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 these regulations for all commodities, gold
and silver, except as specifically exempted herein, shipped as
(1) To foreign countries or areas including Trust Territories
under U.S. administration, with the exception of the Northern
Mariana Islands, and to Foreign Trade Zones in foreign countries
or areas from any of the following:
(i) The United States, including the 50 States and the District
(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
(i) To Puerto Rico from the United States.
(ii) To the United States from Puerto Rico.
(iii) To the Virgin Islands of the United States from the United
States or Puerto Rico.
(b) Shipper's Export Declarations shall be filed for merchandise
moving as described above regardless of the method of transportation.
Instructions for the filing of Shipper's Export Declarations for
vessels, aircraft, railway cars, etc., when soldforeign appear
in 30.33. Exemptions from these requirements and exceptions to
some of the provisions of these regulations for particular types
of transactions will be found in subparts C and D of this part.
30.2 Related Export Control Requirements
(a) Under the provisions of the Export Administration Regulations
of the Office of Export Administration in the International Trade
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
(15 C.F.R. Parts 368399)2, Shipper's Export Declarations are also
required for shipments of merchandise from U.S. Possessions to
foreign countries or areas. In these regulations, the term U.S.
Possessions includes the Virgin Islands of the United States,
Guam Island, American Samoa, Wake Island, Midway Island, and Canton
and Enderbury Islands.
(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 Administration Regulations and of the Customs regulations
closely related to statistical requirements have been incorporated
in these regulations. Information concerning export control regulations
and information concerning agencies
1Shipper's Export Declarations are not required for shipments
from United States or Puerto Rico to the United States Possessions,
except to the Virgin Islands of the United States, or from a U.S.
Pos session destined to the United States, Puerto Rico, or another
2 See also the Export Administration Regulations of the Office
of Export Administration, which may be purchased from the Government
Printing Office or Department of Commerce District Offices.
30.2 Related Export Control Requirements.
other than the Department of Commerce exercising export control
authority for particular types of commodities may be obtained
from the Office of Export Administration, International Trade
Administration, Washington, D.C. 20230, or from Department of
Commerce District 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
(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 prepared on Commerce
Form 7525V or on Commerce Form 7525-VAlternate (Intermodal). The
arrangement of Form 7525VAlternate (Intermodal) conforms to and
is designed forsimultaneous preparation with various other shipping
documents commonly used, such as the dock receipt, short form
bill of lading, etc. Form 7525VAlternate (Intermodal) is acceptable
in lieu of Form 7525V without limitation.
(2) For merchandise shipped in transit through the United
States, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands of the United States
from one foreign country or area to another, including such merchandise
destined from one foreign place to another and transshipped in
ports of the United States, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands
of the United States, and for foreign merchandise exported from
General Order Warehouses, the Shipper's Export Declaration for
Intransit Goods (Commerce Form 7513) shall be filed. Form 7513
shall also be filed for merchandise subject to government inspection,
examination, or permit arriving from a foreign country which is
rejected and exported. (Although Form 7513 provides that it is
to be used for foreign merchandise, it should be used also for
U.S. merchandise which after having been exported has been returned
to or through the United States and is again being exported under
any of the conditions described in this paragraph. Except for
rejected merchandise, Form 7513 is not to be used for the reexportation
of goods for which entry has been made on Customs Forms 7501 or
(b) The Shipper's Export Declaration and the Continuation Sheet3
to the Shipper's Export Declaration (both forms designated Commerce
Form 7525 V), and the Shipper's Export Declaration for in transit
Goods (Commerce Form 7513) may be purchased for a nominal price
from Customs Directors, Department of Commerce District Offices,
and the Superintendent ofDocuments, Government Printing Office,
Washington, D.C. 20402, or they may be privately printed. Supplies
of the Alternate Intermodal Shipper's Export Declaration and the
Continuation Sheet to the Alternate Intermodal Shipper's Export
Declaration are not available from Government sales offices but
must be privately printed. Sample official Alternate Intermodal
Forms and their Continuation Sheets may be obtained from the Foreign
Trade Division, Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233.
