Pt. 30, App. C
Appendix C to Part 30—Summary of Exemptions and Exclusions From EEI Filing
A. EEI is not required for the following types of shipments: 1
1 Exemption from the requirements for reporting complete commodity information is covered in § 30.38; Special exemptions for shipments to the U.S. Armed Services and covered in § 30.39; and Special exemptions for certain shipments to U.S. Government agencies and employees are covered in § 30.40.
1. Exemption for shipments destined to Canada (§ 30.36).
2. Valued $2,500 or less per Schedule B/HTSUSA classification for commodities shipped from one USPPI to one consignee on a single carrier (§ 30.37(a)).
3. Tools of the trade and their containers that are usual and reasonable kinds and quantities of commodities and software intended for use by individual USPPIs or by employees or representatives of the exporting company in furthering the enterprises and undertakings of the USPPI abroad (§ 30.37(b)).
4. Shipments from one point in the United States to another point in the United States by routes passing through Canada or Mexico (§ 30.37(c)).
5. Shipments from one point in Canada or Mexico to another point in the same country by routes through the United States (§ 30.37(d)).
6. Shipments transported inbond through the United States for export to a third country and exported from another U.S. port or transshipped and exported directly from the port of arrival never having made entry into the United States. If entry for consumption or warehousing in the United States is made, then an EEI is required if the goods are then exported to a third country from the United States (§ 30.37(e)).
7. Exports of technology and software as defined in 15 CFR 772 of the EAR that do not require an export license. However, EEI is required for mass-market software (§ 30.37(f)).
8. Shipments to foreign libraries, government establishments, or similar institutions, as provided in FTR Subpart D § 30.40 (d). (§ 30.37(h)).
9. Shipments as authorized under License Exception GFT for gift parcels and humanitarian donations (EAR 15 CFR 740.12 ); § 30.37(i)).
10. Diplomatic pouches and their contents (§ 30.37(j)).
11. Human remains and accompanying appropriate receptacles and flowers (§ 30.37(k)).
12. Shipments of interplant correspondence, executed invoices and other documents, and other shipments of company business records from a U.S. firm to its subsidiary or affiliate. This excludes highly technical plans, correspondence, etc. that could be licensed (§ 30.37(l)).
13. Shipments of pets as baggage (§ 30.37(m)).
14. Carrier's stores, not shipped under a bill of lading or an air waybill, supplies and equipment, including usual and reasonable kinds and quantities of bunker fuel, deck engine and steward department stores, provisions and supplies, medicinal and surgical supplies, food stores, slop chest articles, and saloon stores or supplies for use or consumption on board and not intended for unlading in a foreign country. (See Table 5 if shipped under a bill of lading or an air waybill (§ 30.37(n)).
15. Dunnage not shipped under a bill of lading or an air waybill, of usual and reasonable kinds and quantities not intended for unlading in a foreign country (§ 30.37(o)).
16. Shipments of aircraft parts and equipment; food, saloon, slop chest, and related stores; and provisions and supplies for use on aircraft by a U.S. airline. (EAR license exception (AVS) for aircraft and vessels 15 CFR 740.15(c); § 30.37(p)).
17. Baggage and personal effects, accompanied or unaccompanied, of persons leaving the United States including members of crews on vessels and aircraft, when they are not shipped as cargo under a bill of lading or an air waybill and do not require an export license (§ 30.37(q)).
18. Temporary exports, whether shipped or hand carried, (e.g., carnet) that are exported from or returned to the United States in less than one year (12 months) from date of export (§ 30.37(r)).
19. Goods previously imported under Temporary Import Bond for return in the same condition as when imported including: goods for testing, experimentation, or demonstration; goods imported for exhibition; samples and models imported for review or for taking orders; goods for imported for participation in races or contests; and animals imported for breeding or exhibition and imported for use by representatives of foreign government or international organizations or by members of the armed forces of a foreign country. Goods that were imported under bond for processing and re-exportation are not covered by this exemption (§ 30.37(s)).
20. Issued banknotes and securities and coins in circulation exported as evidence of financial claims. The EEI must be filed for unissued bank notes and securities and coins not in circulation (such as bank notes printed in the United States and exported in fulfillment of the printing contract or as part of collections), which should be reported at their commercial or current value (§ 30.37(t)).
21. Documents used in international transactions, documents moving out of the United States to facilitate international transactions including airline tickets, internal revenue stamps, liquor stamps, and advertising literature. Export of such documents in fulfillment of a contract for their production, however, are not exempt and must be reported at the transaction value for their production (§ 30.37(u)).
B. The following types of transactions are outside the scope of the FTR and shall be excluded from EEI filing:
1. Goods shipped under CBP bond through the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands from one foreign country or area to another where such goods do not enter the consumption channels of the United States.
2. Goods shipped from the U.S. territories of Guam Island, American Samoa, Wake Island, Midway Island, and Northern Mariana Islands to foreign countries or areas, and goods shipped between the U.S. and these territories (§ 30.2(d)(2)).
3. Electronic transmissions and intangible transfers. See FTR, Subpart B, for export control requirements for these types of transactions (§ 30.2(d)(3)).
4. Goods shipped to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba from the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands and from Guantanamo Bay Naval Base to the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. (See FTR Subpart D § 30.39 for filing requirements for shipments exported by the U.S. Armed Services.) (§ 30.2(d)(4)).