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"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 to 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 ex
port 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:
(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 modities" column in sufficient detail to validated export license, the final place permit the verification of the Schedule (city) and country of ultimate destina- B commodity number. (For shipments tion as known to the exporter at the from Puerto Rico to the United States, time of exportation shall be shown on Schedule P, “Commodity Classification the export declaration. "Country of for Reporting Shipments from Puerto ultimate destination" means the country Rico to the United States," is substituted in which the goods are to be consumed for Schedule B.) The name of the comor further processed or manufactured. modity, in terms which can be identified The country to which the goods are be- or associated with the language used in ing shipped is not the country of ulti- Schedule B (usually the commercial mate destination for purposes of pre- name of the commodity), and any and paring the Shipper's Export Declaration all characteristics of the commodity if the exporter has knowledge at the time which distinguish it from commodities the goods leave the United States that of the same name covered by other they are intended for reexport or trans- Schedule B classifications shall be clearly shipment in their present form to an- and fully stated. Careful reference to other known country. For goods shipped the Schedule B classification scheme for to Canada, Panama, Hong Kong, related commodities, as well as for the Belgium, or The Netherlands for exam- commodity being shipped, is necessary ple, special care should be exercised in order to establish which particular before reporting these countries as the characteristics must be stated in the deultimate destination, since these are scription to permit verification of the countries through which merchandise correct Schedule B commodity number from the United States is frequently and to eliminate any question that some transshipped. If the shipper does not other commodity number might apply. know the ultimate destination of the A description of commodities in the kind goods, the country of destination to be of detail specified above is a separate shown on the export declaration is the requirement, and the furnishing of the last country, as known to the exporter correct Schedule B commodity number at the time of shipment from the United does not relieve the exporter of furnishStates, to which the goods are to be ing, in addition, a complete and accurate shipped in their present form. (For commodity description in accordance instructions as to the reporting of coun- with this requirement. If the shipment try of destination for vessels sold or is moving under a validated license, the transferred from the United States to description shown on the export declaraforeign ownership, see § 30.33.)
tion shall conform with that shown on (j) Marks and numbers.
the validated export license. However, poses of identification of the export where the description on the license does declaration with the merchandise it not state all of the characteristics of the covers, the marks, numbers, or other commodity which are needed to comidentification shown on the packages pletely verify the commodity number, as should be inserted. This information is described above, the missing characternot required for shipments by mail in- istics, as well as the description shown asmuch as the declaration is presented on the license, shall be stated in the comto the Postmaster with the packages modity description on the Shipper's Exbeing mailed.
port Declaration. (k) Number and kind of packages. (2) For Schedule B commodity numThe number and kind of packages (1.e., bers for which the classification descripboxes, barrels, baskets, bales, etc.) shall tion in Schedule B is followed by inbe stated.
structions such as “Specify by name,' (1) Description of commodities and “State species,” etc., the specific name Schedule B number. (1) The correct of the item or a further identifying decommodity number as provided in scription of the item, in addition to the Schedule B, “Statistical Classification of information required by subparagraph Domestic and Foreign Commodities Ex- (1) of this paragraph, shall be shown. ported from the United States," shall be Where a single Shipper's Export Declaentered in the space provided on the ration covers more than one item classiShipper's Export Declaration form, and fiable under a single one of the classificaa description of the merchandise shall tions carrying the “Specify by name" or be supplied in the “Description of Com- similar requirement, separate quantities,
values, and shipping weights for the in- be reported in the specified unit, and the dividual items are not required by this unit in which reported should be indipart. However, each item should be sep- cated on the declaration following the arately enumerated in Column (10), ex- net quantity figure. Where the unit of cept that if more than five items are in- quantity specified in Schedule B is "No." volved, all classifiable under one Sched- (number), "Each" or the abbreviation ule B number, only the five items of “Ea.” may be indicated on the declaragreatest value in the classification are tion as the unit of quantity. If no unit required to be separately enumerated. of quantity is specified in Schedule B for (3) Further explanations regarding
a numbered classification, but a validated the description of commodities and export license for the item specifies a Schedule B number requirements are
unit of quantity, the net quantity shall furnished on the reverse side of the ex- be reported on the declaration in terms port declaration, in the introduction to of the unit of quantity specified in the Schedule B, and in the pamphlet "Cor
validated license. If neither Schedule rect Way to Fill Out the Shipper's Ex- B nor an applicable validated license port Declaration."
specifies a unit of quantity for the item, (4) Directions for locating the correct
net quantity is not required to be reportSchedule B commodity number will be
ed, and a dash (-) should be entered in found in the introduction to Schedule B.
