Export: SSN Elimination Update
www.irs.gov/businesses/small and selecting "Employer ID Numbers (EIN)".
Once USPPIs obtain their EIN, they must provide the ID to their Authorized Agent.
FAQ about USPPI:
Q: Who is the U.S. Principal Party in Interest (USPPI)?
A: The person in the United States that receives the primary benefit monetary or otherwise of the export transaction.
Q: Who can be the USPPI?
A: Generally, the USPPI can be:
* U.S. Seller (wholesaler/distributor) of the merchandise for export.
* U.S. Manufacturer if selling the merchandise for export.
* U.S. Order Party - Party who directly negotiated between the U.S. seller and foreign buyer and received the order for the export of the merchandise.
* Foreign Entity if in the U.S. when items are purchased or obtained for export.
Q: Who cannot be the USPPI?
A: The forwarding agent or the consolidator cannot be listed as the U.S. Principal Party in Interest on the AES record.