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Part 20 30 40

Foreign trade statistics.
Training of foreign participants in census procedures and general statistics.
Special services and studies by the Bureau of the Census.


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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. 8 20.1 Authority.

Pursuant to section 3 of Title 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. 8 20.3 Custody.

The seal shall remain in the custody of the Director, Bureau of the Census or such officer or employee of the Bureau as he designates and shall be affixed to




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. 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.

Sec. 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 Ex-,

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 Procedu for presentation of declara

tions covering shipments from an

interior point. 30.16 Corrections to Shipper's Export Decla

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 filling 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.

Sec. 30.38 (Reserved] 30.39 Monthly declarations for specified

types of air shipments. 30.40 Single declaration for multiple con

signees. Subpart D-Exemptions From the Requirements

for the Filing of Shipper's Export Declarations 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 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 (Reserved] 30.82 Identification of U.S. merchandise re

turned for repair and reexport. 30.83 Statistical copy of mail and informal

entries. 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

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 Procedure for the filing of export

documentation for air shipments at other than the actual port where the merchandise is laden aboard

the exporting carrier. 30.37 Exceptions from the requirement for

reporting complete commodity detail on the Shipper's Export Declaration.

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) 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. Posses ons 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 shall be filed for merchandise moving as described above regardless of the method of transportation, except that for shipments by mail export declarations are required only for shipments valued $100 or more from one business concern to another business concern and for all shipments by mail requiring a validated export license (except technical data). 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 the regulations in this part for particular types of transactions will be found in Subparts C and D of this part. 8 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 controi 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, ur 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:

(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 pre

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.

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.


pared on Commerce Form 7525-V or on official Alternate Forms and their conCommerce Form 7525-V-Alternate. The tinuation Sheets may be obtained from arrangement of Form 7525-V-Alternate the Foreign Trade Division, Bureau of conforms to and is designed for simul- the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233, or taneous preparation with various other from the New York Office, Foreign Trade shipping documents commonly used, Branch, Processing Division, Bureau of such as the dock receipt, short form bill the Census, 434 Customhouse, New York, of lading, etc. Form 7525-V-Alternate N.Y. 10004. Privately printed Shipper's is acceptable in lieu of Form 7525–V with- Export Declaration forms must conform out limitation.

strictly to the respective official form in (2) For merchandise shipped in tran- size, wording, color, quality (weight of sit through the United States, Puerto paper stock) and arrangement, includRico, or the Virgin Islands of the United ing the instructions printed on the reStates from one foreign country or area verse side and also the Budget Bureau to another, including such merchandise Approval Number printed in the upper destined from one foreign place to an- right-hand corner of the face of the form. other and transshipped in ports of the The quality (weight) of paper stock used United States, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin in printing the Shipper's Export DecIslands of the United States, and for for- laration form is not less than 16 nor more eign merchandise exported from General than 20 pounds commercial substance. Order Warehouses or from Foreign Trade Occasional shippers may obtain copies Zones, the Shipper's Export Declaration of Shipper's Export Declarations free of for In-Transit Goods (Commerce Form charge from local Customs Directors, 7513) shall be filed. Form 7513 shall Post Offices, and Department of Comalso be filed for merchandise subject to merce Field Offices. government inspection, examination, or

§ 30.4 Preparation and signature of permit arriving from a foreign country which is rejected and exported. (Al

Shipper's Export Declarations. though Form 7513 provides that it is to (a) The Shipper's Export Declaration be used for foreign merchandise, it should shall be prepared and signed by the be used also for U.S. merchandise which shipper, owner, or consignor, or his propafter having been exported has been re- erly authorized agent. If the Shipper's turned to or through the United States Export Declaration is prepared by an and is again being exported under any agent of the shipper, owner, or consignor, of the conditions described in this para- his authority to sign such declaration graph. Except for rejected merchan- shall be in the form of a properly exdise, Form 7513 is not to be used for the ecuted power of attorney, signed by the reexportation of goods for which entry shipper, owner, or consignor on file in has been made on Customs Forms 7501 the Customs office where the export decor 7502.)

