shipper’s export declaration (SED)
(documentation) A form required by the export authorities of many countries to document an export of goods.
(U.S. documentation) Form required for all U.S. export shipments by mail valued at more than $500 and for non-mail shipments with declared value greater than $2,500. Also required for shipments requiring a U.S. Department of Commerce validated export license or U.S. Department of State license regardless of value of goods. Prepared by a shipper indicating the value, weight, destination, and other basic information about the shipment. The shipper’s export declaration is used to control exports and compile trade statistics. As of September 30, 2008, the U.S. SED must be filed electronically using the Automated Export System (AES). For information go to: www.aesdirect.gov for information about how to file an SED electronically.