What is an Electronic Export Information (EEI) Form?
The Electronic Export Information (EEI) form, formerly known as the Shipper’s Export Declaration (SED), serves two purposes: to collect data and to enforce U.S. export laws. According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, an EEI must be filled out for household goods shipments between the U.S. and Puerto Rico when the personal items are valued over $2,500.
Should I file an Electronic Export Information (EEI) Form?
An EEI is required for a U-Pack move when you’re moving an item or group of similar items equal to or exceeding a used value of $2,500. U-Pack will file the EEI form in the Automated Export System (AES) on your behalf.
In order for us to file the EEI for you, you must supply an EIN (Employer Identification Number). Learn how to apply for an EIN, then apply for an EIN. You must also supply the Schedule B Export Code of the item(s) you are moving. Search for the Schedule B Export Code.
Federal law also requires a Written Authorization Form in order for U-Pack to file the EEI on your behalf. We will email this form to you at the time of reservation, and you must return it completed at least one week prior to your scheduled trailer or ReloCube drop-off date. The form will be imaged and then U-Pack will file the EEI with the U.S. Census Bureau prior to your shipment departing. This process helps ensure your shipment is not detained.
Download the Electronic Export Information form here.
*Note: U-Pack cannot transport anything with a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to Puerto Rico.