Privately printed Shipper's Export Declaration forms must conform
strictly to the respective official form in size, wording, color,
quality (weight of paper stock), and arrangement, including the
Office of Management and Budget Approval Number printed in the
upper righthand corner of the face of the form. The quality (weight)
of paper stock used in printing the Shipper's Export Declaration
form is not less than
3See 30.10 for instructions as to use of the continuation Sheet.
30.3 Shipper's Export Declaration forms.
16 nor more than 20 pounds commercial
substance. Occasional shippers may obtain copies of Shipper's
Export Declarations free of charge from local Customs Directors,
Post Offices, and Department of Commerce District Offices.
30.4 Preparation and signature of Shipper's Export Declarations.
(a) The Shipper's Export Declaration shall be prepared and signed
by the shipper, owner, or consignor, or his properly authorized
agent. For shipments to foreign countries, if the Shipper's Export
Declaration is prepared by an agent hisauthority to sign such
declaration shall be in the form of a properly executed power
of attorney, signed by the shipper, owner, or consignor, or in
the less formal written authorization printed on the export declaration.
The powerofattorney shall be on file in the agent's office and
available for inspection on demand. In every event the data required
in the Shipper's Export Declaration shall be complete and correct
and shall be based on personal knowledge of the facts stated,
or on invoices or information furnished by the principal. Exporters
who authorize the preparation of their export declarations by
an agent shall provide the agent with information for this purpose
which will in every respect meet the specifications in 30.7. Particular
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 infor mation, 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.
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 Administration or other Government agencies
or in particular circumstances by the Customs Director or by the
30.6 Requirements as to separate Shipper's Export Declarations.
Except as specifically provided in Subpart C, a separate Shipper's
Export Declaration (in the required number of copies see 30.5)
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
(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.
30.7 Information required on Shipper'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-E, and D 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, Classification
of Customs Districts and Ports. (See 30.20(c) for definition
of port of exportation.) Forshipments 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 mayhave transported the goods to the seaport, airport,
or border port of export for final shipment.
30.7 Information required on Shipper's Export Declarations.--Cont.
(d) Name of exporter and exporter's Employer Identification
(1) Name of exporter. In general, the exporter named on
the Shipper's 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 also 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.)
(2) Exporter's Employer Identification Number. Exporters
(or their agents) shall report the exporter's Internal Revenue
Service Employer Identification Number (EIN). If no Internal Revenue
Service EIN has been assigned, the exporter's Social Security
Number (SSN), preceded by the symbol "SS" should be
reported. The exporter's SSN shall be reported if, and only if,
no Internal Revenue Service EIN has been assigned to the exporter.
If neither an Internal Revenue Service EIN nor an SSN has been
assigned, as, for example, in case of a foreign entity as the
exporter, the EIN or SSN reporting requirement does not apply.
(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 export license
or authorized to be ultimate consignee under the applicable general
license in conformity with Export Administration 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 Administration 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
(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 theexporting 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
Administration Regulations.4 Where optional ports of unloading
are named on the Shipper's Export Declaration under the permissible
conditions, a photocopy, carbon, or other legible copy of the
originally filed Shipper's Export Declaration indicating the actual
port of unloading shall be filed by the
4See Export Administration Regulations. (See footnote 2 above.)
30.7 Information required on Shipper's Export Declarations.--Cont.
exporter or his agent with the Customs Director as soon as the
actual port of unloading is known to the exporter. (See 30.16
of these regulations.) Information as to port of unloading is
required for shipments by vessel and air only.
