Title 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES
Chapter I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF


and Homeland Security. Sec. 0.1 Customs revenue function regulations issued under the authority of the Departments of the Treasury and...


(a) The authority of the Secretary of the Treasury with respect to Customs regulations that are not related to customs revenue functions was transferred to...


General definitions. 4.1 Boarding of vessels; cutter and dock passes. 4.2 Reports of arrival of vessels. 4.3 Vessels required to enter; place...


port will be subject to such supervision while in port as the port director considers necessary. The port director may detail Customs officers to remain on board a vessel...


U.S., including, for purposes of this section, the U.S. Virgin Islands, of any vessel from a foreign port or place, any foreign vessel from a port or place within the U.S.,...


excepted by law, within 48 hours after the arrival at any port or place in the United States, the following vessels are required to make formal entry: (1)...


the arrival or entry reporting requirements provided for in this part may result in the master being liable for certain civil and criminal penalties, as provided under 19...


Canal without transacting any business there shall be required to report their arrival because of such transit. The report of arrival shall be made in accordance with...


any vessel owned by, or under the complete control and management of the United States or any of its agencies, if such vessel is manned wholly by members of the uniformed...


the limits of any Customs port from a foreign port or place shall depart or attempt to depart, except from stress of weather or other necessity, without reporting and...


cargo declaration. (a) The master of every vessel arriving in the United States and required to make entry shall have on board his vessel a manifest, as required by...


Sec. 4.7(a) as comprising the inward manifest shall be completed as follows: (a) Ship's Stores Declaration. Articles to be retained aboard as sea or ship's stores...


arriving under circumstances that require it to formally enter, to commence lading and unlading operations prior to making formal entry. Preliminary entry may...


formal entry and where and when entry must be made. The formal entry of an American vessel is governed by section 434, Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1434). The term...


entry or clearance of a vessel, including the boarding of a vessel in accordance with Sec. 4.1 shall be made on Customs Form 3171. (See Sec. 24.16 of this chapter...


engaged in the foreign trade from a domestic port, sea stores and ship's stores not required for immediate use or consumption on board while the vessel is in port and...


the port director on Customs Form 5931 of shortages (merchandise manifested, but not found) or overages (merchandise found, but not manifested) of merchandise. ...


not over 500 net tons which arrives from a foreign port or a hovering vessel has on board any alcoholic liquors, a certificate respecting the importation of any spirits, wines,...


and applicability. Under section 466, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1466), purchases for or repairs made to certain vessels while they are outside the United...


with a fishery license endorsement shall touch and trade at a foreign port or place, the master shall obtain from the port director a permit on Customs Form 1379 to...


the penalty of forfeiture of, certain vessels from countries which discriminate against American vessels provided for in subsections 2 and 3 of paragraph J, section IV,...


or duty of 2 cents per net ton, not to exceed in the aggregate [[Page 29]] 10 cents per net ton in any 1 year, shall be imposed at each entry on all vessels...


suspended in whole or in part whenever the President by proclamation shall so direct. (b) The following vessels, or vessels arriving in the circumstances as defined below,...


exempted by treaties, Presidential proclamations, or orders of the Secretary of the Treasury from the payment of any higher tonnage duties than are applicable to vessels of...


light money, the master of the vessel shall be given a certificate on Customs Form 1002 on which the control number of the cash receipt (Customs Form 368 or 368A) upon...


accordance with section 26 of the Act of June 26, 1884 (46 U.S.C. 8) of regular tonnage taxes described in Sec. 4.20(a) is delegated to the Directors of the ports where...


paragraph (f), (g), or (k) of this section or in Sec. 123.8 of this chapter, and except in the case of a vessel exempt from entry or clearance fees under 19 U.S.C. 288,...


a vessel have been unladen or transshipped at any place in the United States or its Customs waters other than a port of entry because of accident, stress of weather, or...


in distress at a port other than that to which it is destined, a permit to land merchandise or baggage may be issued if such action is necessary. Merchandise and baggage...


vessel may unlade cargo or baggage at an alternative port of entry to the port of original destination if: (1) It is compelled by any cause to put into the alternative...


cargo. Upon receipt of a satisfactory written application from the owner or agent of a vessel establishing that cargo was prematurely landed and left behind by the...


the port director concerned, if he considers it necessary, may permit any vessel laden with merchandise in bulk to proceed, after entry, to any place outside the...


1930, customs officers are placed on a vessel which has retained merchandise on board more than 25 days after the date of the vessel's arrival, their compensation and...


by a permit for its release shall be allowed to remain at the place of unlading until the fifteenth calendar day after landing. No later than 20 calendar days after...


until a permit to release such merchandise has been granted. Such permit shall be issued by the port director only after the merchandise has been entered and, except...


board. (a) The provisions of Sec. 4.30 relating to unlading under a permit on Customs Form 3171 are applicable to the unlading of articles, other than cargo...


and equipment of a vessel wrecked either in the waters of the United States or outside such waters, on being recovered and brought into a United States port, and like...


waters of the United States or on the high seas shall be subject at the port of entry to the same entry requirements and privileges as the cargo of a vessel regularly arriving...


States from a port or place outside the Customs territory (see Sec. 4.6 of this part) and required to make entry, except a vessel arriving from Canada, otherwise than by...


reported. Individuals on vessels, which have reported their arrival to Customs in accordance with19 U.S.C. 1433 and Sec. 4.2 of this part, shall remain on board until authorized...


of Sec. 4.51 of this part or who present any forged, altered, or false document or paper to Customs in connection with this section, may be liable for certain...


vessels must obtain [[Page 46]] clearance from the Customs Service before departing from a port or place in the United States: (1) All...


for a vessel intending to depart for a foreign port must be made by filing Customs Form 1300 (Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement) executed by the vessel master...


and adjusted by correction of the Cargo Declaration Outward With Commercial Forms, Customs Form 1302-A, but the vessel may be cleared and the adjustment deferred if...


be cleared directly for a foreign port, or for a foreign port by way of another domestic port or other domestic ports (see Sec. 4.87(b)), unless there has been filed with...


shall be verified by examination of its marine document. If such examination discloses that insufficient tonnage tax was collected on entry of the vessel, no clearance shall...


Coast Guard that a detention order has been issued against a vessel engaged in the foreign trade under the International Voyage Load Line Act of 1973, clearance shall not...


director is satisfied that a proper certificate of inspection is in force and the vessel is in compliance with such certificate, if the vessel is: (1) A vessel of the...


request from an officer of the U.S. Coast Guard to withhold clearance of a vessel whose owner or operator is subject to a civil penalty for discharging oil or a...


reason to believe that any refuse matter is being or has been deposited in navigable waters or any tributary of any navigable waters in violation of section 13 of the Act...


from a Coast Guard officer to refuse or revoke the clearance or permit to proceed of a vessel because the vessel, its owner, operator, or person in charge, is liable for a...


to proceed to any port or place from which such vessels are excluded by orders or regulations of the United States Navy Department except with the prior approval of...


No vessel having berth or stateroom accommodations for 50 or more passengers and embarking passengers at U.S. ports will be granted a clearance at the port or place of departure...


a foreign port (except a port in Canada, Mexico, or the West Indies), or if of at least 75 [[Page 51]] gross tons, on a voyage between a U.S. port on the...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 19, Volume 1] [Revised as of April 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 19CFR4.70] [Page 51] TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY PART 4_VESSELS IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC TRADES--Table of Contents Sec. 4.70 Public Health Service requirements. No clearance will be granted to a vessel subject to the foreign quarantine regulations of the Public Health Service. [T.D. 00-4, 65 FR 2874, Jan. 19, 2000] ...


Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department of Agriculture, shall be filed before the clearance of a vessel carrying horses, mules, asses,...


be granted to any vessel carrying meat or meat-food products, as defined and classified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Meat and...


granted to any vessel if the port director has reason to believe that her departure or intended voyage would be in violation of any provision of the Neutrality Act of 1939 or...


director has reason to believe that her departure or intended voyage would be in violation of any provision of any transportation order, regulation, or restriction issued...


Except as provided for in Sec. 4.75(c), if a master desiring to clear his vessel for a foreign port does not have available for filing with the port director a complete...


the AES. (a) The sea carrier's module. The Sea Carrier's Module is a component of the Automated Export System (AES) (see, part 192, subpart B, of this...


directly or by way of a foreign port, [[Page 54]] any passenger or merchandise between points in the United States embraced within the coastwise...


the following terms will have the meaning set forth below: [[Page 56]] (1) Coastwise port means a port in the U.S., its territories, or possessions...


processing at intermediate port or place. A coastwise transportation of merchandise takes place, within the meaning of the coastwise laws, when merchandise laden at a...


documented with a coastwise license or registry endorsement or is owned by a citizen and exempt from documentation, and which is in ballast or laden only with domestic...


LASH-type barge (as defined in Sec. 4.81(g)) documented as a vessel of the United States but not qualified to engage in the coastwise trade or a LASH-type barge of a nation found...


with a registry or, coastwise endorsement, or both which, during a voyage between ports in the United States, touches at one or more foreign ports and there discharges...


(a) If a vessel proceeding from or to a port of the United States on the Great Lakes to or from any other port of the United States via the St. Lawrence River...


a port in noncontiguous territory of the United States for any other port in noncontiguous territory or for any port in any State or the District of Columbia, nor from any...


documented vessel with a registry or, where appropriate, a Great Lakes license endorsement, arriving from a foreign port with cargo or passengers manifested for ports in the...


at an Atlantic or Pacific coast port from a foreign port or ports with residue cargo for delivery at a port or ports on the opposite coast or on the Great Lakes, or where...


documented vessel with a registry or, where appropriate, a Great Lakes license endorsement may proceed from port to port in the United States to lade cargo or passengers for...


with a registry or, where appropriate, a Great Lakes license endorsement which arrives at a port in the United States from a foreign port shall not be required...


ports. (a) A vessel proceeding from port to port in the United States in accordance with Sec. Sec. 4.85, 4.86, or 4.87 may touch at an intermediate foreign...


the United States for the purpose of engaging in two or more of the following transactions simultaneously, \121\ subject to the limitations hereafter mentioned in this...


permit to proceed from one port in the United States for another such port as provided for in Sec. Sec. 4.81(e), 4.85, 4.87, or 4.88, is, while en route, diverted to a port in...


trade, or which would be entitled to be so documented except for its tonnage (see Sec. 4.80), may tow a vessel other than a vessel in distress between points in the...


for use with vans and tanks; empty instruments of international traffic; stevedoring equipment and material; procedures. (a) Vessels of the...


endorsement, as well as any undocumented American pleasure vessel, shall be used exclusively for pleasure and shall not transport merchandise nor carry passengers...


primarily for recreation or pleasure and exceeding 79 feet in length that has been previously sold by a manufacturer or dealer to a retail consumer and that is imported...


each customhouse of all entries of vessels on Customs Form 1400 and of all clearances and permits to proceed on Customs Form 1401. Whenever a vessel is diverted, as...


means a Canadian fishing vessel which, at the time of its arrival in the United States, is engaged only in the North Pacific halibut fishery and which is therefore entitled...


by a citizen, or a vessel operating within the purview of paragraph (d) or (e) of this section, shall engage in any salvage operation in territorial waters of the...


the Federal Register and Customs Bulletin periodically, setting forth a revised schedule of navigation fees for the following services: Fee No....


by private parties or foreign governments shall be accepted provided the forms so printed: (1) Conform to the official Customs forms in wording arrangement,...


license to import merchandise in a vessel of less than 30 net tons in accordance with section 6, Anti-Smuggling Act of August 5, 1935, shall be addressed to the Secretary of...


employee shall: (a) Own, in whole or in part, any vessel except a yacht or other pleasure boat; (b) Act as agent, attorney, or consignee for the owner or owners of...


for shipment to; duty on foreign-grown coffee. Sec. 7.1 Puerto Rico; spirits and wines withdrawn from warehouse for shipment to; duty...


Puerto Rico. (a) Insular possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico are also American territory but, because those insular possessions are outside...


possessions of the United States other than Puerto Rico. (a) General. Under the provisions of General Note 3(a)(iv), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United...


(a) The issuance of an International Trade Administration Form ITA- 360, Certificate of Entitlement to Secure the Refund of Duties on Watches and Watch...


foreign origin may enter the area (both land and water) of the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station free of duty, but such articles shall be subject to duty upon their subsequent...


Articles Exported and Returned Sec. [[Page 82]] 10.1 Domestic products; requirements on entry. 10.3 Drawback;...


prescribed in Sec. 10.1(f) or in paragraphs (c) and (f) of this section, no free entry shall be allowed under Chapter 98, Subchapter 1, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United...


or marks on casks or other containers previously exported from the United States must be erased at the importer's expense under Customs supervision before their delivery...


(a) Shooks and staves produced in the United States and returned in the form of complete boxes or barrels in use as the usual containers of merchandise are exempt from...


An importer, seeking an exemption from duty on account of boxes or barrels made from American shooks or staves, must make such a claim on Customs Form 4455 at the time of filing...


or holders, which are products of the United States, which are of the usual and ordinary types used in the shipment or transportation of goods, which are reusable for...


(a) Except as otherwise provided for in this section and except in the case of goods covered by Sec. 181.64 of this chapter, the following documents shall be filed in connection...


(a) In addition to regular entry procedures, supplementary documentation is required in connection with duty-free entries under subheading 9801.00.25, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of...


otherwise provided for in this section, the following documents shall be filed in connection with the entry of articles which are returned after having been exported for...


forth definitions and interpretative regulations adopted by the Commissioner of Customs pertaining to the construction of subheading 9802.00.80, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of...


the following terms shall have the meanings indicated: (a) American-made. The term ``American-made'' is used to refer to a product of the United States as defined...


Schedule of the United States (19 U.S.C. 1202). Subheading 9802.00.80, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), (19 U.S.C. 1202), provides...


(a) Fabricated components, the product of the United States. Except as provided in Sec. 10.15, the exemption provided under subheading 9802.00.80, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of...


Fabricated components which are not products of the United States are excluded from the exemption. In addition, the exemption is not applicable to any component exported from...


assembly operations performed abroad may consist of any method used to join or fit together solid components, such as welding, soldering, riveting, force fitting, gluing,...


fabricated components to be subtracted from the full value of the assembled article is the cost of the components when last purchased, f.o.b. United States port of exportation or...


of the appraisement of any other import merchandise (see subpart C of part 152 of this chapter), the full value of assembled articles imported under subheading 9802.00.80,...


claim for the exemption is predicated on estimated cost data furnished either in advance of or at the time of entry, this fact should be clearly stated in writing at the time...


restrictions applicable to imported merchandise, such as labeling, radiation standards, flame-retarding properties, quotas, and visas, apply to assembled articles eligible...


following documents shall be filed in connection with the entry of assembled articles claimed to be subject to the exemption under subheading 9802.00.80, Harmonized Tariff Schedule...


abroad. Where a textile component is cut to shape (but not to length, width, or both) in the United States from foreign fabric and exported to another...


whole of U.S. components or ingredients; articles assembled in a beneficiary country from textile components cut to shape in the United States. (a) No...


into the United States temporarily and claimed to be exempt from duty under Chapter 98, Subchapter XIII, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), unless...


theatrical scenery, properties and apparel under subheading 9813.00.65, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States: (a) Animals imported for use or exhibition...


of women's wearing apparel admitted under subheading 9813.00.10, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), shall not be removed from the importer's establishment...


tools of trade; theatrical effects and other articles. (a) Samples accompanying a commercial traveler who presents an adequate descriptive list or a special...


or alteration. (a) A vehicle (such as an automobile, truck, bus, motorcycle, tractor, trailer), pleasure boat, or aircraft brought into the United States by...


of time during which merchandise entered under bond under chapter 98, subchapter XIII, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (19 U.S.C. 1202), may remain in the...


subchapter XIII, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) (19 U.S.C. 1202) may be exported at the port of entry or at another port. An application on...


bonds taken pursuant to Chapter 98, Subchapter XIII, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, (HTSUS), may be canceled in the manner prescribed in Sec. 113.55 of...


made in lieu of surety, it shall be refunded to the person in whose name the entry is made upon exportation in compliance with Sec. 10.38. (b) If any article entered...


railroad equipment, trucks, buses, taxicabs, and other vehicles used in international traffic shall be subject to the treatment provided for in part 123 of this chapter. ...


similar instruments of international traffic; repair components. (a)(1) Lift vans, cargo vans, shipping tanks, skids, pallets, caul boards, and cores for...


outer containers. (a) The holders and containers described in this section may be released without entry or the payment of duty, subject to the provisions of...


his discretion, require appropriate proof of duty-free status for articles for institutions claimed to be exempt from duty under subheadings 9810.00.05, 9810.00.15,...


9808.00.10 and 9808.00.20, books, engravings, and other articles therein enumerated, which are imported by authority or for the use of the United States or for the use of...


works of art claimed to be free of duty under subheadings 9702.00.00 and 9703.00.00, HTSUS, shall show whether they are originals, replicas, reproductions, or copies, and...


(a) There shall be filed in connection with the entry of works of art and other articles claimed to be free of duty under Chapter 98, Subchapter XII, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of...


When painted, colored, or stained glass windows or parts thereof, are claimed free of duty under subheading 9810.00.10, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of...


and entitled to entry under the passenger's declaration and entry, or articles entered under an informal [[Page 118]] entry which are claimed to be free of...


subheading 5805.00.10, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, Gobelin tapestries produced in the Manufacture Nationale des Gobelins factories at Paris and...


rapeseed, sunflower, and sesame oil shall be classifiable under subheadings 1509.10.20, 1509.10.40, 1509.90.20, 1509.90.40, 1510.00.20, 1512.19.20,...


Claim for classification as seed potatoes under subheading 0701.10.00, as seed corn (maize) under subheading 1005.10., HTSUS, shall be made at the time of entry....


the free entry of bolting cloth for milling purposes under subheading 5911.20.20, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, the cloth shall be indelibly marked from...


(a) A vessel shall not be considered to be actually engaged in the foreign trade, or in trade between the Atlantic and Pacific ports of the United States, or between...


warehouse shall be made on Customs Form 7501. Each withdrawal shall contain the statement prescribed for withdrawals in Sec. 144.32 of this chapter and all of the...


and the execution of the bond, when required, the port director shall issue a permit on Customs Form 7501 or 7512. [28 FR 14663, Dec. 31, 1963, as amended by T.D....


309, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1309). Except as otherwise provided in Sec. 10.62b, relating to withdrawals from warehouse of aircraft turbine fuel to be used...


(a) Generally. Under this section, a blanket withdrawal on Customs Form 7501 may be filed for all or part of any merchandise withdrawn from warehouse except fuel oil covered under...


otherwise provided, aircraft turbine fuel withdrawn from a Customs bonded warehouse for use under section 309, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1309), may be commingled...


the United States. Supplies or stores laden on a vessel duty and tax free under section 309, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, may be landed under Customs...


stated below, a bond on Customs Form 301, containing the bond conditions set forth in Sec. 113.62 of this chapter may be credited or canceled in respect of such articles upon...


cigarettes in bonded warehouse or otherwise in Customs custody, and such articles manufactured with the use of imported materials in a bonded manufacturing warehouse of class...


exported for horse racing and returned; procedure on entry. (a) In connection with the entry of articles, including livestock or other animals, exported...


returned; procedure on entry. (a) In connection with each entry of articles exported for scientific or educational purposes and returned under...


effects, motion-picture films (including motion-picture films taken aboard a vessel for exhibition only during an outward voyage and returned for the same purpose...


Descriptive lists of samples taken to Great Britain and Ireland by commercial travelers of the United States under the joint declarations of December 3 and 8,...


(a) In connection with the entry of purebred animals for breeding purposes under subheading 0101.11.00, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), no claim for...


estimated duties; stipulation. (a) The animal may be released from Customs custody upon the furnishing by the importer of a bond on Customs Form 301, containing...


When domestic animals for which free entry is to be claimed under subheading 9801.00.90, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, have strayed across the...


When wild animals or birds are claimed to be free of duty under subheading 9810.00.70, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), (19 U.S.C. 1202), the port...


of live game animals and birds may be admitted free of duty for stocking purposes under the provisions of subheading 9817.00.70 without reference to the United States...


fish or other marine products taken on the high seas by vessels of the U.S. or by residents of the U.S. in undocumented vessels owned in the U.S. when such fish or other...


in bond may be used in curing fish taken by vessels licensed to engage in the fisheries, and in curing fish in the shores of the navigable waters of the U.S., whether such fish...


for use in curing fish on the shores of navigable waters may be used for such purpose at any port, but the evidence of use in such cases shall be submitted through the director...


shall appear to the satisfaction of the port director holding the bond referred to in Sec. 10.80, that the entire quantity of salt covered by the bond has been duly accounted for,...


in the manufacture of automotive vehicles. (a)(1) Certain motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment are eligible for duty-free entry as proclaimed by the...


entries covering importations under subheading 8524.99.20, HTSUS, shall be filed at a port in the Customs district in which the factory [[Page 138]] where...


of this section, ores usable as a flux or sulphur reagent, mentioned in the provision for such ores in subheading 2603.00.00, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United...


(a) If claim is made by an importer other than the United States or a governmental agency thereof for the classification of ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by...


otherwise provided for in Sec. Sec. 10.101, 10.102, 10.104, 141.83(d)(8), 141.102(d), or elsewhere in this chapter, importations made by or for the account of any agency or...


immediate delivery. Shipments consigned to or for the account of any agency or office of the United States Government, or to an officer or official of any such agency in...


invoice or other declaration of the shipper shall be required for shipments expressly exempt from duty as provided in subheadings 9808.00.10, 9808.00.20,...


Articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption in the name of an agency or office of the United States Government (with the exception of military scrap...


The entry of articles brought into the United States temporarily by an agency or office of the United States Government and claimed to be exempt...


be admitted without entry and without the payment of duty or any tax imposed upon or by reason of importation of any article described in section 322(b), Tariff Act of 1930,...


Free entry shall be accorded under subheading 9801.00.20, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), whenever it is established to the satisfaction of the...


entry. Whenever a free entry or a reduced duty document, form, or statement required to be filed in connection with the entry is not filed at the time of the...


the Commerce and Treasury Departments relating to the entry of instruments and apparatus for educational and scientific institutions are contained in 15 CFR...


cultural character. (a) Where photographic film and other articles described in subheading 9817.00.40, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States...


Sec. Sec. 10.131 through 10.139 are applicable in those circumstances in which the rate of duty applicable to merchandise is dependent upon actual use, unless there is...


tariff classification of any article is controlled by its actual use in the United States, three conditions must be met in order to qualify for free entry or a lower rate of duty...


the importer as to the actual use of imported merchandise shall be made by filing with the entry for consumption or for warehouse a declaration as to the intended use of...


Sec. 10.134 has been met the merchandise may be entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption without deposit of duty when proof of use will result in free entry, or...


entry covering merchandise for which a declaration of intent has been made pursuant to Sec. 10.134 and any required deposit of duties made, shall be suspended until proof of use...


importer shall maintain accurate and detailed records showing the use or other disposition of the imported merchandise. The burden shall be on the importer to keep records...


entry or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption, the importer shall submit in duplicate in support of his claim for free entry or for a reduced rate of duty a...


of timely use of the merchandise for the purpose specified by law, the entry shall be liquidated free of duty or at [[Page 145]] the lower rate of...


in Sec. 10.153 of this part, the port director shall pass free of duty and tax any shipment of merchandise, as defined in Sec. 101.1 of this chapter, imported by one person...


Sec. 10.153 of this part, the port director shall pass free of duty and tax any article sent as a bona-fide gift from a person in a foreign country to a person in the...


be further guided as follows in determining whether an article or parcel shall be exempted from duty and tax under Sec. 10.151 or Sec. 10.152: (a) A ``bona fide...


of the Trade Act of 1974 as amended (19 U.S.C. 2461-2467) authorizes the President to establish a Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) to provide duty-free treatment...


Preferences. A claim for an exemption from duty on the ground that the Generalized System of Preferences applies shall be allowed by the port director only if...


by a formal entry--(1) Merchandise not wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of a beneficiary developing country. (i) Declaration. In a case involving...


evidence of direct shipment. The port director may require that appropriate shipping papers, invoices, or other documents be submitted within 60 days of the date of entry...


shall be imported directly from a beneficiary developing country to qualify for treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences. For purposes of Sec. Sec. 10.171...


in a beneficiary developing country or any two or more countries which are members of the same association of countries--(1) General. Except as otherwise provided in...


country. (a) ``Produced in the beneficiary developing country'' defined. For purposes of Sec. Sec. 10.171 through 10.178, the words ``produced in...


developing country. (a) Items included in the direct costs of processing operations. As used in Sec. 10.176, the words ``direct costs of...


(a) General. Section 506A of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2466a) authorizes the President to provide duty-free treatment for certain articles...


between United States and Canadian refiners. (a) Crude petroleum (as defined in Chapter 27, Additional U.S. Note 1, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the...


certificate required by U.S. Department of Agriculture regulations (9 CFR 327.4) shall be modified to include the certification below when...


flight simulators, parts, components, and subassemblies. (a) Applicability. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, this section applies to...


Title II, Pub. L. 98-67, entitled the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (19 U.S.C. 2701-2706) and referred to as the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI), authorizes...


A claim for an exemption from duty on the ground that the CBI applies shall be allowed by the port director only if he is satisfied that the requirements set forth in this section...


the CBI, an article shall be imported directly from a beneficiary country into the customs territory of the U.S. For purposes of Sec. 10.191 through Sec. 10.198b the...


evidence of direct shipment. The port director may require that appropriate shipping papers, invoices, or other documents be submitted within 60 days of the date of entry...


in a beneficiary country--(1) General. Except as provided herein, any article which is either wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of a beneficiary country or a new...


or countries. (a) ``Materials produced in a beneficiary country or countries'' defined. For purposes of Sec. 10.195, the words ``materials produced in...


beneficiary country or countries. (a) Items included in the direct costs of processing operations. As used in Sec. 10.195 and Sec. 10.198, the words ``direct costs...


by a formal entry--(1) Articles not wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of a beneficiary country--(i) Declaration. In a case involving an article covered by a...


Except as otherwise provided in Sec. 10.233, reduced rates of duty as proclaimed by the President will apply to handbags, luggage, flat goods, work gloves, and...


Except in the case of any article described in Sec. 10.191(b)(2)(i) through (vi), the duty-free treatment provided for under the CBI will apply to an article that...


from Caribbean rum. (a) General. A spirituous beverage that is imported directly from the territory of Canada and that is classifiable under subheading 2208.40...


Stat. 1233), entitled the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) and codified at 19 U.S.C. 3201 through 3206, authorizes the President to proclaim duty-free treatment for...


purposes of Sec. Sec. 10.201 through 10.207: (a) Beneficiary country. Except as otherwise provided in Sec. 10.206(b), the term ``beneficiary country'' refers to any...


under a subheading of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States for which a rate of duty of ``Free'' appears in the ``Special'' subcolumn followed by the...


duty-free treatment under the ATPA, an article shall be imported directly from a beneficiary country into the customs territory of the United States. For purposes of...


as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of this section, an article may be eligible for duty-free treatment under the ATPA if the article is either: (1) Wholly the...


article may be eligible for duty-free treatment under the ATPA only if the sum of the cost or value of the materials produced in a beneficiary country or countries, plus the...


supporting documentation. (a) Filing claim for duty-free treatment. Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, a claim for duty-free treatment under...


Stat. 251), entitled the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), authorizes the President to extend certain trade benefits to designated countries in sub-Saharan...


through 10.217, the following terms have the meanings indicated: Apparel articles. ``Apparel articles'' means goods classifiable in Chapters 61 and 62 and headings...


(a) General. The preferential treatment referred to in Sec. 10.211 applies to the following textile and apparel articles that are imported directly into the customs territory...


Certificate of Origin must be employed to certify that a textile or apparel article being exported from a beneficiary country to the United States qualifies for the preferential...


(a) Declaration. In connection with a claim for preferential treatment for a textile or apparel article described in Sec. 10.213, the importer must make a written declaration...


importer. (a) Maintenance of records. Each importer claiming preferential treatment for an article under Sec. 10.215 must maintain in the United States, in...


(a) Verification by Customs. A claim for preferential treatment made under Sec. 10.215, including any statements or other information contained on...


Stat. 251), entitled the United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), amended section 213(b) of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (the CBERA,...


through 10.228, the following terms have the meanings indicated: Apparel articles. ``Apparel articles'' means goods classifiable in Chapters 61 and 62 and headings...


(a) General. The preferential treatment referred to in Sec. 10.221 applies to the following textile and apparel articles that are imported directly into the customs territory...


Certificate of Origin must be employed to certify that a textile or apparel article being exported from a CBTPA beneficiary country to the United States qualifies for the...


(a) Declaration. In connection with a claim for preferential treatment for a textile or apparel article described in Sec. 10.223, the importer must make a written declaration...


importer. (a) Maintenance of records. Each importer claiming preferential treatment for an article under Sec. 10.225 must maintain in the United States,...