laration is to be presented, or in the less (b) The Shipper's Export Declaration formal written authorization printed on and the Continuation Sheet 3 to the the export declaration. In every event Shipper's Export Declaration (both forms the data required in the Shipper's Exdesignated Commerce Form 7525-V), and port Declaration shall be complete and the Shipper's Export Declaration for In- correct and shall be based on personal Transit Goods (Commerce Form 7513) knowledge of the facts stated, or on inmay be purchased for a nominal price voices or information furnished by the from Customs Directors, Department of principal. Exporters who authorize the Commerce Field Offices, and the Super

preparation of their export declarations intendent of Documents, Government by an agent shall provide the agent with Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402,

information for this purpose which will or they may be privately printed. Sup- in every respect meet the specifications plies of the Alternate Shipper's Export in § 30.7. Particular attention is called Declaration and the Continuation Sheet

to the fact that invoices and other comto the Alternate Shipper's Export Dec

mercial documents furnished to the laration (both forms designated Com

agent for other purposes may not necesmerce Form 7525-V-Alternate) are not

sarily contain all of the particular types available from Government sales offices

of information needed for the preparabut must be privately printed. Sample

tion of the export declaration, and spe

cial arrangements should be made so that 3 See $ 30.10 for instructions as to use of

the information needed for the export the Continuation Sheet.

declaration is noted upon or accompanies

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the commercial documents furnished to for each shipment (consisting of one or the agent, if he is to prepare the Ship- more kinds of merchandise) from one per's Export Declaration.

consignor to one consignee on a single (b) Shipper's Export Declarations carrier. In addition, more than one shall be typewritten or prepared in ink declaration is required for an individual or other permanent medium (except in- shipment as follows: delible pencil). The use of ditto, hecto- (a) For consignments by rail, truck, graph, or other duplicating process, as or other vehicle, requiring more than well as the overprinting of selected items one rail car, truck, or other vehicle, a of information, is acceptable.

separate export declaration is required (c) All copies of the Shipper's Export for the merchandise carried in each such Declaration shall contain all of the in- rail car, truck, or other vehicle. Howformation called for in the signature ever, Customs Directors are authorized space as to name of firm, address, name to waive this requirement where multiple of signer, capacity of signer, etc. The car shipments are made under a single original Shipper's Export Declaration bill of lading or other loading document shall be signed in ink, but signature of and are cleared simultaneously. other copies is not required. The use of (b) Commodities requiring a validated signature stamps is acceptable as signa- export license shall not be reported on ture in ink. A duly signed legible carbon the same export declaration with comor other copy of the export declaration modities moving under general license. is acceptable as an "original" of the

$ 30.7 Information required on ShipShipper's Export Declaration.

per's Export Declarations. $ 30.5 Number of copies of Shipper's

The following information shall be Export Declaration required.

furnished in the appropriate spaces pro(a) The Shipper's Export Declaration vided on the Shipper's Export Declarashall be presented to Customs Directors tion and shall conform to the requireor Postmasters, as specified in $$ 30.12 ments set forth in this section. (See through 30.15, in the following number $ 30.92 for information as to the statisof copies:

tical classification Schedules B, C, D, P, (1) In triplicate for shipments, ex- and W referred to in this section. Also, cept by mail, destined to all foreign see § 30.8 for information required on countries, except Canada, and for ship- Form 7513 in addition to these requirements through Canada destined to a ments.) third country.

(a) Port of export. The name of the (2) In duplicate for shipments, except U.S. Customs port of exportation shall be by mail, where Canada is the final des- entered in terms of Schedule D, “Code tination as known to the exporter at the Classification of U.S. Customs Districts time of exportation, and for shipments and Ports.” (See $ 30.12 for definition of to nonforeign areas.

port of exportation.) (The boxes for (3) One copy only for mail shipments

District and Port codes in the upper porto all destinations.

tion of the form are to be completed by (b) In addition to the standard re

Customs except where the Customs Diquirements set forth in paragraph (a)

rector requests that they be completed of this section, additional copies of by the person preparing the declaration.) Shipper's Export Declarations may be re

For shipments by mail, the name of the quired for export control purposes by

Post Office where the package is mailed the regulations of the Office of Export

shall be inserted in the space for U.S. Control or other Government agencies,

port of export. or in particular circumstances by the

(b) Method of transportation. Except Customs Director or by the Postmaster. on Commerce Form 7513, the method of (See $30.91 for limitations on the issu- transportation by which the goods are ance of authenticated copies of Shipper's

exported (or shipped to a nonforeign Export Declarations.)

area where the declaration covers such

a shipment) i.e., vessel (including ferry), § 30.6 Requirements as to separate

air, or other, shall be indicated by check Shipper's Export Declarations.

mark in the appropriate space. For Except as specifically provided in Sub- shipments by means of transportation part C of this part, a separate Shipper's other than vessel or air the specific Export Declaration (in the required method of transportation (rail, truck, number of copies-see § 30.5) is required pipeline, etc.) used should be entered.

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