(i) Country of destination. Country of destination shall
be reported on the Shipper's Export Declaration in terms of the
names designated in Schedule C-E, Classification of Country
and Territory Designations of U.S. Export Statistics, as follows:
(1) For shipments under validated export licenses, the country
of ultimate destination shown on the export declaration shall
conform to the country of ultimate destination as shown on the
(2) For shipments not moving under validated export license, the
country of ultimate destination as known to the exporter at the
time of exportation shall beshown 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 (i.e., boxes, barrels, baskets, bales, etc.) shall be
(l) Description of commodities and Schedule B number. 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.
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 char acteristics 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 30.7 Information
required on Shipper's Export Declarations--Cont.
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 shallconform
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.
(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 a 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 an
"X" 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 thespecified unit is in terms of weight (ounces,
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 onehalf unit or upward will be counted as a whole unit, and
fractions of less than onehalf unit will be ignored, except that
where the total net quantity is less than onehalf of the unit
prescribed for the commodity in Schedule B "Less than onehalf
(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 board feet should not be ignored but should be reported
as "less than onehalf M bd. ft.".)
(o) 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 air. However, for
containerized cargo in lift vans, 30.7 Information required
on Shipper's Export Declarations--Cont.
cargo vans, or similar substantial outer containers, the weight
of such containers should not be included in the gross weight
of the commodities. If gross shipping weight information is not
available for individualSchedule B items for the reason that commodities
covered by more than
one Schedule B number are contained in the same shipping container,
approximate shipping weight, estimated as accurately as is practicable,
may be shown on the Shipper's Export Declarations for each Schedule
B item in the container. The total of the estimated weights must
equal the actual shipping weight of the entire container or containers
and contents. Gross shipping weight is not required for shipments
by mail or for shipments by methods of transportation other than
vessel or air.
(p) "D" (Domestic) or "F" (Foreign).
(1) The export declaration covering exports to foreign countries
shall show foreign goods separately from goods of domestic production.
Exports of foreign merchandise include those commodities which
are the growth, produce, or manu facture of foreign countries
which entered the United States including U.S. Foreign Trade Zones,
as imports and which at the time of exportation have undergone
no change in form or condition or enhancement in value by further
manufacture in the United States, including U.S. Foreign Trade
Zones, Puerto Rico, or U.S. Possessions.
(2) Exports of domestic merchandise include those commodities
which are the growth, produce, or manufacture of the United States,
including U.S. Foreign Trade Zones, Puerto Rico, or U.S. Possessions
(including commodities incorporating foreign components), and
those articles of foreign origin which have been enhanced in value
or changed from the form in which imported by further manufacture
or processing in the United States, includingU.S. Foreign Trade
Zones, Puerto Rico, or U.S. Possessions.
(3) The above distinction between domestic and foreign merchandise
is intended only for use in reporting on the Shipper's Export
Declaration and is intended for statistical purposes only.
(4) On the Shipper's Export Declaration
in the column headed "Specify 'D' or 'F', domestic merchandise
shall be identified by the designation "D" and foreign
merchandise shall be identified by the designation "F."
On the Shipper's Export Declaration for InTransit Goods, Form
7513, one of the following statements, whichever is appropriate,
shall be shown across the body of the form within columns 1 through
6: (i) for intransit shipments of domestic (U.S.) merchandise,
"The merchandise described herein is of the growth, production
or manufacture of the United States;" and (ii) for intransit
shipments of foreign merchandise, "The merchandise described
herein is of foreign origin."
(1) In general, value to be reported on the Shipper's Export
Declaration shall be the value at U.S. port of export (selling
price or cost if not sold, including inland freight, insurance
and other charges to U.S. port of export) (nearest whole dollar;
omit cents figures). "Selling price" for goods exported
pursuant to sale is the exporter's price to his customer net of
any unconditional discounts from list price, but without deducting
any discounts which are conditional upon a particular act or performance
on the part of the customer.Commissions to be paid by a U.S. exporter
to his agent abroad, or to be deducted from the selling price
by the exporter's agent
30.7 Information required on Shipper's Export
abroad should be excluded. For goods shipped on consignment without
a sale actually having been made at the time of export, the "selling
price" to be reported on the Shipper's Export Declaration
is the market value at the time of export at the United States
port from which exported.
