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Title 19Chapter IPart 4

TITLE 19—Customs Duties




Arrival and Entry of Vessels

General definitions.
Boarding of vessels.
Reports of arrival of vessels.
Vessels required to enter; place of entry.
Penalties for violation of vessel reporting and entry requirements.
Panama Canal; report of arrival required.
Government vessels.
Departure or unlading before report or entry.
Inward foreign manifest; production on demand; contents and form; advance filing of cargo declaration.
Inward manifest; information required; alternative forms.
Electronic passenger and crew arrival manifests.
Vessel stow plan.
Container status messages.
Preliminary entry.
Formal entry.
Request for overtime services.
Sealing of stores.
Explanation of manifest discrepancy.
Equipment purchases for, and repairs to, American vessels.
Fishing vessels touching and trading at foreign places.
Vessels from discriminating countries.

Tonnage Tax and Light Money

Tonnage taxes.
Exemptions from tonnage taxes.
Exemptions from special tonnage taxes.
Certificate of payment and cash receipt.
Application for refund of tonnage tax.

Landing and Delivery of Cargo

Permits and special licenses for unlading and lading.
Unlading or transshipment due to casualty.
Vessels in distress; landing of cargo.
Diversion of cargo.
Prematurely discharged, overcarried, and undelivered cargo.
Unlading outside port of entry.
Delayed discharge of cargo.
General order.
Release of cargo.
Stores and equipment of vessels and crews' effects; unlading or lading and retention on board.
Equipment, etc., from wrecked or dismantled vessels.
Cargo of wrecked vessel.

Passengers on Vessels

Passenger lists.
Reporting requirements for individuals arriving by vessel.
Penalties applicable to individuals.

Foreign Clearances

Vessels required to clear.
Requirements for clearance.
Accounting for inward cargo.
Outward cargo declaration; Electronic Export Information (EEI).
Electronic passenger and crew member departure manifests.
Verification of nationality and tonnage.
Load lines.
Verification of inspection.
Illegal discharge of oil and hazardous substances.
Pollution of coastal and navigable waters.
Oil pollution by oceangoing vessels.
Closed ports or places.
Federal Maritime Commission certificates for certain passenger vessels.
Shipping articles.
Public Health Service requirements.
Inspection of livestock.
Inspection of meat, meat-food products, and inedible fats.
Neutrality; exportation of arms and munitions.
Transportation orders.
Incomplete manifest; incomplete or missing Electronic Export Information (EEI); bond.
Procedures and responsibilities of carriers filing outbound vessel manifest information via the AES.

Coastwise Procedure

Vessels entitled to engage in coastwise trade.
Coastwise transportation of passengers.
Coastwise transportation of merchandise.
Reports of arrivals and departures in coastwise trade.
Certain barges carrying merchandise transferred from another barge.
Touching at foreign port while in coastwise trade.
Trade between United States ports on the Great Lakes and other ports of the United States.
Trade with noncontiguous territory.
Vessels with residue cargo for domestic ports.
Intercoastal residue—cargo procedure; optional ports.
Vessels proceeding foreign via domestic ports.
Vessels with residue cargo for foreign ports.
Vessels in foreign trade proceeding via domestic ports and touching at intermediate foreign ports.
Simultaneous vessel transactions.
Diversion of vessel; transshipment of cargo.
Coastwise transportation by certain vessels of empty vans, tanks, and barges, equipment for use with vans and tanks; empty instruments of international traffic; stevedoring equipment and material; procedures.


Yacht privileges and obligations.
Large yachts imported for sale.
Records of entry and clearance of vessels.
Salvage vessels.
Navigation fees.
Forms; substitution.
Licensing of vessels of less than 30 net tons.
Prohibitions against Customs officers and employees.

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