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Title 19Chapter IPart 12

TITLE 19—Customs Duties




Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics, Economic Poisons, Hazardous Substances, and Dangerous Caustic or Corrosive Substances

Cooperation with certain agencies; joint regulations.
Release under bond; liquidated damages.
Shipment to other ports.

Importation of Certain Cheeses

Affidavits required to accompany entry.

Milk and Cream

Permits required for importation.

Meat and Meat-Food Products

Inspection; bond; release.
Release for final delivery to consignee.

Plants and Plant Products

Regulations and orders of the Department of Agriculture.
Requirements for entry and release.
Release under bond.
Unclaimed shipments.
Disposition; refund of duty.

Agricultural and Vegetable Seeds

Joint regulations of the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Agriculture.

Viruses, Serums, and Toxins for Treatment of Domestic Animals

Importation restricted.
Detention; samples.

Viruses, Serums, Toxins, Antitoxins, and Analogous Products for the Treatment of Man

Licensed establishments.
Labels; samples.
Detention; examination; disposition.

Domestic Animals, Animal Products, and Animal Feeding Materials

Regulations of the Department of Agriculture.

Wild Animals, Birds, and Insects

Importations of wild animals, fish, amphibians, reptiles, mollusks, and crustaceans; prohibited and endangered and threatened species; designated ports of entry; permits required.
Importation or exportation of wild animals or birds, or the dead bodies thereof illegally captured or killed, etc.
Importation of wild mammals and birds in violation of foreign law.
Plumage and eggs of wild birds.
Plant pests.
Honeybees and honeybee semen.


Importation of tea; entry; examination for customs purposes.

White Phosphorus Matches

Importation prohibited; certificate of inspection; importer's declaration.

Narcotic Drugs

Regulations of Bureau of Narcotics.


Restricted importations.
Labeling requirements; shipments.

Unfair Competition

Imported articles involving unfair methods of competition or practices.

Immoral Articles

Seizure; disposition of seized articles; reports to United States attorney.
Prohibited films.

Merchandise Produced By Convict, Forced, or Indentured Labor

Findings of Commissioner of Customs.
Proof of admissibility.
Transportation and marketing of prison-labor products.

Counterfeit Coins, Obligations, and Other Securities; Illustrations or Reproductions of Coins or Stamps

Importation prohibited; exceptions to prohibition of importation; procedure.

Consumer Products and Industrial Equipment Subject to Energy Conservation or Labeling Standards

Consumer products and industrial equipment subject to energy conservation or labeling standards.

Fur-Seal or Sea-Otter Skins

Importation prohibited.
Fur-seal or sea-otter skins permitted entry.
Enforcement; duties of Customs officers.
Seal-skin or sea-otter-skin waste.

Entry of Motor Vehicles, Motor Vehicle Engines and Nonroad Engines Under the Clean Air Act, as Amended

Motor vehicle and engine compliance with Federal antipollution emission requirements.
Nonroad and stationary engine compliance with Federal antipollution emission requirements.

Motor Vehicles and Motor Vehicle Equipment Manufactured On or After January 1, 1968

Federal motor vehicle safety standards.

Safety Standards for Boats and Associated Equipment

Coast Guard boat and associated equipment safety standards.

Electronic Products

Electronic products offered for importation under the Act.

Switchblade Knives

Imports unrestricted under the Act.
Importations contrary to law.
Importations permitted by statutory exceptions.
Procedures for permitted entry.
Importations in good faith; common or contract carriage.
Seizure of prohibited switchblade knives.
Report to the U.S. Attorney.

Cultural Property

Importations prohibited.
State Parties to the Convention.
Importations permitted.
Detention of articles; time in which to comply.
Seizure and forfeiture.
Temporary disposition of materials and articles.
Specific items or categories designated by agreements or emergency actions.
Exempt materials and articles.
Emergency protection for Iraqi cultural antiquities.

Pre-Columbian Monumental and Architectural Sculpture and Murals

Importation prohibited.
Importations permitted.
Detention of articles; time in which to comply.
Seizure and forfeiture.

Pesticides and Devices

Notice of arrival of pesticides and devices.
Arrival of shipment.
Release or refusal of delivery.
Release under bond.
Procedure after examination.

Chemical Substances in Bulk and as Part of Mixtures and Articles

Toxic Substances Control Act.
Reporting requirements.
Detention of certain shipments.
Procedure after detention.
Time limitations and extensions.
Notice of exportation.
Notice of abandonment.
Decision to store or dispose.

Softwood Lumber

Entry of softwood lumber products from Canada.
Entry of softwood lumber and softwood lumber products from any country into the United States.

Steel Products

Entry or admission of certain steel products.

Merchandise Subject to Economic Sanctions

Merchandise prohibited by economic sanctions; detention; seizure or other disposition; blocked property.
Prohibitions and conditions on importations of jadeite, rubies, and articles of jewelry containing jadeite or rubies.
Prohibitions and conditions on the importation and exportation of rough diamonds.

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