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matter or technical data (see $52.2(e)), he must mark the wrapper with the appropriate symbol and the words “Export license not required” before presenting it at the post office. The postal clerk may accept any package so marked unless the symbol is obviously being misused. The marking constitutes a representation that the mailer has complied with the regulations governing the use of the general license denoted by the symbol. No marking is required or wrappers of packages containing printed matter and technical data mailed under general licenses G-DEST, GTDA, GTDR.

(b) Restricted destinations. The Commerce Department imposes particular restrictions on exports to Southern Rhodesia; to Cuba; to North Korea; the Communist-controlled areas of Vietnam; the following Eastern European Communist Countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, East Germany (Soviet Zone including Soviet sector of Perlin); Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Outer Mongolia, Poland, Romania, the U.S.S.R.; and to the People's Republic of China (including Inner Mongolia and Tibet). Packages for those areas may not bear any general license except as follows:

General License Symbols Destination

Permitted** Cuba ---------

GIFT, *G-DEST, GUS, † North Korea and BAGGAGE.

the Communist *G-DEST,
controlled areas GAGE.

of Vietnam. GIFT, G-DEST, GUS, Eastern European BAGGAGE. Communist GIFT, *G-DEST, GUS, Countries and BAGGAGE, TOOLS People's Republic OF TRADE.

of China. Southern

GIFT, G-DEST, GUS, Rhodesia.


GLV, GIFT, G-DEST, Romania


General License GTDA may be used for all destinations named above; and GTDR for all destinations except Southern Rhodesia, North Korea, the Communistcontrolled areas of Vietnam, and Cuba.

(c) General license gift. (1) This license covers gift packages mailed by or on behalf of an individual sender to an individual addressee for the personal use of the latter or his family, or to a religious, charitable, or educational orga nization. The contents are limited to items normally sent as gifts, such as food, items normally sent as clothing (except military clothing to destinations named in $ 52.2(b)), medico inals and drugs.

(2) The value of the contents of a package is limited to $100.

(3) Not more than one gift package may be mailed per week by the same sender to one addressee under this general license.

(d) General licenses G-DEST and GLV. General license G-DEST may be used for any shipment, regardless of quantity, unless the Commerce Department's "Commodity Control List” indicates that a validated license is required. General license GLV may be used for certain types of small value shipments to which G-DEST does not apply. Except for Romania to which certain commodities may be shipped up to the dollar value limits specified on the Commodity Control List and in the Export Control Regulations, general license GLV may not be used for destinations named in paragraph (b) of this section.

(e) Printed matter and technical data. Miscellaneous printed matter exported under general license G-DEST and technical data under licenses GTDA and GTDR need no general license symbol on the wrapper.

(f) General license GUS. This license is used for shipments to U.S. Government agencies and personnel under prescribed conditions.

(g) General license BAGGAGE. This license is used to mail unaccompanied baggage of travellers, consisting of personal and household effects not intended for sale, under conditions and limitations established in Commerce Department export control regulations.


*For Cuba, North Korea and the Communist-controlled areas of Vietnam, gen. eral license G-DEST may be used only for unclassified printed matter and developed motion picture film. For Southern Rhodesia it may be used only for specified printed matter and silent and sound exposed and developed motion picture film of a news and documentary nature only. All other commodities require a license and it is Commerce's general policy to deny most license requests.

**When in doubt as to whether specific articles are exportable, consult the Department of Commerce's "Public Notice" on post office bulletin boards, or inquire of the orfice of Export Control, Department of Com

merce, Washington, D.C. 20230, or any commerce Department Field Office. (This should apply to all general licenses.)

Parcel post and postal union packages of merchandise not accepted.

$ 52.3 Validated licenses.

Customs, and the Office of Export Con(a) Definition and use. A “validated li

trol of the Department of Commerce at cense" is a document issued by the Bu

dispatching exchange post offices. If vioreau of International Commerce, author

lations of export control are detected, the izing a specific exportation. Further in

parcels may be returned or seized by the formation can be obtained as set forth

inspecting agency. Postage is not rein $ 52.1(a). Before mailing a shipment

funded. under a validated license, the sender must put the license number on the PART 53-STATE DEPARTMENT REGwrapper.