(a) Verification by Customs. A claim for preferential treatment made under Sec. 10.225, including any statements or other information contained on...


(a) Verification by Customs. A claim for preferential treatment made under Sec. 10.225, including any statements or other information contained on...
...


Stat. 251), entitled the United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), amended section 213(b) of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (the CBERA,...


through 10.237, the following terms have the meanings indicated: CBERA. ``CBERA'' means the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act, 19 U.S.C. 2701-2707. ...


(a) General. The preferential tariff treatment referred to in Sec. 10.231 applies to any of the following articles, provided that the article in question is a...


as specified in Sec. 10.236 must be employed to certify that an article described in Sec. 10.233(a)(1) through (5) being exported from a CBTPA beneficiary country to the...


(a) Declaration. In connection with a claim for preferential tariff treatment for an article described in Sec. 10.233(a)(1) through (5), the importer must make a...


importer. (a) Maintenance of records. Each importer claiming preferential tariff treatment for an article under Sec. 10.235 must maintain in the United States,...


treatment. (a) Verification by Customs. A claim for preferential tariff treatment made under Sec. 10.235, including any statements or other...


107-210 (116 Stat. 933), entitled the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA), amended sections 202, 203, 204, and 208 of the Andean Trade Preference Act...


through 10.248, the following terms have the meanings indicated: Apparel articles. ``Apparel articles'' means goods classifiable in Chapters 61 and 62 and headings...


(a) General. Subject to paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, preferential treatment applies to the following apparel and other textile articles that are imported directly...


Certificate of Origin must be employed to certify that an apparel or other textile article being exported from an ATPDEA beneficiary country to the United States qualifies for...


(a) Declaration. In connection with a claim for preferential treatment for an apparel or other textile article described in Sec. 10.243, the importer must make a written...


importer. (a) Maintenance of records. Each importer claiming preferential treatment for an article under Sec. 10.245 must maintain in the United States, in...


(a) Verification by Customs. A claim for preferential treatment made under Sec. 10.245, including any statements or other information contained on...


brassieres. (a) Definitions. When used in this section, the following terms have the meanings indicated: (1) Producer. ``Producer'' means an individual,...


107-210 (116 Stat. 933), entitled the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA), amended sections 202, 203, 204, and 208 of the Andean Trade Preference Act...


10.257, the following terms have the meanings indicated: ATPA. ``ATPA'' means the Andean Trade Preference Act, 19 U.S.C. 3201-3206. ATPDEA beneficiary...


(a) General. Preferential treatment applies to any of the following articles, provided that the article in question is imported directly into the customs territory of the...


as specified in Sec. 10.256 must be employed to certify that an article described in Sec. 10.253(a) being exported from an ATPDEA beneficiary country to the United...


(a) Declaration. In connection with a claim for preferential treatment for an article described in Sec. 10.253(a), the importer must make a written declaration that the...


importer. (a) Maintenance of records. Each importer claiming preferential treatment for an article under Sec. 10.255 must maintain in the United States, in...


(a) Verification by Customs. A claim for preferential treatment made under Sec. 10.255, including any statements or other information contained on a...


Sec. Sec. 10.302 through 10.311 of this part relate to the procedures for obtaining duty preferences on imported goods under the United States-Canada Free-Trade Agreement...


the more specific explanations of the criteria in Sec. Sec. 10.303 and 10.305 of this part, goods classifiable under an HTSUS heading or subheading for which the symbol ``CA''...


eligibility for a preference under the Agreement, goods may be regarded as originating goods if: (1) Wholly of Canadian or United States origin. The goods are...


No goods shall be considered originating for purposes of eligibility under the Agreement if they have merely undergone simple packaging or simple combining operations,...


of processing or assembling. (1) Definition. For purposes of applying a specific rule of origin under the Agreement which requires a value content determination, the...


be considered as directly shipped to the United States from Canada for the purpose of eligibility for preferences under the Agreement only under the following circumstances: ...


preference in accordance with the Agreement may be claimed by including on the entry summary, or equivalent documentation, the symbol ``CA'' as a prefix to the subheading...


record shall retain the exporter's certificate of origin required by Sec. 10.307(d) for a period of 5 years and it must be made available upon request by the...


country of origin or of direct shipment submitted in support of a preference under the Agreement shall be subject to such verification as the appropriate Customs official may...


(a) Election. In determining whether a motor vehicle is originating for purposes of the preferences under the Agreement or a Canadian article under the Automotive Products Trade Act...


A manufacturer who elects to average for motor vehicles shall submit a declaration of election to average, quarterly reports, and an annual report in the form and...


Packing and Stamping Sec. 11.1 Cigars, cigarettes, medicinal preparations, and perfumery. 11.2 Manufactured tobacco. 11.2a Release from Customs...


all the information necessary for prompt determination of the estimated duty on the manufactured tobacco covered thereby, the port director may permit designation of...


and tubes. Cigars, cigarettes, and cigarette papers and tubes may be released from Customs custody without payment of any applicable internal revenue tax...


and tubes. Exemptions from tax on cigars, cigarettes, and cigarette papers and tubes apply in accordance with the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol,...


discretion, may require marks, brands, stamps, labels, or similar devices to be placed on any bulk container used for holding, storing, transferring, or conveying imported...


of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. The importation of distilled spirits and other alcoholic beverages in bottles and similar containers...


Chapter 91, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), shall be released for consumption until marked in exact compliance with the requirements of additional...


the United States, except those made more than 20 years prior to importation, and except carpets, rugs, mats, and upholsteries, shall have affixed thereto a stamp, tag, label,...


the United States shall have affixed thereto a label as required by section 4 of the Fur Products Labeling Act (15 U.S.C. 69b) and the rules and regulations promulgated...


United States shall be labeled or marked in accordance with the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (15 U.S.C. 70 through 70k) and the rules and regulations...


or silver. (a) Articles which bear, or the containers which bear, false designations of origin, or false descriptions or representations, including words or other...


Cosmetics, Economic Poisons, Hazardous Substances, and Dangerous Caustic or Corrosive Substances Sec. 12.1 Cooperation with certain agencies;...


pesticide, hazardous substance or dangerous caustic or corrosive substance that is the subject of Sec. 12.1 will be released except in accordance with the laws...


into the United States in accordance with regulations applicable thereto shall be under Customs supervision in accordance with the regulations set forth in Sec. Sec....


to another port for reconditioning or exportation, such shipment shall be under a Customs carrier's manifest, Customs Form 7512, in the same manner as shipments...


the European Communities shall not be permitted entry into the Customs territory of the United States (excluding Puerto Rico) if exported from any country or area other than...


1101, as amended, 21 U.S.C. 141-149), commonly known as the Federal Import Milk Act, the importation into the United States of milk and cream is prohibited unless the person...


and horse meat- food products offered for entry into the United States are subject to the regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Agriculture under section 306, Tariff Act...


shall be released for final delivery to the consignee until the port director is advised by the Department of Agriculture, or its representative, that the merchandise...


United States of plants and plant products is subject to regulations and orders of the Department of Agriculture restricting or prohibiting the importation of such plants and...


to the director of the port of first arrival, for each entry of plants or plant products requiring a plant quarantine permit, a notice of arrival for any type of...


or other treatment as a condition of entry may be released to the permittee for treatment at a plant approved by the Department of Agriculture upon the giving...


under the rules and regulations promulgated by the Secretary of Agriculture are unclaimed, they may be sold subject to the provisions of subparts C and D of part 127...


respect to which a notice of prohibition has been promulgated by the Secretary of Agriculture under any of the various quarantines. If an importer refuses to export...


the United States under Federal law or regulations and are exported or destroyed under proper supervision are exempt from duty and any duties collected thereon shall...


(a) The importation into the United States of agricultural and vegetable seeds and screenings thereof is governed by rules and regulations prescribed jointly by the...


and analogous products for use in the treatment of domestic animals is prohibited unless the importer holds a permit from the Department of Agriculture covering...


is required by the regulations of the Department of Agriculture to bear the true name of the product and the permit number assigned by the Department of Agriculture...


for which no permit to import has been issued pending instructions from the Department of Agriculture. (b) Samples shall be furnished to the Department of Agriculture...


be released by the port director to that Department for destruction, or exported under Customs supervision at the expense of the importer if exportation is authorized by...


exchange, of any virus, therapeutic serum, toxin, antitoxin, or analogous product, or arsphenamine or its derivatives (or any other trivalent organic arsenic compound),...


shall be labeled or plainly marked with the name, address, and license number of the manufacturer, and the date beyond which the contents cannot be expected to yield...


of unlicensed viruses, therapeutic serums, toxins, antitoxins, and analogous products, and arsphenamines or its derivatives (or any other trivalent organic...


of domestic animals, animal products, and animal feeding materials is subject to inspection and quarantine regulations of the Department of Agriculture, Customs...


and endangered and threatened species; designated ports of entry; permits required. (a)(1) The importation into the United States, the Commonwealth...


or killed, etc. Customs officers shall perform all duties required of them under statutory provisions that prohibit or restrict the importation or exportation...


mammal or bird, or part or product thereof, shall be released from Customs custody, except as permitted under Sec. 12.26(i) relating to an in-bond movement to a port designated...


Note 1, relating to the plumage of any bird, apply to all such plumage, whether imported separately or upon the bird itself, except (1) the feathers of birds...


in violation of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling signed at Washington under date of December 2, 1946 (Publication No. 3383, Department of...


crops, including vegetables, field crops, bush fruits, and orchard, forest or shade trees, and of the eggs, pupae, or larvae of such insects, except for...


the U.S. by the Department of Agriculture for experimental or scientific purposes. All other importations of honeybees are prohibited except those from a country which...


any merchandise as tea which is inferior in purity, quality, and fitness for consumption to the standards prescribed by the Act of March 2, 1897, as amended (21...


(a) The importation into the United States of white phosphorus matches is prohibited. (b) Invoices covering matches imported into the United States shall be accompanied by...


are governed by regulations of the Drug Enforcement Administration Bureau of Narcotics. Customs officers and employees shall perform all duties imposed upon them by...


of August 29, 1935 (27 U.S.C. 203), shall not be deemed applicable when the port director is satisfied that the liquor is for personal use or for experimental purposes in...


18 U.S.C. 1263 214 and any vessel or vehicle, other than a common carrier, used in the transportation of such liquor shall be seized and disposed of in accordance with...


(a) Determinations of the International Trade Commission. Under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), unfair methods of competition and unfair practices...


the United States believes that merchandise is being imported into the United States which infringes such patent, an application for a survey to assist the patent owner...


(a) Any book, pamphlet, paper, writing, advertisement, circular, print, picture, or drawing containing any matter advocating or urging treason or insurrection against the...


the imported films contain no obscene or immoral matter, nor any matter advocating or urging treason or insurrection against the United States or forcible resistance to...


officer has reason to believe that any class of merchandise that is being, or is likely to be, imported into the United States is being produced, whether by...


or (g) desires to contend that the article was not mined, produced, or manufactured in any part with the use of a class of labor specified in section 307, Tariff Act of...


12.42(e) may be exported at any time prior to seizure pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section, or before it is deemed to have been abandoned as provided in this...


section 1761 or 1762, title 18, United States Code, with respect to any imported article comes to the attention of a port director, he shall detain the article and report the...


(a) In accordance with Chapter 25, Title 18, United States Code, any token, disk, or device in the likeness or similitude of any coin of the United States or of a foreign...


the skins of fur seals or sea otters is prohibited if such skins were taken contrary to the provisions of section 2 of the act of February 26, 1944 (58 Stat. 100-104) or, the...


by Indians, Aleuts, or other aborigines under the authority of section 3 of the act, fur-seal skins taken under the authority of the Canadian Government, and fur-seal skins...


in sections 10 and 12 of the act, Customs officers shall arrest or cause to be arrested persons violating the provisions of the act or of any regulation made...


small pieces not large enough to be sewed together and utilized as dressed fur shall not be subject to the requirements of the regulations in this part. Entry of...


(a) Applicability of EPA requirements. This section is ancillary to the regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued under the Clean Air Act,...


(a) Applicability of EPA regulations. The requirements governing the importation of nonroad engines subject to conformance with applicable emissions standards of the...


Transportation. Motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment manufactured on or after January 1, 1968, offered for sale, or introduction or delivery for introduction...


standards or regulations prescribed by the Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard. Boats and associated equipment (as hereinafter defined) are subject to U.S. Coast Guard safety...


the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 201 et seq.), as amended by the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 263b et seq.), and as further amended...


by the Department of Health and Human Services. Electronic products offered for importation into the customs territory of the United States are subject to standards...


defined as follows: (a) Switchblade knife. ``Switchblade knife'' means any imported knife, or components thereof, or any class of imported knife,...


with a blade style designed for a primary utilitarian use, as defined in Sec. 12.95(c), shall be admitted to unrestricted entry provided that in condition as entered...


15 U.S.C. 1244, are importations contrary to law and are subject to forfeiture under 19 U.S.C. 1595a(c). [T.D. 90-50, 55 FR 28192, July...


is permitted by 15 U.S.C. 1244, when: (a) Imported pursuant to contract with a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States; (b) Imported by a branch of...


the importation of which is permitted under Sec. 12.98 shall be accompanied by a declaration, in duplicate, of the importer or consignee stating the facts of...


of seizure. Upon a claim that the importer acted in good faith without knowledge of applicable laws and regulations, Customs officers may authorize detained inadmissible...


importations which are not exported in accordance with Sec. 12.100(a) shall be seized under 19 U.S.C. 1595a(c). (b) Notice of seizure. Notice of Customs seizure...


notified of his right to do so, a petition under section 618, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1618), for remission of the forfeiture and permission to export...


evidence of deliberate violation of 15 U.S.C. 1241 through 1245, so as to present a question of criminal liability, the evidence, accompanied by reports...


The term, archaeological or ethnological material of the State Party to the 1970 UNESCO Convention means-- (1) Any object of archaeological interest. No object may be...


to the inventory of a museum or religious or secular public monument or similar institution in any State Party which was stolen from such museum, monument,...


which have deposited an instrument of ratification, acceptance, accession or succession, the date of such deposit and the date of entry into force for each...


which entry is sought into the U.S., will be permitted entry if at the time of making entry: (a) A certificate, or other documentation, issued by the Government of...


produce the certificate, documentation, or evidence required in Sec. 12.104c at [[Page 279]] the time of making entry, the port director shall take the...


is imported into the U.S. in violation of 19 U.S.C. 2606, and the importer states in writing that he will not attempt to secure the certificate, documentation,...


to whether any archaeological or ethnological material, or any article of cultural property, has been imported into the U.S. in violation of 19 U.S.C. 2606 or 19 U.S.C....


(a) The following is a list of agreements imposing import restrictions on the described articles of cultural property of State Parties. The listed Treasury Decision contains...


apply to-- (a) Any archaeological or ethnological material or any article of cultural property which is imported into the U.S. for temporary exhibition or display, if...


Virgin Islands, the provisions of these regulations shall be enforced by appropriate customs officers. In any other territory or area within the U.S., but not within...


pre-Columbian monumental or architectural sculpture or mural means any stone carving or wall art listed in paragraph (b) of this section which is the product of a...


or architectural sculpture or mural which is exported (whether or not such exportation is to the United States) from its country of origin after June 1, 1973, may...


mural for which entry is sought into the Customs territory of the United States will be permitted entry if at the time of making entry: (a) A certificate, issued by...


certificate or evidence required in Sec. 12.107 at the time of making entry, the port director shall take the sculpture or mural into Customs custody and send it to a...


or mural listed in Sec. 12.105 is detained in [[Page 283]] accordance with Sec. 12.108 and the importer states in writing that he will not attempt...


through 12.117 shall have the meanings set forth for those terms in the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. 136 et seq.),...


of section 3 of the Act, and under the regulations (40 CFR 162.10) promulgated thereunder by the Administrator before being permitted entry into the United...


import pesticides or devices into the United States shall submit to the Administrator a Notice of Arrival of Pesticides and Devices (Environmental Protection Agency...


a shipment of pesticides or devices, the importer or his agent shall present to the director of the port of entry the Notice of Arrival completed by the Administrator and...


port director to release the shipment of pesticides or devices, the shipment shall be released to the consignee. If the completed Notice of Arrival directs the port director...


pesticides or devices shall be detained at the importer's expense by the port director pending an examination by the Administrator to determine whether the shipment complies...


Arrival or otherwise, the port director shall deliver to the Administrator samples of the imported pesticides or devices, together with all accompanying labels, circulars,...


examination or analysis of a sample from a shipment of pesticides or devices, the sample is found to be in compliance with the Act, the Administrator shall notify the...


United States of a chemical substance in bulk or as part of a mixture, or article containing a chemical substance or mixture, is governed by the Toxic Substances Control...


of the United States of chemical substances in bulk and as part of mixtures under TSCA. Sections 12.120 through 12.127 also apply to articles containing a...


through 12.127 have the meanings set forth for those terms in TSCA. (a) Article--(1) Article means a manufactured item which: (i) Is formed to a specific shape...


required. The importer of a chemical substance imported in bulk or as part of a mixture, or the authorized agent of such an importer, must certify either...


detain, at the importer's risk and expense, shipments of chemical substances, mixtures, or articles: (1) Which have been banned from the customs territory of the...


detained by a port director under Sec. 12.122, the importer may submit written documentation to the Administrator with a copy to the port director within 20 days from...


chemical substances, mixtures, or articles which has been detained under Sec. 12.122 shall bring the shipment into compliance with TSCA or export the shipment from...


refuse entry under Sec. 12.123 and the importer exports the non-complying shipment within the 30 day period of notice of refusal of entry or within 90 days of demand...


notice of refusal of entry, the importer shall present a written notice of intent to abandon to the port director and the Administrator. Notification under this section...


considered to be unclaimed or abandoned and shall be turned over to the Administrator for storage or dispositon as provided for in Sec. 127.28(i) of this chapter if the...


products subject to section 204, Agricultural Act of 1956, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1854), include merchandise which is subject to the provisions of the International...


and textile products, including samples, which originate from a country subject to visa or export license requirements for exports of textiles and textile products,...


(a) Country of origin declaration. The provisions of Sec. 12.130(f) of this part regarding submission of a country of origin declaration shall apply to all textile and apparel...


are applicable for as long as the Softwood Lumber Agreement, entered into on May 29, 1996, by the Governments of the United States and Canada, remains in effect. ...


license number is required to be obtained under regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of Commerce, that license number must be included: (a) On the...


property. (a) Generally. Merchandise from certain countries designated by the President as constituting a threat to the national security, foreign policy,...


General Provisions Sec. 18.1 Carriers; application to bond. 18.2 Receipt by carrier; manifest. 18.3 Transshipment; transfer by bonded cartman. 18.4...


warehouse or foreign trade zone delivered to bonded carrier. Except as set forth in paragraphs (a)(2) and (a)(3) of this section, within 5 working days after presentation...


in one conveyance is to be transshipped under Customs supervision to another single conveyance while en route to the port of destination or exportation, the in-bond...


(a)(1) Conveyances or compartments in which carload lots of bonded merchandise are transported shall be sealed with commercial shipper seals, Customs red in-bond...


requirements. (a)(1) Containers covered by the Customs Convention on Containers shall be accepted for transport under Customs seal (see Sec. 18.4) if (i)...


entry may be diverted to any port other than the port named in the entry at the option of the consignee or agent. Except as provided for in paragraphs (c), (d), (e)...


has been a short shipment and the short-shipped packages are subsequently received, they may be forwarded only under a new transportation entry referenced to the...


than 2 working days, after arrival of any portion of the in-bond shipment at the port of exportation, the delivering carrier shall surrender the in-bond manifest (the...


(a) The initial bonded carrier shall be responsible for shortage, irregular delivery, or nondelivery at the port of destination or exportation of bonded...


Interstate Commerce Commission. (a) Upon presentation of proper credentials showing the applicant to be a representative of the Trunk Line Association, the...


be made for merchandise to be transported in bond: (1) Entry for immediate transportation without appraisement. (2) Warehouse or rewarehouse withdrawal...


type of bonded movement is appropriate (e.g., prematurely discharged or overcarried merchandise and other such types of movements whereby the normal...


(a) Entry for immediate transportation without appraisement may be made under section 552, Tariff Act of 1930, (1) for any merchandise, except explosives and...


immediate transportation without appraisement entry may be entered for transportation and exportation or for immediate transportation, or under any other form of entry, and...


another port of entry, or to a Customs station listed in Sec. 101.4 of this chapter, at the request of the passenger, the transportation company, or the agent of either,...


any person in transit through the United States from one foreign country to another may be shipped over a bonded route for exportation. Such baggage shall be shipped under...


transportation and exportation, except as provided for in subparts D, E, F and G of part 123 of this chapter (relating to merchandise in transit through the U.S. between...


upon importation to examination, disinfection, or further treatment under quarantines and Quarantine Division, Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture,...


shall be as prescribed in Sec. 18.3(d). (b) Upon the arrival at the port of exit of express shipments of articles shown by the manifest, Customs Form 7512, to...


such merchandise may be changed by the parties in interest upon notice to the director of the port of exit from the United States. The director of the port of exit, in...


written application of a party in interest and the written consent of the owner of the dock, the port director, in his discretion, may allow in-transit merchandise,...


F of part 145 of this chapter, relating to exportations by mail, when no entry has been made or completed for merchandise in Customs custody, or when the merchandise...


in Sec. 18.25(d) is to be transported in bond to another port for exportation, it may be entered for transportation and exportation in accordance with the procedure...


and under the supervision of a Customs officer. The original marks and the port marks shall appear in all papers pertaining to the exportation. ...


may be transported by pipeline under the procedures in this part, as appropriate and unless otherwise specifically provided for in this section. (b) Bill of...


only to merchandise to be exported under cover of a TIR carnet for the convenience of the U.S. exporter or other party in interest and do not apply to merchandise...


road vehicle, the merchandise, and the TIR carnet shall be made available to the port director. Any required export declarations shall be filed in accordance with the...


one U.S. port to another for actual exportation at the second port, any export declarations required to be validated shall be filed in accordance with the port of origin...


abandoned at any time after merchandise has been placed under cover of a TIR carnet, the carrier or agent shall deliver the carnet to the nearest customs office or to the...


18.44 do not require the director of the port of actual exportation to verify that merchandise moving under cover of a TIR carnet is loaded on board the...


of customs warehouses. General Provisions 19.2 Applications to bond. 19.3 Bonded warehouses;...


owner or lessee desiring to establish a bonded warehouse facility shall make written application to the director of the port nearest to where the warehouse is...


discontinuance. (a) Alterations or relocation. Alterations to or relocation of a warehouse may be made with the permission of the director of the...


over warehouses. (a) Customs supervision. The character and extent of Customs supervision to be exercised in connection with any warehouse facility...


and sealing requirements. (a)(1) Deposit in warehouse. The port director may authorize the deposit of merchandise in designated bonded warehouses, without...


All merchandise deposited in public stores or in bonded warehouses shall be held liable for the expenses of labor and storage chargeable thereon at the customary rates and for all...


examination of merchandise by prospective purchasers. Importers may, upon application approved by the port director on Customs Form 3499 examine, sample, and...


(a) Acceptance of merchandise. The arriving carrier (or other party to whom custody of the merchandise was transferred by the carrier under a Customs-authorized permit...


from a bonded warehouse to the appraiser's stores for examination shall be returned by the port director to the warehouse for delivery unless the warehouse proprietor...


(a) So far as applicable, the general provisions of the regulations governing warehouses bonded for the storage of imported merchandise shall apply to...


(a) Systems capability. The proprietor of a class 11 general order warehouse as described in Sec. 19.1 must have an automated inventory control and recordkeeping...


(a) Buildings or parts of buildings and other enclosures may be designated as bonded manufacturing warehouses if the port director is satisfied that their...


The proprietor of a manufacturing warehouse shall comply with the recordkeeping requirements of Sec. Sec. 19.4(b) and 19.12. In addition, the proprietor shall: (a) Record...


(a) Imported merchandise to be used in a bonded manufacturing warehouse shall be entered on Customs Form 7501 at the port at which such warehouse is located. Such...


in bond; waste or byproducts for consumption. (a) Except cigars manufactured in bond and supplies for vessels, no articles or materials received into a...


(a) Application. Application for the bonding of a plant of a manufacturer engaged in the smelting or refining, or both, of metal- bearing materials as provided for...


for consumption. (a) Except where absolute deductions have been allowed in the liquidation of the entry for losses on copper, lead, and zinc content...


(a) Every manufacturer engaged in smelting or refining, or both, shall immediately notify the director of the port nearest which the plant is located of any material...


refining warehouses. (a) For exportation. The general procedure governing warehouse withdrawals for exportation shall be followed in the case of the withdrawal...


(a) If the operations of smelting and refining are not carried on in the same establishment, the smelted and unrefined products obtained from the smelting...


metal and in part from crude metal produced from imported materials. Upon withdrawal for exportation of metal from a bonded warehouse engaged in refining,...


be credited on warehouse entry account at another port. On exportation of metal pursuant to the provisions of section 312(b)(1), Tariff Act of 1930, as amended,...


dutiable metal. (a) Transfer may be made from one port of entry to another by a withdrawal for transportation and rewarehouse executed in regular form...


(a) The warehouse entry account of the plant designated in the withdrawal to receive credit for the exportation shall be credited with the following: ...


The outlets to all bins or other space bonded for the storage of imported wheat shall be sealed by affixing locks or in bond seals to the rope or chain which controls the...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 19, Volume 1] [Revised as of April 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 19CFR19.30] [Page 340] TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY PART 19_CUSTOMS WAREHOUSES, CONTAINER STATIONS AND CONTROL OF MERCHANDISE THEREIN--Table of Contents Sec. 19.30 Domestic wheat not to be allowed in bonded space. The presence of domestic wheat in space bonded for the storage of imported wheat shall not be permitted. ...


to be commingled in storage. All wheat shall be stored by class and grade according to the Official Grain Standards of the United States or the official standards...


(a) The mixing, blending, or commingling of imported wheat and domestic wheat, or of imported wheat of different classes and grades, as an incident of transportation or as...


The provisions of Sec. Sec. 19.29 through 19.32 shall be applicable to those parts of any premises in which imported wheat is stored in a general-order status, or stored...


shall exercise such supervision and control over the transactions covered by Sec. Sec. 19.29 through 19.32 as will insure that there will be no unauthorized access to...


warehouses). (a) General. A class 9 warehouse (duty-free store) may be established for exportation of conditionally duty-free merchandise by individuals departing...


(a) Withdrawals. Merchandise withdrawn under the sales ticket procedure in Sec. 144.37(h) of this chapter may be delivered only toindividuals departing from the...


crib means a bonded area, separate from the storage area of a Class 9 warehouse, for the retention of a supply of articles for delivery to persons departing from the United States....


ticket withdrawals. Conditionally duty-free merchandise withdrawn under the sales ticket procedure for exportation shall be exported only under Customs supervision as provided...


(a) Delivery to land border locations--(1) Land border locations. Land border location means an exit point (see Sec. 19.35(d)) from which individuals depart to a contiguous country...


stations. (a) A container station, independent of the importing carrier, may be established at any port or portion of a port, or any other area under...


Containerized cargo may be moved from the place of unlading to a designated container station, or may be received directly at the container station from a...


The container station operator may file an application for the transfer of a container intact to the station. The application shall be in duplicate in the following...


the containers by marks and numbers, may be filed at the customhouse or with the Customs inspector at the place where the container is unladen, or for...


merchandise is transferred directly to a container station from an importing carrier, the importing carrier shall remain liable under the terms of its bond for the proper...


Approval of the application by the port director shall serve as a permit to transfer the container and its contents to the station. Except when the container...


be granted to an operator to transfer a container or containers to a container station, if the operator, within 30 calendar days after the date of receipt of a written demand by...


the purposes of breaking bulk and delivering cargo shall be properly secured against access by unauthorized persons, including persons not on the list of current...


operating a container station; hearings. (a) Grounds for suspension or revocation. The port director may revoke or suspend the privilege of operating a container...


Merchandise not entered within the lay order period, or extension thereof, shall be placed in general order. The importing carrier shall issue carrier's certificates for...


of Customs duties, taxes, fees, interest, and other charges. 24.2 Persons authorized to receive Customs...


cashiers, Customs inspectors, Customs dock tellers, and such other officers and employees as the port director shall designate shall receive...


United States shall be rendered by an authorized Customs officer or employee on an official form. (b) A receipt for the payment of estimated Customs duties, taxes,...


surety. (a) Due date of Customs bills. Customs bills for supplemental duties, taxes and fees(increased or additional duties, taxes, and fees assessed upon liquidation...


upon entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption. (a) Application to defer. An importer, including a transferee of alcoholic beverages in a Customs...


