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Excepted Type of merchandise countries (ii)-Continued

ican families or so-
cieties or bearing
motifs based
thereon, or with
European or Amer-
ican political, me-
morial, or Masonic
scenes or devices,
or with European
or American fig-
ures, ships, or other
scenes, or with
motifs or inscrip-
tions in English.
Latin, or any other
European lan-

Bamboo, split-------

Braids, straw-------- Italy, Japan.
Bristles, hog (except None.

nondyed European

hog bristles).
Brushes, paint and None.

hair pencil, and
parts thereof, con-
taining hog bristles
more than 112
inches in total
length or more
than 114 inches in
length out of the

Carpet wool, Tibetian None.

and Nepalese types.
Cashmere ----------

Cassia -------------

Cassia oil

Chinese type:

Art objects------- None.


Foodstuffs ---- None.
Garments ----
Herbs ---

Ivory articles-----

Jade articles.----- None.
Medicines, pre None.

Excepted Type of merchandise countries Embroideries etc.-Con.

Feathers and down, Burma, India,

Asiatic, except pea Formosa, Thaicock feathers.

land, and those areas of VietNam which are not under Communist

Firecrackers -------- None.
Floor coverings, grass, Japan.

straw and seagrass.
Fur skins:
Goat and kid.-- Argentina,

Ethiopia, Iran,

Kolinsky --------- Republic of

Weasel ----------- Canada.
Gallnuts, except Alep None.

po gallnuts.
Ginger root, candied None.

or otherwise pre

pared or preserved.
Hair, human, Asiatic. None.
Hats, unfinished:
Manila hemp None.

Palm leaf --------- Mexico, Phuip-


Brazil, Domini

can Republic,
Italy, Japan,

Jade stones, cut but None.

not set, suitable for

use in jewelry.
Menthol, natural and Brazil.

synthetic (except


Rutin -----

Seagrass mats and Japan.

Silk, tussah, muga, None.

Silk piece goods, tus- None.

sah, muga, eri.
Sophera Japonica... None.
Tannic acid, from None.

gallnuts other than

Aleppo gallnuts.
Tung oil.----------- Argentina, Bra-

zil, Paraguay.
Walnuts, except black France, Iran,

or pickled walnuts. Italy, Turkey. Yak hair------------ None. (3) Merchandise specified in this subparagraph, howsoever processed, if such merchandise is or has been located in or transported from or through Hong Kong, Macao, or any country not in the authorized trade territory.





Tea --

Cinnamic aldehyde-. None.
Cinnamon oil------- Ceylon, Sey-

Cornmint oil ------- Argentina, Brazil.
Eggs, poultry:
Whole in the shell, None.

Dried (whole, None.
albumen, or

Embroideries and em- None.

broidered articles of types chiefly imported from China prior to December 17, 1950.

TYPE OF MERCHANDISE Agar-agar. Bamboo: Bags, baskets and other manufactures, ex

cept furniture. Poles and sticks. Brocades and brocade articles. Camphor, natural and synthetic. Camphor oil, natural and synthetic. Cane webbing. Carpet wool. Carpets. Castor beans. Castor oil. Chinaware. Citronella oil. Cotton manufactures. Cotton waste. Earthenware. Embroideries and embroidered articles. Hair, animal. Hair nets of any material. Handkerchiefs. Hardwood manufactures, except bentwood

furniture. Hats, paper. Hides, buffalo. Ivory manufactures. Lace and lace articles. Linen manufactures, except wearing apparel

not containing any lace, embroidery or

Ores and metals:


Peanut Oil.
Seagrass manufactures.
Sesame oil.
Sesame seed.
Shoes, leather soled with nonleather uppers,

except ladies' high-heel shoes. Silk: Manufactures except Western style suits

and Indian saris. Raw.

Skins, deer and goat.
Stones, semiprecious.
Stones, semiprecious, manufactures.
Straw manufactures.
Tapioca flour.

