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CBP Reviewing Application to Manipulate, Certificate of Origin

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is accepting through Feb. 20 comments on the proposed extension without change of the following information collections.

CBP Form 3499, Application and Approval to Manipulate, Examine, Sample or Transfer – This form is used as an application to perform various operations on merchandise located at a CBP approved bonded facility. It is filed by importers, consignees, transferees or owners of merchandise and is subject to approval by the port director. The data requested on this form identifies the merchandise for which action is being sought and specifies what operation is to be performed. This form may also be approved as a blanket application to manipulate goods for a period of up to one year for a continuous or repetitive manipulation.

CBP Form 3229, Certificate of Origin – This form is used by shippers and importers to declare that goods being imported into the United States are produced or manufactured in a U.S. insular possession from materials grown, produced or manufactured in such possession and are thus entitled to enter the U.S. free of duty. It includes a list of the foreign materials included in the goods and their description and value.

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