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with requirements for Shipper's Export or they may be privately printed. SupDeclarations as follows:
plies of the Alternate Shipper's Export (1) Except for shipments for which Declaration and the Continuation Sheet the Shipper's Export Declaration for In- to the Alternate Shipper's Export DecTransit Goods (Commerce Form 7513) laration (both forms designated Comis required as specified below, the Ship- merce Form 7525-V-Alternate) are not per's Export Declaration shall be pre- available from Government sales ofices pared on Commerce Form 7525-V or on but must be privately printed. Sample Commerce Form 7525-V-Alternate. The official Alternate Forms and their Conarrangement of Form 7525-V-Alternate tinuation Sheets may be obtained from conforms to and is designed for simul- the Foreign Trade Division, Bureau of taneous preparation with various other the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233, or shipping documents commonly used, from the New York Office, Foreign Trade such as the dock receipt, short form bill Branch, Processing Division, Bureau of of lading, etc. Form 7525-V-Alternate the Census, 434 Customhouse, New York, is acceptable in lieu of Form 7525-V with- N.Y. 10004. Privately printed Shipper's out limitation.
Export Declaration forms must conform (2) For merchandise shipped in tran- strictly to the respective official form in sit through the United States, Puerto size, wording, color, quality (weight of Rico, or the Virgin Islands of the United paper stock) and arrangement, includStates from one foreign country or area ing the instructions printed on the reto another, including such merchandise verse side and also the Budget Bureau destined from one foreign place to an- Approval Number printed in the upper other and transshipped in ports of the right-hand corner of the face of the form. United States, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin The quality (weight) of paper stock used Islands of the United States, and for for- in printing the shipper's Export Deceign merchandise exported from General laration form is not less than 16 nor more Order Warehouses or from Foreign Trade than 20 pounds commercial substance. Zones, the Shipper's Export Declaration Occasional shippers may obtain copies for In-Transit Goods (Commerce Form of Shipper's Export Declarations free of 7513) be filed. Form 7513 shall
charge from local Customs Directors, also be filled for merchandise subject to
Post Offices, and Department of Comgovernment inspection, examination, or
merce Field Offices. permit arriving from a foreign country which is rejected and exported. (Al
$ 30,4 Preparation and signature of though Form 7513 provides that it is to Shipper's Export Declarations. be used for foreign merchandise, it should (a) The Shipper's Export Declaration be used also for U.S. merchandise which shall be prepared and signed by the shipafter having been exported has been re- per, owner, or consignor, or his properly turned to or through the United States authorized agent. For shipments to forand is again being exported under any eign countries, if the Shipper's Export of the conditions described in this para- Declaration is prepared by an agent his graph. Except for rejected merchan- authority to sign such declaration shall dise, Form 7513 is not to be used for the be in the form of a properly executed reexportation of goods for which entry power-of-attorney, signed by the shiphas been made on Customs Forms 7501 per, owner, or consignor or in the less or 7502.)
formal written authorization printed on (b) The Shipper's Export Declaration
the export declaration. The power-ofand the Continuation Sheet' to the
attorney shall be on file in the agent's Shipper's Export Declaration (both forms
office and available for inspection on dedesignated Commerce Form 7525-V), and
mand. In every event the data required the Shipper's Export Declaration for In
on the Shipper's Export Declaration shall
be complete and correct and shall be Transit Goods (Commerce Form 7513)
based on personal knowledge of the facts may be purchased for a nominal price
stated, or on invoices or information from Customs Directors, Department of furnished by the principal. Exporters Commerce Field Offices, and the Super- who authorize the preparation of their intendent of Documents, Government export declarations by an agent shall Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, provide the agent with information for
this purpose which will in every respect . See $ 30.10 for instructions as to use of meet the specifications in 30.7. Parthe Continuation Sheet.
ticular attention is called to the fact that
invoices and other commercial documents furnished to the agent for other purposes may not necessarily contain all 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. 131 F.R. 11367, Aug. 27, 1966, as amended at 34 F.R. 812, Jan. 18, 1969) $ 30.5 Number of copies of Shipper's
Export Declaration required. (a) Except as provided elsewhere in these regulations the Shipper's Export Declaration shall be delivered to the carrier or postmasters, as specified in $$ 30.12 and 30.15, in the following number of copies:
(1) In duplicate for shipments, except by mail, destined to all foreign countries except Canada.
(2) One copy only for shipments to Canada and 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. (37 F.R. 23251, Nov. 1, 1972]
$ 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 copies—see § 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. 8 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 § 30.20 (c) 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 exported (or shipped to a nonforeign area where the declaration covers such a shipment) i.e., vessel (including ferry), air, or other, shall be indicated by check mark in the appropriate space. For shipments by means of transportation other than vessel or air the specific method of transportation (rail, truck, pipeline, etc.) used should be entered. "Other" should be checked for exported aircraft being flown away, vessels exported under their own power or afloat, or for other vehicles exported other than aboard another carrier, and the manner in which exported should be specified, e.g., “flown away," "in tow," etc.