(4) Merchandise specified in this subparagraph, howsoever processed, if such merchandise is or has been located in or transported from or through Hong Kong or Macao.

TYPE OF MERCHANDISE Feather manufactures. Glass, sheet (window). Graphite. Honey. Marine products, edible. Pigeons, frozen or otherwise prepared or pre

served. Poultry, frozen or otherwise prepared or pre

served. [34 F.R. 20190, Dec. 24, 1969) APPENDIX TO SECTION 500.204-DEFINITIONS



500.204 (1) "Chinese type” refers to items which are typically and principally used by Chinese or which are prepared, processed or designed in the Chinese manner. Excluded are certain items such as rice customarily consumed by Chinese but also consumed in considerable quantities by others.

(2) "Beaded articles"-Beaded articles, such as beaded bags, are regarded as cotton, linen, or silk manufactures subject to $ 500.204(a) (3) if the fabric to which the beads are attached is cotton, linen, or silk (see also Appendix 9 and Appendix 18).

(3) "Braids, straw” does not include unfinished hats of straw braid.

(4) “Bristles, hog" includes bristles in knots or other processed condition.

(5) "Cane webbing" includes rattan webbing.

(6) "Cashmere and camel hair" include cashmere and camel hair in any processed form (e.g. scoured, dehaired, top rovings, noils, and yarn waste) but does not include cashmere and camel hair which have been spun, woven, or knitted, i.e., yarn and fabric.

(7) "Cassia," includes all species of the genus cinnamomum except cinnamomum zeylanicum.

(8) “Cinnamic aldehyde" does not include synthetic cinnamic aldehyde.

(8.1) “Citronella oll” includes geraniol and citronellal.

(9) "Cotton manufactures" does not include rubber soled shoes with canvas uppers, cotton umbrellas, or mixed tetron, dacron, orlon or rayon articles of less than 50 percent cotton content.

(10) “Cotton waste" does not include linters or grabbots.

(11) "Currency, coins, postage and other stamps" issued by China (except Formosa), North Korea, or North Viet-Nam are merchandise of Chinese, North Korean, or North Viet-Namese origin and subject to $ 500.204(a) (1).

(12) "Embroidered articles" does not include beaded articles.

(13) "Fur Skins" includes the fur or hair removed from the skin, e.g., goat hair from goat fur skins, and includes skins which have been bleached, dyed, trimmed, backed, sewn

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together, or any combination of the fore into the United States of commodities specigoing. It also includes fur neck pieces. It fied in (a) (1) thereof, that is commodities does not include fur scarves, stoles, coats, of Communist Chinese, North Korean or or other fur garments.

North Vietnamese origin, but it also pro(14) "Hair in various forms." (1) The term hibits, unless licensed, persons subject to "hair, human, Asiatic" is defined to include the jurisdiction of the United States from hair originating in the Republic of Indonesia purchasing, transporting or otherwise dealand in the Republic of the Philippines and ing in such commodities which are outside to exclude hair originating in Turkey, Israel the United States. The term "persons suband Lebanon.

ject to the jurisdiction of the United States" (11) The items "hair, human, Asiatic," includes foreign firms owned or controlled “fur skins," and "yak hair" include com by Americans, as defined in $ 500.329. A modities processed therefrom, e.g., beards, general license in $ 500.541 authorizes such braids, buns, chignons, eyelashes, hair pieces, firms to deal in goods of mainland Chinese mustaches, nets, netting, switches, tresses, origin under certain circumstances but does wefts, wefted wiglets, wigs and wiglets.

not authorize such firms to deal in goods (15) “Hats" finished in third countries of North Korean or North Vietnamese origin. from hat bodies made in China (except Section 500.204 also prohibits the unFormosa), North Korea, or North Viet-Nam licensed importation of the commodities are merchandise of Communist Chinese. specified in subparagraphs (2), (3) and (4) North Korean, or North Viet-Namese origin. thereof, but does not prohibit dealings

(16) "Hides, buffalo" includes those of abroad in those commodities. Indian water buffalo.

