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Carriers Continue to File International Reports Under 43.61 and 43.82

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Released: February 7, 2013


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DA 13-165
Released: February 7, 2013

Carriers Should Continue to File Annual International Traffic and Revenue Reports

and Circuit-Status Reports Pursuant to Sections 43.61 and 43.82 of the Commission’s Rules

IB Docket No. 04-112

The Commission recently released a Second Report and Order which revises the annual reporting
requirements for international service providers.1 The revised reporting requirements will not be in effect
for the 2013 filings, however, and carriers should continue to file their international traffic and revenue
reports and circuit-status reports pursuant to the current reporting requirements.2
 Common carriers that had international circuits as of December 31, 2012, should file their 2012
circuit data by April 1, 2013, pursuant to section 43.823 and the existing Section 43.82 Filing
 Common carriers that provided international telecommunications service during 2012 should file
their 2012 international traffic and revenue reports by July 31, 2013 (with any revisions due by
October 31, 2013), pursuant to section 43.615 and the existing Section 43.61 Filing Manual.6
The Commission will issue public notices announcing the effective dates of the revised reporting
requirements.7 In order for the new rules to be effective the Commission needs to obtain approval from
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and to develop software for the new reporting
requirements. Prior to the effective dates, the Commission will also issue a new Filing Manual with
specific instructions for filing under the revised reporting requirements.

1 Reporting Requirements for U.S. Providers of International Telecommunications Services; Amendment of Part 43
of the Commission’s Rules
, IB Docket No. 04-112, Second Report and Order, FCC 13-6 (rel. Jan. 15, 2013) (2013
International Reporting Requirements Order)
2 Id. at ¶ 122.
3 47 C.F.R. § 43.82.
4 The Section 43.82 Filing Manual is available on the FCC’s website at
5 47 C.F.R § 43.61.
6 The Section 43.61 Filing Manual is available on the FCC’s website at
7 Notice of the effective date of the revised reporting requirements will also be published in the Federal Register.

We plan to implement the $5 million reporting thresholds for international services resale traffic
and international miscellaneous services for the 2012 filings8 when we receive OMB approval. We will
release a public notice announcing the effectiveness of the $5 million threshold and setting out the
procedures for such filings. It is our intent that the rest of the revised reporting requirements will be in
effect for the 2014 filings (of 2013 data).
For further information contact David Krech, Policy Division, International Bureau, at or (202) 418-7443.
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8 See 2013 International Reporting Requirements Order at ¶¶ 60-62, 70-72.
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