CBP Reviewing Information Collections on Haiti, Temporary Exports, In-Bond Cargo
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is seeking comments no later than May 31 on the proposed extension without change of the following information collections.
Haiti HOPE Act. The Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act provides for duty-free treatment for certain apparel articles and wire harness automotive components from Haiti. Those wishing to claim such treatment must prepare a declaration of compliance that identifies and details the costs of the beneficiary and non-beneficiary components of production to show that the 50 percent value content requirement was satisfied.
Temporary Exports. The “Declaration of Ultimate Consignee that Articles were Exported for Temporary Scientific or Educational Purposes,” which is completed by the ultimate consignee and submitted to CBP by the importer or its agent, is used to document duty-free entry under conditions when articles are temporarily exported solely for scientific or educational purposes.
In-Bond Cargo. CBP forms 7512 and 7512A are used by carriers and brokers to serve as the manifest and transportation entry for cargo moving under bond within the U.S. They collect information such as the names of the importer and consignee, a description of the goods moving in-bond, and the ports of lading and unlading. This information is used by CBP for enforcement, targeting, and protection of revenue.