(28) Rejection of Imports. Imports of (17) “Jade articles, Chinese type” Includes merchandise subject to $ 500.204(a) (2), (3) jade band rings.

or (4) not authorized under $ 500.544 are (18) "Linen manufactures" includes wear

refused, although an appropriate certificate

of origin or specific license has been obtained, brocade, embroidery, or lace.

if there is reason to believe either that the (19) "Musk” includes musk dissolved in

merchandise is of Communist Chinese, North a fluid.

Korean, or North Vietnamese origin or that (20) "Ores and Metals”. (a) Antimony

there exists an interest of a designated naincludes antimony oxide, antimony trioxide,

tional therein. (See also Item (112) below.) and sodium antimonate, but does not include

(29) Process v. manufacture. A commodantimonial lead of less than 5 percent

ity subject to $ 500.204 remains subject antimony.

howsoever it has been processed. If it has (b) Molybdenum includes ammonium

been manufactured in a country other than molybdate but does not include ferromo

China (except Formosa), North Korea, or lybdenum.

North Viet-Nam, it remains subject only if (c) Tungsten includes tungstic acid,

the manufactured item itself is specified in hubnerite (manganese tungstate), tungsten

the section. It should not be assumed that

a subject commodity which has undergone oxide, ammonium paratungstate, and tung

operations other than those listed sten powder, but does not include ferro


$ 500.204(a) (1), has become a manufactured tungsten.

form of the commodity rather than a proc. (21) "Silk, tussah, muga, and eri” in

essed form thereof. In case of question, a cludes raw silk, silk waste, silk noils, and

ruling should be requested from the Office continuous filament silk yarn and thread,

of Foreign Assets Control. Requests for rulbut does not include other silk yarn or

ings in the form of license applications or thread of tussah, muga or eri silk.

otherwise should include adequate technical (22) "Silk piece goods, tussah" includes

detail. antung, honan, nanshan, pongee, and shan

It should be noted that it is quite possible tung, but does not include any fabrics con.

for merchandise to have China as its “country taining 5 percent or less tussah fibers, or

of origin" for Foreign Assets Control purwool fabrics containing tussah silk if the

poses while having some other country as its material consist chiefly of wool.

"country of origin" for marking or statisti(23) "Stones, semiprecious" includes all

cal purposes. gem stones except diamonds, rubies, sap

(30) Unlicensed commitments. In the phires, and emeralds. It does not include

absence of an appropriate general license, pearls. It also does not include raw stones.

contractual commitments to engage in (24) "Stones, semiprecious, manufactures" transactions prohibited by $ 500.204 should includes Jewelry made of semiprecious . be made only if the contract specifies that stones.

it is subject to the issuance of a specific (25) "Straw manufactures" includes tea

Foreign Assets Control license or other aupads.

thorization from the Office of Foreign Assets (26) “Tea chest paper" is joss paper, which Control. General licenses which may be apis subject to $ 500.204(a) (2) (1).

plicable are $$ 500.536, 500.538, 500.539, (27) Dealings Abroad in Commodities Sub 500.541, 500.544, and 500.545. ject to the Regulations. Section 500.204 pro- The fact that an unlicensed firm commithibits not only the unlicensed importation ment or payment may have been made in

connection with a transaction prohibited by § 500.204 is not a basis for licensing the transaction.

LICENSING POLICIES (100) Quotas for certain commodities from Eastern Europe and the U.S.S.R. Quotas have been established for the importation of certain commodities from countries not in the authorized trade territory (except Communist China, North Korea, and North VietNam), based on records of imports of such commodities into the United States during the period 1946–51. The principal commodities which have been licensed under these quotas are certain types of animal hair and textile waste from the U.S.S.R. and Outer Mongolia, including. Badger hair.

Horse tail hair. Carpet wool.

Other horse bair. Cotton waste.

Silk waste. Goat hair.

