(a) Pro forma manifest. Except as provided for in § 4.75(c), if a master desiring to clear his vessel for a foreign port does not have available for filing with the port director a complete Cargo Declaration Outward with Commercial Forms, Customs Form 1302-A (see § 4.63) in accordance with 46 U.S.C. 91, or all required shipper's export declarations (see 15 CFR 30.24 ), the port director may accept in lieu thereof an incomplete manifest (referred to as a pro forma manifest) on the Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement, Customs Form 1300, if there is on file in his office a bond on Customs Form 301, containing the bond conditions set forth in § 113.64 of this chapter relating to international carriers, executed by the vessel owner or other person as attorney in fact of the vessel owner. The “Incomplete Manifest for Export” box in item 17 of the Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement form must be checked.
(b) Time in which to file complete manifest and export declarations. Not later than the fourth business day after clearance from each port in the vessel's itinerary, the master, or the vessel's agent on behalf of the master, shall deliver to the director of each port a complete Cargo Declaration Outward with Commercial Forms, Customs Form 1302-A, in accordance with § 4.63, of the cargo laden at such port together with duplicate copies of all required shipper's export declarations for such cargo and a Vessel Entrance or Clearance Statement, Customs Form 1300. The statutory grace period of 4 days for filing the complete manifest and missing export declarations begins to run on the first day (exclusive of any day on which the customhouse is not open for marine business) following the date on which clearance is granted.
(c) Countries for which vessels may not be cleared until complete manifests and shipper's export declarations are filed. To aid the Customs Service in the enforcement of export laws and regulations, no vessel shall be cleared for any port in the following countries until a complete outward foreign manifest and all required shipper's export declarations have been filed with the port director:
AlbaniaBulgariaCambodiaChina, People's Republic ofCubaCzechoslovakiaEstoniaGerman Democratic Republic (Soviet Zone of Germany and Soviet Zone sector of Berlin)HungaryIranIraqLaosLatviaLibyaLithuaniaMongolian People's RepublicNorth KoreaPolish People's Republic (Including Danzig)RumaniaSouth YemenUnion of Soviet Socialist RepublicsViet Nam
[T.D. 87-1, 52 FR 255, Jan. 5, 1987, as amended by T.D. 91-60, 56 FR 32085, July 15, 1991; T.D. 00-22, 65 FR 16515, Mar. 29, 2000]
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