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CHAPTER 1-BUREAU OF THE CENSUS,
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Part 20 30 40 50 60 70
such oficer or employee of the Bureau as he designates and shall be affixed to all certificates and attestations that may be required from the Bureau.
PART 20_SEAL Sec. 20.1 Authority. 20.2 Description. 20.3 Custody.
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 20 issued under R.S. 161, as amended, sec. 3, 68 Stat. 1012, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 22, 13 U.S.C. 3.
SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 20 appear at 25 F.R. 2163, Mar. 16, 1960, unless otherwise noted. $ 20.1 Authority.
Pursuant to section 3 of T 13, United States Code, the Bureau of the Census official seal and design thereof, which accompanies and is made a part of this document, is hereby approved. § 20.2 Description.
Seal: On a shield an open book beneath which is a lamp of knowledge emitting rays above in base two crossed quills. Around the whole a wreath of single leaves, surrounded by an outer band bearing between two stars the words “U.S. Department of Commerce" in the upper portion and “Bureau of the Census” in the lower portion, the lettering concentric with an inner beaded rim and an outer dentilated rim. $ 20.3 Custody.
The seal shall remain in the custody of the Director, Bureau of the Census or
Subpart A-General Requirements—Exporters Sec. 30.1 General statement of requirement for
Shipper's Export Declarations. 30.2 Related export control requirements. 30.3
Shipper's Export Declaration forms.
Bec. 30.4 Preparation and signature of ship
per's Export Declarations. 30.5 Number of copies of Shipper's Export
Declaration required. 30.6 Requirements as to separate Shipper's
Export Declarations. 30.7 Information required on Shipper's
Export Declarations. 30.8 Additional information required on
Shipper's Export Declaration for In
Transit Goods (Form 7513). 30.9 Requirements for separation and
alignment of items on Shipper's E
port Declarations. 30.10 Continuation sheets for Shipper's Ex
port Declaration. 30.11 Authority to require production of
documents. 30.12 Time and place Shipper's Export Dec
larations required to be presented. 30.13 Who can present Shipper's Export
Declarations. 30.14 Procedure upon presentation of Ship
per's Export Declarations, 30.15 Procedure for presentation of declara
tions covering shipments from an
interior point. 30.16 Corrections to Shipper's Export Decla
Sec. 30.37 Exceptions from the requirement for
reporting complete commodity detall on the Shipper's Export Decla
ration. 30.38 [Reserved] 30.39 Authorization for reporting statistical
information other than by means of individual Shipper's Export Decla
rations filed for each shipment. 30.40 Single declaration for multiple con
signees. 30.41 "Split shipments" by air. 30.42 Authorization for waiver of the re
quirements for advance presentation and authentication of Shipper's
Export Declaration. 30.43 Administrative review and appeals of
determination under $ 30.42. Subpart D-Exemptions From the Requirements
for the Filing of Shipper's Export Decla tions 30.50 Procedure for shipments exempt from
the requirements for Shipper's Ex
port Declarations. 30.51 Government shipments not generally
exempt. 30.52 Special exemptions for shipments to
the U.S. armed services. 30.53 Special exemptions for certain ship
ments to U.S. Government agencies
and employees. 30.54 Special exemptions for mail ship
ments. 30.55 Miscellaneous exemptions. 30.56 Conditional exemptions. 30.57 Information on export declarations
for shipments of types of goods covered by $ 30.56 not conditionally exempt.
Subpart B-General Requirements
Exporting Carriers 30.20 General statement of requirement for
the filing of manifests and Shipper's
Export Declarations by carriers. 30.21 Requirements for the filing of mani
fests. 30.22 Requirements for the filing of Ship
per's Export Declarations by de
parting carriers. 30.23 Requirements for the filing of Ship
per's Export Declarations by pipe
line carriers. 30.24 Clearance or departure of carriers
under bond on incomplete manifest or Shipper's Export Declarations.