Government agency, or other organization shall file Customs Form 5106, Notification of Importer's Number or Application for Importer's Number, [[Page...


interest. Any increased or additional duties, taxes, fees or interest found due upon liquidation or reliquidation shall be billed to the importer of record, or to...


fees prescribed by law or hereafter in this paragraph shall be made available to the public at all Customs offices. When payment of such fee is received by a Customs employee...


accepted pursuant to Sec. 24.13a of this chapter shall be used in sealing openings, packages, conveyances, or articles requiring the security provided by such sealing. ...


Customs. (a) General standards. The seals and fastenings, together, shall (1) Be strong and durable; (2) Be capable of being affixed easily and quickly; ...


shall be designated by the Commissioner of Customs, or his delegate. Customs forms which are designated as salable shall meet the following conditions: (1) The form...


rate of compensation. (a) General. Customs services for which overtime compensation is provided for by section 5 of the Act of February 13, 1911, as amended...


expenses chargeable to parties-in- interest in connection with services rendered by Customs employees during regular hours of duty or on Customs overtime assignments...


(a) Preclearance is the tentative examination and inspection of air travelers and their baggage at foreign places where U.S. Customs personnel are stationed for...


An additional charge for administrative overhead costs shall be collected from parties-in- interest who are required to reimburse Customs for compensation and/or expenses...


An additional charge for administrative overhead costs shall be collected from parties-in- interest who are required to reimburse Customs for compensation and/or expenses...
...


apply for the purposes of this section: (1) Centralized hub facility. A centralized hub facility is a separate, unique, single purpose facility normally...


apply for the purposes of this section: (1) Centralized hub facility. A centralized hub facility is a separate, unique, single purpose facility normally...
...


processing is a voluntary automated program for participants in the Automated Broker Interface (ABI), allowing the grouping of entry/entry summaries and entry summaries on...


credit is an optional payment method that allows a payer to transmit statement processing payments (see Sec. 24.25) or deferred tax payments (see Sec. 24.4) or...


(a) A claim made by a designated beneficiary or a surviving spouse for unpaid compensation due an officer or employee at the time of his death shall be executed on...


transportation and related services which are intended for payment from official funds shall contain the following certification signed by the claimant: I certify...


or prior to, liquidation or reliquidation of an entry or reconciliation that a refund of excessive duties, taxes, fees or interest (at the rate determined in accordance with...


amounts due individual deceased public creditors of the United States (except civilian officers and employees subject to the provisions of section 61f-61k, Title 5, United States...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 19, Volume 1] [Revised as of April 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 19CFR24.71] [Page 403] TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY PART 24_CUSTOMS FINANCIAL AND ACCOUNTING PROCEDURE--Table of Contents Sec. 24.71 Claims for personal injury or damages to or loss of privately owned property. Procedures for the settlement of claims arising from actions of Treasury Department employees are published in 31 CFR part 3. ...


or other claim allowed by legal authority against the United States, and he is indebted to the United States, either as principal or surety, for an amount which is...


Customs laws which is not otherwise provided for shall be forwarded directly to Headquarters, U.S. Customs Service, together with all supporting documents and...


Imported to be Used in Remanufacture by Melting, or to be Processed by Shredding, Shearing, Compacting, or Similar Processing Which Renders Them Fit Only for...


weight of metal, described in Sec. 54.5(a) shall be admitted free of duty upon compliance with the following conditions: (a) There shall be filed in connection...


Customs service ports and ports of entry. 101.4 Entry and clearance of vessels at Customs stations. 101.5 Customs preclearance offices in...


either the context in which they are used requires a different meaning or a different definition is prescribed for a particular part or portion thereof: ...


person pursuant to authority delegated to him by the [[Page 407]] Secretary of the Treasury, whether directly or by subdelegation, shall be valid despite...


person pursuant to authority delegated to him by the [[Page 407]] Secretary of the Treasury, whether directly or by subdelegation, shall be valid despite...
...


shall not be entered or cleared at a Customs station, or any other place that is not a port of entry, unless entry or clearance is authorized by the director of the port...


foreign countries where U. S. Customs officers are located. A Director, Preclearance, located in the Office of Field Operations at Customs Headquarters, is the...


Customs office shall be open for the transactions of general Customs business between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on all days of the year: (a) Saturdays,...


the Customs seal of the United States shall consist of the seal of the Department of the Treasury surrounded by an outer circle in which appear the words ``Treasury'' at the...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 19, Volume 1] [Revised as of April 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 19CFR101.8] [Page 417] TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY PART 101_GENERAL PROVISIONS--Table of Contents Sec. 101.8 Identification cards. Each Customs employee shall be issued an appropriate identification card with that employee's photograph and signature, signed by the appropriate issuing officer. ...


conducting a test program or procedure designed to evaluate the effectiveness of new technology or operational procedures regarding the processing of passengers, vessels,...


Subpart B_Rules of Origin 102.11 General rules. 102.12 Fungible goods. 102.13 De Minimis. 102.15...


value. ``Advanced in value'' means an increase in the value of a good as a result of production with respect to that good, other than by means of those ``minor processing''...


shall apply for purposes of determining the country of origin of imported goods other than textile and apparel products covered by Sec. 102.21. (a) The country...


of different countries of origin are commingled the country of origin of the goods: (a) Is the countries of origin of those commingled goods; or (b) If the good...


in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, foreign materials that do not undergo the applicable change in tariff classification set out in Sec. 102.20 or satisfy the...


materials shall be disregarded when determining whether the good undergoes the applicable change in tariff classification set out in Sec. 102.20 or Sec. 102.21, or satisfies...


material shall not be considered to have undergone an applicable change in tariff classification specified in Sec. 102.20 or Sec. 102.21 or to have met any other...


When General Rule of Interpretation (GRI) 2(a) is referred to in Sec. 102.20 as an exception to an allowed change in tariff classification, this means that such change will not...


in the case of goods covered by paragraph (b) of this section, if a good which is originating within the meaning of Sec. 181.1(q) of this chapter is not determined under...


in the case of goods covered by paragraph (b) of this section, if a good which is originating within the meaning of Sec. 181.1(q) of this chapter is not determined under...
...


in the case of goods covered by paragraph (b) of this section, if a good which is originating within the meaning of Sec. 181.1(q) of this chapter is not determined under...
...
...


Information Under the FOIA 103.1 Public reading rooms. 103.2 Information available to the public. 103.3 Publication...


FOIA Sec. 103.1 Public reading rooms. Each office listed below will maintain a public reading room or public reading area where the material required to...


FOIA Sec. 103.2 Information available to the public. (a) General. The Freedom of Information Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. 552), provides for access to information...


FOIA Sec. 103.3 Publication of information in the Federal Register. (a) Requirements. Subject to the application of the exemptions described in Sec. 103.12...


FOIA Sec. 103.4 Public inspection and copying. (a) In general. Subject to the application of the exemption described in Sec. 103.12 the United States...


FOIA Sec. 103.5 Specific requests for records. (a) In general. Except with respect to the records made available under Sec. Sec. 103.3 and 103.4, but subject...


FOIA Sec. 103.6 Grant or denial of initial request. (a) Officers designated to make initial determinations--(1) Service ports. The appropriate director of a...


FOIA Sec. 103.7 Administrative appeal of initial determination. (a) To whom appeals should be submitted. A requester may submit an administrative appeal to the...


FOIA Sec. 103.8 Time extensions. (a) Ten-day extension. In unusual circumstances, the Customs officer who is responsible for deciding an initial request or...


FOIA Sec. 103.9 Judicial review. (a) Failure to comply with time limitations. If the United States Customs Service fails to comply with the time...


FOIA Sec. 103.10 Fees for services. (a) In general. (1) The fees prescribed in this section are for search and duplication and under no circumstances is...


FOIA Sec. 103.11 Specific Customs Service records subject to disclosure. (a) Administrative staff manuals and instructions. Except as exempted by Sec....


FOIA Sec. 103.12 Exemptions. Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552(b), the disclosure requirements of 5 U.S.C. 552(a) are not applicable to U.S. Customs Service...


FOIA Sec. 103.13 Segregability of records. (a) Reasonably segregable portions. Where the record requested contains information which is exempt from...


Proceedings Sec. 103.21 Purpose and definitions. Source: T.D. 96-36, 61 FR 19838, May 3, 1996, unless otherwise noted. (a) Purpose. (1)...


Proceedings Sec. 103.22 Procedure in the event of a demand for Customs information in any federal, state, or local civil proceeding or administrative action. ...


Proceedings Sec. 103.23 Factors in determining whether to disclose information pursuant to a demand. (a) General considerations. In authorizing...


Proceedings Sec. 103.24 Procedure in the event a decision concerning a demand is not made prior to the time a response to the demand is required. If response to...


Proceedings Sec. 103.25 Procedure in the event of an adverse ruling. If the court or other authority declines to stay the demand in response to a request made...


Proceedings Sec. 103.26 Procedure in the event of a demand for Customs information in a state or local criminal proceeding. Port directors, special agents...


Proceedings Sec. 103.27 Procedure in the event of a demand for Customs information in a foreign proceeding. (a) Required prior approval for disclosure. In...


vessel manifests and summary statistical reports. (a) Disclosure to members of the press. Accredited representatives of the press, including newspapers,...


for air, truck, and rail cargo. Advance cargo information that is electronically presented to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for inbound or outbound...


fines, penalties, and forfeitures cases. Except as otherwise provided in these regulations or in other directives (including those published as Treasury Decisions),...


foreign agencies. (a) The Commissioner or his designee may authorize Customs officers to exchange information or documents with foreign customs and law...


by Customs officers or employees. (a) The improper disclosure of the confidential information contained in Customs documents, or the disclosure of...


information; exempt. (a) In general. For purposes of this section, ``commercial information'' is defined as trade secret, commercial, or financial...


Subpart A_General Provisions 111.1 Definitions. 111.2 License and district permit required. 111.3 [Reserved] 111.4 Transacting customs business without a...


this part, the following terms have the meanings indicated: Assistant Commissioner. ``Assistant Commissioner'' means the Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field...


(a) License--(1) General. Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (a)(2) of this section, a person must obtain the license provided for in this part in order to...


Any person who intentionally transacts customs business, other than as provided in Sec. 111.2(a)(2), without holding a valid broker's license, will be liable for...


(a) Agencies within the Treasury Department. A broker who represents a client in the importation or exportation of merchandise may represent the client before the...


(a) Individual. In order to obtain a broker's license, an individual must: (1) Be a citizen of the United States on the date of submission of the...


(a) Submission of application and fee. An application for a broker's license must be submitted in duplicate to the director of the port where the applicant intends to...


(a) Scope of examination. The written examination for an individual broker's license will be designed to determine the individual's knowledge of customs...


(a) Referral of application for investigation. The port director will immediately refer an application for an individual, partnership, association, or...


If the Assistant Commissioner finds that the applicant is qualified and has paid all applicable fees prescribed in Sec. 111.96(a), he will issue a license. A license for an...


(a) Notice of denial. If the Assistant Commissioner determines that the application for a license should be denied for any reason, notice of denial will be given by him to...


(a) By the Assistant Commissioner. Upon the denial of an application for a license, the applicant may file with the Assistant Commissioner, in writing, a request...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 19, Volume 1] [Revised as of April 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 19CFR111.18] [Page 489] TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY PART 111_CUSTOMS BROKERS--Table of Contents Subpart B_Procedure To Obtain License or Permit Sec. 111.18 Reapplication for license. An applicant who has been denied a license may reapply at any time by complying with the provisions of Sec. 111.12. ...


person granted a broker's license under this part will be concurrently issued a permit for the district in which the port through which the license was delivered to...


(a) Each broker must keep current in a correct, orderly, and itemized manner records of account reflecting all his financial transactions as a broker. He must keep...


(a) Place and period of retention--(1) Place. Records must be retained by a broker in accordance with the provisions of this part and part 163 of this chapter within the...


The records referred to in this part and pertaining to the business of the clients serviced by the broker are to be considered confidential, and the broker must not disclose...


During the period of retention, the broker must maintain the records referred to in this part in such a manner that they may readily be examined. Records required to be made...


records. Except in accordance with the provisions of part 163 of this chapter, a broker must not refuse access to, conceal, remove, or destroy the whole or any part...


The Field Director, Regulatory Audit Division, will make any audit or inspection of the records required by this subpart to be kept and maintained by a broker as may...


(a) General. Every individual broker operating as a sole proprietor and every licensed member of a partnership that is a broker and every licensed officer of an...


paying monies. (a) Due diligence by broker. Each broker must exercise due diligence in making financial settlements, in answering correspondence, and in preparing...


business address, organization, name, or location of business records; status report; termination of brokerage business. (a) Change of address. When a broker...


(a) Former officer or employee of U.S. Government. A broker who was formerly an officer or employee in U.S. Government service must not represent a client before the...


A broker must not file or procure or assist in the filing of any claim, or of any document, affidavit, or other papers, known by such broker to be false. In addition, a broker must...


A broker must not procure or attempt to procure, directly or indirectly, information from Government [[Page 496]] records or other Government sources of any kind...


employees. A broker must not influence or attempt to influence the conduct of any representative of the Treasury Department in any matter pending before...


With respect to customs transactions, a broker must not demand or accept from any attorney (whether directly or indirectly, including, for example, from a client as...


(a) Employment by unlicensed person other than importer. When a broker is employed for the transaction of customs business by an unlicensed person who is not the...


A broker must not allow his license, permit or name to be used by or for any unlicensed person (including a broker whose license or permit is under suspension), other...


employment. A broker must not knowingly use false or misleading representations to procure employment in any customs matter. In addition, a broker must not...


(a) Withheld or false information. A broker must not withhold information relative to any customs business from a client who is entitled to the information. Moreover, a broker...


not act on behalf of any person, or attempt to represent any person, regarding any protest unless he is authorized to do so in accordance with part 174 of...


A broker must not endorse or accept, without authority of his client, any U.S. Government draft, check, or warrant drawn to the order of...


disreputable or whose license is under suspension, canceled ``with prejudice,'' or revoked. (a) General. Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of...


law. (a) License. If a broker that is a partnership, association, or corporation fails to have, during any continuous period of 120 days, at least one member of...


or Revocation Sec. 111.50 General. This subpart sets forth provisions relating to cancellation, suspension, or revocation of a license or a permit,...


or Revocation Sec. 111.51 Cancellation of license or permit. (a) Without prejudice. The Assistant Commissioner may cancel a broker's license or...


or Revocation Sec. 111.52 Voluntary suspension of license or permit. The Assistant Commissioner may accept a broker's written voluntary offer of...


Suspension or Revocation Sec. 111.53 Grounds for suspension or revocation of license or permit. The appropriate Customs officer may initiate proceedings for...


or Revocation Sec. 111.55 Investigation of complaints. Every complaint or charge against a broker which may be the basis for disciplinary action will...


or Revocation Sec. 111.56 Review of report on investigation. The port director will review the report of investigation to determine if there is...


or Revocation Sec. 111.57 Determination by Assistant Commissioner. The Assistant Commissioner will make a determination on whether or not charges should...


or Revocation Sec. 111.58 Content of statement of charges. Any statement of charges referred to in this subpart must give a plain and concise, but...


Suspension or Revocation Sec. 111.59 Preliminary proceedings. (a) Opportunity to participate. The port director will advise the broker of his opportunity...


or Revocation Sec. 111.60 Request for additional information. If, in order to prepare his response, the broker desires additional information as to the...


or Revocation Sec. 111.61 Decision on preliminary proceedings. The port director will prepare a summary of any oral presentations made by the broker or...


or Revocation Sec. 111.62 Contents of notice of charges. The notice of charges must inform the broker that: (a) Sections 554 and 558, Title 5,...


Suspension or Revocation Sec. 111.63 Service of notice and statement of charges. (a) Individual. The port director will serve the notice of charges and...


or Revocation Sec. 111.64 Service of notice of hearing and other papers. (a) Notice of hearing. After service of the notice and statement of charges,...


or Revocation Sec. 111.65 Extension of time for hearing. If the broker or his attorney requests in writing a delay in the hearing for good cause, the...


or Revocation Sec. 111.66 Failure to appear. If the broker or his attorney fails to appear for a scheduled hearing, the hearing officer designated...


Suspension or Revocation Sec. 111.67 Hearing. (a) Hearing officer. The hearing officer must be an administrative law judge appointed pursuant to 5 U.S.C....


or Revocation Sec. 111.68 Proposed findings and conclusions. The hearing officer will allow the parties a reasonable period of time after delivery of...


or Revocation Sec. 111.69 Recommended decision by hearing officer. After review of the proposed findings and conclusions submitted by the parties pursuant...


or Revocation Sec. 111.70 Additional submissions. Upon receipt of the record, the Secretary of the Treasury will afford the parties a reasonable...


or Revocation Sec. 111.71 Immaterial mistakes. The Secretary of the Treasury will disregard an immaterial misnomer of a third person, an immaterial...


or Revocation Sec. 111.72 Dismissal subject to new proceedings. If the Secretary of the Treasury finds that the evidence produced at the hearing...


or Revocation Sec. 111.74 Decision and notice of suspension or revocation or monetary penalty. If the Secretary of the Treasury finds that one or more of...


Suspension or Revocation Sec. 111.75 Appeal from the Secretary's decision. An appeal from the order of the Secretary of the Treasury suspending or revoking...


or Revocation Sec. 111.76 Reopening the case. (a) Grounds for reopening. Provided that no appeal is filed in accordance with Sec. 111.75, a person...


or Revocation Sec. 111.77 Notice of vacated or modified order. If, pursuant to Sec. 111.76 or for any other reason, the Secretary of the Treasury issues...


or Revocation Sec. 111.78 Reprimands. If a broker fails to observe and fulfill the duties and responsibilities of a broker as set forth in this part but...


or Revocation Sec. 111.79 Employment of broker who has lost license. Five years after the revocation or cancellation ``with prejudice'' of a license,...


or Revocation Sec. 111.81 Settlement and compromise. The Assistant Commissioner, with the approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, may settle...


maximum penalty. Customs may assess a monetary penalty or penalties as follows: (a) In the case of a broker, in an amount not to exceed an...


(a) Pre-penalty notice. If assessment of a monetary penalty under Sec. 111.91 is contemplated, Customs will issue a written notice which advises the broker or other person of...


A broker or other person who receives a notice issued under Sec. 111.92(b) may file a petition for relief from the monetary penalty in accordance with the...


Customs will follow the procedures set forth in part 171 of this chapter in considering any petition for relief filed under Sec. 111.93. After Customs has considered...


monetary penalty. A decision of the Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures Officer with regard to any petition filed in accordance with part 171 of this chapter may be...


fee; fingerprint fee. Each applicant for a broker's license pursuant to Sec. 111.12 must pay a fee of $200 to defray the costs to Customs in processing the application....


Subpart A_General Provisions 112.1 Definitions. 112.2 Bond or license required. Subpart B_Authorization of Carriers To Carry Bonded Merchandise 112.11...


When used in this part, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated: Carrier. A ``carrier'' is one who undertakes to transport goods, merchandise or people. ...


(a) Carriers. A bond provided for in this part is required to transact business as a carrier receiving merchandise for transportation in bond. (b) Cartmen...


may be authorized. (a) From port to port in the United States. The port director may authorize the following types of carriers to receive merchandise...


authorization. (a) General requirements. All carriers and freight forwarders desiring to be authorized to receive merchandise for transportation in bond...


applications. The port director shall approve an application for authorization as carriers of bonded merchandise and the bond filed, authorizing the applicant to act...


carrier bonds. Carrier bonds may be discontinued at any time by the Commissioner of Customs or by the director of the port where the bond is filed....


A customhouse cartage or lighterage license issued by the port director in accordance with this part or specific authorization of the Commissioner of Customs shall...


license. (a) General requirements. An applicant for a customhouse cartage or lighterage license shall file with the director of the port where he proposes to...


applicant. The port director may refer the application for a cartman's or lighterman's license to the appropriate special agent in charge where investigation and...


The port director shall issue a customhouse cartage and lighterage license on Customs Form 3857 provided he is satisfied that: (a) The character, qualifications,...


A carrier or freight forwarder who has filed a bond on Customs Form 301 containing the bond conditions set forth in Sec. 113.63 of this chapter may transport...


A license issued in accordance with this subpart shall remain in force and effect until the license is suspended or revoked pursuant to Sec. 112.30 or until the...


and vessels. (a) Marking required. Every vehicle licensed by Customs for cartage and every barge, scow, or other lighter licensed by Customs for lighterage shall...


Inspectors or other Customs officers may require any person claiming to be a licensed customhouse cartman or lighterman to produce his license...


(a) Records of cartage and lighterage. The port director may require that licensed Customs cartmen and lightermen shall make, keep, and promptly submit for Customs inspection...


revocation of license. (a) Grounds for suspension or revocation of licenses. The port director may revoke or suspend the license of a cartman or lighterman if: ...


A port director may require each licensed cartman or lighterman and each employee thereof who receives, transports, or otherwise handles imported...


An application for an identification card required pursuant to Sec. 112.41 of this part, shall be filed personally by the applicant with the port director...


The identification card shall be issued on Customs Form 3873 and shall not be valid unless signed by the employee and a Customs officer and the U.S. Customs seal...


identification cards. Where there has been a change in the name, address, or employer of the holder, the card shall be promptly submitted by the cardholder to the...


The identification card shall be surrendered by the holder or licensee to the port director when: (a) The employee holder leaves the employment of the...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 19, Volume 1] [Revised as of April 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 19CFR112.46] [Page 512] TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY PART 112_CARRIERS, CARTMEN, AND LIGHTERMEN--Table of Contents Subpart D_Identification Cards Sec. 112.46 Report of loss or theft. The loss or theft of an identification card shall be promptly reported by the cardholder to the port director. ...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 19, Volume 1] [Revised as of April 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 19CFR112.47] [Page 512] TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY PART 112_CARRIERS, CARTMEN, AND LIGHTERMEN--Table of Contents Subpart D_Identification Cards Sec. 112.47 Wrongful presentation. If an identification card is presented by a person other than the one to whom it was issued, such card shall be forthwith confiscated. ...


identification cards. (a) Grounds for revocation or suspension of identification cards. An identification card issued pursuant to this part may be revoked...


(a) Issuance. When an identification card is required by the port director under Sec. 112.41, and the port director determines that the application for...


Authority to require security or execution of bond. 113.2 Powers of Commissioner of Customs relating to bonds. 113.3 Liability of surety on a...


Where a bond or other security is not specifically required by law, the Commissioner of Customs, pursuant to Treasury Department Order No. 165 Revised, as...


Whenever a bond is required or authorized by law, regulation, or instruction, the Commissioner of Customs may: (a) Prescribe the conditions and form of the bond...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 19, Volume 1] [Revised as of April 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 19CFR113.3] [Page 515] TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY PART 113_CUSTOMS BONDS--Table of Contents Subpart A_General Provisions Sec. 113.3 Liability of surety on a terminated bond. The surety, as well as the principal, remains liable on a terminated bond for obligations incurred prior to termination. ...


required to be given under the Customs laws or regulations shall be known as Customs bonds. (b) Carnets. A carnet is an international customs document which...


person who is required by law, regulation, or specific instruction to post a bond to secure a Customs transaction or multiple transactions must submit the bond on Customs Form 301....


(a) Single entry bond application. In order to insure that the revenue is adequately protected the port director may require a person who will be engaged in a single Customs...


Minimum amount of bond. The amount of any Customs bond shall not be less than $100, except when the law or regulation expressly provides that a lesser amount may be taken....


If the port director believes that none of the conditions contained in subpart G of this part is applicable to a transaction sought to be secured, the port director...


All bonds approved by the port director, except the bond containing the agreement to pay court costs (condemned goods) (see Sec. 113.72) shall remain on file in the port...


(a)(1) Identification of principal and sureties. The names of the principal and sureties and their respective places of residence shall appear in the bond. In the case of...


signature of each party to a bond executed by a noncorporate principal or surety shall be witnessed by two persons, who shall sign their names as witnesses, and include...


of the types of changes--(1) Modification or interlineation. Modifications or interlineations are changes which go to the substance of the bond, or are basic revisions of...


port director may accept the following types of bond riders. (1) Name change of principal. A bond rider to change the name of a principal on a bond may be used only when...


seal shall be affixed adjoining the signatures of principal and surety, if individuals, and the corporate seal shall be affixed close to the signatures of persons signing...


(a) General. Bonds including the application, if required by Sec. 113.12, and riders may be filed up to 30 days before the effective date in order to provide adequate time...


(a) Termination by principal. A request by a principal to terminate a bond shall be made in writing to the port director or drawback office in the case of a bond relating...


on the bond. The general information pertaining to the principal and surety which must be given in the body of the bond is set forth in...


fact. (a) Same party as principal and surety. The same person, partnership, or corporation cannot be both principal and surety on a bond. (b) Attorney in...


(a) Names of partners on the bond--(1) In general. Unless written notice of the full names of all partners in the partnership has been previously filed with the port director or...


(a) Name of corporation on the bonds. The name of a corporation executing a Customs bond as a principal, may be printed or placed thereon by means of a rubber stamp or...


co-principal may be used by a person having a distinct legal status (e.g., individual, partnership, corporation) to join another person with the same distinct legal status on the bond....


required. If individuals sign as sureties, there shall be two sureties on the bond, unless the port director is satisfied that one surety is sufficient to protect the revenue...


or on behalf of a partnership. A member of a partnership shall not be accepted as an individual surety on a bond executed by the partnership as principal. A partner...


of corporations and limits of their bonds. Treasury Department Circular 570 contains a list of corporations authorized to act as sureties on bonds, with the amount in which each...


as surety when in default as principal on another Customs bond. No person shall be accepted as surety on any Customs bond while in default as principal on any other...


Circular 570. If a port director or Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures Officer is unsatisfied with a surety company because the company has neglected...


the United States in lieu of sureties on bonds. (a) General provision. In lieu of sureties on any bond required or authorized by any law, regulation,...


When entry is made prior to the production of a required document, the importer shall indicate in the ``Missing Documents'' box (box 16) on Customs Form 7501...


Except when another period is fixed by law or regulations, any document for the production of which a bond or stipulation is given shall be delivered within 120 days from...


received within time period. If a document referred to in Sec. 113.42 is not produced within 120 days from the date of the transaction in connection with which the bond...


(a) Extension prescribed by law or regulations. The assent of the sureties to any extension of the period prescribed in a bond is not necessary when the extension...


against a continuous bond. When a continuous bond secures the production of a missing document and the bond is breached by the principal's failure to timely...


the bond. The Commissioner of Customs may authorize the cancellation of any bond provided for in this part or any charge that may have been made against...


If any Customs bond, except one given only for the production of free-entry or reduced-duty documents (see Sec. Sec. 113.43(c) of this chapter), is unsatisfied upon...


by a bond. (a) Waiver by the Commissioner of Customs. When a Customs requirement supported by a bond is waived by the Commissioner of Customs, the waiver...


(a) Bonds. Section 172.11(b) of this chapter sets forth provisions relating to the cancellation of charges against the bond when it is determined that the act or...


(a) Manner of cancellation. A bond to assure exportation as defined in Sec. 101.1 of this chapter may be cancelled: (1) Upon exportation. Upon the listing of...


this subpart identifies specific coverage for a particular Customs activity. When an individual or organization files a bond with Customs the activity in which they plan on engaging...


A bond for basic importation and entry shall contain the conditions listed in this section and may be either a single entry or a continuous bond. ...


A basic custodial bond shall contain the conditions listed in this section and shall be a continuous bond. [[Page 531]] Basic Custodial...


A bond for international carriers shall contain the conditions listed in this section and may be either a single entry or continuous bond. ...


conditions. A bond for repayment of erroneous drawback shall contain the conditions listed in this section and may be either a single entry or...


international traffic bond conditions. A bond for control of containers and instruments of international traffic shall contain the conditions listed in this section...


conditions. Commercial Gauger Bond Conditions (a) Commercial gauger bond conditions. A commercial gauger's bond shall contain the...


products identification act bond conditions. A bond to comply with wool and fur products labeling acts and fiber products identification act shall contain the...


A bond to produce a bill of lading shall contain the conditions listed in this section and shall be a single entry bond. Production of Bill of...


detention of copyrighted material. A bond to indemnify the United States for detention of copyrighted material shall contain the conditions listed in this section...


A bond to observe neutrality shall contain the conditions listed in this section and shall be a single entry bond. Bond Condition To...


A bond to pay court costs (condemned goods) shall contain the condition listed in this section and shall be a single entry bond. Bond Condition...


A bond of a foreign trade zone operator shall contain the conditions listed in this section and shall be a continuous bond. Foreign Trade...


section 337 of Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. A bond to indemnify a complainant under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, must contain the...


large yachts imported for sale at United States boat shows. A bond for the deferral of entry completion and duty deposit pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1484b for a dutiable...


