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NAFTA Certificate of Origin, Foreign Vessel Repair Forms Under Review

Friday, May 16, 2014
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is soliciting comments through July 15 on the proposed extension without change of the following forms.

CBP Form 434, NAFTA Certificate of Origin – This form is used to certify that a good being exported either from the U.S. into Canada or Mexico or from Canada or Mexico into the U.S. qualifies as an originating good for purposes of preferential tariff treatment under NAFTA. This form is completed by exporters and/or producers and furnished to CBP upon request.

CBP Form 446, NAFTA Verification of Origin Questionnaire – CBP personnel use this form to gather sufficient information from exporters and/or producers to determine whether goods imported into the U.S. qualify as originating goods for the purposes of preferential tariff treatment under NAFTA.

CBP Form 447, NAFTA Motor Vehicle Averaging Election – This form is used to gather information required when a manufacturer chooses to average motor vehicles for the purpose of obtaining NAFTA preference.

CBP Form 226, Record of Vessel Foreign Repair or Equipment Purchase – This form is used by the master or owner of a commercial vessel registered in the U.S. to declare and file entry on equipment, repairs, parts or materials purchased for the vessel in a foreign country, which are subject to a 50% ad valorem duty.

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