Yak hair. Horse mane hair.

(For definition of "authorized trade territory” see $ 500.322.)

(101) Quotas for imports of certain commodities based on current availabilities. Under certain limited circumstances, quotas have been established for the importation of certain commodities under annual limitations set by the amount determined as currently available for export.

Licenses are issued for:
Antimony (metal) from Czechoslovakia.
Cotton manufactures from Czechoslovakia,

Hungary, Poland, Rumania, and the

Dried eggs from Argentina, Denmark, Fed-

eral Republic of Germany, Poland,
South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the

United Kingdom. Feathers, Asiatic, from Japan and Malaysia. Firecrackers from Macao. Lotus seeds from Thailand. Lychees from Mexico. Mung beans from Peru and Thailand. Silk, raw and waste, from Bulgaria. Tung oil from Malawi. Vegetables, fresh, Chinese type, from

Mexico. Walnuts from India, Pakistan, Rumania,

and Yugoslavia. (102) Proof of origin. Except as set forth in (112) below, the Office of Foreign Assets Control does not prescribe the documents which will satisfactorily prove the origin of merchandise, but will consider all documents submitted by importers to establish origin of merchandise. However, it has been found that affidavits, statements, invoices, and other documents prepared by manufacturers, processors, sellers, or shippers cannot be relied on and are therefore not by themselves accepted by the Office of Foreign Assets Control as satisfactory proof of origin.

(103) Certificates of origin. There are many types of certificates of origin issued by

governmental and commercial agencies abroad. However, the only certificates of origin which will be accepted by Customs for Foreign Assets Control purposes in connection with imports of commodities subject to $ 500.204 are certificates issued pursuant to special agreements between the country of issue and the Treasury Department. Such certificates are described in $ 500.536(d). The name of the issuing agency in each country and the list of commodities for which such certificates are available from each country appear in this Appendix. Additions to the list are published in the FEDERAL REGISTER.

The Office of Foreign Assets Control reserves the right to refuse importations when the certificate of origin presented to Customs in connection with an importation under $ 500.536 has been improperly issued. Certificates must be requested from the certifying country prior to exportation. Certificates may be improperly issued if the goods were not produced in the certifying country or were produced in the certifying country by a nonregistered producer. Further, if the certificate does not fully and specifically describe the merchandise to which it refers, it may likewise be rejected.

(104) Direct import and continuous carriers' custody. The term "imported directly" as used in $ 500.204(a) (2) includes shipment via a third country on a through bill of lading as well as direct shipment from the country of origin. Specific licenses are issued for merchandise subject $ 500.204 (a) (2) when the merchandise is imported from an expected country via a third country without a through bill of lading if the Control is satisfied that the merchandise remained in "continuous carriers' custody.” Such licenses require that the applicant furnish: (1) Name of the ship on which merchandise will arrive, port of arrival, and identification of the merchandise (case markings and numbers); (2) Evidence of shipment of the merchandise from the expected country to the port of transshipment; and (3) Evidence that the merchandise from the time of its arrival in said port until the time of its shipment therefrom on the ship named in (1) above was at no time in the custody of any person other than a carrier, or a person acting solely as agent for a carrier, and that no person other than a carrier or its agent had access thereto.

(105) Physical examination. The Office of Foreign Assets Control is satisfied that certain types of merchandise subject to $ 500.204 can be reliably determined by physical examination not to be of Communist Chinese, North Korean, or North Vietnamese origin. Licenses to import these types of merchandise are issued subject to physical examination at the time of entry. Examples are: Bristles, hog, not dyed, from Japan and Iran, Camel hair from Outer Mongolia.