(c) Exporting carrier. Information concerning the specific exporting carrier shall be reported as follows:
(1) For shipments by vessel, the name and flag nationality of the ship and the number or name of the pier at which the goods were laden shall be shown.
(2) For shipments by air, the name of the airline shall be reported.
(3) For shipments by other than vessel or air, the carrier shall be identified by name and number or other available designation. In all cases, the information shall be furnished as to the carrier which transports the merchandise to a foreign country or to an ultimate destination in a nonforeign area, and not as to a different carrier which may have transported the goods to the seaport, airport, or border port of export for final shipment.
(d) Exporter. In general, the exporter named on the export declaration shall be the principal or seller in the export transaction. For exports moving under validated license, the exporter named on the Shipper's Export Declaration shall be the licensee named on the validated export license. The address of the exporter (number, street, place, state) shall be shown. (On Form 7513, If an authorized agent is representing the exporter, the name of the exporter as defined herein should be shown on the line labeled "For account, of," where "Principal or seller" is indicated below the line on the form.)
(e) Agent of exporter (forwarding agent). The name and address of the duly authorized forwarding agent (if any) of the exporter shall be stated. (See $ 30.4.) (On Form 7513, the information as o agent (if any) should be shown on the line labeled "Exporter," where “Actual shipper or agent” is indicated below the line on the form.)
(f) Ultimate consignee. The name and address (place, country) of the ultimate consignee whether by sale in the United States or abroad or by consignment shall be stated on the export declaration. For exports to foreign countries, the ultimate consignee shall be the same person so designated in the validated export license or authorized to be ultimate consignee under the applicable general license in conformity with export control regulations.
(g) Intermediate consignee. The name and address of the intermediate consignee (if any) shall be stated. For exports to foreign countries, the intermediate consignee shall be the person named as such in the validated export license or authorized to act as such under the applicable general license and in conformity with the export control regulations. If there is no intermediate consignee, the word "none" shall be entered on the Shipper's Export Declaration. (On Form 7513 the name and address of the intermediate consignee (if any) in a foreign country must be shown below the description of commodities across columns 1 through 6.)
(h) Foreign port of unloading. For shipments by vessel and by air the foreign port and country of unloading (i.e., the foreign port and country at which the merchandise will be unladen from the exporting carrier) shall be shown on the Shipper's Export Declaration in addition to the country of ultimate destination. The reporting of "optional" ports of unloading is not permissible except as provided in the export control regulations." Where optional ports of unloading are named on the Shipper's Export Declaration under the permissible conditions, a Shipper's Export Declaration Correction Form (Form FT-7403) indicating the actual port of unloading shall be filed by the exporter or his agent with the Customs Director as soon as the actual port of unloading is known to the exporter. Information as to port of unloading is required for shipments by vessel and air only.
(1) Place and country of destination. Country of destination shall be reported on the Shipper's Export Declaration in terms of the names designated in Schedule C, “Classification of Country Designations Used in Compiling the United States Foreign Trade Statistics," as follows:
4 See Comprehensive Export Schedule (See footnote 2 above.)
(1) For shipments under validated export licenses, the place (city) and country of ultimate destination shown on the export declaration shall conform to the country of ultimate destination as shown on the license.
(2) For shipments not moving under validated export license, the final place (city) and country of ultimate destination as known to the exporter at the time of exportation shall be shown on the export declaration. “Country of ultimate destination" means the country in which the goods are to be consumed or further processed or manufactured. The country to which the goods are being shipped is not the country of ultimate destination for purposes of preparing the Shipper's Export Declaration if the exporter has knowledge at the time the goods leave the United States that they are intended for reexport or transshipment in their present form to another known country. For goods shipped to Canada, Panama, Hong Kong, Belgium, or The Netherlands for example, special care should be exercised before reporting these countries as the ultimate destination, since these are countries through which merchandise from the United States is frequently transshipped. If the shipper does not know the ultimate destination of the goods, the country of destination to be shown on the export declaration is the last country, as known to the exporter at the time of shipment from the United States, to which the goods are to be shipped in their present form. (For instructions as to the reporting of country of destination for vessels sold or transferred from the United States to foreign ownership, see § 30.33.) (j) Marks and numbers.
For purposes of identification of the export declaration with the merchandise it covers, the marks, numbers, or other identification shown on the packages should be inserted. This information is not required for shipments by mail inasmuch as the declaration is presented to the Postmaster with the packages being mailed.
