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CBP Reviewing Information Collection on Duty-Free Containers

Thursday, December 24, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is seeking comments no later than Feb. 22, 2016, on the proposed extension without change of an information collection entitled “Holders or Containers Which Enter the United States Duty Free.” Substantial holders or containers of foreign manufacture may enter the U.S. duty-free if duty was paid upon a previous importation. 19 CFR 10.41b allows such entry without the filing of entry papers if the holders or containers are marked on a metal tag or plate, in clear and conspicuous letters of such a size that they will be easily discernible, to indicate under which HTSUS subheading they are entitled to duty-free entry. For HTSUS 9801.00.10, these markings must also include the name of the owner and serial number assigned by the owner. For HTSUS 9803.00.50 (used for serially numbered holders or containers of foreign manufacture), these markings must include the port code numbers of the port of entry, the entry number, the last two digits of the fiscal year of entry covering the importation of the holders and containers on which duty was paid, the name of the owner, and the serial number assigned by the owner.

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