ULATIONS (ARMS AND TECHNI(b) Export declaration required. An

CAL DATA) export declaration (see Part 51) is required for every shipment covered by a


53.1 Individual licenses. validated license, except technical data.

53.2 Processing licensed mailings. (c) Mailing under validated licenses.

53.3 Mailings exempt from license. In making shipment against a validated 53.4 Government shipments. license, the mailer must enter the com

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part plete validated license number on the

53 issued under 39 U.S.C. 401, 407. address side of the parcel and also on a

SOURCE: 37 F.R. 22602, Oct. 20, 1972, unless duly executed Shipper's Export Declara

otherwise noted. tion covering the commodity to be mailed. Except for validated license $ 53.1 Individual licenses. shipments of technical data, a declara

Exportation of certain arms or impletion is required for all validated export

ments of war and related technical data license shipments. The validated license

requires individual licenses issued by the document will be retained by the mailer

Office of Munitions Control, Department who will record all shipments of com

of State. Firearms subject to license inmodities or technical data on the reverse

clude nonautomatic and semiautomatic side of the license document. When the

rifles, carbines, revolvers and pistols, exlicense has been completely utilized, or

cept those of .50 caliber or less manuwhen it is otherwise determined that the

factured prior to 1898; also all machinelicense will not be further used, the

guns, submachineguns, machine pistols mailer shall forward the license promptly

and fully automatic rifles. The mailer to the Office of Export Control (Attn:

can obtain information as to the appli854), U.S. Department of Commerce,

cability of the State Department requireWashington, D.C. 20230.

ments and how to apply for individual (d) Processing in post offices—If a

licenses from validated license number is shown on the

the Office of Munitions parcel, or a general license symbol with

Control, Department of State, Washing

ton, DC 20520. the notation "Export License Not Required”, accept the parcel for mailing. 8 53.2 Processing licensed mailings. In the case of mailings of printed matter,

(a) When a mailer presents a State where no symbol is required on the par

Department license, the accepting clerk cel, and no declaration is required, deter

will compare the commodities of data inmine orally from the mailer that the

dicated on the license with the contents export is properly authorized under gen

as shown on the customs declaration or eral license GTDA, or GTDR. Compare

as stated by the mailer in the case of the contents as shown on the customs

technical data mailed as printed matter. declaration (or as stated by the mailer

If no descrepancy is noted, and the conin the case of shipments mailed as

tents are mailable and are not prohibited printed matter) with the commodities

to the country of destination concerned, stated on the shipper's export dec

the clerk will accept it for mailing. The laration when required. If no discrep

sender must mark the wrapper “State ancy is noted and the package is mail

Department export license No. -able, accept it and the export declaration

(b) (1) If the mailing represents the (if required) from the mailer. Postmark

entire amount authorized, the clerk will the export declaration and dispose of it

take up the license, mark it “Comas instructed in $ 51.5.

pleted," apply a legible postmark, and $ 52.4 Export control inspections.

forward it to the Office of Munitions Parcels are subject to inspection by Control, Department of State, Washingofficials of the Postal Service, Bureau of ton, DC 20520.

(2) If only a portion of the amount authorized is mailed, the sender must enter on the back of the license the amount being shipped and present it at the post office, where the accepting clerk will postmark it and return it to the mailer. $ 53.3 Mailings exempt from license.

Technical data that has been published or is otherwise exempt from licensing under 22 CFR 125.30 does not require individual State Department license for exportation. The mailer must mark the wrapper “22 CFR 125.30 * * * applicable,” identifying the specific subsection under which the exemption is claimed. Exportations under this exemption may not be made to the Soviet Union, any Soviet bloc country, Communist China, or the Communist controlled area of Vietnam. $ 53.4 Government shipments.

Shipments mailed by any agency of the U.S. Government require no license from the Department of State, and no endorsement relating to 22 CFR 125.30 is needed on the wrapper.



CERTIFICATES) Sec. 54.1 License requirements. 54.2 Gold held by nonresidents. 54.3 Fabricated gold. 54.4 Gold coin, bullion, or gold dust. 54.5 Where to obtain licenses.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 54 issued under 39 U.S.C. 401, 407.

SOURCE: 37 F.R. 22603, Oct. 20, 1972, unless otherwise noted. $ 54.1 License requirements.

A license is necessary to mail gold in any form or gold certificates from the continental United States to any destination outside its limits or from any U.S. post office outside the continental limits to another country, except as provided in $$ 54.2 and 54.3. Moreover, before acceptance, the postmaster at the office of mailing must receive instructions from Headquarters, or the Treasury Department, with a copy of the license. $ 54.2 Gold held by nonresidents.

