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Certificate of Origin, General Declaration Under Review by CBP

Friday, October 31, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is inviting comments through Dec. 30 on the proposed extension without change of the following information collections.

- CBP Form 3229, Certificate of Origin: This form is used by shippers and importers to declare that goods being imported into the United States are produced or manufactured in a U.S. insular possession from materials grown, produced or manufactured in such possession and are therefore entitled to enter free of duty. This form includes a list of the foreign materials included in the goods and their description and value.

- CBP Form 7507, General Declaration (Outward/Inward) Agriculture, Customs, Immigration and Public Health: This form is used to document clearance by arriving aircraft at the required inspectional facilities and inspections by appropriate regulatory agency staffs. It collects information about the flight routing, the numbers of passengers embarking and disembarking, a declaration of health for the persons on board, details about disinfecting and sanitizing treatments during the flight, and a declaration attesting to the accuracy and completeness and truthfulness of all other documents that make up the manifest.

Comments should address whether these forms are necessary for the proper performance of CBP’s functions, including whether the information has practical utility; the accuracy of CBP’s estimates of the burden of the forms and ways to minimize that burden, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collected; and the annual cost burden to respondents or record keepers.

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