DEA Form 486, Import/Export Declaration for List I and List II Chemicals, is required when a Drug Enforcement Administration-listed chemical meets or exceeds a specified quantity threshold.

The Census Bureau recently issued a notice stating that the DEA considers this form to be an export permit and that, as a result, filing electronic export information is required.

Census states that it will work with the DEA to revise the Foreign Trade Regulations to ensure that any DEA permit or declaration that requires prior registration or notification with the DEA requires EEI filing. In the meantime, filers should ensure that all exports involving a DEA Form 486 have an associated EEI filing completed, regardless of value and destination.

For more information on complying with export filing requirements, please contact attorney Kristine Pirnia at (202) 730-4964 or via email.

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