Customs Conventions and Agreements. 114.3 Carnets. Subpart B_Issuing and Guaranteeing...


definitions for the purpose of part 114: (a) Commissioner. ``Commissioner'' means the Commissioner of Customs. (b) Issuing association. ``Issuing association'' means...


in this part relate to carnets provided for in the following Customs Conventions and Agreements: (a) Customs Convention on the A.T.A. Carnet for the...


the provisions of a Convention or Agreement identified in Sec. 114.2 and with the regulations in this part shall serve as an entry document within the scope...


be furnished. Before an association may be approved to serve as issuing association or guaranteeing association in the United States with respect to carnets authorized under a...


cause. The Commissioner may suspend or revoke the approval previously given to any issuing association or guaranteeing association for failure or refusal to comply with the...


accordance with Sec. 114.3 shall be accepted provided that when the carnet is presented an association for the guaranteeing of such carnets has been approved in accordance with...


The A.T.A. carnet is acceptable for goods to be temporarily entered, or temporarily entered and transported, under: (1) The Customs Convention on the Temporary Importation...


A.T.A. carnet with a period of validity exceeding 1 year from date of issue shall be accepted. This period of validity cannot be extended. (b) TIR carnet. A TIR carnet may...


has been issued, no extra item shall be added to the list of goods enumerated on the reverse of the cover of the carnet or on any continuation sheet...


destruction, loss, or theft of an A.T.A. or TECRO/AIT carnet while the goods which it covers are in the Customs territory of the United States, the director of the port where...


(a) Unconditional discharge. An A.T.A. or TECRO/AIT carnet shall be discharged unconditionally by the port director when he is satisfied that all merchandise...


shall not be accepted for importations by mail. (b) Temporary importations. Merchandise not entitled to temporary importation under bond shall not be imported...


may be accepted for unaccompanied samples and samples imported by a natural person resident in the Customs territory of the United States, as well as for samples...


fraud, violation, or abuse of the privileges of a Convention or Agreement, action may be taken against the users of carnets for applicable duties and charges or liquidated damages,...


carnet. When it is determined that liquidated damages assessed or paid for any shortage, irregular delivery, or nondelivery of merchandise covered by a TIR carnet did not in...


Sec. 115.1 Purpose. Subpart A_General Sec. 115.1 Purpose. 115.2...


Sec. 115.2 Application. (a) Certification of containers and road vehicles for international transport under Customs seal is voluntary. This chapter...


Sec. 115.3 Definitions. For the purpose of this part: (a) Certifying Authority. ``Certifying Authority'' means a nonprofit firm or...


Sec. 115.4 Conflicting provisions. The provisions of the most recent TIR/Container Convention shall apply in the event of conflict between it and an...


115.6 Designated Certifying Authorities. (a) The American Bureau of Shipping, 45 Eisenhower Dr., Paramus, New Jersey 07652. ...


115.7 Designation of additional Certifying Authorities. (a) The Commissioner may designate as a Certifying Authority any nonprofit firm or...


115.8 Certifying Authorities responsibilities--road vehicles. (a) General. Road vehicles may be approved individually or by design type. ...


Sec. 115.9 Certifying Authorities responsibilities--containers. (a) General. Containers may be approved for transport under seal by design type at...


115.10 Certificate of approval. A Certifying Authority shall issue a certificate of approval by design type for a specified number or...


Sec. 115.11 Establishment of fees. (a) Each Certifying Authority shall establish and file with the Commissioner a schedule of fees for the...


115.12 Records maintained by Certifying Authority. (a) Each Certifying Authority shall maintain-- (1) A copy of each individual certificate...


115.13 Records to be furnished Customs. Each Certifying Authority shall furnish the Headquarters, U.S. Customs Service, Office of Field...


115.14 Meeting on program. If determined necessary by Customs, each Certifying Authority's representative for certification functions shall...


115.15 Reports by road vehicle or container manufacturer. Each manufacturer shall forward to the appropriate Certifying Authority, quarterly or...


115.16 Notification of Certifying Authority by manufacturer. In order that the Certifying Authority can schedule an appropriate inspection,...


115.17 Appeal to Commissioner of Customs. (a) Any manufacturer, carrier, or owner may, within 30 days after he has been notified by a...


115.18 Decision of Commissioner of Customs final. The decision of the Commissioner on any matter appealed to him...


Containers by Design Type Sec. 115.25 General. The Certifying Authority shall, at the request of a manufacturer, evaluate containers for approval by...


Containers by Design Type Sec. 115.26 Eligibility. Any manufacturer of containers to be manufactured in a type series from standard design and specifications...


Containers by Design Type Sec. 115.27 Where to apply. A manufacturer may apply for approval of a container by design type to a Certifying Authority of...


Containers by Design Type Sec. 115.28 Application for approval. Each application by a manufacturer or an owner for certification of a container by design...


Containers by Design Type Sec. 115.29 Plan review. (a) A manufacturer or owner who wants containers to be approved by design type must submit the plans...


Containers by Design Type Sec. 115.30 Technical requirements for containers by design type. The plans and specifications of a container submitted in...


Containers by Design Type Sec. 115.31 Examination, inspection, and testing. (a) Before the issuance of a certificate of approval by design type, the...


Containers by Design Type Sec. 115.32 Approval plates. The manufacturer shall affix, in a clearly visible place on or near one of the doors or other...


Containers by Design Type Sec. 115.33 Termination of approval. Any container, the essential features of which are changed, shall no longer be covered by...


Containers After Manufacture Sec. 115.37 General. This subpart provides for the approval and certification of containers after manufacture, and for...


Containers After Manufacture Sec. 115.38 Application. A written request for approval of a container after manufacture may be made by the owner or operator to...


of Containers After Manufacture Sec. 115.39 Eligibility. The owner or operator may submit containers to be approved after the manufacturing stage to: ...


Containers After Manufacture Sec. 115.40 Technical requirements for containers. A container that is submitted for inspection for approval after manufacture,...


Containers After Manufacture Sec. 115.41 Certificate of approval for containers approved after manufacture. The Certifying Authority shall issue an...


Containers After Manufacture Sec. 115.42 Approval plates. (a) The owner or operator applicant shall, upon receipt of a certificate of approval from the...


Containers After Manufacture Sec. 115.43 Termination of approval. Approval of a container terminates upon a change in the container by a major repair...


Individual Road Vehicles Sec. 115.48 General. This subpart provides for the approval and certification of individual road vehicles that comply with...


Individual Road Vehicles Sec. 115.49 Application. A written request for approval of an individual road vehicle may be made by the owner, or carrier to...


Individual Road Vehicles Sec. 115.50 Eligibility. A road vehicle may be submitted for inspection by its owner or operator to a Certifying Authority of...


Individual Road Vehicles Sec. 115.51 Technical requirements. A road vehicle that is submitted for inspection for individual approval must comply with...


Individual Road Vehicles Sec. 115.52 Approval. The Certifying Authority shall issue a certificate of approval, valid for 2 years, to each road vehicle...


Individual Road Vehicles Sec. 115.53 Certificate of approval. A certificate of approval must be kept on the vehicle as evidence...


Individual Road Vehicles Sec. 115.54 Renewal of certificate. A certificate of approval may be renewed if the Certifying Authority determines by inspection...


Individual Road Vehicles Sec. 115.55 Termination of approval. Approval of a road vehicle terminates: (a) Upon expiration of the certificate of...


Road Vehicles by Design Type Sec. 115.60 General. This subpart provides for the approval and certification of road vehicles manufactured by...


Road Vehicles by Design Type Sec. 115.61 Eligibility. Any manufacturer of road vehicles which are being manufactured in a type series from a standard design...


Road Vehicles by Design Type Sec. 115.62 Where to apply. A manufacturer may apply for approval of a road vehicle by design type to a Certifying Authority of...


of Road Vehicles by Design Type Sec. 115.63 Application for approval. Each application by a manufacturer for certification of a road vehicle by design type...


Road Vehicles by Design Type Sec. 115.64 Plan review. (a) A manufacturer or owner who wants road vehicles to be approved by design type must submit the plans...


Road Vehicles by Design Type Sec. 115.65 Technical requirements for road vehicles by design type. The plans and specifications of a road vehicle that are submitted...


Road Vehicles by Design Type Sec. 115.66 Examination, inspection, and testing. (a) Before the issuance of a certificate of approval by design type, the...


Road Vehicles by Design Type Sec. 115.67 Approval certificate. The holder of the approval certificate shall, before using the vehicle for the carriage of...


Road Vehicles by Design Type Sec. 115.68 Termination of approval. Any road vehicle whose essential features are changed shall no longer be covered by the...


Subpart A_General Provisions 118.1 Definition. 118.2 Establishment of a CES. 118.3 Written agreement. 118.4 Responsibilities of a CES...


A centralized examination station (CES) is a privately operated facility, not in the charge of a Customs officer, at which merchandise is made available to Customs officers for...


When a port director makes a preliminary determination that a new CES should be established, or when the term of an existing CES is about to expire and the port director...


The applicant tentatively selected to operate a CES must sign a written [[Page 556]] agreement with Customs before commencing operations. Failure to execute...


By signing the agreement and commencing operation of a CES, an operator agrees to: (a) Maintain the facility designated as the CES in conformity with...


a fee schedule. Whenever a CES operator intends to increase, add to or otherwise change the service fees set forth in the fee schedule referred to in Sec. 118.4(c) of...


Each application to operate a CES shall consist of the following information, any application not providing all of the specified information will not be...


Following submission of all applications in accordance with Sec. Sec. 118.2 and 118.11 of this part, the port director will advise the public of the...


nonselection. The applicant selected to operate a CES will be notified in writing by the port director of his tentative selection. The selection shall become...


revocation of selection and cancellation of agreement to operate a CES. The port director may immediately suspend or propose permanent revocation and...


proposed revocation and cancellation action. Adverse action pursuant to the provisions of Sec. 118.21(a) or (b) is initiated when the port director serves...


procedure; status of CES operations. (a) Appeal to the Assistant Commissioner. Appeal of a port director's decision under Sec. 118.21(a) or (b) must be...


and Provisions 122.1 General definitions. 122.2 Other Customs laws and regulations. 122.3 Availability of forms. 122.4 English language...


The following definitions apply in this part, unless otherwise stated: (a) Aircraft. An ``aircraft'' is any device now known, or hereafter invented, used...


Except as otherwise provided for in this chapter, and insofar as such laws [[Page 563]] and regulations are applicable, aircraft arriving or...


The forms mentioned in this part may be purchased from the director of port of entry. A small quantity of each form is set aside by port directors for free distribution...


A translation in the English language shall be attached to the original and each copy of any form or document written or printed in a...


(a) Specifications. Subject to approval by Customs, the forms mentioned in this part may be printed by private parties if the specified size, wording arrangement,...


(a) Procedure. International airports, as defined in Sec. 122.1(e), will be designated after due investigation to establish that sufficient need exists in any...


(a) Entry, clearance and charges. International airports are open to all aircraft for entry and clearance at no charge by Customs. However, charges may be assessed...


The following is a list of international airports of entry designated by the Secretary of the Treasury. Location and...


(a) Permission to land. Permission to land at a landing rights airport may be given as follows: (1) Scheduled flight. The scheduled aircraft of a scheduled airline may...


(a) Permission to land. The procedures for obtaining permission to land at a user fee airport are the same procedures as those set forth in Sec. 122.14 for landing...


applies to all private aircraft as defined in Sec. 122.1(h). No other provisions of this part apply to private aircraft, except where stated in...


in the U.S. from a foreign area, all private aircraft not covered by Sec. 122.23 shall give advance notice of arrival as required in...


south of the U.S. (a) Definitions. (1) For the purpose of this section, ``private aircraft'' means all aircraft except: (i) Public aircraft; (ii)...


(a) In general. Private aircraft arriving in the U.S. from a foreign area shall follow the landing requirements set out in Sec. Sec. 122.23 and 122.36. (b) Special...


(a) Request. Any company or individual that has operational control over an aircraft required to give advance notice of arrival under Sec. 122.23 may request...


Private aircraft, as defined in Sec. 122.1(h), are not required to formally enter or to obtain formal clearance upon departure. However, entry and clearance requirements do apply to...


Crewmembers and passengers. Crewmembers and passengers on a private aircraft arriving in the U.S. shall make baggage declarations as set forth in part 148 of this chapter. An...


residents. An aircraft belonging to a resident of the U.S. which is taken to a foreign area for non-commercial purposes and then returned to the U.S. by the resident...


Private aircraft may be subject to the payment of an arrival fee for services provided as set forth in Sec. 24.22 of [[Page 571]] this chapter. For...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 19, Volume 1] [Revised as of April 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 19CFR122.30] [Page 571] TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY PART 122_AIR COMMERCE REGULATIONS--Table of Contents Subpart C_Private Aircraft Sec. 122.30 Other Customs laws and regulations. Sections 122.2 and 122.161 apply to private aircraft. ...


(a) Application. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, all aircraft entering the U.S. from a foreign area shall give advance notice of arrival. When a private...


Any aircraft coming into the U.S., including Puerto Rico, from an area outside the U.S., is required to land, unless exempted by the Federal...


(a) The first landing of an aircraft entering the United States from a foreign area will be: (1) At a designated international airport (see Sec. 122.13), provided...


(a) Application. This section applies to emergency or forced landings made by aircraft when necessary for safety or the preservation of life or health, when such...


If an aircraft lands in the U.S. and Customs officers have not arrived, the aircraft commander shall hold the aircraft, and any merchandise or baggage on the...


(a) Application. This section applies when aircraft carrying crew, passengers and baggage, or merchandise which has been precleared pursuant to Sec. 148.22 of this chapter at a...


unlade and lade. (a) Applicability. Before any passengers, baggage, or merchandise may be unladen or laden aboard on arrival or departure of an aircraft subject to...


All aircraft coming into the United States from a foreign area must make entry under this subpart except: (a) Public and private aircraft; (b)...


(a) By whom. Entry shall be made by the aircraft commander or an agent. (b) Place of entry--(1) First landing at international airport. Entry shall be made at...


(a) When required. A general declaration, Customs Form 7507, shall be filed for all aircraft required to enter under Sec. 122.41 (Aircraft required to enter). ...


If an aircraft enters the U.S. from a foreign area, aircraft crewmembers shall file a crew baggage declaration as provided in subpart G, part 148 of...


When required. A crew list shall be filed by all aircraft required to enter under Sec. 122.41. (b) Exception. No crew list is required for aircraft arriving directly from...


(a) When required. A crew purchase list shall be filed with the general declaration for any aircraft required to enter under Sec. 122.41. (b) Exception. A crew...


(a) When required. A stores list shall be filed for all aircraft required to enter under Sec. 122.41. (b) Form. The aircraft stores shall be listed on the cargo manifest or on...


(a) When required. Except as provided in paragraphs (d) and (e) of this section, an air cargo manifest need not be filed or retained aboard the aircraft for any...


air cargo required in advance of arrival. (a) General requirement. Pursuant to section 343(a), Trade Act of 2002, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2071 note), and subject...


or air waybill. (a) Shortages--(1) Reporting. Shortages (merchandise listed on the manifest or air waybill but not found) shall be reported to the port director...


(a) General requirement. Each air carrier, foreign and domestic, operating a passenger flight in foreign air transportation to the United States, including...


information. (a) General requirement. Each air carrier, foreign and domestic, operating a passenger flight in foreign air transportation to or from the United...


(a) Any merchandise or baggage regularly landed but not covered by a permit for its release shall be allowed to remain at the place of unlading until the...


in the U.S. After Customs inspection of the aircraft, passengers, baggage and merchandise at the entry airport, commercial aircraft of domestic...


in the U.S. (a) Application. This section applies to commercial aircraft (as defined in Sec. 122.1(d)) of foreign origin registered in the U.S. and arriving...


or leased to U.S. air carriers. Aircraft of foreign registry leased or chartered to a U.S. air carrier, while being operated by the U.S. air carrier under...


(a) Application. For any commercial aircraft of foreign registry arriving in the U.S., the aircraft commander or agent shall file for an international traffic permit...


clear. (a) All aircraft, except public and private aircraft, leaving the U.S. for a foreign area are required to clear if: (1) Carrying passengers and/or...


to clear. (a) Bureau of the Census. Under Bureau of the Census Regulations (15 CFR [[Page 587]] part 30), aircraft not required to clear by...


The aircraft commander or agent shall request clearance or permission to depart for aircraft of scheduled airlines covered by this subpart. (a) Clearance at...


Clearance or permission to depart shall be requested by the aircraft commander or agent for aircraft covered by this subpart other than those of scheduled airlines. The...


Once an aircraft has been cleared or given permission to depart it must depart within 72 hours. The aircraft commander or agent shall report promptly to the port director...


depart denied. If advance electronic air cargo information is not received as provided in Sec. 192.14 of this chapter, Customs and Border Protection may deny...


with no commercial export cargo. (a) Application. This section applies to aircraft departing for foreign territory with no export cargo, but not to those...


commercial export cargo. If an aircraft with export cargo leaves the U.S. for any foreign area, a general declaration, if required, an air cargo manifest and...


air cargo manifest. (a) General declaration--(1) Form. The general declaration shall be on Customs Form 7507 and shall show all information required. ...


forma) manifest. (a) Application--(1) Shipments to foreign countries. Except for aircraft bound for foreign locations referred to in paragraph (b) of this...


(a) Contents. A complete air cargo manifest shall list all cargo laden, and show for each item the air waybill number, or marks and numbers on packages and the type...


Declarations and inspection certificates. (a) Shipper's Export Declarations--(1) Other than shipments to Puerto Rico. For shipments other than to Puerto Rico, at the...


(a) Aircraft departing from the U.S. One copy of the air cargo manifest shall be used as a clearance certificate when endorsed by the port director to show...


exportation or for transportation and exportation. If a shipment is exported under an entry or withdrawal for exportation, or for transportation and...


possessions. (a) Other than Puerto Rico. An air cargo manifest shall be filed for aircraft transporting cargo between the U.S. and U.S. possessions. Shipper's...


statement. Customs officers may verify any of the statements required under this subpart by examining the shipping records of the...


(a) Aircraft arriving with cargo. Aircraft arriving in the U.S. from a foreign area with cargo shown on the manifest to be traveling to other airports in the U.S. or...


A bond on Customs Form 301, containing the bond provisions set forth in subpart G of part 113 of this chapter, shall be filed before an aircraft is given a permit...


(a) Traveling general declaration and manifest. When applying for examination and release from an airport or place of entry in the U.S., the aircraft commander or...


(a) Application. The provisions of this section apply at any U.S. airport to which an aircraft proceeds with residue cargo, and passengers, or crewmembers and...


When an aircraft enters at the last domestic airport of discharge, the traveling general declaration and manifest shall be filed with Customs and kept at the airport....


(a) Application. The residue cargo procedure applies when an airline must substitute aircraft to reach a destination due to weather conditions or operational...


Section 4.85 of this chapter, relating to vessels with residue cargo for domestic ports, applies to aircraft residue cargo, except as stated in...


(stopover) passengers. Airlines that commingle domestic (stopover) passengers (that is, passengers who have already cleared Customs at their port of arrival...


This subpart applies to the transportation in bond of merchandise arriving in the U.S. by aircraft and entered: (a) For immediate transportation to another airport...


of origin. (a) Forms required--(1) Customs Form 7512 or other document. Customs Form 7512 or other Customs approved documents, such as an air waybill (see...


exportation airport. (a) Delivery to port director. When a bonded shipment arrives at the destination or exportation airport, the aircraft commander or agent...


exportation. (a) Required filing. This section applies to merchandise entered for transportation and exportation by aircraft. A certificate of lading for...


Part 18 of this chapter (Transportation in Bond and Merchandise in Transit) applies to the transportation of merchandise under this subpart unless...


Passengers who enter the U.S. on one aircraft and depart to a foreign area on another aircraft with accompanying baggage shall either: (a) Submit their baggage...


(a) General baggage in transit may be inspected upon arrival, while in transit, and upon exportation. Carriers shall present in-transit baggage for inspection at...


Cargo (including manifested baggage) which arrives and is transported under Customs control in, through, or from, the U.S. may be transported in bond under this subpart....


The following definitions apply in this subpart: (a) Transit air cargo. ``Transit air cargo'' is cargo, including manifested baggage, transported under the requirements of...


cargo manifest procedures. A manifest on Customs Form 7509 is required for transit air cargo, as provided in Sec. 122.48(c) of this part. The words ``Transportation...


(a) Form duplicates original manifest. Each transit air cargo manifest shall be a duplicate of the sheet presented as part of the cargo manifest for the aircraft on which...


A warning label, as required by Sec. 18.4(e) of this chapter, shall be attached to all transit air cargo not directly exported from the port of arrival before the...


sheets. When the original cargo manifest for the aircraft on which the cargo arrives is presented by the aircraft commander or its authorized agent at the port...


transit air cargo transport. (a) Transportation--(1) Port to port. Transit air cargo may be carried to another port only when a receipt is given, as provided in...


of arrival. (a) Application. Transit air cargo may be transferred for exportation from any port of arrival under this section. The port director may require...


U.S. port. (a) Application. Air cargo shipments may be transferred for transportation as transit air cargo from the port of arrival to another port in the U.S....


another port for exportation. (a) Application. Air cargo may be transferred as transit air cargo at the port of arrival for transportation to another port in the U.S....


(a) Liquor and tobacco. Subpart M applies to: (1) Duty-free and tax-free liquor and tobacco; and (2) Duty-paid and tax-paid liquor and tobacco which has been placed in...


(a) Sealing required. Aircraft liquor kits shall be sealed on board the aircraft by crewmembers before the aircraft lands in the U.S. The liquor kits shall be kept...


(a) When required, contents. Three copies of an incoming stores list shall be prepared for each liquor kit on board before an aircraft lands. The incoming stores list...


liquor storeroom. (a) Handling of liquor kits. An aircraft may land at an airport where the airline involved does not have an authorized in-bond liquor...


(a) Restocking. Liquor kits on board an aircraft landing at an airport where the airline involved has an authorized in-bond liquor storeroom may be removed...


(a) Preparation. Two copies of a serially numbered outgoing stores list shall be prepared by the airline for all liquor and tobacco withdrawn from bonded or non-tax-paid stock...


Any liquor or tobacco withdrawn from the in-bond storeroom and shown on the outgoing stores list shall be recorded, when exported, on a certificate of use prepared by...


Under subpart N, the following definitions apply: [[Page 603]] (a) United States. The term ``U.S.'' includes the several States, the District of...


Virgin Islands and a foreign area. (a) Aircraft arriving in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Aircraft arriving in the U.S. Virgin Islands from a place other than the U.S....


to the U.S. Virgin Islands. (a) In general. Aircraft on flights from the U.S. to the U.S. Virgin Islands are governed by the provisions of this part that apply to...


U.S. Virgin Islands to the U.S. (a) Aircraft not inspected. This paragraph applies to aircraft departing from the U.S. Virgin Islands and arriving in the U.S.,...


Under this subpart, the following definitions apply: (a) United States. The term ``U.S.'' includes the several States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and...


applies to all aircraft entering or departing the U.S. to or from Cuba except public aircraft. [T.D. 88-12, 53 FR 9292, Mar. 22, 1988, as amended by T.D. 97-82, 62...


departure. The owner or person in command of any aircraft clearing the U.S. for, or entering the U.S. from, Cuba, whether the aircraft is departing on a...


(a) Application. All aircraft entering the U.S. from Cuba shall give advance notice of arrival. (b) Procedure for giving advance notice of arrival. The commander of an...


Upon arrival, the aircraft commander shall present: (a) A manifest of all passengers on board, as required by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization...


No passengers arriving from Cuba by aircraft will be released by Customs, nor will the aircraft be cleared or permitted to depart before the passengers are released by an...


As a condition precedent to clearance, the aircraft commander shall present to Customs: (a) The documents required by Subpart H of this part; and (b)...


All other provisions of this part relating to entry and clearance of aircraft are applicable to aircraft subject to this subpart. Subpart P--Public...


provided in subpart S of this part, any person who violates any Customs requirements stated in this part, or any regulation that applies to aircraft under Sec. 122.2, is, in...


air cargo manifest. (a) Application. Penalties shall be assessed if differences in an air cargo manifest (overages or shortages) are discovered and: (1)...


ports. (a) Application. If transit air cargo is traveling from the port of arrival to another U.S. port under Sec. 122.119, a liability shall be assessed, as set out...


If transit air cargo is traveling from the port of arrival to another U.S. port for later exportation, any liquidated damages for shortages or irregular...


cabotage law (49 U.S.C. 41703) prohibits the transportation of persons, property, or mail for compensation or hire between points of the U.S. in a foreign civil aircraft. The...


documentation. (a) Liability for civil penalties. Except as otherwise provided, any aircraft pilot violation of the requirements of section 433, Tariff Act of 1930,...


penalties. Any aircraft pilot who transports, or any person on board any aircraft who possesses prohibited or restricted merchandise knowing, or intending, that the...


Source: T.D. 91-25, 56 FR 12347, Mar. 25, 1991, unless otherwise noted. The Air Carrier Smuggling Prevention Program (ACSPP) is designed to...


Any air carrier whose international flights arrive at, or depart from, any of the designated test airports, Miami International Airport, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport,...


(a) Application. An air carrier which wishes to participate in the ACSPP shall submit an application to the Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, in...


(a) Participating carriers. Participating carriers are required to develop and adhere to procedures whereby they will: (1) Provide security personnel for...


Should a controlled substance be introduced into the United States or discovered aboard an aircraft owned or operated by a participating carrier, or in cargo carried...


(a) Grounds for removal from ACSSPP. The Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, may revoke or supend the privilege of operating as a member of the...


Source: T.D. 90-82, 55 FR 42557, Oct. 22, 1990, unless otherwise noted. For purposes of this section, the term ``Customs security area''...


(a) Customs access seal required. With the exception of all Federal and uniformed State and local law enforcement personnel and aircraft passengers and crew, all...


(a) Grounds for denial. Access to the Customs security area will not be granted, and therefore an approved Customs access seal will not be issued, to any person whose access...


in circumstances of employee; additional employer responsibilities. (a) Change of identification. The Customs access seal may be removed from the employee by the...


Customs access seal. The loss or theft of an approved Customs access seal must be promptly reported in writing by the employee to the port director. The Customs access...


seal by other person. If an approved Customs access seal is presented by a person other than the one to whom it was issued, the Customs access seal will be removed...


access. (a) Grounds for revocation or suspension of access--(1) General. The port director: (i) Must immediately revoke or suspend an employee's access to...


access seal. (a) Conditions for issuance. When an approved Customs access seal is required under Sec. 122.182(a) of this part and the port director determines...


Any failure on the part of a principal to comply with the conditions of the bond required under Sec. 122.182(c), including a failure of an employer to comply with any...


Subpart A_General Provisions 123.1 Report of arrival from Canada or Mexico and permission to proceed. 123.2 Penalty for failure to report arrival or for proceeding without...


Canada or Mexico and permission to proceed. (a) Individuals. Individuals arriving in the United States, unless excepted by voluntary enrollment in and compliance...


report arrival or for proceeding without a permit. (a) Persons. Any person arriving otherwise than by conveyance who enters [[Page 621]] the U.S....


(a) General requirements. Baggage or other merchandise carried on a vehicle or on a vessel of less than 5 net tons arriving otherwise than by sea from Canada...


forms to be used. The inward foreign manifest required by Sec. 123.3 for a vehicle or a vessel of less than 5 net tons arriving in the United States from Canada...


of inward foreign manifest. The manifest listing baggage and other merchandise, certified by the master of the vessel or the person in charge of the vehicle, shall...


trains. The conductor of a railroad train arriving from Canada or Mexico shall present to the Customs officer at the port of arrival individual car...


for unconditionally free merchandise value not over $250. When a shipment not exceeding $250 in value which is unconditionally free of duty and not subject to quota...


to unlade or lade a vessel or vehicle. (a) Permission to unlade or lade. Before any passenger or merchandise, including baggage, may be landed or discharged from...


discrepancy in a manifest. (a) Provisions applicable--(1) Overages. If any merchandise (including sea stores or its equivalent) is found on board a vessel or...


(a) Any merchandise or baggage regularly landed but not covered by a permit for its release shall be allowed to remain at the place of unlading until...


trains. (a) Articles acquired abroad. Articles subject to internal revenue tax and other merchandise acquired abroad constituting supplies arriving...


and equipment in international traffic. (a) Use on a continuous route. Foreign locomotives or other foreign railroad equipment in use on a continuous...


domestic locomotives and other domestic railroad equipment. A report of the first arrival in the United States of a domestic locomotive or other railroad equipment...


busses, and taxicabs in international traffic. (a) Admission without entry or payment of duty. Trucks, busses, and taxicabs, however owned, which have...


used between communities of the United States and Canada or Mexico. Vehicles of foreign origin which are used for commercial purposes between adjoining...


busses, or taxicabs in international traffic. (a) Admission without entry or payment of duty. Trucks, busses, and taxicabs, whether of foreign or domestic...


domestic trucks, busses, taxicabs and their equipment. (a) Domestic trucks, busses, and taxicabs and their equipment defined. For the purpose of this section,...


for constructing bridges or tunnels between the United States and Canada or Mexico. (a) Admission of equipment and materials. Equipment for use in construction...


transit. (a) Status. Merchandise may be transported from one port to another in the United States through Canada or Mexico in accordance with the...