Camphor, synthetic, racemic only.
Cassia from India, Indonesia, and Sabah,

Chinaware from Eastern Europe and the

U.S.S.R. Earthenware from Eastern Europe and the

U.S.S.R. Embroidered articles, peasant-type, from

Eastern Europe and the U.S.S.R. Furskins, weasel, from Japan. Hair, human, from India, Iran, and Pakistan. Rugs, grass, from Spain and Portugal. Straw manufactures from Eastern Europe

and the U.S.S.R. Wood articles from Eastern Europe and the


(106) Export of animal hair and skins for processing abroad. Reimports of commodities subject to $ 500.204 of the regulations which were exported from the United States for processing abroad (principally animal hair and skins), are licensed on the basis of satisfactory documentary proof of the export and an estimate of the yield of processed material.

(107) Other esports. Reimports of other merchandise subject to $ 500.204 of the regulations are licensed on proof of the export. Persons planning to export such merchandise for exhibition, repair, or for any other purpose, should first ascertain that reimport will be authorized. Generally, reimport is authorized only if Customs Form 4455 was obtained at the time of export.

(108) Publications and films from China, North Korea and North Viet Nam. Publications and films originating in mainland China, North Korea or North Viet Nam are licensed for commercial importation provided all payments due to the suppliers are made into blocked accounts. Publications and films originating in mainland China, North Korea, and North Viet Nam are also licensed without restrictions as to method of payment under programs approved by the Librarian of Congress or the National Science Foundation for universities, libraries, research and scientific institutions. Such publications and films are also licensed in exchange for publications from the United States. Additionally, such publications and films are licensed when the Office of Foreign Assets Control is satisfied that they are bona fide gifts to the importers and that there is not and has not been since the effective date any direct or indirect financial or commercial benefit to designated countries or nationals thereof from the importations.

(109) Chinese language films and publications from other areas. Imports of Chinese language films, books, magazines, and almanacs are licensed if the Control is satisfied that they were produced outside of mainland China, North Korea, or North Viet Nam and that no designated national of Communist China, North Korea, or North Viet Nam has an interest in the transaction.

(110) Exhibitions. Certain merchandise subject to $ 500.204 being imported for exhibition at trade fairs, expositions, museums, etc., is licensed for entry for that purpose only and eventual re-export or destruction under Customs supervision.

(111) Research samples. Commodities subject to $ 500.204, including commodities from mainland China, North Korea, and North Viet-Nam are licensed for import for bona fide research purposes in sample quantities only.

(112) Goods of mainland Chinese, North Korean, or North Viet-Namese origin. Licenses for articles of mainland Chinese, North Korean, or North Viet-Namese origin are generally issued only on submission of documentary evidence satisfactory to the Control of the location outside mainland China, North Korea, or North Viet-Nam of the merchandise at all times since the respective effective date, and of the absence of any Communist Chinese, North Korean, or North Viet-Namese interest in the merchandise during that period. Except as noted below, affidavits from persons purporting to have knowledge of the location and ownership of the merchandise are not satisfactory documentary evidence of such facts. Bills of lading, insurance policies, museum catalogues, etc., may constitute such evidence.

In the case of antiques, if no satisfactory documentary evidence, such as exhibition catalogues dated prior to the respective effective date, is available, an affidavit from a disinterested person who can from his own knowledge affirm as to the location and ownership of the antique at all times on and since the respective effective date may be acceptable. In general, such affidavits will not be accepted when the antique has been in Hong Kong, Macao or Southeast Asia since the respective effective date.

(113) Wigs and Other Human Hair Products. Wigs and other human hair products being imported from any Asiatic country are presumed to be made of Asiatic hair. Additionally, it has been determined that substantial quantities of Asiatic hair are used in the production of human hair products being imported from Austria, Belgium, Federal Republic of Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Accordingly, Customs will detain all such human hair products unless either a specific license or an appropriate certificate of origin is presented, or the importation is authorized under $ 500.544.

(114) [Reserved)

(115) Bristles, hog. Bristles of a type commonly used in shaving brushes, bearing & dyed strip of about three-eighths of an inch in width located 1/2 to 1 inch from the tip of the bristle are regarded as if they were undyed hog bristles for the purposes of $ 500.539.

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