CBP Reviewing Declaration of Owner When Entry Made by Agent
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is soliciting comments by Aug. 15 on the proposed extension without change of CBP Forms 3347 and 3347A, Declaration of Owner and Declaration of Consignee When Entry is Made by an Agent. CBP Form 3347 is a declaration from the owner of imported merchandise 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 CBP Form 3347A must be filed with the entry summary. If this declaration is filed, then no bond to produce a declaration of the consignee is required.