In-transit manifest. (a) Manifest required. A manifest in duplicate covering the in- transit merchandise which is to proceed under the [[Page 630]] provisions...


for in-transit rail shipments. Before an in-transit train proceeding under the provisions of this subpart departs from the United States, the carrier shall furnish to...


Sealing of conveyances or compartments. (a) Sealing required. Merchandise in transit proceeding under the provisions of this subpart shall be transported in sealed conveyances...


disposition of manifests. (a) Certification. Conveyances proceeding under the provisions of this subpart shall not proceed until the Customs inspector has...


merchandise moving through Canada or Mexico. (a) General. Merchandise in transit proceeding under the provisions of this subpart may be transshipped from...


Feeding and watering animals in Canada. If animals in sealed conveyances or compartments cannot be fed and watered in Canada without breaking customs seals, the seals shall...


in or exported to Canada or Mexico. (a) In-transit status abandoned. When the in-transit status of merchandise transiting Canada or Mexico is abandoned and...


arrival at port of reentry. (a) Presentation of documents. At the first port in the United States after transportation through Canada or Mexico under the...


Merchandise in transit. (a) From one contiguous country to another. Merchandise may be transported [[Page 633]] in transit across the United States...


(a) Form and number of copies required. Three copies of the transportation entry and manifest on Customs Form 7512 shall be presented upon arrival of merchandise...


and vessel shipments. In the following circumstances, the copy of Customs Form 7512 to be retained at the port of first arrival may be adapted for use as...


Truck shipments transiting Canada. (a) Manifest required. Trucks with merchandise transiting Canada from point to point in the United States will be manifested on...


Truck shipments transiting the United States. (a) Manifest required. Trucks with merchandise transiting the United States from point to point in Canada will be manifested...


States or Canada Sec. 123.51 Commercial samples transported by automobile through Canada between ports in the United States. (a)...


States or Canada Sec. 123.52 Commercial samples transported by automobile through the United States between ports in Canada. (a) General provisions....


An inward foreign manifest on Customs Form 7533 shall be used for all baggage arriving in baggage cars. [T.D. 70-121, 35 FR 8215, May 26, 1970, as...


traveler. For baggage arriving in the actual possession of a traveler, his declaration shall be accepted in lieu of an inward foreign manifest. (See...


Canada or Mexico. (a) Opening vehicle or compartment to examine baggage. Customs officers are authorized to unlock, open, and examine vehicles and compartments...


the United States between ports in Canada or in Mexico. (a) Procedure. Baggage in transit from point to point in Canada or Mexico through the United States may...


Canada or Mexico between ports in the United States. (a) General provision. Upon request of the carrier, checked baggage of domestic origin may be transported...


program. Source: T.D. 99-2, 64 FR 31, Jan. 4, 1999, unless otherwise noted. The Land Border Carrier Initiative Program (LBCIP) is a program designed...


requirement. Commercial carriers desiring to participate in the LBCIP shall enter into a written agreement with Customs regarding the mutual obligations of...


participate. To request participation in the LBCIP, the carrier-applicant must submit an application containing the information requested in this section....


selection; appeal of determination. The information provided pursuant to paragraphs (b) through (d) of Sec. 123.73 shall constitute the criteria used to evaluate...


revocation; appeal of decision. (a) Revocation. The port director may immediately revoke a carrier's participation in the LBCIP and cancel the written agreement for any...


Customs for participants to use certain drivers. (a) Responsibilities of LBCIP participants. An LBCIP participant is required, pursuant to Sec. 123.73 of this...


building on the boundary. When any merchandise on which the duty has not been paid or which was imported contrary to law is found in any building upon or within...


stolen vehicles returned from Mexico. Port directors shall admit without entry and payment of duty allegedly stolen or embezzled vehicles, trailers, airplanes, or...


Electronic information for rail cargo required in advance of arrival. Source: CBP Dec. 03-32, 68 FR 68173, Dec. 5, 2003, unless otherwise noted. ...


Electronic information for truck cargo required in advance of arrival. (a) General requirement. Pursuant to section 343(a) of the Trade Act of 2002, as amended...


Subpart A_General Provisions 125.1 Classes of cartage. 125.2 Supervision of cartage and lighterage. 125.3 Contracts for Government cartage. ...


(a) Government cartage. Government cartage must be done by a licensed customhouse cartman or other bonded carrier as provided in Sec. 112.2 of this chapter under...


lighterage. All licensed vehicles or lighters shall be subject to the control and direction of the officer having charge of the merchandise...


Contracts for Government cartage shall be procured by formally advertised solicitation for bids and award of contract or by negotiation in accordance with...


in public stores. (a) Government cartage. The cartage of merchandise in Customs custody designated for examination at the public stores shall be done by...


at importers' premises or other place. Merchandise designated for examination at an importer's premises or other place not in the charge of a Customs officer...


withdrawn from general order for regular entry. When merchandise withdrawn from general order for regular entry is to be conveyed to a place designated by the...


merchandise. Unclaimed merchandise shall be carted to the public stores or a bonded warehouse designated by the port director under the cartage...


examination. Any licensed customhouse cartman, including an importer licensed to cart his own imported merchandise and a bonded carrier provided for in Sec. 112.2...


lighterman, or other bonded carrier. Importers and exporters shall designate on the entry and permit of bonded merchandise the bonded cartman, lighterman, or other...


If an importer does not cart his merchandise or designate a licensed customhouse cartman, other bonded carrier, foreign trade zone operator, bonded warehouse...


lighterman or other bonded carrier to appear. The cartman, lighterman, other bonded carrier, foreign trade zone operator, bonded warehouse proprietor,...


When merchandise is carted or lightered to and received from a bonded store or bonded warehouse, it shall be accompanied by one of the following tickets or documents: ...


a bonded store or bonded warehouse. When merchandise is carried, carted or lightered to and received in a bonded store or bonded warehouse, the proprietor or...


(a) From public or bonded store. A receipt shall be taken from the cartman, lighterman or bonded carrier for all goods delivered to him from public store...


and notation of bad order or discrepancy. When a cartman, lighterman, other bonded carrier, foreign trade zone operator, bonded warehouse proprietor,...


accident. Any loss or detention of bonded merchandise, or any accident happening to a vehicle or lighter while carrying bonded merchandise shall be...


If the warehouse is closed or the warehouseman refuses to receive the merchandise, the cartman or bonded [[Page 650]] carrier shall notify...


(a) Liability of cartman, lighterman or bonded carrier. The cartman, lighterman, or bonded carrier conveying the merchandise, including merchandise covered by a TIR...


The Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures Officer, in accordance with delegated authority, may cancel liquidated damages incurred under the bond of the foreign trade...


Subpart A_General Order Merchandise 127.1 Merchandise considered general order merchandise. 127.2 Withdrawal from general order for entry or...


general order merchandise. Merchandise shall be considered general order merchandise when it is taken into the custody of the port director and deposited...


general order for entry or exportation. (a) Exportation within 6 months from date of importation. Merchandise in general order may be exported without examination...


General order period defined. The general order period is that period of time during which general order merchandise, as defined in Sec. 127.1, is...


Unclaimed merchandise. Any entered or unentered merchandise (except merchandise under section 557, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1557), but...


Abandoned merchandise. (a) Involuntarily abandoned merchandise. The following shall be considered to be involuntarily abandoned merchandise: (1) Articles entered for...


Storage of unclaimed and abandoned merchandise. (a) Place of storage. A class 11 bonded warehouse or warehouse of class 3, 4, or 5, certified by the port director...


Disposition of merchandise in Customs custody beyond time fixed by law. (a) Merchandise subject to sale or other disposition--(1) General. If storage or other charges...


Time of sale. All unclaimed and abandoned merchandise will be sold at the first regular sale held after the merchandise becomes subject to sale, unless a...


Place of sale. The port director, in his discretion, may authorize the sale of merchandise subject to sale (including...


Appraisement of merchandise. Before unclaimed and abandoned merchandise is offered for sale, it shall be appraised in accordance with sections 402 and 402a, Tariff...


Notice of sale. Notice of sale shall be sent on Customs Form 5251, 30 days prior to the date of sale, or 30 days prior to the transfer of merchandise to the place...


Advertisement of sale. (a) Regular advertising. Except as prescribed in Sec. 127.28 (c), (d), and (h), and in paragraph (b) of this section, a brief notice of the...


Catalogs. Catalogs, if used shall specify the description of packages, the description and quantities of their contents, the appraised value thereof, and also...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 19, Volume 1] [Revised as of April 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 19CFR127.27] [Page 654] TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY PART 127_GENERAL ORDER, UNCLAIMED, AND ABANDONED MERCHANDISE--Table of Contents Subpart C_Sale of Unclaimed and Abandoned Merchandise Sec. 127.27 Conduct of sale. Sales may be conducted by the port director, any employee designated by him or by a public auctioneer. ...


Special merchandise. (a) Drugs, seeds, plants, nursery stock, and other articles required to be inspected by the Department of Agriculture. Drugs, seeds,...


Unsold merchandise. Merchandise offered for sale but not sold shall be included in the next regular sale of unclaimed and abandoned merchandise. If the port director...


proceeds. From the proceeds of sale of merchandise remaining in public stores or in bonded warehouse beyond the time fixed by law, the following charges shall...


cartage, storage, and labor. The expenses of cartage, storage, and labor for merchandise entered for warehousing shall be paid in the following order: (a) When...


The duties chargeable on any merchandise within the purview of this subpart shall be assessed on the appraised dutiable value at the rate of duty chargeable at...


The duties of the auctioneer shall be confined to selling the merchandise and his charge for such service shall in no case exceed the commissions usual...


accounts. Accounts for the auctioneer's charges and all other expenses of sale which may be properly chargeable on the merchandise shall be presented to the...


surplus proceeds of sale. (a) Filing of claim. Claims for the surplus proceeds of the sale of unclaimed or abandoned merchandise shall be filed with the port...


(a) Warehouse merchandise deemed involuntarily abandoned. If the proceeds of sale of warehouse merchandise deemed involuntarily abandoned are insufficient...


Government Sec. 127.41 Government title to unclaimed and abandoned merchandise. Source: T.D. 02-65, 67 FR 68034, Nov. 8, 2002, unless...


Government Sec. 127.42 Disposition of merchandise owned by Government. (a) Disposition. If title to any unclaimed and abandoned...


Government Sec. 127.43 Petition of party for surplus proceeds had merchandise been sold. (a) Filing of petition. Under section 491(d), Tariff Act...


Definitions. [[Page 659]] Subpart B_Administration 128.11 Express consignment carrier application...


this part the following definitions shall apply: (a) Express consignment operator or carrier. An ``express consignment operator or carrier'' is an entity operating in any mode...


(a) Facility application. Requests for approval of an express consignment carrier or hub facility must be in writing to the port director. ...


operating privileges. (a) Notice. (1) The port director shall promptly notify the applicant in writing of the decision to approve or deny the application...


Each operator of an express consignment hub or carrier facility will be charged a fee to establish, alter, or relocate such facility which shall be determined under the provisions of...


(a) Additional information. Express consignment operators and carriers shall provide the following manifest information in advance of the arrival of all cargo, including all articles...


or carrier must be recognized by Customs as an international carrier and approved as a carrier of bonded merchandise, and shall file bonds on Customs Form 301, containing...


rule. Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, all articles carried by an express consignment entity shall be entered by a person with the right to file entry. ...


Eligibility. Informal entry procedures may generally be used for shipments not exceeding $2,000 in value which are imported by express consignment operators and carriers....


as provided for under 19 U.S.C. 1484 in parts 141, 142, and 143 (except for subpart C), of this chapter, is required for all shipments exceeding the monetary limitation...


Enactment and administration of quotas. 132.3 Observation of official hours. 132.4 Quota quantity entry limits. 132.5 Merchandise imported...


following terms shall have the meaning indicated: (a) Absolute (or quantitative) quotas. ``Absolute (or quantitative) quotas'' are those which permit a limited number...


(a) Enactment. Tariff-rate quotas and absolute quotas are established by Presidential proclamations, Executive orders, and legislative enactments. These documents are published in...


for consumption or a withdrawal for consumption for quota-class merchandise shall be presented only during official office hours, except as provided in Sec. Sec. 132.12...


the quota no importer shall be permitted to present entries or withdrawals for consumption of quota-class merchandise for a quantity in excess of the quantity admissible...


(a) Absolute quota merchandise. Absolute quota merchandise imported in excess of the quantity admissible under the applicable quota must be disposed of in accordance...


duty rates under tariff-rate quotas established pursuant to section 350 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended and extended (19 U.S.C. 1351), are not applicable to products...


(a) Determination of quota priority and status. Quota priority and status are determined as of the time of presentation of the entry summary for consumption, or withdrawal...


Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, the time of presentation of an entry/entry summary for quota purposes shall be the time of delivery in proper form of: ...


(a) Preliminary review before opening. When it is anticipated that a quota will be filled at the opening of the quota period, entry summaries for consumption,...


nearing fulfillment. To secure for each importer the rightful quota priority and status for his quota-class merchandise, and to close the quota simultaneously at all ports...


merchandise before presenting entry summary for consumption; permits of delivery. (a) Effect of issuance of special permit for immediate delivery or filing...


(a) Requirement. In order to claim the in-quota tariff rate of duty on beef, defined in 15 CFR 2012.2(a), that is the product of a participating country,...


to tariff-rate quota. (a) Requirement. For sugar-containing products described in additional U.S. Note 8 to chapter 17, HTSUS, that are classified in...


tariff-rate quota. (a) Requirement. For worsted wool fabric that is entered under HTSUS subheading 9902.51.11 or 9902.51.12, the importer must possess a...


In addition to the regulations applicable to all mail importations (see part 145 of this chapter), the regulations in this subpart shall apply to mail importations of absolute...


containing merchandise subject to an absolute quota which is filled shall be returned to the postmaster for return to the sender immediately as undeliverable mail. The...


(a) Notification of quota restrictions. If because of quota restrictions, a mail importation cannot be released, the director of the port of destination shall notify the addressee...


or entry by appraisement is required, a mail entry on Customs Form 3419 shall be issued and forwarded with the package to the postmaster for delivery to the addressee and...


If within a reasonable time, but not to exceed 30 days, the addressee fails to indicate to the port director an intention to receive delivery of the packages or a portion thereof...


Damages Sec. 133.0 Scope. 133.51 Relief from forfeiture or liquidated damages. 133.52 Disposition of forfeited merchandise. 133.53 Refund...


(a) Eligible trademarks. Trademarks registered by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office under the Trademark Act of March 3, 1881, the Trademark Act of...


record trademark. An application to record one or more trademarks shall be in writing, addressed to the Intellectual Property Rights Branch, U.S. Customs Service,...


accompany application. (a) Documents. The application shall be accompanied by: (1) A status copy of the certificate of registration certified by the U.S. Patent...


and cancellation of trademark recordation and renewals. (a) Effective date. Recordation of trademark and protection thereunder shall be effective on the date...


recorded trademark. If there is a change in ownership of a recorded trademark and the new owner wishes to continue the recordation with the United States...


owner of recorded trademark. If there is a change in the name of the owner of a recorded trademark, but no change in ownership, written notice thereof shall be given to...


(a) Application to renew. To continue uninterrupted Customs protection for trademarks, the trademark owner shall submit a written application to...


recordation. The name or trade style used for at least 6 months to identify a manufacturer or trader may be recorded with the United States Customs...


a trade name. An application to record a trade name shall be in writing addressed to the Intellectual Property Rights Branch, U.S. Customs Service, 1300...


to accompany application. (a) Documents. The application shall be accompanied by a statement of the owner, partners, or principal corporate officer, and by statements...


name recordation. (a) Notice of tentative recordation. Notice of tentative recordation of a trade name shall be published in the Federal Register and the...


name recordation. Protection for a recorded trade name shall remain in force as long as the trade name is used. The recordation shall be canceled upon request of...


Recorded Trade Names Sec. 133.21 Articles bearing counterfeit trademarks. Source: T.D. 99-21, 64 FR 9062, Feb. 24, 1999, unless...


Recorded Trade Names Sec. 133.22 Restrictions on importation of articles bearing copying or simulating trademarks. (a) Copying or simulating trademark...


Recorded Trade Names Sec. 133.23 Restrictions on importation of gray market articles. (a) Restricted gray market articles defined. ``Restricted...


Recorded Trade Names Sec. 133.24 Restrictions on articles accompanying importer and mail importations. (a) Detention. Articles accompanying an...


Recorded Trade Names Sec. 133.25 Procedure on detention of articles subject to restriction. (a) In general. Articles subject to the restrictions of Sec....


Recorded Trade Names Sec. 133.26 Demand for redelivery of released merchandise. If it is determined that merchandise which has been released from...


Recorded Trade Names Sec. 133.27 Civil fines for those involved in the importation of merchandise bearing a counterfeit mark. In addition to any other...


works. (a) Eligible works. Claims to copyright which have been registered in accordance with the Copyright Act of July 30, 1947, as amended, or the...


copyright. An application to record a copyright to secure Customs protection against the importation of infringing copies or phonorecords shall be in writing...


fee to accompany application. (a) Documents. The application for recordation shall be accompanied by the following documents: [[Page 681]] (1)...


and cancellation of recordation. (a) Effective date. Recordation of copyright and protection thereunder shall be effective on the date an application for...


recorded copyright. (a) Application. If the ownership of a recorded copyright is transferred and the owner wishes to continue the recordation with the United...


of owner of recorded copyright. If there is a change in the name of the owner of a recorded copyright, but no transfer of ownership, written notice specifying the...


(a) Term of renewal. If a recorded copyright has a term which exceeds the original 20-year recordation, continued Customs protection may be obtained...


or phonorecords. (a) Definition. Infringing copies or phonorecords are ``piratical'' articles, i.e., copies or phonorecords which are unlawfully made...


suspicion of infringing copies. (a) Notice to the importer. If the port director has any reason to believe that an imported article may be an infringing copy...


disputed claim of infringement. (a) Claim of infringement sustained. Upon determination by the Commissioner of Customs or his designee that the detained article...


redelivery of released articles. If it is determined that articles which have been released from Customs custody are subject to the prohibitions or restrictions of...


Damages Sec. 133.51 Relief from forfeiture or liquidated damages. (a) Petition for relief. The importer may petition in accordance with parts...


Damages Sec. 133.52 Disposition of forfeited merchandise. (a) Trademark (other than counterfeit) or trade name violations. Articles forfeited...


Damages Sec. 133.53 Refund of duty. If a violation of the trademark or copyright laws is not discovered until after entry and deposit of...


Definitions. 134.2 Additional duties. 134.3 Delivery withheld until marked and redelivery ordered. 134.4 Penalties for removal, defacement, or...


When used in this part, the following terms shall have the meaning indicated: [[Page 688]] (a) Country. ``Country'' means the political entity known as a...


Articles not marked as required by this part shall be subject to additional [[Page 689]] duties of 10 percent of the final appraised value unless exported or...


ordered. (a) Any imported article (or its container) held in Customs custody for inspection, examination, or appraisement shall not be delivered until marked...


alteration of marking. Any intentional removal, defacement, destruction, or alteration of a marking of the country of origin required by section 304, Tariff Act of...


Unless excepted by law, section 304, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1304), requires that every article of foreign origin (or its container)...


a U.S. possession. Articles of foreign origin imported into any possession of the United States outside its Customs territory and reshipped to the United States...


manipulated. (a) Marking requirement. An article within the provisions of this section shall be marked with the name of the country of origin at the time the article...


(a) Articles combined before delivery to purchaser. When an imported article is of a kind which is usually combined with another article after importation but before...


This subpart includes only country of origin marking requirements and exceptions under section 304(b), Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1304(b)), for containers...


containers or holders. (a) Contents excepted from marking. When an article is excepted from the marking requirements by subpart D of this part, the outermost...


or capable of reuse. (a) Usual and ordinary reusable containers or holders. Except for goods of a NAFTA country which are usual containers, containers or...


designed for or capable of reuse. (a) Containers ordinarily discarded after use. Disposable containers or holders subject to the provisions of this section are the...


repacked J-list articles and articles incapable of being marked. (a) Certification requirements. If an article subject to these requirements is intended to be repacked...


manipulated. (a) Certification requirements. If an article subject to these requirements is intended to be repacked in retail containers (e.g., blister packs)...


Nothing in this subpart shall be construed as excepting any article (or its container) from the particular requirements of marking provided for in any...


marking requirements. The articles described or meeting the specified conditions set forth below are excepted from marking requirements (see subpart C of this part...


Articles of a class or kind listed below are excepted from the requirements of country of origin marking in accordance with the provisions of section 304(a)(3)(J), Tariff...


(a) Exception for repacked articles. An exception under Sec. 134.32(d) may be authorized in the discretion of the port director for imported articles which are to...


by manufacture. (a) Articles other than goods of a NAFTA country. An article used in the United States in manufacture which results in an article having a...


for articles processed by importer. An article which is to be processed in the United States by the importer or for his account shall not be considered to...


marking. (a) Suggested methods of marking. Section 304 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1304), requires that the marking of the country of origin...


be required. Marking merchandise by specific methods, such as die stamping, cast- in-the-mold lettering, etching, or engraving, or cloth labels may be required by...


articles. (a) Marking previously required by certain provisions of the Tariff Act of 1930. Except for goods of a NAFTA country, articles of a class or...


methods of marking. (a) Other acceptable methods. Except for articles described in Sec. 134.43 of this part or the subject of a ruling by the Commissioner...


country name. (a) Language. (1) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (a)(2) of this section, the markings required by this [[Page 699]] part...


country or locality other than country of origin appears. In any case in which the words ``United States,'' or ``American,'' the letters ``U.S.A.,'' any variation of...


with trademarks or trade names. When as part of a trademark or trade name or as part of a souvenir marking, the name of a location in the United States or...


not legally marked. (a) Notice to mark or redeliver. When articles or containers are found upon examination not to be legally marked, the port director...


(a) Applicability. Port directors may accept certificates of marking supported by samples of articles required to be marked, for which Customs Form 4647 was issued,...


(a) Site of marking--(1) Customs custody. Articles (or containers) in examination packages may be marked by the importer at the place where they have been discharged...


custody. (a) Demand for liquidated damages. If within 30 days from the date of the notice of redelivery, or such additional period as the port director may allow...


and employees. (a) Time for which compensation is charged. The time for which compensation is charged shall include all periods devoted to supervision and all...


for Duties and Requirement To Enter Merchandise 141.1 Liability of importer for duties. 141.2 Liability for duties on reimportation. 141.3 Liability for...


the following terms shall have the meanings indicated when used in connection with the entry of merchandise: (a) Entry. ``Entry'' means that documentation required...


duties. (a) Time duties accrue. Duties and the liability for their payment accrue upon imported merchandise on arrival of the importing vessel within a...


on reimportation. Dutiable merchandise imported and afterwards exported, even though duty thereon may have been paid on the [[Page 8]] first...


includes liability for taxes. The importer's liability for duties includes a liability for any internal revenue taxes which attach upon the importation of...


(a) General. All merchandise imported into the United States is required to be entered, unless specifically excepted. (b) Exceptions. The following are the exceptions...


Merchandise for which entry is required will be entered within 15 calendar days after landing from a vessel, aircraft or vehicle, or after arrival at the port...


make entry for importations by common carrier. (a) Merchandise not released directly to carrier. Except where merchandise is released directly to the carrier...


of importations by other than common carrier. When merchandise is not imported by a common carrier, possession of the merchandise at the time of arrival...


abandoned or salvaged merchandise. Underwriters of abandoned merchandise or salvors of merchandise saved from a wreck who are unable to produce a bill of lading,...


and court-appointed administrators. The executor or administrator of the estate of a deceased consignee, the receiver or other legal representative of an...


bill of lading or air waybill. (a) When appropriate. If the person desiring to make entry is unable to present a bill of lading, air waybill, or other evidence of right...


(a) Bill of lading or air waybill. When the return of the bill of lading or air waybill to the person making entry is requested in accordance with section...


A nonresident consignee has the right to make entry, but any bond taken in connection with the entry [[Page 12]] shall have a resident...


A nonresident corporation (i.e., one which is not incorporated within the Customs territory of the United States or in the Virgin Islands of the United...


(a) Declaration by consignee. The consignee in whose name an entry is made under the provisions of section 484, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1484),...


and superseding bond of actual owner. (a) Filing--(1) Declaration of owner. A consignee in whose name an entry summary for consumption, warehouse, or...


(a) Limited or general power of attorney. A power of attorney may be executed for the transaction by an agent or attorney of a specified part or all the...


Customs Form 5291 may be used for giving power of attorney to transact Customs business. If a Customs power of attorney is not on a Customs Form 5291, it shall be either...


An individual (but not a partnership, association, or corporation) who is not a regular importer may appoint another individual as his unpaid agent for...


Powers of attorney issued by a partnership shall be limited to a period not to exceed 2 years from the date of execution. All other powers of attorney may be granted for...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 19, Volume 2] [Revised as of April 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 19CFR141.35] [Page 14] TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) PART 141_ENTRY OF MERCHANDISE--Table of Contents Subpart C_Powers of Attorney Sec. 141.35 Revocation of power of attorney. Any power of attorney shall be subject to revocation at any time by written notice given to and received by the port director. ...


A power of attorney executed by a nonresident principal shall not be accepted unless the agent designated thereby is a resident and is authorized to accept service...


If a nonresident corporation has not qualified to conduct business under state law in the state in which Customs district the agent is empowered...


A power of attorney shall not be required if the person signing Customs documents on behalf of a resident corporation is known to the port director to be the president, vice...


A power of attorney granted by a partnership shall state the names of all members of the partnership. One member of the partnership may execute a power of attorney in...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 19, Volume 2] [Revised as of April 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 19CFR141.40] [Page 15] TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) PART 141_ENTRY OF MERCHANDISE--Table of Contents Subpart C_Powers of Attorney Sec. 141.40 Trusteeships. A trustee may execute a power of attorney for the transaction of Customs business incident to the trusteeship. ...


Powers of attorney to sign as surety on Customs bonds are subject to the requirements set forth in part 113 of this chapter. [T.D. 73-175, 38 FR 17447, July 2, 1973, as...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 19, Volume 2] [Revised as of April 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 19CFR141.42] [Page 15] TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) PART 141_ENTRY OF MERCHANDISE--Table of Contents Subpart C_Powers of Attorney Sec. 141.42 Protests. Powers of attorney to file protests are subject to the requirements set forth in Sec. 174.3 of this chapter. ...


(a) Resident principals. Except as otherwise provided for in paragraph (c) of this section, the holder of a power of attorney for a resident principal cannot appoint a...


power of attorney is valid. Unless a power of attorney specifically authorizes the agent to act thereunder at all Customs ports, the name of each port where the agent...


Upon request of a party in interest, a port director having on file an original power of attorney document (which is not limited to transactions in a specific...


Before transacting Customs business in the name of his principal, a customhouse broker is required to obtain a valid power of attorney to do so. He is...


to be in one entry. All merchandise arriving on one conveyance and consigned to one consignee must be included on one entry, except as provided in Sec....


different portions. If the port director is satisfied that there will be no prejudice to: Import admissibility enforcement efforts; the revenue; and the efficient...


entries. When separate entries for one consignment are made in accordance with Sec. 141.52 (b) through (i), the following procedures shall apply: (a) The...


consolidated shipments. When separate entries for consolidated shipments are made in accordance with Sec. 141.52(a), the following procedures shall apply except where...


shipments arriving under one transportation entry. Except for merchandise subject to a quantitative or tariff-rate quota, port directors are authorized to accept...


multiple transportation entries consigned to the same consignee. (a) Requirement. Port directors may accept one entry summary for consumption or for warehouse...


split shipments. (a) At election of importer of record. At the election of the importer of record, Customs may process a split shipment, pursuant to section...


summary documentation. (a) Preparation. (1) Entry and entry summary documentation shall be prepared on a typewriter, or with ink, indelible pencil, or...


(a) Place. An application for immediate delivery and entry, entry summary, or withdrawal documentation shall be filed at the customhouse or at any other Customs...


for preliminary review. (a) Before arrival of merchandise. Entry summary documentation may be submitted at the customhouse for preliminary review,...


entry summary documentation. Entry and entry summary documentation may be reviewed before acceptance to ensure that all entry and statistical requirements are...


Unless otherwise prescribed in these regulations, a bond on Customs Form 301, containing the bond conditions set forth in Sec. 113.62 or Sec. 113.69 of this chapter,...


The importer may recall the entry and entry summary documentation at any time before the effective time of [[Page 25]] entry set forth in Sec. 141.68. The...