Subpart E-General Requirements-Importers 30.70 Statistical information required on
import entries. Subpart F-Special Provisions for Particular Types
of Import Transactions 30.80 Merchandise entering U.S. Customs
Territory from U.S. Foreign Trade
Zones. 30.81 Imports of merchandise into Guam. 30.82 Identification of U.S. merchandise re
turned for repair and reexport. 30.83 Statistical copy of mail and informal
Subpart C—Special Provisions Applicable Under
Particular Circumstances 30.30 Values for certain types of transac
tions. 30.31 Identification of certain nonstatisti
cal and other unusual transactions. 30.32 Exports of complete machines or other
complete units in partial shipment
lots. 30.33 Vessels, planes, cargo vans, and other
carriers and containers sold foreign. 30.34 Return of exported cargo to the United
States prior to reaching its final
destination. 30.35 Shipments between U.S. points in
transit through Canada diverted to
Canada. 30.36 Cargo laden at one port to be trans
ferred to the exporting carrier at the port of exit.
Subpart G-General Administrative Provisions 30.90 Confidential information, import en
tries and withdrawals. 30.91 Confidential information, Shipper's
Export Declarations. 30.92 Statistical classification schedules. 30.93 Emergency exceptions. 30.94 Instructions to Customs. 30.95 Penalties for violations.
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 30 issued under R.S. 161; sec. 2, 76 Stat. 951, 77A Stat.; 5 U.S.C. 22; 13 U.S.C. 301-307; 19 U.S.C. 1202, 722, 1484(c); Reorganization
Plan No. 5 of 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263; Department of Commerce Order No. 85, June 21, 1962, 27 F.R. 6397.
SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 30 appear at 31 F.R. 11367, Aug. 27, 1966, unless otherwise noted.
NOTE: The term "Customs Director" as used in this part 30 means the Regional Commissioner of Customs if the transaction is at the port of New York City; the district director of customs if at the headquarters port of a customs district other than New York City; and the customs officer in charge of the port If at a nonheadquarters port. See notice issued by the Commissioner of Customs and published in the FEDERAL REGISTER of July 13, 1966 (31 F.R. 9529). Subpart A-General Requirements
Exporters $ 30.1 General statement of requirement
for Shipper's Export Declarations. (a) Shipper's Export Declarations shall be filed by exporters or their agents in accordance with the definitions, specifications, and requirements of the regulations in this part for all commodities, gold and silver, except as specifically exempted herein, shipped as follows:
(1) To foreign countries or areas (including the Canal Zone and Trust Territories under U.S. administration, and including Foreign Trade Zones in foreign countries or areas) from any of the following:
(1) The United States, including the 50 States and the District of Columbia.
(ii) Puerto Rico.
(iii) Foreign Trade Zones in the United States or Puerto Rico.
(iv) The Virgin Islands of the United States.
(2) Between nonforeign areas as specified below: 1
(1) To Puerto Rico from the United States.
(ii) To the United States from Puerto Rico.
(iii) To U.S. Possessions from the United States or Puerto Rico. In the regulations in this part, the term U.S. Possessions includes the Virgin Islands of the United States, Guam Island, American Samoa, Wake Island, Midway Island, and Canton and Enderbury Islands.
(b) Shipper's Export Declarations 1 Shipper's Export Declarations are not required for shipments from a U.S. Possession destined to the United States, Puerto Rico, or another U.S. Possession.
shall be filed for merchandise moving as described above regardless of the method of transportation. Instructions for the filing of Shipper's Export Declarations for vessels, aircraft, railway cars, etc., when sold foreign appear in § 30.33. Exemptions from these requirements and exceptions to some of the provisions of these regulations for particular types of transactions will be found in Subparts C and D of this part. (31 F.R. 11367, Aug. 27, 1966, as amended at 34 F.R. 14592, Sept. 19, 1969) § 30.2 Related export control require
ments. (a) Under the provisions of the export control regulations of the Office of Export Control in the Bureau of International Commerce, U.S. Department of Commerce (Parts 368–399 of this title)," Shipper's Export Declarations are also required for shipments of merchandise from U.S. Possessions to foreign countries or areas.
