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Title 19Chapter IPart 191Subpart R → §191.184

Title 19: Customs Duties
Subpart R—Merchandise Transferred to a Foreign Trade Zone From Customs Territory

§191.184   Merchandise transferred from continuous Customs custody.

(a) Procedure for filing claims. The procedure described in subpart O of this part shall be followed as applicable, for drawback on merchandise transferred to a foreign trade zone from continuous Customs custody.

(b) Drawback entry. Before the transfer of merchandise from continuous Customs custody to a foreign trade zone, the importer or a person designated in writing by the importer for that purpose shall file with the drawback office a direct export drawback entry on Customs Form 7551 in duplicate. The drawback office shall forward one copy of Customs Form 7551 to the zone operator at the zone.

(c) Certification by zone operator. After the merchandise has been received in the zone, the zone operator shall certify on the copy of Customs Form 7551 the receipt of the merchandise (see paragraph (d)(2) of this section) and forward the form to the transferor or the person designated by the transferor, unless the export summary procedure, provided for in §191.73, is used. If the export summary procedure is used, the requirements in §191.73 shall be complied with, as applicable. After executing the declaration provided for in paragraph (d)(3) of this section, the transferor shall resubmit Customs Form 7551 to the drawback office in place of the bill of lading required by §191.156.

(d) Modification of drawback entry—(1) Indication of transfer. Customs Form 7551 shall indicate that the merchandise is to be transferred to a foreign trade zone.

(2) Endorsement. The transferor or person designated by the transferor shall endorse Customs Form 7551 as follows, for execution by the foreign trade zone operator:

Certification of Foreign Trade Zone Operator

The merchandise described in the entry was received from ____________ on __________________, 19____; in Foreign Trade Zone No.____________,

(City and State)

Exceptions ____________

(Name and title)

By ____________

(Name of operator)

(3) Transferor's declaration. The transferor shall declare on Customs Form 7551 as follows:

Transferor's Declaration

I, ____________________

of the firm of____________________, declare that the merchandise described in this entry was duly entered at the customhouse on arrival at this port; that the duties thereon have been paid as specified in this entry; and that it was transferred to Foreign Trade Zone No. ______, located at ____________, (City and State) for the sole purpose of exportation, destruction, or storage, not to be removed from the foreign trade zone for domestic consumption. I further declare that to the best of my knowledge and belief, this merchandise is in the same quantity, quality, value, and package, unavoidable wastage and damage excepted, as it was at the time of importation; that no allowance nor reduction of duties has been made for damage or other cause except as specified in this entry; and that no part of the duties paid has been refunded by drawback or otherwise.



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