the “net quantity” column on the ShipThe introduction to Schedule B also con
per's Export Declaration. Where Schedtains an explanation regarding use of
ule B calls for two units of quantity, net trade names on Shipper's Export Decla
quantity shall be reported in terms of rations and a description of special pro
both units. Where the specified unit is visions for the classification of certain
in terms of weight (ounces, pounds, etc.) types of commodities, such as items of
the net quantity should reflect the net mixed materials, used or second-hand
weight exclusive of the weight of barrels, items, parts for machinery and equip
boxes, or other bulky coverings, and exment, filled metal shipping containers
clusive of salt or pickle in the case of of particular types, toys, military equip
salted or pickled fish or meats. Note, ment, relief and charity shipments, and
however, that for a few commodities shipments valued less than $100. Ship-.
where “content lb.," "dry weight," or pers may consult their local Customs Di
some similar weight unit is specified in rector, Department of Commerce Field
Schedule B, the net quantity to be reOffices (located in principal cities), the
ported on the Shipper's Export DeclaraNew York Office, Foreign Trade Branch,
tion may be less than the net weight. In Processing Division, Bureau of the Cen
the expression of net quantities, fractions sus, 434 Customhouse, New York, N.Y.
of one-half unit or upward will be 10004, or write to the Foreign Trade Di
counted as a whole unit, and fractions vision, Bureau of the Census, for assist
of less than one-half unit will be ignored, ance in determining the correct Sched
except that where the total net quantity ule B commodity numbers for their
is less than one-half of the unit preshipments.
scribed for the commodity in Schedule B (5) On the Shipper's Export Declara
“Less than one-half (unit)” should be tion for In-Transit Goods covering ship
reported. (For example, where the unit ments by vessel, shippers shall show, in
for a given commodity is in terms of "M
board feet," a net quantity of 8,400 board addition to the Schedule B number, the commodity number in terms of Schedule
feet would be reported as “8 M bd. ft." W, “Statistical Classification of U.S.
and a net quantity of 900 board feet Waterborne Exports and Imports."
would be reported as “1 M bd. ft.”; how(m) Export license number and ex
ever, a total net quantity of 450 board
feet should not be ignored but should piration date (or general license symbol).
be reported as “less than one-half M For exports to foreign countries the ex
bd. ft.”.) port license number and expiration date, or the general license symbol shall be
(0) Gross (shipping) weight. In adshown below the description of the com
dition to specifying the net quantity in
the units required by Schedule B, the modity.
gross shipping weight in pounds, includ(n) Net quantity. Where a unit of
ing the weight of containers, shall be quantity is specified in Schedule B for shown for all shipments by vessel and the commodity number in which the item air. However, for containerized cargo in is classified, net quantity is required to lift vans, cargo vans, or similar substantial outer containers, the weight of such chandise described herein is of the containers should not be included in the growth, production or manufacture of gross weight of the commodities. If the United States;” and (ii) for ingross shipping weight information is not transit shipments of foreign merchanavailable for individual Schedule B items dise, “The merchandise described herein for the reason that commodities covered is of foreign origin." by more than one Schedule B number (q) Value. (1) In general, value shall are contained in the same shipping con- be reported on the Shipper's Export Dectainer, approximate shipping weights, laration in accordance with the definiestimated as accurately as is practicable, tion at the top of the value column on the may be shown on the Shipper's Export regular Shipper's Export Declaration Declarations for each Schedule B item in (Commerce Form 7525-V): “Value at the container. The total of the esti- U.S. Port of Export (Selling price or cost mated weights must equal the actual if not sold, including inland freight, inshipping weight of the entire container surance and other charges to U.S. port or containers and contents. Gross ship- of export) (Nearest whole dollar; omit ping weight is not required for shipments cents figures).” “Selling price” for goods by mail or for shipments by methods of exported pursuant to sale is the extransportation other than vessel or air. porter's price to his customer net of any
(p) “D” (Domestic) or "F" (Foreign). unconditional discounts from list price, (1) The export declaration covering ex- but without deducting any discounts ports to foreign countries shall show for- which are conditional upon a particular eign goods separately from goods of do- act or performance on the part of the mestic production. Exports of foreign customer. Commissions to be paid by a merchandise include those commodities U.S. exporter to his agent abroad, or to which are the growth, produce, or manu- be deducted from the selling price by the facture of foreign countries which en- erporter's agent abroad should be extered the United States as imports and cluded. For goods shipped on consignwhich at the time of exportation have ment without a sale actually having been undergone no change in form or condi- inade at the time of export, the "selling tion or enhancement in value by further price" to be reported on the Shipper's manufacture in the United States, Puerto Export Declaration is the market value Rico, or U.S. Possessions.
at the time of export at the United (2) Exports of domestic merchandise States port from which exported. include those commodities which are the (2) The value reported on the growth, produce, or manufacture of the Shipper's Export Declaration shall exUnited States, Puerto Rico, or U.S. Pos- clude: The cost of loading on the exportsessions (including commodities incorpo- ing vessel, aircraft, car or vehicle at the rating foreign components), and those port of exportation; freight, insurance, articles of foreign origin which have been and any other charges or transportaenhanced in value or changed from the tion costs beyond the port of export; and form in which imported by further any duties, taxes, or other assessments manufacture or processing in the United imposed by foreign countries. The value States, Puerto Rico, or U.S. Possessions. reported shall include inland or domestic
(3) The above distinction between do- freight or other charges to the seaport, mestic and foreign merchandise is in- airport, or border port of exportation. tended only for use in reporting on the (3) The value to be reported as defined Shipper's Export Declaration and is in- above is (or is equivalent to) an f.a.s. tended for statistical purposes only.
