Unless the context requires otherwise or a different definition is prescribed, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated when used in connection with the entry of merchandise:
(a) Entry. “Entry” means that documentation required by § 142.3 of this chapter to be filed with the appropriate Customs officer to secure the release of imported merchandise from Customs custody, or the act of filing that documentation. “Entry” also means that documentation required by § 181.53 of this chapter to be filed with Customs to withdraw merchandise from a duty-deferral program in the United States for exportation to Canada or Mexico or for entry into a duty-deferral program in Canada or Mexico.
(b) Entry summary. “Entry summary” means any other documentation necessary to enable Customs to assess duties, and collect statistics on imported merchandise, and determine whether other requirements of law or regulation are met.
(c) Submission. “Submission” means the voluntary delivery to the appropriate Customs officer of the entry summary documentation for preliminary review or of entry documentation for other purposes.
(d) Filing. “Filing” means:
(1) The delivery to Customs of the entry documentation required by section 484(a), Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1484(a) ), to obtain the release of merchandise, or
(2) The delivery to Customs, together with the deposit of estimated duties, of the entry summary documentation required to assess duties, collect statistics, and determine whether other requirements of law and regulation are met, or
(3) The delivery to Customs, together with the deposit of estimated duties, of the entry summary documentation which shall serve as both the entry and the entry summary.
(e) Presentation. “Presentation” is used only in connection with quota-class merchandise and is defined in § 132.1(d) of this chapter.
(f) Entered for consumption. “Entered for consumption” means that an entry summary for consumption has been filed with Customs in proper form, with estimated duties attached. “Entered for consumption” also means the necessary documentation has been filed with Customs to withdraw merchandise from a duty-deferral program in the United States for exportation to Canada or Mexico or for entry into a duty-deferral program in Canada or Mexico (see § 181.53 of this chapter ).
(g) Entered for warehouse. “Entered for warehouse” means that an entry summary for warehouse has been filed with Customs in proper form.
(h) Entered temporarily under bond. “Entered temporarily under bond” means that an entry summary supporting a temporary importation under bond has been filed with Customs in proper form.
(i) Released conditionally. “Released conditionally” means any release from Customs custody before liquidation.
[T.D. 79-221, 44 FR 46816, Aug. 9, 1979, as amended by T.D. 84-213, 49 FR 41184, Oct. 19, 1984; T.D. 96-14, 61 FR 2911, Jan. 30, 1996]
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