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CBP Reviewing Info Collections on Imports, Exports, ACAS, ISF, Containers, Duty-Free Goods

Thursday, August 03, 2017
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is accepting comments through Oct. 2 on the proposed extension of the following information collections.

- CBP form 1302, Inward Cargo Declaration: this form must be submitted by the master or commander of a vessel arriving in the U.S. from abroad with cargo on board

- CBP form 1302A, Cargo Declaration Outward with Commercial Forms: the master or commander of a vessel departing from the U.S. must file this form with copies of bills of lading or equivalent commercial documents relating to all cargo encompassed by the manifest

- CBP form 7509, Air Cargo Manifest: the aircraft commander or agent must file this form at the departure airport or respondents may submit the information on this form using an approved electronic equivalent

- CBP form 7533, Inward Cargo Manifest for Vessel Under Five Tons, Ferry, Train, Car, Vehicle, Etc.: the master or person in charge files this form for such conveyances arriving in the U.S. from Canada or Mexico otherwise than by sea, with baggage or goods

- electronic ocean, air, and rail export manifest: information associated with these pilot programs is transmitted to CBP in advance via the Automated Export System

- Air Cargo Advanced Screening: the data for the ACAS pilot currently consist of air waybill number, total quantity based on the smallest external packing unit, total weight, cargo description, shipper name and address, and consignee name and address

- manifest confidentiality: an importer or consignee (inward) or a shipper (outward) may request confidential treatment of its name and address contained in manifests

- vessel stow plan (import): for all vessels transporting goods to the U.S., except any vessel exclusively carrying bulk cargo, the incoming carrier must electronically submit no later than 48 hours after the vessel departs from the last foreign port a vessel stow plan that includes information about the vessel and cargo (for voyages less than 48 hours in duration CBP must receive the stow plan prior to arrival at the first port in the U.S.)

- vessel stow plan (export): under a pilot begun in 2015 vessels transporting goods from the U.S., except those exclusively carrying bulk cargo, must electronically submit a stow plan in advance

- container status messages: for all containers destined to arrive within the limits of a U.S. port from a foreign port by vessel, the incoming carrier must submit messages regarding the status of events (e.g., status of a container (full or empty), booking a container destined to arrive in the U.S., loading or unloading a container from a vessel, and a container arriving in or departing from the U.S.) if the carrier creates or collects a CSM in its equipment tracking system reporting an event

- importer security filing: for most cargo arriving in the U.S. by vessel the importer or its authorized agent must submit the data elements in 19 CFR 149.3 within prescribed time frames

- documentation requirements for articles entered under various special tariff treatment provisions: to assist CBP in determining whether imported goods classified under HTSUS subheadings 9801.00.10, 9802.00.20, 9802.00.40, 9802.00.50, 9802.00.60, and 9817.00.40 are entitled to duty-free or reduced duty treatment, importers or their agents must have the declarations specified in 19 CFR 10.1(a), 10.8(a), 10.9(a), and 10.121 in their possession at the time of entry and submit them to CBP upon request

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