(a) When entry documentation is filed without entry summary. When the entry documentation is filed in proper form without an entry summary, the ``time of entry'' shall be: ...


The rates of duty applicable to merchandise shall be the rates in effect at time of entry, as specified in Sec. 141.68, except as otherwise specifically provided for...


A commercial invoice shall be presented for each shipment of merchandise at the time the entry summary is filed, subject to the conditions set forth in these regulations. Except...


a period of 10 days. (a) One invoice sufficient. Installments of a shipment covered by a single order or contract and shipped from one consignor to one...


(a)-(b) [Reserved] (c) Commercial invoice. (1) A commercial invoice shall be filed for each shipment of merchandise not exempted by paragraph (d) of this section....


of same shipment. (a) Entries at one port. If by reason of accident or short shipment a portion of the quantity covered by one invoice fails to arrive, or if for...


forma invoice submitted in accordance with any provision of this chapter shall be in substantially the following form: Pro...


(a) General information required on the invoice. Each invoice of imported merchandise, shall set forth the following information: (1) The port of entry...


Whenever the classification or appraisement of merchandise depends on the component materials, the invoice shall set forth a breakdown giving the value, weight, or...


director determines that information as to computed value is necessary in the appraisement of any class or kind of merchandise, he shall so notify the importer, and...


director determines that information as to computed value is necessary in the appraisement of any class or kind of merchandise, he shall so notify the importer, and...
...


on invoice. (a) [Reserved] (b) Classification and rate of duty. The appropriate subheading of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (19 U.S.C....


If a required invoice is not available in proper form at the time the entry or entry summary documentation is filed and a waiver is not granted in accordance with Sec. 141.92,...


(a) When waiver may be granted. The port director may waive production of a required invoice when he is satisfied that either: (1) The importer cannot by reason of...


Estimated duties shall either be deposited with the Customs officer designated to receive the duties at the time of the filing of the entry documentation or the entry...


estimated taxes, or both not required. Entry or withdrawal for consumption in the following situations may be made without depositing the estimated Customs...


Estimated duties shall be deposited in an amount to sufficiently cover the prospective duties on each item being entered or withdrawn. [T.D. 73-175, 38 FR 17447, July...


In computing estimated duties, fractional parts of dollars and quantities shall be rounded off in accordance with Sec. 159.3 of this chapter. [T.D. 73-175, 38 FR...


If either the importer of record or the actual owner whose declaration and superseding bond have been filed in accordance with Sec. 141.20 desires, he...


(a) When required. Except where release is made directly to the carrier in accordance with Sec. 141.11(b), no merchandise shall be released from Customs custody until...


contribution in general average. (a) Definitions. The following are general definitions for the purposes of this section: (1) Freight. ``Freight'' means the...


Customs custody. (a) Merchandise not legally marked. Certain merchandise is required to be marked or labeled pursuant to the following provisions: (1)...


Definitions. 142.2 Time for filing entry. 142.3 Entry documentation required. 142.3a Entry numbers. 142.4 Bond...


``entry'', ``entry summary'', ``submission'', ``filing'', ``presentation'', ``entered for consumption'', ``entered for warehouse'', and ``entered temporarily under bond'',...


rule: After arrival of merchandise. Merchandise for which entry is required will be entered within 15 calendar days after landing from a vessel, aircraft or vehicle, or...


(a) Contents. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, the entry documentation required to secure the release of merchandise shall consist of the following: ...


Customs Forms. The importer or broker shall place an 11 character entry number on the entry and corresponding entry summary documentation. For documentation prepared on...


the time of entry. Except as provided in Sec. 10.101(d) of this chapter, or paragraph (c) of this section, merchandise shall not be released from Customs custody at the time...


The commercial invoice, or the documentation acceptable in place of a commercial invoice in those instances listed in Sec. 141.83(d) of this chapter, shall be furnished...


No merchandise for which the entry documentation required by Sec. 142.3 has been filed shall be released until it has been examined, or until adequate samples have been taken in the...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 19, Volume 2] [Revised as of April 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 19CFR142.8] [Page 47] TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) PART 142_ENTRY PROCESS--Table of Contents Subpart A_Entry Documentation Sec. 142.8 Failure to file entry timely. Merchandise for which timely entry is not filed as required by Sec. 142.2 shall be treated in accordance with Sec. 4.37 and part 127 of this chapter. ...


(a) Customs Form 7501. The entry summary shall be on Customs Form 7501 unless a different form is prescribed elsewhere in this chapter. Customs Form 7501 shall be used for...


review. (a) At option of importer--(1) Filing. Except as provided in Sec. 142.13, the importer may file the entry summary documentation at the time of entry...


time of entry. (a) Authority of port director. The port director may require that the entry [[Page 48]] summary documentation be filed and that...


The following procedure shall be followed if an importer is substantially or habitually delinquent in the payment of Customs bills: (a) Notice. The importer shall...


If the entry summary documentation is not filed timely, the port director shall make an immediate demand for liquidated damages in the entire amount of the bond in...


(a) Entry summary not filed at time of entry. When the entry documentation is filed before the entry summary documentation, one copy of the entry document and the...


(a) Requirements. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, the port director may permit the filing of one entry summary for merchandise the subject...


multiple ultimate consignees. (a) Applicability. The port director may permit a broker as nominal consignee to file a consolidated entry summary in his own name under...


(a) Exportation or destruction of prohibited merchandise. If merchandise released at time of entry is later found to be prohibited, the port...


summary. Merchandise, for which an entry summary serves as both an entry and an entry summary, shall not be released from Customs custody until a bond has been...


permit for immediate delivery. Merchandise may be released under a special permit for immediate delivery, in accordance with section 448(b), Tariff Act of 1930,...


immediate delivery. (a) Form. An application for a special permit for immediate delivery will be made on Customs Form 3461, Form 3461 ALT, or its...


release. The applicable documentation described in Sec. 142.22(b) shall be filed, and estimated duties, if any, shall be deposited, within 10 working days...


(a) Conditions for issuance. At the discretion of the port director, a special permit for immediate delivery may be issued on Customs Form 3461, appropriately modified, for a class...


privileges. (a) Authority of port director. The port director may discontinue immediate delivery privileges if the importer: (1) Has failed repeatedly to...


The following procedures shall be followed if an importer is substantially or habitually delinquent in the payment of Customs bills: (a) Notice. The importer...


If the applicable Customs documentation set forth in Sec. 142.22(b) is not filed within the time provided in Sec. 142.23, the port director shall make an...


required for prohibited merchandise. (a) Exportation or destruction of prohibited merchandise. If merchandise released under a special permit for immediate...


Merchandise released under a special permit for immediate delivery shall be subject to the same procedures applicable to all other imported merchandise, unless...


FR 44093, Sept. 24, 1992, unless otherwise noted. Line Release is an automated system designed to release and tract repetitive shipments. It is a method of...


In order to obtain approval for processing import transactions through Line Release, a broker or importer filing its own entries (entry filer) must submit an application to...


(a) Port review. The port director shall review each Line Release application to determine whether the shipments qualify for Line Release processing. The port director...


for Line Release has received final approval, filers must provide the port director, in writing, with a range of entry numbers for use in the system so that an entry number...


(a) Printing of C-4 Code. Upon receipt of an approved Line Release application, the entry filer, in accordance with instructions from the port director, shall preprint invoices with...


entry number. (a) Presentation of invoice. When merchandise that has been approved for Line Release is imported at a Line Release site, the carrier, importer or filer...


(a) General. Merchandise imported under Line Release generally may be released without further Customs processing. Customs, however, may choose to inspect any Line...


the Customs officer at the Line Release site determines that a shipment is ready for release, release data, consisting of the entry number, the date and time of release,...


A port director may temporarily or permanently delete an entry filer's C-4 Code without providing the participant with any justification and without prior notification in cases...


The applicant shall notify the port director of any changes in names, importer or filer numbers or bond information on a Line Release Data Loading Sheet as soon...


An applicant who has already received a C-4 Code and wishes to change the election chosen on his Line Release application as to whether the release should...


Release. (a) Port-wide processing. If a C-4 Code has been approved by the port director, the C-4 Code may be used at any Line Release site at the port. ...


Broker Interface 143.1 Eligibility. 143.2 Application. 143.3 Action on application. 143.4 Confidentiality of data. 143.5 System...


Source: T.D. 90-92, 55 FR 49884, Dec. 3, 1990, unless otherwise noted. The Automated Broker Interface (ABI) is a module of the Customs Automated Commercial System...


A prospective participant in ABI shall submit a letter of intent to the port director closest to his principal office, with a copy to the Assistant Commissioner, Information...


(a) Approval. Permission to use ABI will be granted by the Assistant Commissioner, Information and Technology, or his designee, only to those applicants who are not delinquent...


The electronic data received and exchanged by a service bureau shall be considered confidential, and the service bureau shall maintain the accuracy of data received in...


The performance requirements and operational standards for electronic data filing are detailed in Customs Publication 552, Customs And Trade Automated...


ABI participants must adhere to the performance requirements and operational standards of the ABI system and maintain a high level of quality in...


(a) Fraud or misstatement of material fact. If it is determined at any time that participation in the system was obtained through fraud or the misstatement of...


If the participant files a written appeal with the Assistant Commissioner, Information and Technology, within 10 days following the date of the written notice...


entry. (a) Without Commissioner's approval. An application for entry by appraisement may be approved by the port director without securing the approval...


Application for an entry by appraisement shall be made in triplicate on the entry summary, Customs Form 7501. [T.D. 84-129, 49 FR 23168, June...


The importer shall in all cases present: (a) Any bills or statements of cost relating to the merchandise which may be in his possession; and (b)...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 19, Volume 2] [Revised as of April 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 19CFR143.14] [Page 62] TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) PART 143_SPECIAL ENTRY PROCEDURES--Table of Contents Subpart B_Appraisement Entry Sec. 143.14 Payment of additional expenses. Any additional expenses for cartage, storage, or labor occasioned by reason of an entry by appraisement shall be borne by the importer. ...


taxes. Estimated duties shall be deposited in accordance with subpart G of part 141 of this chapter before the merchandise is released from...


The importer may substitute an entry for warehouse at any time within 1 year from the date of importation, provided the merchandise has remained in continuous...


The following types of merchandise are among those which may be entered under informal entry (see Sec. Sec. 141.52 and 143.22 of this chapter): ...


The port director may require a formal consumption or appraisement entry for any merchandise if deemed necessary for: (a) Import admissibility enforcement purposes,...


Except for the types of merchandise listed below which may be entered on the forms indicated, merchandise to be entered informally shall be entered on a Customs Form 368 or...


Customs Form 368 or 368A (serially numbered). Customs Form 7501 may be prepared by importers or their agents or by Customs officers when it can be presented to...


Each Customs Form 368 or 368A (serially numbered) or, where used, Customs Form 7501 shall contain an adequate description of the merchandise and the item number of the...


merchandise. (a) Shipments valued between $200 and $2,000. A shipment of merchandise valued between $200 and $2,000 which qualifies for informal entry under 19...


of merchandise imported pursuant to a purchase or agreement to purchase, or intended for sale and entered informally, the importer shall produce the commercial invoice covering...


merchandise. Unless statement processing and ACH are used pursuant to Sec. 24.25 of this chapter, the estimated duties and taxes, if any, shall be deposited at the time...


Source: T.D. 90-92, 55 FR 49886, Dec. 3, 1990, unless otherwise noted. This subpart sets forth general requirements for the entry of imported merchandise...


The following are definitions for purposes of this subpart D: (a) ACS. ``ACS'' means the Automated Commercial System and refers to Customs integrated comprehensive tracking...


participation. To be eligible for electronic immediate delivery, electronic entry and electronic entry summary, the filer must be qualified to use the ABI feature of...


delivery or entry. To file immediate delivery or entry electronically, the filer will submit certified immediate delivery or entry data electronically through...


summary. In order to obtain entry summary processing electronically, the filer will submit certified entry summary data electronically through ABI. Data will...


and entry summary. (a) Electronic form of data. If Customs determines that the immediate delivery, entry or entry summary data is satisfactory under Sec. Sec....


(a) Record maintenance requirements. All records received or generated by a broker or importer must be maintained in accordance with part 163 of this chapter. ...


Brokers. Brokers unable to produce records requested by Customs under this chapter will be subject to disciplinary action or penalties pursuant to part 111 or part 163 of...


Subpart A_General Provisions 144.1 Merchandise eligible for warehousing. 144.2 Liability of importers and sureties. 144.3 Allowance for damage. 144.4...


for warehousing. (a) Types of merchandise. Any merchandise subject to duty may be entered for warehousing except for perishable merchandise and...


importers and sureties. The importer of merchandise entered for warehouse is liable for the payment of all unpaid duties not only as principal on the bond filed...


damage. No abatement or allowance of duties shall be made on account of damage, loss, or deterioration of the merchandise while in warehouse, except as provided...


abandoned, destroyed, or exported merchandise. Allowance in duties shall be made for merchandise in warehouse which is abandoned or destroyed in accordance with...


warehousing. Merchandise shall not remain in a bonded warehouse beyond 5 years from the date of importation. [T.D. 86-118, 51 FR 22516, June...


merchandise after expiration of warehousing period. Merchandise remaining in a bonded warehouse after the expiration of the warehousing period shall be disposed of...


Form of entry. (a) Entry. The documentation required by Sec. 142.3 of this chapter shall be filed at the time of entry. If the entry summary, Customs...


Contents of entry summary; estimated duties. The entry summary, Customs Form 7501, shall show the value, classification, and rate of duty as approved by the...


Bond requirements. A bond on Customs Form 301, containing the bond conditions set forth in Sec. 113.62 of this chapter shall be filed in the amount required by...


Removal to warehouse. When the entry summary, Customs Form 7501, and the bond on Customs Form 301, containing the bond conditions set forth in Sec. 113.62 of...


Entry and withdrawal from Customs bonded warehouses of distilled spirits. (a) Distilled spirits entered in warehouse under section 5066(a), Internal...


Conditions for transfer. Under the provisions of section 557(b) Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1557(b)), the right to withdraw all or part...


Endorsement of transfer on withdrawal form. Transfer of the right to withdraw merchandise entered for warehouse shall be established by an appropriate...


Endorsement in blank. If the transferor wishes to do so, he may endorse the withdrawal form to authorize the right to withdraw the merchandise...


144.24 Transferee's bond. The transferee's bond shall be on Customs Form 301 and contain the [[Page 72]] bond conditions set forth in Sec. 113.62 of...


Deposit of forms. Either the transferor or the transferee may deposit the endorsed withdrawal form and transferee's bond with the Customs officer designated...


Further transfer. The right of a transferee to withdraw the merchandise may not be revoked by the transferor but may be retransferred by...


Withdrawal from warehouse by transferee. At any time within the warehousing period, a transferee who has established his right to withdraw merchandise may...


Protest by transferee. (a) Entries on or after January 12, 1971. A transferee of merchandise entered for warehouse on or after January 12, 1971, shall have...


Right to withdraw. Withdrawals from bonded warehouse may be made only by the person primarily liable for the payment of duties on the merchandise being withdrawn,...


Statement of quantity; charges and liens. (a) On each withdrawal. Each withdrawal filed shall have indicated thereon, preferably in the lower part of the left-hand margin...


Minimum quantities to be withdrawn. Unless by special authority of the Commissioner of Customs, merchandise shall not be withdrawn from bonded warehouse in quantities...


Transfer to another warehouse. (a) At the same port. With the concurrence of the proprietors of the delivering and receiving warehouses, merchandise may be transferred...


Withdrawal of vessel and aircraft supplies and equipment. Supplies and equipment for vessels and aircraft may be withdrawn from warehouse under the procedures set forth in...


Withdrawal for transportation. (a) Time limit. Merchandise may be withdrawn from warehouse for transportation to another port of entry if withdrawal for consumption...


Withdrawal for exportation. (a) Form. A withdrawal for either direct or indirect exportation shall be filed on Customs Form 7512 (Transportation Entry and Manifest...


Withdrawal for consumption. (a) Form. Withdrawals for consumption of merchandise in bonded warehouses shall be filed on Customs Form 7501, in triplicate, and shall...


Permit to transfer and withdraw merchandise. With the exception of merchandise transferred under the procedures of Sec. 144.34(c), if all legal and regulatory requirements...


Entry for rewarehouse. (a) Applicability. When merchandise which has been withdrawn from warehouse for transportation to another port has arrived at the port...


Combined entry for rewarehouse and withdrawal for consumption. (a) Applicability. If the consignee of merchandise withdrawn for transportation wishes to pay duty and...


Definitions. 145.2 Mail subject to Customs examination. 145.3 Opening of letter class mail; reading of correspondence ...


``Mail article'' means any posted parcel, packet, package, envelope, letter, aerogramme, box, card, or similar article or container, or any contents thereof, which...


(a) Restrictions. Customs examination of mail as provided in paragraph (b) of this section is subject to the restrictions and safeguards relating to the opening of...


correspondence prohibited. (a) Matter in addition to correspondence. Except as provided in paragraph (e), Customs officers and employees may open and examine...


invoice, prohibited merchandise, and merchandise imported contrary to law. (a) Subject to seizure and forfeiture. When, upon Customs examination, a mail article...


Mail articles which are refused or undeliverable, except mail articles for which a mail fine entry has been issued in accordance with Sec. 145.4(c), will be marked by the postmaster...


(a) Customs declaration. A clear and complete Customs declaration on the form provided by the foreign post office, giving a full and accurate description of...


(a) Formal entries--(1) Discretionary. The port director may require formal entry of any mail shipment regardless of value if in his opinion it is necessary to protect...


(a) Method of collection. Any internal revenue tax assessed on a mail entry shall be shown as a separate item on the entry, and collected in the same manner as...


(a) Country of origin. Merchandise imported by mail shall be marked with the country of origin in accordance with part 134 of this chapter. If merchandise without the required...


Requests for adjustment of the amount of duty assessed under mail entries shall be handled as requests for administrative review in accordance with...


review. If an addressee is dissatisfied with the amount of duty assessed under a mail entry, he may obtain administrative review in the following ways: ...


A mail entry may be amended under section 520(c), Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1520(c)), only if the addressee requests such amendment within the time limits...


If the port director is satisfied that the objection is valid and timely, he shall amend the mail entry. If the duty has already been paid, Customs shall issue an...


If the port director believes the duty originally assessed was correct, he shall send the addressee a notice in writing that the request for refund of duty has been denied. If the...


Rates of duty assessed on a mail entry, whether assessed on the original entry or as amendments under Sec. 145.24, are not binding for future importations. A binding...


The port director shall pass free of duty and tax, without preparing an entry as provided for in Sec. 145.12, packages containing merchandise having an...


The port director shall pass free of duty and tax, without preparing an entry as provided for in Sec. 145.12, articles sent as bona-fide gifts from persons in foreign countries to...


tools of trade. (a) U.S. military and civilian personnel returning from extended duty abroad. Section 148.74 of this chapter sets forth specific requirements...


Products of the United States returned after having been exported, which have not been advanced in value or improved in condition while abroad, may be passed free...


Books and other articles classifiable under subheading 4903.00.00, 4904.00.00, 4905.91.00, 4905.99.00, 9701.10.00, 9701.90.00, 9810.00.05, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of...


(a) Mail articles for copyright. Mail articles marked for copyright which are addressed to the Library of Congress, to the U.S. Copyright Office, or to the office of...


Mail articles bearing the official seal of a foreign government with which the United States has diplomatic relations, accompanied by certificates bearing such seal to the effect...


of international organizations, and foreign military personnel. Free entry of articles in mail articles addressed to diplomatic officers,...


exportation. Plant material may be imported by mail free of duty for immediate exportation by mail subject to the following regulations, which have been...


merchandise. Shipments of conditionally or unconditionally free merchandise not specifically treated elsewhere in this part may be passed free of duty and...


The port director may, at his discretion, require appropriate proof of duty-free status before releasing conditionally free merchandise. This proof may...


Unaccompanied tourist shipments for which entry is claimed under subheading 9804.00.70, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (19 U.S.C. 1202), may be passed...


305, Tariff Act of 1930. (a) Types of articles. Various articles, as described in section 305, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1305), and in part 12...


unlawful abortion. Mail articles containing literature or advertisements concerning devices to produce unlawful abortions, are prohibited from the mails by 18...


Importations of firearms, munitions of war, and related articles are subject to the import permit requirements and other restrictions set forth in 27 CFR parts 47,...


(a) Nonmailable. Alcoholic beverages are nonmailable, with certain exceptions (see 18 U.S.C. 1716 and the postal regulations), and when imported in the mails are subject...


copyrights. Merchandise bearing a trademark or trade name entitled to protection against imports, merchandise bearing a mark or name that copies or simulates such...


Merchandise subject to regulations of the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Treasury Department prohibiting [[Page 90]] or restricting entry of...


Certain types of plants and plant products, food, drugs, cosmetics, hazardous or caustic and corrosive substances, viruses, serums, and various harmful articles...


Other restrictions and prohibitions pertaining to certain types of imported merchandise are set forth in part 12 of this chapter and are applicable...


prohibited and contrary to law. All mail shipments containing articles the importation of which is prohibited, or articles imported into the United States in any manner...


(a) Relief from duties. Merchandise imported into the United States, unless nonmailable, may be exported by any class of mail without the payment of...


In certain cases where merchandise has not been in continuous Government custody, delivery to Customs custody is appropriate before exportation by mail, as...


Provisions 146.1 Definitions. 146.2 Port director as Board representative. 146.3 Customs supervision. 146.4 Operator responsibility and...


The following words, defined in section 1 of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a), are given the same meaning when used in this part, unless otherwise...


The appropriate port director shall be in charge of the zone as the representative of the Board. [T.D. 86-16, 51 FR 5049, Feb. 11, 1986, as amended by T.D. 99-27,...


Assignment of Customs officers. Customs officers will be assigned or detailed to a zone as necessary to maintain appropriate Customs supervision of merchandise and records...


(a) Supervision. The operator shall supervise all admissions, transfers, removals, recordkeeping, manipulations, manufacturing, destruction, exhibition, physical...


(a) Application. A zone operator, or where there is no operator, a grantee, shall make written application to the port director to obtain approval of activation of a zone or...


of an activated area. An operator shall make written application to the port director for approval of an alteration of an activated area, including an alteration resulting from...


affix. The port director may authorize an operator to break a Customs in- bond seal affixed under Sec. 18.4 of this chapter, or under any Customs order or directive,...


An application for permission to admit merchandise into a zone, or to manipulate, manufacture, exhibit, or destroy merchandise in a zone must include the written concurrence of...


The port director may cause any merchandise to be examined before or at the time of admission to a zone, or at any time thereafter, if the examination is considered...


a zone. (a) From outside Customs territory. Merchandise may be admitted directly to a zone from any place outside Customs territory. (b) Through Customs...


(a) Primary use; lading and unlading. The water area docking facilities, and any lading and unlading stations of a zone are intended primarily for the unlading of merchandise into...


Where a Customs form or other document is required in this part, the number of copies of the form or document required to be presented and their manner of distribution...


Retail trade is prohibited within a zone except as provided in 19 U.S.C. 81o(d). See also the regulations of the Board as contained in 15 CFR...


(a) Systems capability. The operator shall maintain either manual or automated inventory control and recordkeeping systems or combination manual and...


a zone. (a) Identification. All merchandise will be recorded in a receiving report or document using a zone lot number or unique identifier. All merchandise,...


in a zone. (a) Identification of merchandise--(1) General. A zone lot number or unique identifier will be used to identify and trace merchandise. (2)...


a zone. (a) Accountability. (1) All zone status merchandise transferred from a zone will be accurately recorded within the inventory control and...


(a) Report. The operator shall prepare a reconciliation report within 90 days after the end of the zone/subzone year unless the port director authorizes an extension...


The operator shall perform an annual internal review of the inventory control and recordkeeping system and shall report to the port director any deficiency discovered...


a zone. Merchandise of every description may be admitted into a zone unless prohibited by law. A distinction is made between prohibited and...


admission of merchandise. (a) Application on Customs Form 214 and permit. Merchandise may be admitted into a zone only upon application on a uniquely and...


Imported merchandise for which an entry has been made and which has remained in continuous Customs custody may be brought temporarily to a zone...


zone. The following procedure is applicable when merchandise is to be unladen from any carrier in the zone for immediate transfer to Customs territory, or if it is to...


incomplete documentation. (a) General. Temporary deposit of merchandise in a zone is allowed in circumstances where the information or documentation necessary to...


Except for direct delivery procedures provided for in Sec. 146.39, all merchandise covered by a Customs Form 214 may be retained for Customs examination at the place...


(a) Maintenance of admission documentation. The operator shall maintain either: (1) Lot file. The operator shall open and maintain a lot...


merchandise. Whenever a certificate prepared by Customs as to the arrival of any merchandise in a zone is required by a Federal agency, the port director shall issue...


(a) General. This procedure is for delivery of merchandise to a zone without prior application and approval on Customs Form 214. (b) Application. An operator,...


direct delivery. (a) Arrival of conveyance. Upon arrival at a subzone or zone site of a conveyance containing foreign merchandise, the operator shall: (1)...


(a) General. Foreign merchandise which has not been manipulated or manufactured so as to effect a change in tariff classification will be given status as...


All of the following will have the status of nonprivileged foreign merchandise: (a) Foreign merchandise. Foreign merchandise properly in a zone which does...


(a) General. Domestic status may be granted to merchandise: (1) The growth, product, or manufacture of the U.S. on which all internal-revenue taxes, if applicable, have...


(a) General. Merchandise taken into a zone for the sole purpose of exportation, destruction (except destruction of distilled spirits, wines, and fermented malt liquors),...


No merchandise, other than domestic status merchandise provided for in Sec. 146.43, will be manipulated, manufactured, exhibited, destroyed, or transferred from...


or destruction; Customs Form 216. (a) Application. Prior to any action, the operator shall file with the port director an application (or blanket application)...


(a) Report required. The operator shall report, in writing, to the port director upon identification, as such, of any: (1) Theft or suspected theft of...


Customs territory. The port director shall accept receipt of any entry in proper form provided under this subpart, and the merchandise described therein will...


Entry for foreign merchandise which is to be transferred from a zone, or removed from a zone for exportation or transportation to another port, for consumption or warehouse,...


(a) Foreign merchandise. Merchandise in foreign status or composed in part of merchandise in foreign status may be entered for consumption from a zone. ...


(a) Foreign merchandise. Merchandise in privileged foreign status or composed in part of merchandise in privileged foreign status may not be entered for warehouse from a...


liquidation. (a) Classification--(1) Privileged foreign merchandise. Privileged foreign merchandise provided for in this section will be subject to...


one zone to another. (a) At the same port. A transfer of merchandise to another zone with a different operator at the same port (including a consolidated port)...


exportation. (a) Direct exportation. Any merchandise in a zone may be exported directly therefrom (without transfer into Customs territory) upon compliance with...


exportation; estimated production. (a) Weekly permit. The port director may allow the person making entry for merchandise provided for in Sec. 146.63(c) to file...


repair material for vessels or aircraft. (a) General. Any merchandise which may be withdrawn duty and tax free in Customs territory under section 309 or 317, Tariff Act...


into Customs territory. (a) General. Zone-restricted merchandise may be transferred to Customs territory only for entry for exportation, for entry...


merchandise from zone. (a) General. Except as provided for in Sec. 146.43, no merchandise will be transferred from a zone without a Customs permit on the appropriate...


(a) Amount. Upon violation of the Act, or any regulation issued under the Act, by the grantee, or any officer, agent, operator or employee thereof, the person responsible for...


(a) For cause. The port director may suspend for cause the activated status of a zone or zone site, or the privilege to admit, manufacture, manipulate, exhibit, destroy, transfer...


(a) Recommendation of port director. The port director may at any time recommend to the Board that the privilege of establishing, operating, and maintaining a zone...


Source: T.D. 95-35, 60 FR 20632, Apr. 27, 1995, unless otherwise noted. This subpart applies only to a petroleum refinery (as defined herein) engaged...


(a) Attribution. ``Attribution'' means the association of a final product with its source material. (b) Feedstocks. ``Feedstocks'' means crude petroleum or...


recordkeeping system. (a) Attribution. All final products removed from or consumed within a petroleum refinery subzone must be attributed to feedstock admitted...


of manufacturing period. (a) Feedstock admitted into the refinery subzone. The operator must maintain appropriate inventory records during the manufacturing...


(a) Producibility--(1) General. A subzone operator must attribute the source of each final product. The operator is limited in this regard to feedstocks which...


(a) Producibility--(1) General. A subzone operator must attribute the source of each final product. The operator is limited in this regard to feedstocks which...
...


Definitions. 147.2 Articles which may be entered for a fair. 147.3 Bond required. Subpart B_Procedure for...


general definitions for the purposes of part 147: (a) The Act. ``The Act'' means the Trade Fair Act of 1959. (Secs. 2- 7, 73 Stat. 18, 19; 19 U.S.C. 1751-1756.) (b)...