Gold in any form other than coin is mailable without a license and specific instruction, if it is not held or owned by

a person who is a resident of or domiciled in the continental United States. In such a case the mailer must place on the wrapper of the package and on the shipper's export declaration when required (see § 51.1) a statement that the gold contained therein is held or owned by a person who is not a resident of, or who is not domiciled in, the continental United States. § 54.3 Fabricated gold.

(a) Definition. Fabricated gold is defined by the Treasury Department as processed or manufactured gold in any form (other than gold coin or scrap gold) which has a gold content the value of which does not exceed 90 percent of the total domestic value of the processed or manufactured gold and which has in good faith and not for the purpose of evading or enabling others to evade the provisions of the Gold Reserve Act of 1934, the act of October 6, 1917, as amended, or the regulations of the Treasury Department, been processed or manufactured for some one or more specific and customary industrial, professional, or artistic uses. Fabricated gold is to be distinguished from semiprocessed gold, which may be exported only pursuant to Treasury License, and which is defined to include gold articles of which more than 90 percent of the total domestic value is attributable to the gold content thereof.

(b) Mailing restricted. Fabricated gold is acceptable for mailing without being licensed by the Treasury Department and without specific instructions from the U.S. Postal Service. However, the shipper is required to endorse the wrapper of the package with the Bureau of Census Schedule B statistical classification number of each specific commodity contained therein. The shipper's export declaration, when required (see $ 51.1) shall contain, in addition to a specific description of the contents of the package, the following notation: "Fabricated gold as defined by $ 54.4 of the Gold Regulations, being exported pursuant to the authorization contained in $ 54.25(b) (2) of such regulations."

(c) How to determine. To determine whether an article is semiprocessed or fabricated gold, the value of the gold content is computed at $35 per fine troy ounce of gold and the total domestic value is determined on the basis of the cost of the article to the owner and not the selling price. In the case of a manu

facturer or processor, the allowable ele- draw it from the mail or have it returned. ments of such value are the cost of ma The endorsement must be properly comterial in the article, labor performed on pleted and signed by the exporter or his the article, and processing losses and authorized representative over his title. overhead applicable to the manufacture The parcel post forms accompanying or processing of such article. In the case such parcels should be completed by the of a dealer or other person who holds or senders to indicate that the parcels are disposes of gold without further process to be abandoned in case of nondelivery. ing, total domestic value includes only (b) Certificates. A certificate in the the net purchase price paid by such per following form, prepared and completed son and any transportation costs in by the sender, must be presented with curred in obtaining delivery of such arti

the shipment: cle to his usual place of business.

CERTIFICATE OF MAILING DRIED WHOLE EGGS (d) Gold coin made prior to April 5, I hereby certify that there has (have) 1933. Gold coin made prior to April 5,

been posted at this post office today by 1933, is acceptable for mailing without (sender), parcels containing a total of (numbeing licensed by the Treasury Depart ber) pounds of dried whole eggs on which ment and without specific instructions

the sender has waived the right to withdraw from the U.S. Postal Service. However,

same from the mails or have same returned.

Parcels addressed to: the shipper's export declaration, when required (see $ 51.1) shall contain, in ad

(Names and addresses of addressees) dition to a specific description of the (OFFICE STAMP) ----package, the following notation: "Rare

(Postmaster) gold coin as defined by $ 54.20 of the

By --------------Gold Regulations, being exported pursuant to the authorization contained in


A single certificate may cover any number of $ 54.25(b) (3) of such regulations.”

parcels mailed by the same sender even 8.54.4 Gold coin, bullion, or gold dust. though addressed to different countries. A

charge of 5 cents will be made for each cerThe acceptance in the postal union

tificate of mailing issued to the sender, or mail or parcel post for any country of for each parcel when a single certificate covany consignment of gold coin, gold bul ers more than one parcel. Postage stamps lion, or gold dust, having a value in excess to cover the charge for the certificate of of $100 is prohibited, even though a li

mailing shall be affixed to the certificate cense has been granted to export such

and canceled by the postmark of the office

of mailing. After postmarking, the certifigold coin, gold bullion, or gold dust.

cate will be signed by the postmaster or his § 54.5 Where to obtain licenses.

authorized representative and returned to

the sender. The shipper may obtain the forms on which to apply for licenses to export gold

$ 55.2 Tobacco seed and plants. from the Bureau of the Mint, Treasury (a) Permit required. It is unlawful to Department, Washington DC 20220. export any tobacco seed or live tobacco

plants except in pursuance of a written PART 55-AGRICULTURE

permit granted by the Secretary of DEPARTMENT REGULATIONS


(b) Endorsement of package. The Sec.

sender must mark the wrapper of the 55.1 Dried whole eggs.

package "Tobacco seed and plant export 55.2 Tobacco seed and plants.

permit No. -----AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 55

(c) Surrender of permit. The permit 1ssued under 39 U.S.C. 401, 407.

is to be presented by mailer at the time SOURCE: 37 F.R. 22604, Oct. 20, 1972, unless

of mailing. It will be postmarked and otherwise noted.

signed by the accepting postal employee. § 55.1 Dried whole eggs.