(2) The value reported on the Shipper's Export Declaration shall
exclude: the cost of loading on the exporting vessel, aircraft,
car or vehicle at the port of exportation; freight, insurance,
and any other charges or transportation costs beyond the port
of export; and any duties, taxes, or other assessments imposed
by foreign countries. The value reported shall include inland
or domestic freight or other charges to the seaport, airport,
or border port of exportation.
(3) The value to be reported as defined above is (or is equivalent
to) an f.a.s. (Free alongside ship) value. Therefore, where goods
are sold f.o.b. a U.S. point other than the port of exportation,
freight, insurance, and other costs to the border, sea, or airport
of exportation shall be added to the selling price (as defined
above) for purposes of reporting value on the Shipper's Export
Declaration. If the actual amount of such domestic costs is not
available, an estimate of the domestic costs shall be added. Where
goods are sold at a "delivered" price, c.i.f. foreign
destination, the cost of loading on the exporting carrier at the
port of exportation, if any, andfreight, insurance, and other
costs beyond the port of exportation should be subtracted from
the price for purposes of reporting value on the Shipper's Export
Declaration. If the actual amount of such costs is not available,
an estimate of the costs should be subtracted. Costs added to
or subtracted from the selling price in accordance with the above
instructions should not be itemized or shown separately on the
Shipper's Export Declaration, but the value reported should be
the value after the making of such adjustments, where they are
required to arrive at "value at U.S. port of export."
In the expression of values in export declarations, fractions
of a dollar less than 50 cents should be ignored, and fractions
of 50 cents or upward should be counted as $1.
(4) For definitions of the value to be shown on the Shipper's
Export Declaration for special types of transactions where the
commodities are not being exported pursuant to commercial sales,
or where subsidies, Government financing or participation, or
other unusual conditions are involved, see 30.30.
(r) Date of exportation. Information as to date of exportation
is not required to be reported for shipments by vessel or by mail.
For other shipments, the date of departure (or date of clearance,
if date of departure is not known) shall be shown on the Shipper's
Export Declaration as the date of exportation.
(s) Designation of agent and signature. For information
regarding the use of the space provided on Form 7525V and 7525VAlternate
(Inter modal) for authorization of agent, and for requirements
as to signature, see 30.4.
(t) Point (state) of origin or Foreign Trade Zone number.
(Not required for in-transit merchandise documented on Form 7513.)
(1) The state in which the merchandise actually begins its movement
in international trade; that is, the state in which the merchandise
actually starts its journey to the port of export. For example,
a Shipper's Export Declaration covering merchandise laden aboard
a truck at a warehouse in Georgia for transport to Florida for
loading onto a vessel for export to a foreign country shall show
Georgia as the state of origin.
30.7 Information required on Shipper's Export Declaration--Cont.
This may not be the state where the merchandise was produced,
mined, or grown, or necessarily the state where the exporter is
located. The state designation to be shown shall be the U.S. Postal
Service's standard twoletter state abbreviation.
(2) For shipments of multistate origin, reported on a single SED,
report state of the commodity of the greatest value or, if such
information is not known at the time of ex port, the state in
which the commodities are consolidated for export .
(3) For merchandise exported from a U.S. Foreign Trade Zone, the
letters "FTZ" followed by the Foreign Trade Zone number
shall be reported.
(u) Containerized. (Not required for intransit merchandise
documented on Form 7513.) This information is required to be shown
shipments only. A containerized shipment is one transported in
any size vantypecontainer such as
8' x 8' x 20' or 8' x 8' x 40' Cargo originally booked as containerized
cargo as well as that placed in containers at the vessel operator's
option shall be included.
