(ST&R Trade report)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has extended through March 22 the public comment period on the proposed extension without change of the following information collections.
Form 3347, Declaration of Owner: Form 3347 is a declaration from the owner of imported merchandise stating that he/she agrees to pay additional or increased duties, therefore releasing the importer of record from paying such duties. The form must be filed within 90 days from the date of entry.
Form 3347A, Declaration of Consignee When Entry is Made by an Agent: When entry is made in a consignee’s name by an agent who has knowledge of the facts and is authorized under a proper power of attorney by that consignee, a declaration from the consignee on Form 3347A must be filed with the entry summary. If this declaration is filed, no bond to produce a declaration of the consignee is required.
Form 434, NAFTA Certificate of Origin: This form is used to certify that a good being exported either from the United States into Canada or Mexico or from Canada or Mexico into the United States qualifies as an originating good for purposes of preferential tariff treatment under NAFTA. This form is completed by exporters and/or producers and furnished to CBP upon request.
Form 446, NAFTA Verification of Origin Questionnaire: This is a questionnaire that CBP personnel use to gather sufficient information from exporters and/or producers to determine whether goods imported into the United States qualify as originating goods for the purposes of preferential tariff treatment under NAFTA.
Form 447, NAFTA Motor Vehicle Averaging Election: This form is provided to CBP when a manufacturer chooses to average motor vehicles for the purpose of obtaining NAFTA preference.