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CBP Reviewing NAFTA Certificate of Origin, ACH Application, Record of Foreign Repair

Monday, July 14, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has extended through Aug. 11 the period for public comments on the proposed extension without change of the following information collections.

CBP Forms 434, 446 and 447, NAFTA Regulations and Certificate of Origin: CBP Form 434, NAFTA Certificate of Origin, is used to certify that a good being exported either from the U.S. into Canada or Mexico or from Canada or Mexico into the U.S. qualifies as an originating good for purposes of preferential tariff treatment under NAFTA. This form is completed by exporters and/or producers and furnished to CBP upon request. CBP Form 446, NAFTA Verification of Origin Questionnaire, is used by CBP personnel use to gather sufficient information from exporters and/or producers to determine whether goods imported into the U.S. qualify as originating goods for the purposes of preferential tariff treatment under NAFTA. CBP Form 447, NAFTA Motor Vehicle Averaging Election, is used to gather information required when a manufacturer chooses to average motor vehicles for the purpose of obtaining NAFTA preference.

CBP Form 400, ACH Application: The Automated Clearinghouse allows participants in the Automated Broker Interface to transmit daily statements, 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.

CBP Form 226, Record of Vessel Foreign Repair or Equipment Purchase: U.S. law provides for a 50 percent ad valorem duty assessed on a vessel master or owner for any repairs, purchases or expenses incurred in a foreign country by a commercial vessel registered in the U.S. CBP Form 226 is used by the master or owner of a vessel to declare and file entry on equipment, repairs, parts or materials purchased for the vessel in a foreign country.

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