(v) Parties to transaction. (Not required for intransit
merchandise documented on Form 7513.) An export between related
parties is one
(1) From a U.S. person (U.S. exporter) to a foreign business enterprise
(foreign consignee) in which at anytime during the fiscal year,
the U.S. person owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, 10
percent or more of the voting securities of the foreign enterprise,
if an incorporated business enterprise; or an equivalent interest,
if an unincorporated business enterprise, including a branch;
(2) From a U.S. business enterprise (U.S. exporter) to a foreign
person (foreign consignee) that, at anytime during the fiscal
year, owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, 10 percent
or more of the voting securities of the U.S. business enterprise,
if an incorporated business enterprise; or an equivalent interest
if an unincorporated business enterprise, including a branch.
30.8 Additional information required on Shipper's Export Declaration
for InTransit Goods (Form 7513).
In addition to the information required under 30.7, the following
information shall be shown on the Shipper's Export Declaration
for InTransit Goods, Form 7513:
(a) U.S. port of arrival. The U.S. port at which the merchandise
covered by thedeclaration arrived from a foreign country shall
(b) Country from which shipped. The name of the foreign
country where the goods were loaded on the carrier which transported
the merchandise to the United States from a foreign country shall
(c) Date of arrival. The date on which the merchandise
arrived in the United States shall be entered.
(d) Country of origin. The name of the country of origin
as defined in 30.70(f) shall be indicated.
30.9 Requirements for separation and alignment of Items on
Shipper's Export Declaration.
For each Schedule B classification (see 30.7(1)) for which merchandise
is included in the shipment, a separate item shall be shown on
the Shipper's Export Declaration and the separate description
of commodities, shipping weight, "D" 30.9 Requirements
for separation and alignment of Items on Shipper's Export Declaration.--Cont.
or "F" designation, Schedule B commodity number, net
quantity and value for the item shall be correctly aligned horizontally,
and clearly distinguishable from information applying to
other Schedule B items on the same declaration.
However, where merchandise covered by a single Schedule B classification
is moving under more than one general license, under more than
one validated export license, or under a validated export license
which shows two or more listings for the same Schedule B number,
item shall be shown on the Shipper's Export Declaration for each
license or for each listing on the license.5 For merchandise moving
under validated license, information required by export
control regulations as to export license number and expiration
date, and information as to whether the export is a partial or
complete shipment against the license, shall be shown immediately
below the corresponding description of commodities on the Shipper's
Export Declaration. Where two or more items are classified under
the same Schedule B number and moving under the same general license,
or where no license is required, the quantities, values and shipping
weights of such invoice items, wherever practical, should be combined
and the information shown on a single horizontal line of the Shipper's
Export Declaration. Commodities of U.S. manufacture incorporating
foreign components shall be reported under the Schedule B number
for the exported commodity, and a separate item shall not be shown
for the imported components. If the exporter desires to record
the imported components separately on the export declaration for
purposes of identification with a temporary import bond, a notation
may be made in the "Description of Commodities" column
as to the imported components Which have been incor- porated in
the exported commodity. In the preparation of the export declaration,
shippers shall conform to the line spacing on all copies.
30.10 Continuation sheets for Shipper's Export Declaration.
When more horizontal lines than the number provided on the Shipper's
Export Declaration form are required to list all of the merchandise
covered by the declaration,Continuation Sheets should be utilized.6
In lieu of official Continuation Sheets, additional copies of
the Shipper's Export Declaration form with no portion torn off
or removed, may be used as continuation sheets. All continuation
sheets shall be numbered in proper sequence and securely stapled
to the first sheet, which must be the export declaration itself.
Each continuation sheet shall show the Customs port of exportation
and the country of ultimate destination for the shipment. The
following statement with the blank filled in as appropriate, shall
be inserted on the
last line of the description column of the Shipper's Export Declaration
"This declaration consists of this sheet and
__(no.) continuation sheets."
30.11 Authority to Require Production of Documents.
For purposes of verifying the completeness and accuracy of the
information reported as required under 30.7 and 30.8, and for
other purposes under the regulations in this part, Customs is
authorized to require the owners and operators of exporting
5See 30.6 for prohibition against reporting general license Commodities
on the same Shipper's Export Declaration with commodities moving
under a validated license.