(Free alongside ship) value. Therefore, (4) On the Shipper's Export Declara- where goods are sold f.o.b. a U.S. point tion in the column headed “Specify 'D' other than the port of exportation, or 'F'," domestic merchandise shall be freight, insurance, and other costs to identified by the designation “D” and the border, sea, or airport of exportation foreign merchandise shall be identified shall be added to the selling price (as by the designation "F." On the defined above) for purposes of reporting Shipper's Export Declaration for In- value on the Shipper's Export DeclaraTransit Goods, Form 7513, one of the tion. If the actual amount of such dofollowing statements, whichever is ap- mestic costs is not available, an estipropriate, shall be shown across the body mate of the domestic costs shall be of the form within columns 1 through 6: added. Where goods are sold at a “de(i) For in-transit shipments of domestic livered” price, c.i.f. foreign destination, (United States) merchandise, “The mer- the cost of loading on the exporting carrier at the port of exportation, if any, and the United States from a foreign country freight, insurance, and other costs be- shall be indicated. yond the port of exportation should be (c) Date of arrival. The date on subtracted from the price for purposes of which the merchandise arrived in the reporting value on the Shipper's Export United States shall be entered. Declaration. If the actual amount of (d) Country of origin. The name of such costs is not available, an estimate the country of origin as defined in § 30.70 of the costs should be subtracted. Costs (f) shall be indicated. added to or subtracted from the selling
§ 30.9 Requirements for separation and price in accordance with the above in
alignment of items on Shipper's Exstructions should not be itemized or
port Declarations. shown separately on the Shipper's Export Declaration, but the value reported
For each Schedule B classification (see should be the value after the making of
$ 30.7(1)) for which merchandise is insuch adjustments, where they are re
cluded in the shipment, a separate item quired to arrive at "value at U.S. port of
shall be shown on the Shipper's Export export.” In the expression of values in
Declaration and the separate descripexport declarations, fractions of a dollar
tion of commodities, shipping weight, less than 50 cents should be ignored, and
“D” or “F” designation, Schedule B comfractions of 50 cents or upward should be
modity number, net quantity and value counted as $1.
for the item shall be correctly aligned (4) For definitions of the value to be
horizontally, and clearly distinguishable shown on the Shipper's Export Declara
from information applying to other
Schedule B items on the same declaration for special types of transactions where the commodities are not being
tion. However, where merchandise exported pursuant to commercial sales,
covered by a single Schedule B classifica
tion is moving under more than one genor where subsidies, Government financing or participation, or other unusual
eral license, under more than one valiconditions are involved, see § 30.30.
dated export license, or under a validated (r) Date of exportation. Informa
export license which shows two or more tion as to date of exportation is not
listings for the same Schedule B number, required to be reported for shipments
a separate item shall be shown on the by vessel or by mail. For other ship
Shipper's Export Declaration for each
license or for each listing on the license." ments, the date of departure (or date of clearance, if date of departure is not
For merchandise moving under validated known) shall be shown on the Shipper's
license, information required by export Export Declaration the date of
control regulations as to export license exportation.
number and expiration date, and infor(s) Designation of agent and signa
mation as to whether the export is a ture. For information regarding the use
partial or complete shipment against the of the space provided on Form 7525-V
license, shall be shown immediately and 7525-V-Alternate for authorization
below the corresponding description of
commodities on the Shipper's Export of agent, and for requirements as to
Declaration. Where two or more items signature, see § 30.4.
are classified under the same Schedule B $ 30.8 Additional information required number and moving under the same gen
on Shipper's Export Declaration for eral license, or where no license is re
In-Transit Goods (Form 7513). quired, the quantities, values and shipIn addition to the information required
ping weights of such invoice items, under $ 30.7, the following information
wherever practical, should be combined shall be shown on the Shipper's Export
and the information shown on a single Declaration for In-Transit Goods, Form
horizontal line of the Shipper's Export 7513:
Declaration. Commodities of U.S. man(a) U.S. port of arrival. The U.S.
ufacture incorporating foreign compoport at which the merchandise covered
nents shall be reported under the by the declaration arrived from a foreign
Schedule B number for the exported country shall be shown.
commodity, and a separate item shall (b) Country from which shipped.
6 See $ 30.6 for prohibition against reportThe name of the foreign country where
ing general license commodities on the same the goods were loaded on the carrier
Shipper's Export Declaration with commodi. which transported the merchandise to ties moving under a validated license.