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Commercial Invoice, Importer ID Input Record Get Extended Comment Period

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has extended through Feb. 27 the period for public comment on the proposed extension without change of the following information collections.

Commercial Invoice – The commercial invoice is provided to CBP by the importer and the information thereon is used to ascertain the proper tariff classification and valuation of imported merchandise in order to determine the duties due. To facilitate trade, CBP did not develop a specific form for this information collection, and importers are allowed to use their existing invoices to comply.

Importer ID Input Record – The information collected on CBP Form 5106 is used to identify entities who wish to import merchandise into the United States, act as consignee on an importation when not the importer of record, or otherwise do business with CBP that would involve the payment of duties, taxes or fees or the issuance of a refund. Each person, business firm, government agency or other organization that intends to file an import entry must file CBP Form 5106 with the first formal entry or request for services that will result in the issuance of a bill or a refund check upon adjustment of a cash collection. This form must also be filed by or on behalf of the ultimate consignee at the first importation in which the party acting as ultimate consignee is so named.

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