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CBP Reviewing ACH Application, Declaration of Owner When Entry Made by Agent

Thursday, May 08, 2014
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the following information collections.

CBP Form 400, Automated Clearinghouse Application – The ACH allows participants in the Automated Broker Interface to transmit daily statements and deferred tax and bill payments electronically through a financial institution directly to a CBP account. ACH debit allows the payer to exercise more control over the payment process. To participate in ACH debit, companies must complete CBP Form 400. Participants also use this form to notify CBP of changes to bank information or contact information. (comments due by July 7)

CBP Forms 3347 and 3347A, Declaration of Owner and Declaration of Consignee When Entry is Made by an Agent – CBP Form 3347 is a declaration from the owner of imported merchandise that he/she agrees to pay additional or increased duties, therefore releasing the importer of record from paying such duties. This form must be filed within 90 days from the date of entry. When entry is made in a consignee's name by an agent who has knowledge of the facts and is authorized under a proper power of attorney by that consignee, a declaration from the consignee on CBP Form 3347A must be filed with the entry summary. If this declaration is filed, then no bond to produce a declaration of the consignee is required. (comments due by June 9)

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