The permit will be retained by the post

office and forwarded to the Tobacco Di(a) Endorsements. When dried whole

vision, Consumer Marketing Service, Deeggs purchased under a program of the

partment of Agriculture, Washington, Commodity Credit Corporation, Depart

DC 20250. ment of Agriculture, are offered for ex

(d) Charges. A charge of 5 cents will port by mail, an endorsement must be be made for each permit presented by written or stamped on each package by the sender and for each package or parthe sender waiving any right to with- cel when a single permit covers more

than one parcel. Postage stamps to cover the charge shall be affixed to the permit and canceled by the postmark of the office of mailing.

wrapper, or may be stamped or written in wording similar to the following: WARNING-EXPORTED IN BOND FOR DRAWBACK

UNDER N. E. No. Must not be returned to shipper or delivered in United States before submission to Collector of Customs.

Shipper: --------

We hereby waive our right to withdraw this package from the mail.


COMMERCIAL INVOICES $ 56.1 Consular and commercial in

voices. Many countries require special documents to be prepared by the sender and either presented by the addressee or enclosed within the package. In some cases, certification by a recognized Chamber of Commerce in the United States, or legalization by a Consulate of the country of destination, or both, are required. Such information as has been made available to the Postal Service concerning these requirements appears under the “Observations,” “Prohibitions," and "Import Restrictions” headings of the country items listed in Publication 42, International Mail. (39 U.S.C. 401, 407) (37 F.R. 22604, Oct. 20, 1972]

(Shipper's signature) (b) Instructions to postmasters—(1) Postmaster's certificate. Postmark and sign the "Postmaster's Certificate" on the reverse side of Customs Form 7511-A or 7511-B, after verifying the marks and numbers on the form with those on the package and noting the presence of the sender's signed statement waiving the right to withdraw the package from the mail.

(2) Disposal of forms. Dispose of completed Forms 7511-A and 7511-B as follows:

(i) Return one copy to the mailer.

(ii) Forward one copy to the customs port where the claim is to be filed (shown on the front of the form).

(iii) Retain one copy as an office record. Dispose of this copy after 3 years. § 57.3 Obtaining forms.

Exporters may obtain Customs Forms 3413, 7511-A, and 7511-B from customs ports.



ARRANGEMENT Sec. 57.1 Description. 57.2 Claiming drawback. 57.3 Obtaining forms.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 57 issued under 39 U.S.C. 401, 407.

SOURCE: 37 F.R. 22604, Oct. 20, 1972, unless otherwise noted. $ 57.1 Description.

Drawback is an arrangement provided for under the U.S. Customs Regulations whereby exporters of certain merchandise are entitled to claim a refund of (a) the duty paid on imported materials used wholly or in part in the manufacture or production of the articles to be exported, or (b) the internal revenue tax paid on domestic material used. & 57.2 Claiming drawback.

(a) Instructions to mailers. Mailers intending to claim drawback on articles exported by mail must present three completed copies of a “Notice of Exportation" (Customs Form 7511-A or 7511-B) with the package or packages. Each package must also bear on the address side a waiver of the right to withdraw it from the mail. This waiver may be made on customs Form 3413 and pasted on the

PART 61-CUSTOMS Sec. 61.1 What is subject to examination. 61.2 Separation points. 61.3 Examination. 61.4 Repacking. 61.5 Treatment at delivery office.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 61 issued under 39 U.S.C. 401, 407.

SOURCE: 37 F.R. 22604, Oct. 20, 1972, unless otherwise noted. § 61.1 What is subject to examination.

All mail originating outside the customs territory of the United States is subject to customs examination, except (a) mail addressed to Ambassadors and Ministers (Chiefs of Diplomatic Missions) of foreign countries, (b) letter mail known or believed to contain only correspondence or documents addressed to diplomatic missions or the officers thereof, or international organizations

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