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Info Collections on Records Retention for Export Transactions, Scientific Instruments, Firearms Under Review

Thursday, March 16, 2017
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The DOC and the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives are requesting comments on the following information collections.

Five-Year Records Retention Requirement for Export Transactions and Boycott Actions. All parties involved in export transactions and the U.S. party involved in a boycott action are required to maintain records of these activities for a period of five years. Without this authority, potential violators could discard records demonstrating violations of the EAR prior to the expiration of the five-year statute of limitations. Input on this information collection may be submitted by April 17.

Form ITA-338P, Request for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments or Apparatus. The DOC and the Department of Homeland Security are required to determine whether non-profit institutions established for scientific or educational purposes are entitled to duty-free entry for scientific instruments that the institutions import under the Florence Agreement. Form ITA-338P enables (1) DHS to determine whether the statutory eligibility requirements for the institution and the instrument are fulfilled, and (2) the DOC to make a comparison and finding as to the scientific equivalency of comparable instruments being manufactured in the U.S. Input on this form may be submitted by April 17.

Form ATF F 5300.11, Annual Firearms Manufacturing and Exportation Report. This information is collected to compile statistics on the manufacture and exportation of firearms. The form must be submitted annually for every Type 07 and Type 10 federal firearms license, even if no firearms were exported or distributed for commerce. Input on this form may be submitted by May 15.

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