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Info Collections on Drawback, Avocados, Farm Equipment, Engines Under Review

Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Treasury Department is inviting comments through July 30 on Form TTB 5130.6, Drawback on Beer Exported. When tax-paid beer is removed from a brewery and ultimately exported, the brewer exporting the beer may complete this form and submit documentation of exportation to receive a drawback (refund) of the federal excise taxes paid.

The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is accepting comments through July 31 on an information collection concerning imports of Hass avocados from Michoacán, Mexico. APHIS collects information using form PPQ 587, Application for Permit to Import Plants or Plant Products, to ensure that fresh Hass avocados from Mexico do not harbor insect pests (including avocado stem weevils, seed weevils and seed moths) that could inflict severe damage upon U.S. agriculture.

APHIS is also requesting comments through Sept. 2 on the proposed extension of an information collection concerning the importation of used farm equipment from regions affected with foot-and-mouth disease. Such equipment must be accompanied by an original certificate, signed by an authorized official of the national animal health service of the exporting region, stating that the equipment was steam cleaned free of all exposed dirt and other particulate matter after its last use and prior to export.

The Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting input through Sept. 2 on the proposed renewal of EPA forms 3520-21, a declaration form for importers of non-road engines and recreational vehicles, and 3520-8, which can be used to request final importation clearance for independent commercial importers of non-road compression ignition engines. These forms are required before making customs entry. The information collected is used to verify that all non-road vehicles and engines subject to federal emission requirements have been declared upon entry or that the category of exclusion or exemption from emissions requirements has been identified in the declaration.

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