All US exports are subject to Electronic Export Information (EEI) submissions via the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system. To complete this filing, an Employer Identification Number (EIN) is required for all export documentation. Traditionally, this nine-digit numerical code is used by the IRS to identify a businesses for tax purposes, but is required even for individuals exporting goods from the US. A social security number cannot be used for export filings as of December 3, 2009.
To apply for an EIN, please access the link below: