27 CFR 40.232 - Experimental purposes.

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§ 40.232 Experimental purposes.
A manufacturer of tobacco products may use tobacco products for experimental purposes without determination and payment of tax as set forth in this section.
(a) What are experimental purposes? Experimental purposes are operations or tests carried out under controlled conditions to discover an unknown scientific principle or fact, to gather or confirm data about a known scientific principle or fact, or to test manufacturing, packaging, or other such equipment. Examples of uses for experimental purposes are:
(1) Use by manufacturers to determine scientific facts relating to tobacco products, such as their chemical content;
(2) Use by producers of packaging machines to test the operation of such machines; and
(3) Use by laboratories, hospitals, medical centers, institutes, colleges, or universities, for scientific, technical, or medical research.
(b) What purposes are not experimental? The uses of tobacco products outside the factory premises for advertising or consumer testing or as salespersons' or customers' samples are not experimental purposes.
(c) Use in factory. A manufacturer of tobacco products may use tobacco products without determination and payment of tax for experimental purposes in a factory.
(d) Use outside factory. A manufacturer may remove tobacco products in bond for experimental purposes outside a factory. When tobacco products are shipped for experimental purposes outside the factory, the proprietor of the factory remains liable for the taxes imposed by 26 U.S.C. 5701 until the occurrence of one of the following events:
(1) The tobacco products are returned to the premises of the factory from which they were shipped; or
(2) The tobacco products are destroyed during or after their use for experimental purposes.
(e) Record of use. In addition to the records prescribed by § 40.183, a manufacturer who removes tobacco products in bond for experimental purposes outside a factory must prepare and maintain a record containing the following information:
(1) Name and address of the consignee;
(2) Kind and quantity of tobacco products removed;
(3) Description of packaging, if any, of the tobacco products removed;
(4) Description of how and when the consignee will use the tobacco products; and
(5) Disposition of any remaining tobacco products after the consignee's use.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under Control Number 1512-0562)
(72 Stat. 1418, as amended; 26 U.S.C. 5704)
[T.D. ATF-478, 67 FR 19333, Apr. 19, 2002]

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  • 2013-06-27; vol. 78 # 124 - Thursday, June 27, 2013
    1. 78 FR 38555 - Importer Permit Requirements for Tobacco Products and Processed Tobacco, and Other Requirements for Tobacco Products, Processed Tobacco, and Cigarette Papers and Tubes
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      27 CFR Parts 40, 41, and 44

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Title 27 published on 2013-04-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 27 CFR 40 after this date.

  • 2013-06-27; vol. 78 # 124 - Thursday, June 27, 2013
    1. 78 FR 38555 - Importer Permit Requirements for Tobacco Products and Processed Tobacco, and Other Requirements for Tobacco Products, Processed Tobacco, and Cigarette Papers and Tubes
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
      Temporary rule; Treasury decision.
      This temporary rule is effective on August 26, 2013 through August 26, 2016.
      27 CFR Parts 40, 41, and 44