(k) Number and kind of packages. The number and kind of packages (1.e., boxes, barrels, baskets, bales, etc.) shall
(1) Description of commodities and Schedule B number. (1) The correct commodity number as provided in Schedule B, “Statistical Classification of Domestic and Foreign Commodities Exported from the United States,” shall be entered in the space provided on the Shipper's Export Declaration form, and a description of the merchandise shall be supplied in the "Description of Commodities" column in sufficient detail to permit the verification of the Schedule B commodity number. (For shipments from Puerto Rico to the United States, Schedule P, “Commodity Classification for Reporting Shipments from Puerto Rico to the United States," is substituted for Schedule B.) The name of the commodity, in terms which can be identified or associated with the language used in Schedule B (usually the commercial name of the commodity), and any and all characteristics of the commodity which distinguish it from commodities of the same name covered by other Schedule B classifications shall be clearly and fully stated. Careful reference to the Schedule B classification scheme for related commodities, as well as for the commodity being shipped, is necessary in order to establish which particular characteristics must be stated in the description to permit verification of the correct Schedule B commodity number and to eliminate any question that some other commodity number might apply. A description of commodities in the kind of detail specified above is a separate requirement, and the furnishing of the correct Schedule B commodity number does not relieve the exporter of furnishing, in addition, a complete and accurate commodity description in accordance with this requirement. If the shipment is moving under a validated license, the description shown on the export declaration shall conform with that shown on the validated export license. However, where the description on the license does not state all of the characteristics of the commodity which are needed to completely verify the commodity number, as described above, the missing characteristics, as well as the description shown on the license, shall be stated in the commodity description on the Shipper's Export Declaration,
(2) For Schedule B commodity numbers for which the classification description in Schedule B is followed by instructions such as “Specify by name,"
"State species," etc., the specific name of the item or a further identifying description of the item, in addition to the Information required by subparagraph (1) of this paragraph, shall be shown. Where a single Shipper's Export Declaration covers more than one item classifiable under a single one of the classifications carrying the “Specify by name" or similar requirement, separate quantities, values, and shipping weights for the individual items are not required by this part. However, each item should be separately enumerated in Column (10), except that if more than five items are involved, all classifiable under one Schedule B number, only the five items of greatest value in the classification are required to be separately enumerated.
(3) Further explanations regarding the description of commodities and Schedule B number requirements are furnished on the reverse side of the export declaration, in the introduction to Schedule B, and in the pamphlet "Correct Way to Fill Out the Shipper's Export Declaration."
(4) Directions for locating the correct Schedule B commodity number will be found in the introduction to Schedule B. The introduction to Schedule B also contains an explanation regarding use of trade names on Shipper's Export Declarations and a description of special provisions for the classification of certain types of commodities, such as items of mixed materials, used or second-hand Items, parts for machinery and equipment, filled metal shipping containers of particular types, toys, military equipment, relief and charity shipments, and shipments valued less than $100. Shippers may consult their local Customs Director, Department of Commerce Field Offices (located in principal cities), the New York Office, Foreign Trade Branch, Processing Division, Bureau of the Census, 434 Customhouse, New York, N.Y. 10004, or write to the Foreign Trade Division, Bureau of the Census, for assistance in determining the correct Schedule B commodity numbers for their shipments.
(m) Export license number and expiration date (or general license symbol). For exports to foreign countries the export license number and expiration date, or the general license symbol shall be shown below the description of the commodity.
(n) Net quantity. Where a unit of quantity is specified in Schedule B for
the commodity number in which the item is classified, net quantity is required to be reported in the specified unit, and the unit in which reported should be indicated on the declaration following the net quantity figure. Where the unit of quantity specified in Schedule B is "No." (number), “Each" or the abbreviation "Ea." may be indicated on the declaration as the unit of quantity. If no unit of quantity is specified in Schedule B for a numbered classification, but a validated export license for the item specifies & unit of quantity, the net quantity shall be reported on the declaration in terms of the unit of quantity specified in the validated license. If neither Schedule B nor an applicable validated license specifies a unit of quantity for the item, net quantity is not required to be reported, and a dash (-) should be entered in the “net quantity” column on the Shipper's Export Declaration. Where Schedule B calls for two units of quantity, net quantity shall be reported in terms of both units. Where the specified unit is in terms of weight (uunces, pounds, etc.) the net quantity should reflect the net weight exclusive of the weight of barrels, boxes, or other bulky coverings, and exclusive of salt or pickle in the case of salted or pickled fish or meats. Note, however, that for a few commodities where "content lb.," "dry weight," or some similar weight unit is specified in Schedule B, the net quantity to be reported on the Shipper's Export Declaration may be less than the net weight. In the expression of net quantities, fractions of one-half unit or upward will be counted as a whole unit, and fractions of less than one-half unit will be ignored, except that where the total net quantity is less than one-half of the unit prescribed for the commodity in Schedule B "Less than one-half (unit)” should be reported. (For example, where the unit for a given commodity is in terms of "M board feet.” a net quantity of 8,400 board feet would be reported as "8 M bd. ft." and a net quantity of 900 board feet would be reported as “1 M bd. ft.”; however, a total net quantity of 450 hoard feet should not be ignored but should be reported as “less than one-half M bd. ft.”.)
(0) Gross (shipping) weight. In addition to specifying the net quantity in the units required by Schedule B, the gross shipping weight in pounds, including the weight of containers, shall be shown for all shipments by vessel and