CBP Reviewing Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is extending through Feb. 10 the comment period on the proposed extension without change of CBP Form 1300, Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement. This form is used to collect essential commercial vessel data at the time of formal entrance and clearance in U.S. ports. The form allows the master to attest to the truthfulness of all CBP forms associated with the manifest package and collects detailed information on the vessel, cargo, purpose of entrance, certificate numbers and expiration for various certificates. It also serves as a record of fees and tonnage tax payments in order to prevent overpayments.