Re: New US requirement for travel with rifles
From the web site, you will not need a export license but you still must file a "electronic export information" into the AES system.
Good luck, I spent spent some time today trying to register on the AES system & the site kept timing out on me. In addition if you are flying out from a airport with out a CBP office you will no longer be able to check your bags to the final destination. Looks to me that you will have to claim your bags, show CBP the guns & paperwork & recheck your bags.
This is all supposed to take effect April 3 of this year.
With less than three firearms or 1,000 rounds of ammunition there is a license exemption available.
Anyone who falls into this category MUST file the electronic export information in AESDirect.
Prior to departing the U.S., you MUST verbally declare the items to U.S. Customs and Border Protection and provide confirmation that the electronic export information was submitted into AESDirect.
Additional information can be found at the U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls' website.
In addition from the ICE website below. The problem is many countries will not issue you the import permit until after they have inspected the gun. This has been the case for me in AU, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Sweden, Canada, Argentina, France and probably a few more I am not remembering.
"In addition to filing the EEI in AES or AESDirect prior to export, all firearms, ammunition and additional mandatory documentation (e.g., certifications, foreign import permits, proof of AES filing; such as the Internal Transaction Number) must be presented to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) authorities for visual inspection at the port of departure from the United States."
DRSS, PP Chapter