6 See 30.3(b)
30.11 Authority to Require Production of Documents.--Cont.
carriers, as well as the exporters or theiragents,
either at the time of exportation or within a
period of 3 years subsequent thereto, to produce for inspection
or copying shipping documents,
invoices, orders, packing lists, correspondence, as well as any
other relevant documents and to furnish other information bearing
upon a particular exportation. The Bureau of the Census
is similarly authorized to require the production of such documents.
Customs shall refuse to accept Shipper's Export Declarations containing
known errors and omissions, and may require their correction,
but acceptance by the Customs Director shall not be construed
as evidence that all requirements have been met, and such acceptance
shall not relieve the exporter of the responsibility to furnish
complete and correct information at a later time if all requirements
have in fact not been properly met.
30.12 Time and Place Shipper's Export Declarations Required
to be Presented.
For shipments by mail, the Shipper's Export Declaration as required
in 30.1 shall be presented to the postmaster with the packages
at the time of mailing. For shipments other than by mail, except
as otherwise provided, the Shipper's Export Declaration in the
number of copies required by 30.5 shall be delivered to the exporting
Carrier prior to exportation. It is the duty of the exporter (or
his agent) to deliver the required number of Copies of the Shipper's
Export Declaration to the ex porting carrier prior to exportation;
failure of the exporter (or his agent) to do so constitutes a
violation of the provisions of these regulations, and renders
such exporter (or his agent) subject to the penaltiesprovided
for in 30.95. For shipments by pipeline, the Shipper's Export
Declaration is not required to be presented prior to exportation,
and exportation will be per mitted upon the understanding that
the exporter or his agent, within 4 working days after the end
of each calendar month, will file with the Customs Director having
jurisdiction for the pipeline, a Shipper's Export Declaration
in the number of copies.
30.15 Procedure for Presentation of Declarations Covering Shipments
From an Interior Point.
For shipments from an interior point, the Shipper's Export Declaration
in the number of Copies required in 30.5 may be prepared and delivered
by the exporter or his agent to the inland carrier to accompany
the merchandise to the exporting carrier at the seaport, airport,
or border port of exportation, or it may be otherwise delivered
directly to the exporting carrier. In either case, the Shipper's
Export Declaration must be in the exporting carriers' possession
prior to exportation. (See 30.6 for requirements for a separate
set of Shipper's Export Declarations for each car, truck, or other
vehicle, covering only the merchandise exported in that car, truck,
30.16 Corrections to Shipper's Export Declarations.
Exporter (or their agents) shall report corrections, cancellations,
or amendments to information reported on Shipper's Export Declarations
to the Customs Director at theport of exportation (or, in the
case of mail shipments, to the Postmaster at the post office where
the shipment was mailed) as soon as the need for such correction,
cancellation, or amendment is determined. Such corrections, cancellations,
or amendments may be made directly onto the 30.16 Corrections
to Shipper's Export Declarations.--Cont.
originally filed Shipper's Export Declarations if
the originally filed declarations have not already been mailed
to the Bureau of the Census. If the originally filed Shipper's
Export Declarations have already been mailed to the Bureau of
the Census, a photocopy, carbon, or other legible copy of the
originally filed Shipper's Export Declaration, on which the incorrect
data are neatly lined out and the corrected data entered thereon,
shall be promptly filed with the Customs Director at the port
of exportation (or, in the case of mail ship ments, with the Postmaster
at the post office where the shipment was mailed). Such correction
copies should have the words "CORRECTION COPY" conspicuously
shown in the upper right portion of the form. The provisions of
this paragraph relating to the reporting of corrections, amendments,
or cancellations of information, shall not be construed as a relaxation
of the requirements of the laws and regulations pertaining to
the preparation and filing of Shipper's Export Declarations.