(a) General. Any article imported or brought into the United States may be entered under bond under the regulations of this part for the purpose of exhibition at a fair,...


file a bond on Customs Form 301, containing the bond conditions set forth in Sec. 113.62 of this chapter in such amount as the port director requires. Liquidated damages shall...


of fair operator. All entries of articles for a fair shall be made at the port in the name of the fair operator which shall be deemed for Customs purposes the sole consignee of...


a fair under the provisions of the Act are subject to the invoice requirements of subpart F, part 141 of this chapter. (R.S. 251, as amended, secs. 481, 484, 624,...


(a) Immediate delivery. The provisions governing immediate delivery in part 142 of this chapter are applicable to articles for a fair. (b) After entry. Upon the entry being made,...


delivered to a fair. (a) Placed in bonded warehouses. If for any reason articles imported for a fair are not to be entered and delivered to a fair upon their...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 19, Volume 2] [Revised as of April 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 19CFR147.15] [Page 131] TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) PART 147_TRADE FAIRS--Table of Contents Subpart B_Procedure for Importation Sec. 147.15 Tentative appraisement. All articles entered for a fair shall be tentatively appraised prior to exhibition or use. [[Page 132]] ...


The marking requirements of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and the regulations thereunder will not apply to articles for a fair, except, when such articles...


and Federal Alcohol Administration Act. The packaging, marking, and labeling requirements of the internal- revenue laws, and the Federal Alcohol Administration Act...


Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. (a) Plant Quarantine Act. The entry of plant material subject to restriction under the Plant Quarantine Act of 1912, as amended...


Merchandise, the importation of which is subject to the licensing regulations of any agency of the U.S. Government, may be entered for a fair only upon the presentation of...


Articles for exhibit at a fair shall be segregated from domestic articles and from imported articles entered under the provisions of the general Customs laws and released...


The port director shall detail an officer to act as his representative at the fair and shall station inside the buildings as many additional Custom officers and...


All actual and necessary charges for labor, services, and other expenses in connection with the entry, examination, appraisement, custody, abandonment, destruction, or release...


to regulation. Articles for a fair entered under this part shall not be removed from the fair premises, or otherwise disposed of, except in accordance with...


(a) Kinds of disposition. Any article entered for a fair under this part may be entered for consumption, for warehouse, or under any other provision of the Customs laws, or...


(a) Payment of duties and taxes. Any applicable duties and internal revenue taxes on any article entered under any provision of the Customs laws must be paid on such...


Articles entered for a fair which are to be entered for another fair under the provisions of this part shall be retained in continuous...


Articles entered for a fair from a foreign-trade zone status of ``zone-restricted merchandise'' can afterwards be entered for consumption from a fair if...


At any time before or within 3 months after the closing date of the fair any article entered for a fair may be abandoned to the Government or destroyed under...


Any article entered for a fair, and not disposed of under the provisions of this subpart prior to the expiration of 3 months after the close of the fair shall be regarded...


Subpart A_General Provisions 148.1 Registration of effects to be taken abroad. 148.2 Residence status of arriving persons. 148.3 Customs treatment after transiting...


effects to be taken abroad. (a) Persons who may use procedure. Any person, except a nonresident seaman, airman, or person engaged in similar employment, who intends...


arriving persons. (a) General. Persons arriving from foreign countries shall be divided into two classes for Customs purposes: (1) Residents of the United...


transiting the Panama Canal. Passengers' baggage and effects and purchases of officers and crewmembers landed in the United States from vessels which have transited...


(a) Generally. Articles shall be considered as accompanying a passenger or brought in by him if the articles arrive on the same vessel, vehicle, or aircraft on...


in baggage. Subject to any applicable exemption from entry requirements, articles imported as baggage but not passed under a baggage declaration or under...


of effects subject to personal exemptions. (a) Declaration to support free entry. When effects claimed to be free of duty under subheadings 9804.00.10,...


Articles in passengers' baggage on which duties due are not paid and baggage not claimed within a reasonable time shall be treated as unclaimed and sent to...


residents arriving for short visits. A person claiming the status of a nonresident upon arrival for a short visit in the United States before returning abroad...


All articles brought into the United States by any individual shall be declared to a Customs officer at the port of first arrival in the United States, on...


(a) Generally. Returning residents and nonresidents arriving in the United States may make an oral declaration under the conditions set forth in paragraph (b) of...


(a) When required. Unless an oral declaration is accepted under Sec. 148.12, the declaration required of a person arriving in the United States shall be in writing...


A family group residing in one household, traveling together, and having the same residence status may be permitted to declare orally articles acquired abroad for...


for personal or household use. Articles not personal in character, or which are intended for sale or are brought in on commission for another person, may be included...


(a) Before examination. A passenger shall be permitted to add an article to his declaration if, before examination of his baggage has begun, the fact that the...


to further foreign travel. (a) Declaration on incidental arrival. A resident who enters the United States merely as an incident of foreign travel and who...


(a) Penalty incurred. Any article in the baggage of a passenger arriving from a foreign country which is not declared as required by this subpart shall be seized if it...


A passenger who makes any false or fraudulent statement or engages in other conduct within the purview of section 592, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19...


Opening of baggage, compartments, or vehicles. A Customs officer has the right to open and examine all baggage, compartments and vehicles brought into the United...


Examination of air travelers' baggage in foreign territory. (a) Examination and surrender of declaration. When places have been established in a foreign country where...


Examination and clearance of baggage. (a) Articles free of duty. The inspector, including inspectors on trains or ferries, who examines the baggage of any person...


Determination of dutiable value. (a) Principles applied. In determining the dutiable value of articles examined under Sec. 148.23, the Customs inspector shall apply...


Reexamination and protest. (a) Reexamination. Whenever the Customs officer deems it advisable any or all of a passenger's baggage may be sent to the public stores...


Collection of internal revenue taxes. (a) Cigars and cigarettes. The internal revenue tax on taxable cigars and cigarettes in a passenger's baggage shall be paid...


Receipt for payment. When duties and internal revenue taxes on articles in a passenger's baggage are collected, a receipt on Customs Form 368 or 368A shall be issued...


abroad. (a) Exemption. Each returning resident (including American citizens who are residents of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern...


boats, teams and saddle horses taken abroad. (a) Admission free of duty. Automobiles and other vehicles, aircraft, boats, teams and saddle horses, together...


abroad. (a) Exemption. Each returning resident is entitled to bring in free of duty and internal revenue tax under subheadings 9804.00.65, 9804.00.70...


of exemptions for articles acquired abroad. (a) Grouping of exemptions. Each member of a family is entitled to the $400, $600, or $1,200 exemption for articles...


stay for exemption of articles acquired abroad. (a) Required for allowance of $400, $600, or $1,200 exemption. Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph or in paragraph...


allowance of exemption for articles acquired abroad. (a) 30-day period. The $400, $600, or $1,200 exemption for articles acquired [[Page...


unsatisfactory articles acquired abroad. (a) Free entry of replacement articles. An article furnished by a foreign supplier to replace a like article of comparable...


acquired abroad. An article brought in under the $400, $600, or $1,200 exemption for articles acquired abroad for personal or household use and subsequently sold...


(a) Importation for temporary period. An automobile rented by a resident of the United States while abroad may be brought into the United States by or...


through the United States. An arriving nonresident who is in transit to a place outside U.S. Customs territory may take with him through U.S. Customs territory...


(a) Exemption. A nonresident arriving in the United States, regardless of age, is entitled under subheading 9804.00.20, and Chapter 98, U.S. Note 3, Harmonized...


alcoholic beverages. (a) For personal use. Fifty cigars, or 200 cigarettes, or 2 kilograms of smoking tobacco, and not exceeding 1 liter of alcoholic beverages...


(a) Exemption. An arriving nonresident who intends to remain in the United States for not less than 72 hours is entitled to claim as free of duty and internal revenue...


other conveyances. Nonresidents are entitled to entry free of duty and internal revenue tax under subheading 9804.00.35 and Chapter 98, U.S. Note 3, Harmonized...


(a) Sale resulting in forfeiture. The following articles or their value (to be recovered from the importer) upon their sale, shall be subject to forfeiture...


personal or household articles. (a) Application of exemption. The exemption from duty and internal revenue tax contemplated by section 321(a)(2)(B), Tariff Act...


used abroad. (a) Exemption. Furniture, carpets, paintings, tableware, books, libraries, and other usual household furnishings and effects actually used...


trade. (a) Exemption. Professional books, implements, instruments, or tools of trade, occupation or employment, may be allowed entry free of duty and tax under...


citizens dying abroad. (a) Exemption. Articles claimed to be personal and household effects, not stock in trade, the title to which is in the estate of a citizen...


American trademark. (a) Application of exemption. An exemption is provided for trademarked articles accompanying any person arriving in the United States...


as crewmembers. The following persons arriving in the United States shall not be treated as crewmembers: (a) Members of the uniformed services of the...


entry of articles by crewmembers. (a) Declaration required. Articles which are to be landed by a crewmember, including any person traveling on board a vessel,...


for use while on temporary leave. (a) Exemption. Articles in the possession of and exclusively for use by any crewmember during the trip or voyage, such as...


(a) Application of exemption. The exemption from duty and internal revenue tax contemplated by section 321(a)(2)(B), Tariff Act of 1930, as amended...


resident crewmembers. (a) Status as returning resident. A crewmember arriving in a vessel, vehicle, or aircraft from a foreign port who is a resident of the...


for nonresident crewmembers. (a) Status as arriving nonresident. A nonresident crewmember will be treated as an arriving nonresident for purposes of claiming...


failure to declare articles. (a) Avoidance of inspection. When articles may be presented to the Customs office on the pier or at the landing place for inspection...


Evacuees Sec. 148.71 Status of persons in service of United States as returning residents. A person in the service of the United States...


Evacuees Sec. 148.73 Baggage on carriers operated by the Department of Defense. (a) Declaration. All persons, including crewmembers, entering...


Evacuees Sec. 148.74 Exemption on termination of assignment to extended duty or on evacuation. (a) Exemption. With the limitation on...


Evacuees Sec. 148.75 Persons ineligible for exemption on termination of assignment. (a) Persons returning from temporary assignment. No person,...


Evacuees Sec. 148.76 Waiver of requirements or limitations. In any case in which the limitation on the quantity of alcoholic beverages and...


Evacuees Sec. 148.77 Entry of effects on termination of assignment to extended duty, or on evacuation. (a) General procedure. All articles for...


Special Treatment for Returning Individuals Sec. 148.81 General provisions. (a) Reciprocal privileges. The privileges provided for in Sec. Sec....


Special Treatment for Returning Individuals Sec. 148.82 Diplomatic, consular, and other privileged personnel. (a) Inviolability of the person of...


Special Treatment for Returning Individuals Sec. 148.83 Diplomatic and consular bags. (a) Diplomatic bags. The contents of diplomatic bags are restricted...


Special Treatment for Returning Individuals Sec. 148.84 Special treatment for returning individuals. (a) Except as otherwise provided by law, an...


Special Treatment for Returning Individuals Sec. 148.85 Subsequent importations for the personal or family use of diplomatic, consular and other...


Special Treatment for Returning Individuals Sec. 148.86 Articles for official use of representatives of foreign governments and public international organizations. ...


Special Treatment for Returning Individuals Sec. 148.87 Officers and employees of, and representatives to public international organizations. (a)...


Special Treatment for Returning Individuals Sec. 148.88 Certain representatives to and officers of the United Nations and the Organization of American States. ...


Special Treatment for Returning Individuals Sec. 148.89 Property of public international organizations and foreign governments. (a) Exemption from duty....


Special Treatment for Returning Individuals Sec. 148.90 Foreign military personnel. (a) Exemptions allowed. Port directors shall in accordance with...


Applicability. Each person, including a crewmember, arriving in the United States who enters articles for his personal or household use, or as bona fide gifts...


Flat rate of duty. (a) Generally. The rate of duty on articles accompanying any person, including a crewmember, arriving in the United States (exclusive of duty-free...


Family grouping of allowances. (a) Generally. When members of a family residing in one household travel together on their return to the United States, the flat rate of...


Frequency of use. (a) 30-day period. The flat rate of duty shall not apply to a person who has used the provision within the 30-day period immediately prior to his arrival...


Procedure for excluding articles from flat rate of duty. (a) Generally. Any person who has information that merchandise is being imported into the United States under...


Excluded articles of merchandise. The following articles of merchandise have been found to affect the economic interest of the United States adversely, and they are...


the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands of the United States Sec. 148.110 Applicability. The provisions of this...


the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands of the United States Sec. 148.111 Written declaration for unaccompanied articles. ...


the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands of the United States Sec. 148.112 Evidence of purchase. A sales slip, invoice,...


the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands of the United States Sec. 148.113 Declaration, entry, and collection of duty. ...


the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands of the United States Sec. 148.114 Shipment of unaccompanied articles. One copy of...


the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands of the United States Sec. 148.115 Release of shipment. (a) Release...


the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands of the United States Sec. 148.116 Claim for refund. Any person who has filed...


Subpart A_General 151.1 Merchandise to be examined. 151.2 Quantities to be examined. 151.3 Disclosure of examination packages. 151.4 Time...


be examined. The port director shall examine such packages or quantities of merchandise as he deems necessary for the determination of duties and for...


be examined. (a)(1) Minimum quantities. Not less than one package of every 10 packages of merchandise shall be examined, unless a special regulation permits a...


examination packages. Information as to the particular packages which will be examined shall not be made available to the importer, his agent, or any person other...


Imported merchandise shall not be opened, examined, or inspected until it has been entered under some form of entry for consumption or warehouse, except in...


examination prior to entry. Examination, sampling, weighing, or operation upon merchandise at the importer's request prior to entry for consumption or warehouse,...


All merchandise will be examined at the place of arrival, unless examination at another place is required or authorized by the port director in accordance...


than at place of arrival or public stores. The port director may require or authorize examination at a place other than the place of arrival or the public stores,...


assembly. (a) Application by importer. Upon application by the importer, machinery, altars, shrines, and other articles which must be set up or assembled prior...


entry delivered outside port limits. When merchandise covered by an immediate transportation entry has been authorized by the port director to be delivered to...


When necessary, the port director may obtain samples of merchandise for appraisement, classification, or other official purposes. Samples shall be taken by Customs or...


samples or additional examination packages after release of merchandise. If the port director requires samples or additional examination packages of merchandise which...


samples or additional examination packages after release of merchandise. If the port director requires samples or additional examination packages of merchandise which...
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samples or additional examination packages after release of merchandise. If the port director requires samples or additional examination packages of merchandise which...
...
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laboratory tests in liquidation. The analysis method for crude petroleum contained in ASTM D96 or other approved analysis method and as determined by...


merchandise to a centralized examination station. (a) Permission to transfer merchandise for examination. When a shipment requires examination at a centralized...


merchandise. (a) Exemptions from applicability. The provisions of this section are not applicable to detentions effected by Customs on behalf of other agencies...


Definitions. The following are general definitions for the purposes of this subpart in applying the provisions of Chapters 17 and 18, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of...


Estimated duties on raw sugar. Estimated duties shall be taken on raw sugar, as defined in Subheading Note 1 to Chapter 17, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United...


Allowance for moisture in raw sugar. Inasmuch as the absorption of sea water or moisture reduces the polariscopic test of sugar, there shall be no allowance on account...


Unlading facilities for bulk sugar. When dutiable sugar is to be imported in bulk, a full description of the facilities to be used in unlading the sugar shall be submitted...


Mixing classes of sugar. No regulations relative to the weighing, taring, sampling, classifying, and testing of imported sugar shall be so construed as to permit...


Molasses in tank cars. When molasses is imported in tank cars, the importer shall file with the port director a certificate showing whether there is any...


Weighing and sampling done at time of unlading. Sugar, sirup, and molasses requiring either weighing or sampling shall be weighed or sampled at the time of unlading. When...


Gauging of sirup or molasses discharged into storage tanks. (a) Plans of storage tank to be filed. When sirup or molasses is imported in bulk in tank vessels and is to be...


Expense of unlading and handling. No expense incidental to the unlading, transporting, or handling of sugar, sirup, or molasses for convenient weighing, gaging,...


Sugar closets. Sugar closets for samples shall be substantially built and secured by locks furnished by Customs. They shall be conveniently located as near as possible...


Information on entry summary. On the entry summary for petroleum or petroleum products in bulk, the importer shall show the API gravity at 60[deg] Fahrenheit,...


Controls on unlading and gauging. (a) Methods of control. (1) Each port director shall establish controls and checks on the unlading and measurement of petroleum...


Storage tanks. (a) Plans and gauge tables. When petroleum or petroleum products subject to duty at a specific rate per barrel are imported in bulk in tank vessels...


Storage tanks bonded as warehouses. (a) Application. Tanks for the storage of imported petroleum or petroleum products in bulk may be bonded as warehouses of class 2 if...


Allowance for detectable moisture and impurities. An allowance for all detectable moisture and impurities present in or upon imported petroleum or petroleum products shall...


Optional entry of net quantity of petroleum or petroleum products. Instead of stating the gross quantity of petroleum or petroleum products on the entry summary,...


151.51 Sampling requirements. (a) General. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, when metal-bearing ores and other metal-bearing materials which...


Sampling procedures. (a) Commercial samples taken under Customs supervision. Representative commercial moisture and assay samples shall be taken under...


Sample lockers. A suitable place or containers shall be provided for the safekeeping of all Customs samples under Customs lock...


Testing by Customs laboratory. Samples taken in accordance with Sec. 151.52 shall be promptly forwarded to the appropriate Customs laboratory for testing...


Deductions for loss during processing. Deductions for the loss of copper, lead, or zinc content during processing, as authorized by Chapter 26, Additional U.S....


Definitions. The following are general definitions for the purposes of this subpart: (a) Clean kg. `Clean kg' means kilograms of clean yield as defined...


invoices. Invoices of wool or hair subject to duty at a rate per clean kilogram under Chapter 51, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (19 U.S.C....


entry summary. Each entry summary covering wool or hair subject to duty at a rate per clean kilogram under Chapter 51, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the...


of entry summary. One extra copy of the entry summary covering wool or hair subject to duty at a rate per clean kilogram shall be filed in addition to the...


Duties. Duties on wool or hair subject to duty at a rate per clean kilogram may be estimated at the time of filing the entry summary on the basis of the clean yield shown...


samples. Duty shall be assessed and collected on samples taken pursuant to any provision in this subpart, whether taken by the importer or by Customs, unless an...


importer. The importer may be permitted after entry to draw samples under Customs supervision in reasonable quantities from the packages of wool or hair designated...


be sampled and tested by Customs. The following shall be weighed, sampled, and tested for clean yield, unless such sampling or testing is not feasible: (a)...


Transfer or exportation of part of sampling unit. (a) Transfer of right to withdraw. When an original sampling unit has been weighed, sampled, and tested in accordance with...


sampling by Customs. A general sample shall be taken from each sampling unit, unless it is not feasible to obtain a representative general sample of the wool or hair...


for clean yield. (a) Test and report by Customs laboratory. The clean yield of all general samples taken in accordance with Sec. 151.70 shall be determined...


Importer's request for commercial laboratory test. (a) Conditions for commercial test. If the importer is dissatisfied with the results of a retest made in accordance with...


port director's request. If the port director is not satisfied with the results of any test provided for in Sec. 151.71 or Sec. 151.73, he may, within 14 calendar...


of clean yield. The port director shall base his final determination of clean yield upon a consideration of all the tests made in connection with the wool...


wool. (a) Examination for grade. The port director shall cause wool dutiable at a rate per clean kilogram to be examined for grade. The standards for determining...


staple length. For the purposes of this subpart, ``staple length'' means the length of the fibers in a particular quantity of cotton designated in terms...


invoices. Invoices of cotton provided for in subheading 5201.00.10, 5201.00.20, 5201.00.50, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (19 U.S.C. 1202),...


sampling. For determining the staple length of any lot of cotton for any Customs purposes, samples of the lot shall be taken in accordance with...


staple length. The port director shall have one or more samples of each sampled bale of cotton stapled by a qualified Customs officer, or a qualified employee of...


for redetermination. If the importer is dissatisfied with the port director's determination, he may file with the port director, within 14 calendar days after...


values of unconcentrated natural fruit juices. The following values have been determined to be the average Brix values of unconcentrated natural fruit juices in the...


Cigars, cigarillos, and tobacco of Cuban origin. The tobacco National Import Specialist at the port of New York shall have general supervision of the examination of...


Subpart A_General Provisions 152.1 Definitions. 152.2 Notification to importer of increased duties. 152.3 Merchandise found not to correspond with...


The following are general definitions for the purposes of part 152: (a)-(b) [Reserved] (c) Date of exportation. ``Date of exportation,'' or the ``time...


importer of increased duties. If the port director believes that the entered rate or value of any merchandise is too low, or if he finds that the quantity...


not to correspond with invoice description. When any merchandise not corresponding with the description given in the invoice is found by the examining officer,...


Schedule of the United States. Merchandise shall be classified in accordance with the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (19 U.S.C. 1202)...


of duty. Rates of duty shall be based on the detailed instructions in Sec. 141.69 of this chapter, which provides in general that the rates of duty applicable...


merchandise. (a) Notice to importer. The port director shall give written notice to the importer as promptly as possible after any commingling is discovered. ...


in classification. The following procedures apply to changes in classification made by decision of either the United States Court of International Trade or...


classification by Congress or by Presidential Proclamation. When a rate of Customs duty or internal revenue tax imposed upon or by reason of importation is changed...


from intermediate countries. Merchandise imported from one country, being the growth, production, or manufacture of another country, shall for value purposes...


foreign currency. When foreign currency must be converted for purposes of appraisement, the instructions in subpart C of part 159 of this chapter shall...


information to importer. The port director shall furnish to importers the latest information as to values in his possession, subject to the following conditions: ...


Interpretative notes. Source: T.D. 81-7, 46 FR 2600, Jan. 12, 1981, unless otherwise noted. The interpretative notes set forth in this subpart have...


Basis of appraisement. (a) Effective date. The value for appraisement of merchandise exported to the United States on or after July 1, 1980, or, for articles classified...


Definitions. As used in this subpart, the following terms will have the meanings indicated: (a) Assist. (1) ``Assist'' means any of the following if...


Definitions. As used in this subpart, the following terms will have the meanings indicated: (a) Assist. (1) ``Assist'' means any of the following if...
...


Transaction value of identical merchandise and similar merchandise. (a) General. The transaction value of identical merchandise, or of similar merchandise, is the...


Deductive value. (a) Merchandise concerned. For the purposes of deductive value, ``merchandise concerned'' means the merchandise being appraised, identical merchandise,...


Computed value. (a) Elements. The computed value of imported merchandise is the sum of: (1) The cost or value of the materials and the fabrication and...


Value if other values cannot be determined or used. (a) Reasonable adjustments. If the value of imported merchandise cannot be determined or otherwise used for the purposes of...


Unacceptable bases of appraisement. For the purposes of this subpart, imported merchandise may not be appraised on the basis of: (a) The selling price in the United...


218]] Subpart A_Lost or Missing Packages and Deficiencies in Contents of Packages 158.1 Definition...


Contents of Packages Sec. 158.1 Definition of ``permitted'' merchandise. For the purpose of this subpart, merchandise...


Contents of Packages Sec. 158.2 Shortages in packages released under immediate delivery or entry. An importer may file...


Contents of Packages Sec. 158.3 Allowance for lost or missing packages included in an entry summary. Allowance shall be made...


Contents of Packages Sec. 158.4 Liability of carrier for lost or missing packages. Upon a joint determination or...


Contents of Packages Sec. 158.5 Deficiencies in contents of packages--general. An allowance shall be made in the assessment...


Contents of Packages Sec. 158.6 Deficiencies in contents of examination packages. Allowance for deficiency in the contents of...


Contents of Packages Sec. 158.7 Allowance for reduction or loss of merchandise by a natural force or by leakage. ...


158.11 Merchandise completely worthless at time of importation. (a) Nonperishable merchandise. When a shipment of nonperishable merchandise, or...


158.12 Merchandise partially damaged at time of importation. (a) Allowance in value. Merchandise which is subject to ad valorem or compound duties...


Sec. 158.13 Allowance for moisture and impurities. (a) Application by importer. (1) Petroleum and petroleum products. An application for an allowance...


158.14 Perishable merchandise condemned. (a) Application by importer. When fruit or other perishable merchandise has been condemned by health officers...


Customs Custody Sec. 158.21 Allowance in duties for casualty, loss, or theft while in Customs custody. Section 563(a), Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19...


Customs Custody Sec. 158.21a Time period. An abatement or refund of duties shall be made in the case of injury to, or destruction of, merchandise in a...


Customs Custody Sec. 158.22 Not applicable when allowances made under other provisions. The procedures in this subpart do not apply in cases where allowances in...


Customs Custody Sec. 158.23 Filing of application and evidence by importer. Within 30 days from the date of his discovery of the loss, theft, injury, or...


Customs Custody Sec. 158.24 Place of filing. The application and evidence shall be filed with the director of the port where the loss, theft, injury,...


Customs Custody Sec. 158.25 Partial destruction or injury. In the case of partial destruction or injury, no application shall be entertained unless the port...


Customs Custody Sec. 158.26 Loss or theft in public stores. In the case of alleged loss or theft while the merchandise is in the public stores, there shall be filed...


Customs Custody Sec. 158.27 Accidental fire or other casualty. In the case of injury or destruction by accidental fire or other casualty, the following evidence...


Customs Custody Sec. 158.28 Waiver of evidence. The port director may waive the production of any of the evidence required by this subpart if the validity of the...


Customs Custody Sec. 158.29 Decision by port director. When the application and evidence have been received and examined by the port director, he shall...


Customs Custody Sec. 158.30 Review of port director's decision. (a) Filing of petition. The importer may file with the port director a petition addressed to...


Sec. 158.41 Destruction of prohibited merchandise. Merchandise regularly entered or withdrawn for consumption in good faith and denied...


Sec. 158.42 Abandonment by importer within 30 days after entry. Allowance in duties for merchandise abandoned to the Government in accordance...


Merchandise Sec. 158.43 Abandonment or destruction of merchandise in bond. Allowance in duties for merchandise entered under bond destroyed under section...


Sec. 158.44 Disposition of abandoned merchandise. (a) General conditions. The disposition of merchandise abandoned to the Government pursuant to...


Merchandise Sec. 158.45 Exportation of merchandise. (a) From continuous Customs custody. Merchandise in Customs custody for which entry has not been...


Provisions 159.1 Definition of liquidation. 159.2 Liquidation required. 159.3 Rounding of fractions. 159.4 Alcoholic beverages. 159.5 Cigars, cigarettes,...


Liquidation means the final computation or ascertainment of the duties (not including vessel repair duties) or drawback accruing on an entry. [T.D. 01-24, 66...


All entries covering imported merchandise, except temporary importation bond entries and those for transportation in bond or for immediate exportation, shall be liquidated....


(a) Value. In the computation of duty on entries, ad valorem rates shall be applied to the values in even dollars, fractional parts of a dollar less than 50 cents being disregarded...


(a) Quantities subject to duties. Customs duties and internal revenue taxes on alcoholic beverages provided for in headings 2207 and 2208, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the...


and tubes. The internal revenue taxes imposed on cigars, cigarettes, and cigarette papers and tubes under section 5701 or 7652, Internal Revenue Code of 1954...


and estimated duties. (a) Difference under $20 in original liquidation. When there is a net difference of less than $20 between the total amount of duties,...


The liquidation of the original warehouse entry shall be followed in determining the liability for duties on a rewarehouse entry, except in the following cases: (a)...


Allowance in duties for any merchandise which is lost, stolen, destroyed, injured, abandoned, or short-shipped shall be made in accordance with the provisions of part 158...


liquidation for formal entries. (a) Bulletin notice of liquidation. Notice of liquidation of formal entries shall be made on a bulletin notice of liquidation, Customs...


of liquidation for informal, mail, and baggage entries. (a) Usual date of liquidation. Except in the cases provided for in paragraph (b) of this section, the...


law. (a) Time limit generally. Except as provided in Sec. 159.12, an entry not liquidated within 1 year from the date of entry of the merchandise, or the date of...


(a) Reasons--(1) Extension. The port director may extend the 1-year statutory period for liquidation for an additional period not to exceed 1 year if: ...


Insofar as duties are based upon the quantity of any merchandise, such duties shall be based upon the quantity of such merchandise at the time of its...


(a) Determination of net weight. The net weight of merchandise dutiable by net weight, or upon a value dependent upon net weight, shall be determined insofar as possible...


Except as otherwise specified in this subpart, no rate or rates of exchange shall be used to convert foreign currency for Customs purposes other than a proclaimed rate...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 19, Volume 2] [Revised as of April 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 19CFR159.32] [Page 232] TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) PART 159_LIQUIDATION OF DUTIES--Table of Contents Subpart C_Conversion of Foreign Currency Sec. 159.32 Date of exportation. The date of exportation for currency conversion shall be fixed in accordance with Sec. 152.1(c) of this chapter. ...