(b) For all shipments to foreign countries or areas, the Shipper's Export Declaration is an export control document. In preparing and filing export declarations for shipments to foreign countries and areas, therefore, the shipper must comply with all pertinent export control regulations as well as the requirements of the statistical regulations of this part. For convenience, a few provisions of the export control regulations and of the Customs regulations closely related to statistical requirements have been incorporated in the regulations in this part. Information concerning export control regulations and information concerning agencies other than the Department of Commerce exercising export control authority for particular types of commodities may be obtained from the Office of Export Control, Bureau of International Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230, or from Department of Commerce Field Offices. $ 30.3 Shipper's Export Declaration
forms. (a) Official forms, or privately printed forms conforming in every respect to the official forms, shall be used in complying with requirements for Shipper's Export Declarations as follows:
2 See also the Comprehensive Export Schedule of the Office of Export Control, which may be purchased from the Government Printing Office or Department of Commerce Field Offices.
(1) Except for shipments for which the Shipper's Export Declaration for InTransit Goods (Commerce Form 7513) is required as specified below, the Shipper's Export Declaration shall be prepared on Commerce Form 7525-V or on Commerce Form 7525-V-Alternate. The arrangement of Form 7525-V-Alternate conforms to and is designed for simultaneous preparation with various other shipping documents commonly used, such as the dock receipt, short form bill of lading, etc. Form 7525-V-Alternate is acceptable in lieu of Form 7525–V without limitation.
(2) For merchandise shipped in transit through the United States, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands of the United States from one foreign country or area to another, including such merchandise destined from one foreign place to another and transshipped in ports of the United States, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands of the United States, and for foreign merchandise exported from General Order Warehouses or from Foreign Trade Zones, the Shipper's Export Declaration for In-Transit Goods (Commerce Form 7513) shall be filed. Form 7513 shall also be filed for merchandise subject to government inspection, examination, or permit arriving from a foreign country which is rejected and exported. (Although Form 7513 provides that it is to be used for foreign merchandise, it should be used also for U.S. merchandise which after having been exported has been returned to or through the United States and is again being exported under any of the conditions described in this paragraph. Except for rejected merchandise, Form 7513 is not to be used for the reexportation of goods for which entry has been made on Customs Forms 7501 or 7502.)
(b) The Shipper's Export Declaration and the Continuation Sheet 8 to the Shipper's Export Declaration (both forms designated Commerce Form 7525-V), and the Shipper's Export Declaration for InTransit Goods (Commerce Form 7513) may be purchased for a nominal price from Customs Directors, Department of Commerce Field Offices, and the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washingtori, D.C. 20402, or they may be privately printed. Supplies of the Alternate Shipper's Export Declaration and the Continuation Sheet
to the Alternate Shipper's Export Declaration (both forms designated Commerce Form 7525-V-Alternate) are not available from Government sales offices but must be privately printed. Sample official Alternate Forms and their Continuation Sheets may be obtained from the Foreign Trade Division, Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233, or from the New York Office, Foreign Trade Branch, Processing Division, Bureau of the Census, 434 Customhouse, New York, N.Y. 10004. Privately printed Shipper's Export Declaration forms must conform strictly to the respective official form in size, wording, color, quality (weight of paper stock) and arrangement, including the instructions printed on the reverse side and also the Budget Bureau Approval Number printed in the upper right-hand corner of the face of the form. The quality (weight) of paper stock used in printing the Shipper's Export Declaration form is not less than 16 nor more than 20 pounds commercial substance. Occasional shippers may obtain copies of Shipper's Export Declarations free of charge from local Customs Directors, Post Offices, and Department of Commerce Field Offices. § 30.4 Preparation and signature of
Shipper's Export Declarations. (a) The Shipper's Export Declaration shall be prepared and signed by the shipper, owner, or consignor, or his properly authorized agent. For shipments to foreign countries, if the Shipper's Export Declaration is prepared by an agent his authority to sign such declaration shall be in the form of a properly executed power-of-attorney, signed by the shipper, owner, or consignor or in the less formal written authorization printed on the export declaration. The power-ofattorney shall be on file in the agent's office and available for inspection on demand. In every event the data required on the Shipper's Export Declaration shall be complete and correct and shall be based on personal knowledge of the facts stated, or on invoices or information furnished by the principal. Exporters who authorize the preparation of their export declarations by an agent shall provide the agent with information for this purpose which will in every respect meet the specifications in § 30.7. Particular attention is called to the fact that invoices and other commercial documents furnished to the agent for other purposes may not necessarily contain all
