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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 follows:

(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 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

(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 U.S. possession.

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.

--Cont.

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 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 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 7502.)

(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 postmaster.

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) is required 

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 as follows:

(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 Number.

(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 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 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 license.

(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 stated.

(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."

(q) Value.

(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

Declarations--Cont.

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 for vessel 

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; or

(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 be shown.

(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 be indicated.

(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, a separate

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 itself:

"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.

30.13 [Reserved] 

30.14 [Reserved] 

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, or vehicle.)

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.

 

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