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CBP Reviewing Carrier’s Certificate, NAFTA Recordkeeping

Friday, December 09, 2011
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is seeking public comment on the proposed extension of the following information collections.

• Form 7523, Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty, Carrier’s Certificate and Release – This form is used by carriers and importers as a manifest for the entry of merchandise free of duty under certain conditions, by carriers to show that articles being imported are to be released to the importer or consignee, and as an inward foreign manifest for vehicles of less than five tons arriving from Canada or Mexico with merchandise conditionally free of duty. Comments are due no later than Jan. 9, 2012.

• Form 434, NAFTA Certificate of Origin, Form 446, NAFTA Verification of Origin Questionnaire, and Form 447, NAFTA Motor Vehicle Averaging Election – Form 434, NAFTA Certificate of Origin, is used to certify that a good being exported either from the United States into Canada or Mexico or from Canada or Mexico into the United States qualifies as an originating good for purposes of preferential tariff treatment under NAFTA. Form 446 is a questionnaire that CBP personnel use to gather sufficient information from exporters and/or producers to determine whether goods imported into the United States qualify as originating goods for the purposes of preferential tariff treatment under NAFTA. Form 447 is provided to CBP when a manufacturer chooses to average motor vehicles for the purpose of obtaining NAFTA preference. Comments are due by Feb. 7, 2012.

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