3 See $ 30.10 for instructions as to use of the Continuation Sheet.
of the particular types of information needed for the preparation of the export declaration, and special arrangements should be made so that the information needed for the export declaration is noted upon or accompanies the commercial documents furnished to the agent, if he is to prepare the Shipper's Export Declaration.
(b) Shipper's Export Declarations shall be typewritten or prepared in ink or other permanent medium (except indelible pencil). The use of ditto, hectograph, or other duplicating process, as well as the overprinting of selected items of information, is acceptable.
(c) All copies of the Shipper's Export Declaration shall contain all of the information called for in the signature space as to name of firm, address, name of signer, capacity of signer, etc. The original Shipper's Export Declaration shall be signed in ink, but signature of other copies is not required. The use of signature stamps is acceptable as signature in ink. A duly signed legible carbon or other copy of the export declaration is acceptable as an "original" of the Shipper's Export Declaration. (31 F.R. 11367, Aug. 27, 1966, as amended at 34 F.R. 812, Jan. 18, 1969)
ance of authenticated copies of Shipper's Export Declarations.) 8 30.6 Requirements as to separate
Shipper's Export Declarations, Except as specifically provided in Subpart C of this part, a separate Shipper's Export Declaration (in the required number of copiessee 30.5) is required for each shipment (consisting of one or more kinds of merchandise) from one consignor to one consignee on a single carrier. In addition, more than one declaration is required for an individual shipment as follows:
(a) For consignments by rail, truck, or other vehicle, requiring more than one rail car, truck, or other vehicle, a separate export declaration is required for the merchandise carried in each such rail car, truck, or other vehicle. However, Customs Directors are authorized to waive this requirement where multiple car shipments are made under a single bill of lading or other loading document and are cleared simultaneously.
(b) Commodities requiring a validated export license shall not be reported on the same export declaration with commodities moving under general license. $ 30.7 Information required on Ship
per's Export Declarations. The following information shall be furnished in the appropriate spaces provided on the Shipper's Export Declaration and shall conform to the requirements set forth in this section. (See $ 30.92 for information as to the statistical classification Schedules B, C, D, P, and W referred to in this section. Also, see § 30.8 for information required on Form 7513 in addition to these requirements.)
(a) Port of export. The name of the U.S. Customs port of exportation shall be entered in terms of Schedule D, “Code Classification of U.S. Customs Districts and Ports." (See $ 30.12 for definition of port of exportation.) (The boxes for District and Port codes in the upper portion of the form are to be completed by Customs except where the Customs Director requests that they be completed by the person preparing the declaration.) For shipments by mail, the name of the Post Office where the package is mailed shall be inserted in the space for U.S. port of export.
(b) Method of transportation. Except on Commerce Form 7513, the method of transportation by which the goods are
§ 30.5 Number of copies of Shipper's
Export Declaration required. (a) The Shipper's Export Declaration shall be presented to Customs Directors or Postmasters, as specified in $$ 30.12 through 30.15, in the following number of copies:
(1) In triplicate for shipments, except by mail, destined to all foreign countries, except Canada, and for shipments through Canada destined to a third country.
(2) In duplicate for shipments, except by mail, where Canada is the final destination as known to the exporter at the time of exportation, and for shipments to nonforeign areas.
(3) One copy only for mail shipments to all destinations.
(b) In addition to the standard requirements set forth in paragraph (a) of this section, additional copies of Shipper's Export Declarations may be required for export control purposes by the regulations of the Office of Export Control or other Government agencies, or in particular circumstances by the Customs Director or by the Postmaster. (See $30.91 for limitations on the issu