U.S. CBP Seeks Comments – Scientific or Education?

U.S. Customs and Border Protection CBP and Homeland Security – 79 FR 3842-3843: Agencies Information Collection Activities Seeks Comments – Scientific or Education?: Declaration of the Ultimate Consignee That Articles Were Exported for Temporary Scientific or Educational Purposes

CBP Checkpoint Prosecutions* AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

* ACTION: 30-Day Notice and request for comments; Extension of an existing collection of information: 1651-0036.

* SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection CBP of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Declaration of the Ultimate Consignee That Articles Were Exported for Temporary Scientific or Educational Purposes.  . . . . This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (78 FR 69101) on November 18, 2013, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

* DATES: Written comments should be received on or before February 24, 2014 to be assured of consideration. . . . .

* FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, at 202-325-0265.

* SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: . . . . The Declaration of the Ultimate Consignee that Articles were Exported for Temporary Scientific or Educational Purposes is used to document duty free entry under conditions when articles are temporarily exported solely for scientific or educational purposes. This declaration, which is completed by the ultimate consignee and submitted to CBP by the importer or the agent of the importer, is used to assist CBP personnel in determining whether the imported articles should be free of duty. It is provided for under 19 U.S.C. 1202, HTSUS Subheading 9801.00.40, and 19 CFR 10.67(a)(3) which requires a declaration to Customs and Border Protection CBP stating that the articles were sent from the United States solely for temporary scientific or educational use and describing the specific use to which they were put while abroad.   . . . .

Dated: January 16, 2014.

Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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