International Shipping Companies – In Depth: Shipper’s Export Declaration (Part 2)

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United States Export regulations can be on of the trickier parts of shipping your car overseas. For nearly all exports, the United States government requires a Shipper’s Export Declaration to be filed prior to export. K International Transport can file the SED on your behalf, making international car shipping much smoother for you. In this series I will go through and explain the common pieces of information required to fill out a Shipper’s Export Declaration, so the Automated Export System (AES) is less of a mystery. Please note that even if you intend to ship LCL internationally, it is likely still required to file an SED.


In this part of this series, I will cover the “USPPI Information” and “Ultimate Consignee Information” sections of the shipper’s export declaration that must be filed if you want to obtain an AES Internal Transaction Number (ITN), which is required if you want to ship your car internationally.


USPPI Information

  • United States Principal Party in Interest is generally the seller, owner or manufacturer. If a foreign entity is in the U.S. when they buy the goods for export, they could also be the USPPI
  • Name of Company 
    • Company or individual’s name
  • EIN Number – Employer Identification Number
    • When exporting, you must apply for an EIN if you are an individual. The process is very short, and K International can guide you through it.
    • If you are a non-U.S. passport holder, you may simply use that non-U.S. passport number instead of obtaining an EIN
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Phone
  • Cargo origin
    • Simply the physical location the items being declared began their shipment. If you are exporting a car and you just bought it from a dealership, then that would be the place of origin. If you are shipping your possessions from your residence, then it would be your residence. 

Ultimate Consignee Information

  • The Ultimate Consignee is generally the party that will end up with the goods in the destination, such as the buyer, or you are moving, then this would simply be your name again.
  • Name of Company
    • Company or individual’s name
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Phone
  • Address
    • This address must be an address in the country of destination



If you are interested in discussing how the above affects international car shipping, please give us a call or send us an email. For an international car shipping cost, please visit our rate request page, send an email to inquiries@kinternational.com, or call us at (212) 267-6400. We are also available via Skype at kinternationalny.