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Information Collections on Imports, Exports Under Review

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Technology Exports. The Bureau of Industry and Security is accepting comments through June 5 on form BIS-711, “Statement by Ultimate Consignee and Purchaser.” This form or a statement on company letterhead must provide information on the foreign importer receiving U.S. technology and how the technology will be utilized. This provides assurances from the importer that the technology will not be misused, transferred, or re-exported in violation of the Export Administration Regulations.

Vegetables from Zambia. The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is accepting through May 9 comments on information collections associated with the importation of baby squash and baby courgettes from Zambia. As a condition of entry, such vegetables have to be produced in accordance with a systems approach that includes requirements for pest exclusion at the production site, fruit fly trapping inside and outside the production site, and pest excluding packinghouse procedures. Both commodities must also be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration stating that they have been produced in accordance with these requirements.

Grain Exports. USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service is inviting comments through June 8 on an information collection associated with the export inspection and weighing waiver for high-quality specialty grains transported in containers. To ensure that exporters of such grains comply with the waiver requirements, AMS requires them to maintain for three years records generated during the normal course of business that pertain to these shipments and to make these documents available to GIPSA upon request for review or copying.

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