If a rate of exchange has been proclaimed by the Secretary of the Treasury in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 5151(b) for the currency involved, such proclaimed rate shall be used...


(a) Countries for which quarterly rate is certified. For the currency of each of the following foreign countries, there will be published in the Customs Bulletin,...


The daily buying rate of foreign currency which is determined by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and certified to the Secretary of the Treasury in accordance with 31...


The following procedures shall apply when the Federal Reserve Bank of New York certifies two or more rates of exchange (e.g., official and free) for a...


rates. Whenever the Federal Reserve Bank of New York advises that its certification of rates for a currency is being suspended pending determination of the...


For purposes of calculating estimated duties, the port director shall use the rate or rates appearing to be applicable under the instructions in this subpart to...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 19, Volume 2] [Revised as of April 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 19CFR159.41] [Page 234] TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) PART 159_LIQUIDATION OF DUTIES--Table of Contents Subpart D_Special Duties Sec. 159.41 Antidumping duties. Antidumping duties shall be assessed in accordance with part 353, chapter III of this title. [T.D. 80-271, 45 FR 75641, Nov. 17, 1980] ...


The discriminating duties provided for in subsection 1 of paragraph J, section IV, Tariff Act of 1913, as amended by the Act of March 4, 1915 (19 U.S.C. 128, 131), and...


duties, charges, or restrictions. U.S. Note 1 to Section X, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (19 U.S.C. 1202), provides for the imposition...


agreements in restraint of trade. Whenever it appears that imported articles may be subject to the special duties provided for in section 802, Act of September...


of antiquity. When additional duty is imposed in accordance with Sec. 10.53 of this chapter for an unauthentic claim of antiquity, such duty shall be assessed...


on dutiable value. The marking duty prescribed by section 304(f), Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1304(f)), shall be assessed upon the dutiable value as defined in...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 19, Volume 2] [Revised as of April 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 19CFR159.47] [Page 235] TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) PART 159_LIQUIDATION OF DUTIES--Table of Contents Subpart D_Special Duties Sec. 159.47 Countervailing duties. Countervailing duties shall be assessed in accordance with part 353, chapter III, of this title. [T.D. 80-271, 45 FR 75641, Nov. 17, 1980] ...


Liquidation of entries shall be suspended only when provided by law or regulation, or when directed by the Commissioner of Customs. Liquidation of entries shall not be suspended...


final withdrawal. Liquidation of a warehouse or rewarehouse entry shall be suspended until all merchandise covered by the entry has been accounted for within...


Various provisions in part 10 of this chapter provide for suspending liquidation of entries covering certain merchandise entered at a conditionally free...


documents. The liquidation of entries on which bonds are open for the production of documents affecting the rate of duty shall be suspended pending the performance...


or other articles. (a) Suspension of liquidation. The liquidation of each entry covering merchandise the subject of Sec. 12.1 of this chapter (which pertains...


manufacturer's cause of action sustained by the court. Liquidation of entries for merchandise of the character covered by a decision of the Secretary of the...


action by port director. (a) Antidumping matters. Upon receipt of notification from the Commissioner, each port director shall suspend liquidation on...


Source: 66 FR 48552, Sept. 21, 2001, unless otherwise noted. (a) Continued dumping and subsidy offset. Under section 754 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended by...


(a) Publication of notice. At least 90 days before the end of a fiscal year, Customs will publish in the Federal Register a notice of intention to distribute...


(a) Requirement and purpose for certification. In order to obtain a distribution of the offset, each affected domestic producer must submit a certification, in triplicate,...


(a) The creation of Special Accounts and Clearing Accounts--(1) Special Accounts. As directed in the legislation (19 U.S.C. 1675c(e)), Customs will establish...


Subpart A_General Provisions 161.2 Enforcement for other agencies. 161.5 Compromise of Government claims. Subpart B_Compensation of...


(a) Laws enforced by Customs Service for administering agencies. Some of the laws enforced in whole or in part by the Customs Service for administering...


(a) Offer. An offer made pursuant to section 617, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1617), in compromise of a Government claim arising under the...


Source: T.D. 91-14, 56 FR 5349, Feb. 11, 1991, unless otherwise noted. In accordance with section 619, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19...


entitlement. Any Customs officer who receives information shall advise the informant that, in the event of a recovery, he may be entitled to compensation. He shall...


informant. The name and address of the informant shall be kept confidential. No files or information shall be revealed which might aid in the unauthorized identification...


compensation. (a) Limitations on claims. Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1619, an informant may be paid up to 25 percent of the net recovery to the government from...


Subpart A_Inspection, Examination, and Search 162.1-162.2 [Reserved] 162.3 Boarding and search of vessels. 162.4 Search for letters. 162.5 Search of...


of vessels. (a) General authority. A Customs officer, for the purpose of examining the manifest and other documents and papers and examining, inspecting and...


A Customs officer may search vessels for letters which may be on board or may have been conveyed contrary to law on board any vessel or on any post route, and...


and aircraft. A customs officer may stop any vehicle and board any aircraft arriving in the United States from a foreign country for the purpose of...


and merchandise. All persons, baggage, and merchandise arriving in the Customs territory of the United States from places outside thereof are liable...


or beasts. A Customs officer may stop, search, and examine any vehicle, person, or beast, or search any trunk or envelope wherever found, in accordance...


and examinations. In connection with inspections and examinations conducted in accordance with Sec. 148.22(a) of this chapter, United States Customs...


Customs officers are authorized to procure search warrants under the provisions of section 595, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1595). However,...


A search warrant shall be served in person by the officer to whom it is issued and addressed. In serving a search warrant, the officer shall leave a copy of the...


in warrant. When a Customs officer is acting under a warrant to search the rooms in a building occupied by persons named or described in the warrant, no search...


A receipt for property seized under a search warrant shall be left with the person in charge or possession of the premises, or in the absence of any person,...


seizures. (a) Seizures by Customs officers. Property may be seized, if available, by any Customs officer who has reasonable cause to believe that any law...


(a) General applicability. If it shall appear to any officer authorized to board conveyances and make seizures that there has been a violation of any law of the...


Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1595a(c)). (a) Mandatory seizures. The following, if introduced or attempted to be introduced into the United...


fine, penalty, or forfeiture incurred. (a) Notice. Written notice of any fine or penalty incurred as well as any liability to forfeiture shall be given to each...


Where petition for relief not filed. (a) Fines, penalties and forfeitures. If any person who is liable for a fine, penalty, or claim for a monetary amount, or who has...


libel. If seizure is made under a statute which provides that the property may be seized and proceeded against by libel, the summary forfeiture procedures set forth in...


(a) Property under seizure and subject to forfeiture. Seized property shall be appraised as required by section 606, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1606). The...


payment of appraised value. (a) Value exceeding $100,000. Any offer to pay the appraised domestic value of seized property in order to obtain the immediate release of...


other than Schedule I and Schedule II controlled substances. Notice of seizure and sale. (a) Contents. The notice required by section 607, Tariff Act of...


Schedule I and Schedule II controlled substances. The Controlled Substances Act (84 Stat. 1242, 21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) provides that all controlled substances...


Disposition of goods. (a) General. If no petition for relief from the forfeiture is filed in accordance with the provision of part 171 of this chapter, or if...


to summary forfeiture. (a) Filing of claim. Any person desiring to claim under the provisions of section 608, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C....


perishable and other seized property. (a) Disposition of perishable property. Seized property which is perishable or otherwise enumerated in section 612, Tariff Act of...


decree. (a) Report to the U.S. attorney or the Department of Justice if the penalty was assessed under section 592, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C....


decree: Disposition. (a) Sale. Forfeited property decreed by the court for sale or disposition by the Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures Officer shall be disposed of...


proceeds of sale of property seized and forfeited other than under 19 U.S.C. 1592. (a) Order of payment of expenses incurred--(1) When application for remission...


proceeds of sale of property seized and forfeited under 19 U.S.C. 1592. (a) Order of disposition of proceeds. Section 613 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended...


exporting controlled substances. It shall be unlawful to import to or export from the United States any controlled substance or narcotic drug listed in schedules...


substances on vessels, aircraft, and individuals. Upon compliance with the provisions of the Controlled Substances Act (84 Stat. 1242; 21 U.S.C. 801),...


seizures. Arrests and seizures under the Controlled Substances Act (84 Stat. 1242, 21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), and the Controlled Substances Import and Export Act (84...


controlled substances. All controlled substances seized by a Customs officer shall be delivered immediately into the custody of the Fines, Penalties, and...


for failure to manifest narcotic drugs or marihuana. (a) Cargo or baggage containing unmanifested narcotic drugs or marihuana. When a package of regular cargo or...


unlading narcotic drugs or marihuana without a permit. In every case where a narcotic drug or marihuana is unladen without a permit, the penalties prescribed in...


Source: T.D. 79-160, 44 FR 31958, June 4, 1979, unless otherwise noted. (a) The provisions of this subpart apply only to fines, penalties,...


When used in this subpart, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated: (a) Loss of duties under section 592. ``Loss of duties'' means the duties...


forfeitures under sections 466 and 584(a)(1), Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. (a) Foreign repairs and equipment purchases; election to proceed. If the...


section 592, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. (a) Maximum penalty without prior disclosure. If the person concerned has not made a prior disclosure as provided in...


section 593A, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. (a) Maximum penalty without prior disclosure for a drawback compliance program nonparticipant. If the person...


(a) In general--(1) A prior disclosure is made if the person concerned discloses the circumstances of a violation (as defined in paragraph (b) of this...


under section 592, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. (a) When authorized. Merchandise may be seized for violation of section 592, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19...


for violations of sections 466 or 584(a)(1), Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. (a) When required. If the Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures Officer has...


for violations of section 592, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. (a) When required. If the Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures Officer has reasonable cause to...


for violation of section 593A, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. (a) When required. If the appropriate Customs field officer has reasonable cause to believe...


to prepenalty notice. (a) Time within which to respond. Unless a shorter period is specified in the prepenalty notice or an extension is given in...


to violation. (a) No violation. If, after considering any presentations made in response to the prepenalty notice, the Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures...


If no prepenalty notice is issued, a written notice of any monetary penalty incurred shall contain the information required under Sec. 162.76(b)(1), Sec....


actual loss of duties, taxes and fees or actual loss of revenue. Whether or not a monetary penalty is assessed under this subpart, the appropriate Customs field...


duties; liquidation of entries. (a)(1) When an entry is the subject of an investigation for possible violation of section 592, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19...


Source: T.D. 00-88, 65 FR 78091, Dec. 14, 2000, unless otherwise noted. The provisions of this subpart will apply to all seizures of property for...


(a) Generally. Customs will send written notice of seizure as provided in this section to all known interested parties as soon as practicable. Except as provided...


issue notice of seizure. If Customs does not send notice of a seizure of property in accordance with Sec. 162.92 to the person from whom the property was seized, and...


for seized property. (a) Generally. In lieu of filing a petition for relief in accordance with part 171 of this chapter, any person claiming property seized by...


seized property. (a) Generally. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, a claimant to seized property under 18 U.S.C. 983(a) is entitled to immediate...


and payment of fees, costs or interest. When a person elects to petition for relief before, or in lieu of, filing a claim under Sec. 162.94, any seizure subject...


maintain records. 163.3 Entry records. 163.4 Record retention period. 163.5 Methods for storage of records. 163.6 Production and examination of entry and other records and...


(a) Records--(1) In general. The term ``records'' means any information made or normally kept in the ordinary course of business that pertains to any activity listed...


or (e) of this section, the following persons shall maintain records and shall render such records for examination and inspection by Customs: (1) An owner,...


be prepared to produce or transmit to Customs, in accordance with Sec. 163.6(a), any entry records which may be demanded by Customs. If entry records submitted to...


this section, any record required to be made, kept, and rendered for examination and inspection by Customs under Sec. 163.2 or any other provision of this chapter shall be kept...


maintain all records required by law and regulation for the required retention periods and as original records, whether paper or electronic, unless alternative...


(a) Production of entry records. Pursuant to written, oral, or electronic notice, any Customs officer may require the production of entry records by any person listed in Sec. 163.2(a)...


audit or other inquiry initiated for the reasons set forth in Sec. 163.6(c), the Commissioner of Customs or his designee, but no designee of the Commissioner below...


paragraph (f) of this section, if a summons issued under Sec. 163.7 to a third-party recordkeeper requires the production of, or the giving of testimony relating to,...


may request the appropriate U.S. attorney to seek an order requiring compliance from the U.S. district court for the district in which the person is found or resides...


for any judicial district in which a person served with a Customs summons is found or resides or is doing business may order such person to comply with the summons. Upon...


or other audit. In conducting a compliance assessment or other audit, the Customs auditors, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (c) of this section, shall: ...


a voluntary Customs program under which certified recordkeepers may be eligible for alternatives to penalties (see paragraph (d) of this section) that might be assessed...


take, and applicants and participants may appeal and obtain administrative review of, the following decisions regarding the Recordkeeping Compliance Program provided for in...


Subpart A_Application for Relief 171.1 Petition for relief. 171.2 Filing a petition. 171.3 Oral presentations seeking relief. Subpart B_Action...


Source: T.D. 00-57, 65 FR 53576, Sept. 5, 2000, unless otherwise noted. [[Page 287]] (a) To whom addressed. Petitions for the remission...


(a) Where filed. A petition for relief must be filed with the Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures office whose address is given in the notice. (b) When filed--(1)...


relief. (a) For violation of section 592 or section 593A. If the penalty incurred is for a violation of section 592, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C....


by Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures Officer. Source: T.D. 00-57, 65 FR 53576, Sept. 5, 2000, unless otherwise noted. (a) Remission or mitigation...


at Customs Headquarters. Upon receipt of a petition for relief filed pursuant to the provisions of section 618 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C....


petitions. (a) Cases referred for institution of legal proceedings. No action will be taken on any petition after the case has been referred to the...


The advice of the Director, International Trade Compliance Division, Office of Regulations and Rulings, Customs Headquarters, may be sought in any case (except as...


Source: T.D. 00-57, 65 FR 53577, Sept. 5, 2000, unless otherwise noted. [[Page 289]] If a petition for relief relates to a violation of...


limited time. A decision to mitigate a penalty or to remit a forfeiture upon condition that a stated amount is paid will be effective for not more than 60 days...


(a) Mitigation decision not subject to protest. Any decision to remit a forfeiture or mitigate a penalty is not a protestable decision as defined under...


payment of fees, costs or interest. Any seizure subject to forfeiture may be remitted or mitigated pursuant to the provisions of 19 U.S.C. 1618 or 31 U.S.C. 5321,...


Source: T.D. 00-57, 65 FR 53577, Sept. 5, 2000, unless otherwise noted. Offers in compromise submitted pursuant to the provisions of section 617 of the...


compromise. An offer in compromise will be considered accepted only when the offeror is so notified in writing. As a condition to accepting an offer in compromise,...


provisions for petitions for relief. Source: T.D. 00-57, 65 FR 53577, Sept. 5, 2000, unless otherwise noted. The general provisions of subpart A of this...


filing petition for restoration. A petition for the restoration of proceeds of sale under section 613, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1613) must be filed...


In addition to such other evidence as may be required under the provisions of subpart A of this part, the petition for restoration of proceeds of sale under...


authorized for official use. If forfeited property which is the subject of a claim under section 613, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1613) has been...


definitions. (a) Application. The following definitions, regulations, and criteria are designed to establish and implement procedures required by section 6079...


expedited procedures in an administrative forfeiture proceeding. (a) Procedures for violations involving possession of controlled substance in personal use...


for expedited procedures. (a) Final administrative determination. Upon receipt of a petition filed pursuant to Sec. 171.52, Customs shall determine first whether...


in an administrative forfeiture action. (a) Substitute res. Where property is seized for administrative forfeiture for a violation involving controlled substances in...


(a) Special notice provision. At the time of seizure of property defined in Sec. 171.51, written notice must be provided to the possessor of...


of filing. Source: T.D. 00-57, 65 FR 53578, Sept. 5, 2000, unless otherwise noted. If the petitioner is not satisfied with a decision of the...


decision authority. (a) Decisions of Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures Officers. Supplemental petitions filed on cases where the original decision was made by...


the Secretary of the Treasury in certain 1592 cases. A petitioner filing a supplemental petition pursuant to this subpart from a decision of the Chief,...


the Secretary of the Treasury in certain 1592 cases. A petitioner filing a supplemental petition pursuant to this subpart from a decision of the Chief,...
...


Subpart A_Notice of Claim and Application for Relief 172.1 Notice of liquidated damages or penalty incurred and right to petition for...


172.1 Notice of liquidated damages or penalty incurred and right to petition for relief. (a) Notice of liquidated damages or penalty incurred. When there is...


172.2 Petition for relief. (a) To whom addressed. Petitions for the cancellation of any claim for liquidated damages or remission or mitigation of a fine or...


172.3 Filing a petition. (a) Where filed. A petition for relief must be filed by the bond principal with the Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures office...


172.4 Demand on surety. If the principal fails to file a petition for relief or fails to comply in the prescribed time with a decision to mitigate a penalty...


Petitions acted on by Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures Officer. (a) Mitigation or cancellation authority. Upon receipt of a petition for relief submitted pursuant...


Petitions acted on at Customs Headquarters. Upon receipt of a petition for relief filed pursuant to the provisions of section 618 or 623 of the Tariff Act of 1930,...


Limitations on consideration of petitions. (a) Cases referred for institution of legal proceedings. No action will be taken on any petition if the civil liability has...


Headquarters advice. The advice of the Director, International Trade Compliance Division, Office of Regulations and Rulings, Customs Headquarters, may be sought...


Decisions effective for limited time. A decision to mitigate a penalty or to cancel a claim for liquidated damages upon condition that a stated amount is paid will...


Decisions not protestable. (a) Mitigation decision not subject to protest. Any decision to remit or mitigate a penalty or cancel a claim for liquidated damages...


Form of offers. Offers in compromise submitted pursuant to the provisions of section 617 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1617), must...


Authority to accept offers. The authority to accept offers in compromise, subject to the recommendation of the General Counsel of the Treasury or his delegee,...


Acceptance of offers in compromise. An offer in compromise will be considered accepted only when the offeror is so notified in writing. As a condition to accepting...


Time and place of filing. If the petitioner is not satisfied with a decision of the deciding official on an original petition for relief, a supplemental...


Supplemental petition decision authority. (a) Decisions of Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures Officers. Supplemental petitions filed on cases where the...


Waiver of statute of limitations. The deciding Customs official always reserves the right to require a waiver of the statute of limitations executed by the...


error. 173.2 Transactions which may be reviewed and corrected. 173.3 Voluntary reliquidation. 173.4 Correction of clerical error, mistake of fact, or...


authority to review transactions to ensure that the rate and amount of duty assessed on imported merchandise is correct and that the transaction is otherwise in...


review transactions for correctness, and take appropriate action under his general authority to correct errors, including those in appraisement where appropriate, at the time of: ...


90 days from the date notice of the original liquidation is given to the importer, consignee, or agent, may reliquidate on his own initiative a liquidation or...


to review and correct. Even though a valid protest was not filed, the port director, upon timely application, may correct pursuant to section 520(c)(1), Tariff Act of 1930,...


Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1520(a)(4)), the port director may, prior to liquidation of an entry, take appropriate action to correct a clerical error...


liquidation of an entry covering household or personal effects may be corrected by the port director even though a timely protest was not filed if an application for refund is...


Applicability of provisions. 174.3 Power of attorney to file protest. Subpart B_Protests 174.11...


part, the following term shall have the meaning indicated: Further review. ``Further review'' means review of the decision which is the subject of the protest by...


(a) In general. The provisions of this part shall be applicable to protests against decisions involving: (1) Articles excluded from entry or entered or withdrawn from...


(a) When required. When a protest is filed by a person acting as agent or attorney in fact for the principal, other than an attorney at law or a customhouse broker or his...


decisions of the port director, including the legality of all orders and findings entering into the same, may be protested under the provisions of section 514, Tariff Act...


Protests may be filed by: (1) The importer or consignee shown on the entry papers, or their sureties; (2) Any person paying or receiving a refund of any charge...


general. A protest shall contain the following information: (1) The name and address of the protestant, i.e., the importer of record or consignee, and the name and address...


filing. A protest may be amended at any time prior to the expiration of the 90-day period within which such protest may be filed determined in accordance with Sec. 174.12(e)....


(a) General. Subject to paragraph (b) of this section, separate protests relating to one category of merchandise covered by an entry shall be considered as a...


[Code of Federal Regulations] [Title 19, Volume 2] [Revised as of April 1, 2004] From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access [CITE: 19CFR174.16] [Page 325] TITLE 19--CUSTOMS DUTIES CHAPTER I--BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) PART 174_PROTESTS--Table of Contents Subpart B_Protests Sec. 174.16 Limitation on protests after reliquidation. A protest shall not be filed against the decision of the port director on reliquidation upon any question not involved in the reliquidation. ...


(a) In general. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, the port director shall review and act on a protest filed in accordance with section 514, Tariff Act...


(a) Request for accelerated disposition. Accelerated disposition of a protest filed in accordance with section 514, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1514) may...


A protesting party may seek further review of a protest in lieu of review by the port director by filing, on the form prescribed in Sec. 174.25, an application for such...


Further review of a protest which would otherwise be denied by the port director shall be accorded a party filing an application for further review which meets the requirements...


(a) Form and number of copies. An application for further review may be filed on the same Customs Form 19 used for filing the protest for which further review is requested, or...


further review. (a) Protest allowed. If upon examination of a protest for which an application for further review was filed the port director is satisfied that...


Upon completion of further review, the protest and appropriate documents forwarded for review shall be returned to the port director together with directions for...


In determining whether to allow or deny a protest filed within the time allowed, a reviewing officer may consider alternative claims and additional grounds or...


The port director shall allow or deny in whole or in part a protest filed in accordance with section 514, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1514) within 2 years from...


(a) Issuance of notice. Notice of denial of a protest shall be mailed to any person filing a protest or his agent in all cases other than those in which accelerated...


Any person whose protest has been denied, in whole or in part, may contest the denial by filing a civil action in the United States Court of International Trade...


after issuing a protest review decision, the Customs Service shall publish the decision in the Customs Bulletin or otherwise make it available for public inspection. Disclosure...


Classification, Appraised Value and Rate of Duty 175.1 Submission of request. 175.2 Contents of request. 175.3 Domestic interested party. ...


Submission of request. Written requests pursuant to section 516, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1516), for information as to the...


Contents of request. The request for information shall contain the following information: (a) The name of the person making the request, his principal place...


Domestic interested party. ``Domestic interested party'', when used in this part, means: (a) A manufacturer, producer, or wholesaler in the United States of a...


(a) Number of copies and where filed. All petitions pursuant to section 516 Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1516), shall be submitted to the...


The petition shall be itemized as to each class or kind of merchandise involved, and shall contain the following: (a) The name of the petitioner, his principal...


filing of petition, inspection of petition, and inspection of documents and papers. (a) Notice of filing of petition. Upon the filing of a petition, a...


decisions following petition. (a) Incorrect appraised value, classification, or rate of duty. If the appraised value of, classification of, or rate of duty upon...


desire to contest decision. If the petitioner is dissatisfied with the decision of the Commissioner that the appraised value, classification, or rate of duty is...


notice of desire to contest. Upon receipt of a properly filed petitioner's notice that he desires to contest the decision as to the appraised value...


port of entry designated by petitioner. (a) Information as to character and description of merchandise. All information secured by the director of the port designated...


notice of court decision. Notice of a decision of the Court of International Trade or of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit which sustains, in whole...


Subpart A_Service 176.1 Service of summons. 176.2 Service of notice of appeal. Subpart B_Transmission of...


When an action is initiated in the Court of International Trade a copy of the summons shall be served in the manner prescribed by the Court of...


of appeal. When the United States is an appellee in an appeal taken to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a copy of the notice of appeal shall be served...


Transmission of records to Court of International Trade. Upon receipt of service of a summons in an action initiated in the Court of International Trade...


Referral of statement of agreed facts for certification. Statements of agreed facts (also referred to as stipulations) to be used by the Department of Justice in...


Deletion of protest or entry number. If any protest number or entry number is to be deleted from a schedule of protest numbers or entry numbers attached to or embodied in...


Reliquidation following decision of court. (a) Decision of U.S. Court of International Trade. Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, an entry which...


Procedure 177.1 General ruling practice and definitions. 177.2 Submission of ruling requests. 177.3 Nonconforming requests for rulings. 177.4 Oral discussion...


definitions. (a) The issuance of rulings generally--(1) Prospective transactions. It is in the interest of the sound administration of the Customs and related...


(a) Form. A request for a ruling should be in the form of a letter. Requests for Valuation and Carrier rulings should be addressed to the Commissioner of...


A person submitting a request for a ruling that does not comply with all of the provisions of this part will be so notified in writing, and the requirements that...


(a) Generally. A person submitting a request for a ruling and desiring an opportunity to orally discuss the issue or issues involved should indicate that desire in writing...


Each person submitting a request for a ruling in connection with a Customs transaction shall immediately advise Customs in writing of any change in the status of...


Any request for a ruling may be withdrawn by the person submitting it at any time before the issuance of a ruling letter or any other final disposition of the request....


be issued. (a) Generally. No ruling letter will be issued in response to a request for a ruling which fails to comply with the provisions of this part. Moreover,...


(a) Ruling letters--(1) Generally. The Customs Service will endeavor to issue a ruling letter setting forth a determination with respect to a specifically described...


(a) Effect of ruling letters generally. A ruling letter issued by the Customs Service under the provisions of this part represents the official position of the...


(a) Generally. Within 90 days after issuing any interpretive decision under the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, relating to any Customs transaction (prospective, current,...


offices. (a) Generally. Advice or guidance as to the interpretation or proper application of the Customs and related laws with respect to a...


interpretive rulings, protest review decisions, and previous treatment of substantially identical transactions. (a) General. An interpretive ruling,...


(a) Generally. Certain decisions made by Customs officials at one field location which are inconsistent with decisions being made by Customs officials at...


Authority: R.S. 251, as amended (19 U.S.C. 66), sec. 624, 46 Stat. 759 (19 U.S.C. 1624); Pub. L. 96-39, 93 Stat. 144. Source: T.D. 83-13, 48 FR 1189, Jan....


(a) Country of origin. For the purpose of this subpart, an article is a product of a country or instrumentality only if (1) it is wholly the growth, product, or...


country-of-origin advisory ruling or final determination. A country-of-origin advisory ruling or final determination may be requested by: (a) A...


is filed. A request may be filed by an individual or organization listed in Sec. 177.23 or by a duly authorized attorney or [[Page 350]] agent on...


of request. (a) A request for an advisory ruling shall be in writing and shall contain such information as will enable Customs to provide the requester with...


The request shall be filed with the Director, Office of Regulations and Rulings, Headquarters, U.S. Customs Service, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington,...


issues. Any party authorized to request a ruling under the provisions of Sec. 177.23 may request an opportunity for oral discussion of the issues presented in...


advisory rulings and final determinations. (a) Pursuant to a request for an advisory ruling which meets the requirements of this subpart, Customs will promptly issue an...


notice of final determinations. Notice of all final determinations shall be published in the Federal Register within 60 days of the date the final determination...


determinations. Any party-at-interest listed in Sec. 177.22(d) may seek judicial review of a final determination within 30 days after publication of such...


final determinations. A party-at-interest, other than the party-at-interest which requested and received the initial final determination, may ask Customs...


of OMB control numbers. Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 19 U.S.C. 1624; 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. This part sets forth the control numbers assigned to...


OMB 19 CFR Section Description...


Subpart A_General Provisions 181.1 Definitions. Subpart B_Export Requirements 181.11 Certificate of Origin. 181.12 Maintenance...


As used in this part, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated unless either the context in which they are used requires a different meaning or a...


(a) General. A Certificate of Origin shall be employed to certify that a good being exported either from the United States into Canada or Mexico or from Canada...


availability of records. (a) Maintenance of records--(1) General. An exporter or producer in the United States who completes and signs a Certificate of Origin...


requirements. The port director may apply such measures as the circumstances may warrant where an exporter or a producer in the United States fails to comply with...


preferential tariff treatment upon importation. (a) Declaration. In connection with a claim for preferential tariff treatment for a good under the NAFTA, the...


records and submission of Certificate by importer. (a) Maintenance of records. Each importer claiming preferential tariff treatment for a good imported into the United...


to provide documentation regarding transshipment. (a) Effect of noncompliance. If the importer fails to comply with any requirement under this...


make post-importation claim and refund duties. Notwithstanding any other available remedy, including the right to amend an entry so long as liquidation of the entry has...


(a) Place of filing. A post-importation claim for a refund under Sec. 181.31 of this part shall be filed with the director of the port at which the...