(a) Each Licensee will receive a license, which will include a unique control number.
(b) A license may be exercised only for fabric entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, during the Tariff Rate Quota Year specified in the license. A licensee will be debited on the basis of date of entry for consumption or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption.
(c) A Licensee may import fabric certified by the importer as suitable for use in making men's and boys' cotton shirts under the Tariff Rate Quota as specified in the license up to the quantity specified in the license subject to the Tariff Rate Quota duty rate. Only a Licensee or an importer authorized by a Licensee will be permitted to import fabric under the Tariff Rate Quota and to receive the Tariff Rate Quota duty rate.
(d) The term of the license shall be the Tariff Rate Quota Year for which it is issued. Fabric may be entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption under a license only during the term of that license. The license cannot be used for fabric entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption after December 31 of the year of the term of the license.
(e) The importer of fabric entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption under a license must be the Licensee or an importer authorized by the licensee to act on its behalf. If the importer of record is the Licensee, the importer must possess the license at the time of filing the entry summary or warehouse withdrawal for consumption (Customs Form 7501).
(f) A Licensee may only authorize an importer to import fabric under the license on its behalf by making such an authorization in writing or by electronic notice to the importer and providing a copy of such authorization to the Department. A Licensee may only withdraw authorization from an importer by notifying the importer, in writing or by electronic notice, and providing a copy to the Department.
(g) The written authorization must include a unique number of the license, must specifically cover the type of fabric imported, and must be in possession of the importer at the time of filing the entry summary or warehouse withdrawal for consumption (Customs Form 7501), or its electronic equivalent, in order for the importer to obtain the applicable Tariff Rate Quota duty rate. The authorization also must include the unique PIN assigned by the licensee to the importer. A copy of the authorization and PIN assigned to each importer must be provided to the Department by fax (202) 482-0667 or by mail to the Office of Textiles and Apparel, Room 3001, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230 . The licensee also must advise the Department of each authorized importer's Importer of Record Identification Number.
(h) It is the responsibility of the Licensee to safeguard the use of the license issued. The Department and U.S. Customs and Border Protection will not be liable for any improper use of the license.
(i) The licensee should inform its authorized importers that if they enter an amount less than the exact amount requested and authorized by the Import Approval, the importer must annotate the Import Approval form and send a copy to the Department and to the licensee. This annotation will be used to correct the record of use of the license. Failure to provide such information could disrupt the orderly use of the license. Imports in excess of amount of import approval are not authorized.
Title 15 published on 2012-01-01
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