as a primary economic indicator. Eventually, 
AES will replace numerous paper and electronic mechanisms for filing 
Shipper's Export Declarations (SED's). AES will also enhance collection 
of the Harbor Maintenance Fee on exports, which is expected to return 
$60 to $80 million to the U.S. Treasury annually.
    Customs, Treasury's lead agency for international trade issues, 
started AES development in May 1994. The AES team has been working 
closely with a Trade Resource Group comprised of members from export-
related industries.
    In this document, Customs is announcing the following public 
meetings on AES:

1. Charleston, SC., Wednesday, April 5, 1995, commencing at 9:00 a.m., 
Holiday Inn (Patriots Room), 250 Highway 17 Bypass, Mt. Pleasant, SC., 
29464, Point of Contact: Mr. Steve Talley (803) 727-4387; Pre-
registration Fax: (803) 727-4114.
2. Houston, TX., Wednesday, April 19, 1995, commencing at 9:00 a.m., 
Sheraton Crown Hotel and Conference Center (Airport), 15700 JFK 
Boulevard, Houston, TX, 77032, Point of Contact: Ms. Jean Bienz (713) 
233-3600; Pre-registration Fax: (713) 233-3620.

    In order to ensure that overcrowding does not result, persons 
planning to attend a meeting are requested to preregister by contacting 
the individual identified as the contact person for the city where they 
plan on attending.

    Dated: March 22, 1995.
Sharon A. Mazur,
Director, AES Development Team.
[FR Doc. 95-7505 Filed 3-24-95; 8:45 am]
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