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CBP Reviewing Info Collections on TIB, Bonded Stores, Carrier Screening

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

CBP is accepting comments through Aug. 20 on the proposed extension without change of the following information collections.

Application for Extension of Bond for Temporary Importation. Imported merchandise which is to remain in the customs territory for a period of one year or less without the payment of duties is entered as a temporary importation, as authorized under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. When this time period is not sufficient, it may be extended by submitting an application on CBP Form 3173, Application for Extension of Bond for Temporary Importation.

Application for Withdrawal of Bonded Stores for Fishing Vessels and Certificate of Use. CBP Form 5125, Application for Withdrawal of Bonded Stores for Fishing Vessel and Certificate of Use, is used to request the permission of the CBP port director for the withdrawal and lading of bonded merchandise (especially alcoholic beverages) for use on board fishing vessels involved in international trade. The applicant must certify on CBP Form 5125 that supplies on board were either consumed or that all unused quantities remain on board and are adequately secured for use on the next voyage. CBP uses this form to collect information such as the name and identification number of the vessel, ports of departure and destination, and information about the crew members.

Screening Requirements for Carriers. Section 273(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act authorizes the Department of Homeland Security to establish procedures that carriers must undertake for the proper screening of their alien passengers prior to embarkation at the port from which they are to depart for the United States, in order to become eligible for an automatic reduction, refund or waiver of a fine imposed under section 273(a)(1) of the Act. To be eligible, the carrier must provide evidence to CBP that it screened all passengers on the conveyance in accordance with the procedures listed in 8 CFR 273.3. 

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