CBP Information Collections Under Review
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is requesting comments no later than Feb. 3, 2012, on the proposed extension without change of the following information collections.
• Forms 3347 and 3347A, Declaration of Owner and Declaration of Consignee when Entry is made by an Agent – This form is a declaration from the owner of imported merchandise stating that he/she agrees to pay additional or increased duties, therefore releasing the importer of record from paying such duties. This form must be filed within 90 days from the date of entry. When entry is made in a consignee’s name by an agent who has knowledge of the facts and is authorized under a proper power of attorney by that consignee, a declaration from the consignee on Form 3347A must be filed with the entry summary. If this declaration is filed, no bond to produce a declaration of the consignee is required.
• Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement – To ascertain if imported goods are eligible for preferential tariff treatment or duty refunds under DR-CAFTA, CBP collects information such as name and contact information for the importer and exporter, information about the producer of the good, a description of the good, the HTSUS tariff classification and the applicable rule of origin. In addition, a certification and supporting documents may be requested by CBP to substantiate the claim for preferential tariff treatment.