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What is a Shipper's Export Declaration (SED) / Electronic Export Information (EEI)?

  • A U.S. Shipper's Export Declaration (SED) was a standard United States government form required for all U.S. exports with commodities valued at US$2,500 or higher. It has been replaced with the Electronic Export Information form (EEI). 

    If a single commodity's value within a U.S. export shipment exceeds US$2,500.00, then an EEI must be filed with the U.S. Census Bureau. The EEI is used by the U.S. Census Bureau to compile trade statistics and exert export controls. 

    Note: SED/EEI applies only to UPS shippers in the United States and Puerto Rico. 

    Choose one of these EEI-filing options with UPS:

    • Self-file, free of charge, at ACE
    • Print an EEI from a UPS shipping system, such as WorldShip®, Internet Shipping, or UPS CampusShip®.
    • Provide your own company's printed EEI or a completed commercial invoice
    • UPS prepare EEI for a small fee