Option 1 provides for the filing of Electronic Export Information, pre-departure. The AES electronic filing options include Option 2, which requires full pre-departure transmission and is the basic way or reporting export shipments in AES. Option 4 was implemented in March 1999 and is available to approved exporters only. It allows the approved exporter to send a shipment without pre-departure notification to AES. Full post-departure information must be reported within ten working days from the date of exportation.