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AESWebLink enables Internet application developers and providers to allow their users to pass data from their own third party applications into AESDirect. This makes it easier for end-users to enter data into AESDirect and eliminate double entry of data into both the third party application and AESDirect.
Third party (web) applications will have to be certified (authorized) to interface with AESWebLink by completing the AESWebLink certification process.
A third party web application that is certified to interface with AESDirect will be referred to in the following text as an "Enabled Application".
An Enabled Application is an application that is collecting data for other export-trade purposes and wants to give its users the ability to streamline their processes and eliminate double entry of information. AESWebLink is intended as a plug-in capability for sharing information between an AESDirect certified third party browser application and AESDirect, thus further streamlining export data capture and information flow, and reducing data entry.
In addition to allowing automated submission of a shipment to AESDirect, the AESWebLink interface also provides the ability to submit a status inquiry transaction. An inquiry transaction can be submitted at any time. The response to the inquiry will be a transaction from AESDirect providing the current status of the shipment and the AES ITN (if available at the time of inquiry).
Using this capability an AESWebLink provider can build into their AESWebLink client-side interface the logic and ability to both submit the shipment transaction and to then to enquire the status of the shipment. A key element of the inquiry transaction is the ITN issued by AES for the shipment.
It is important to understand that the ITN will only be available once the shipment has been submitted to AES by AESDirect and a successful acceptance received. Thus the AESWebLink provider should take this timing into account if submitting an automated inquiry to obtain the ITN.
This inquiry capability is of particular importance if the AESWebLink provider wishes to obtain the ITN back into their client-side application for logistical and compliance purposes.
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