19 CFR 10.307 - Documentation.

§ 10.307 Documentation.

(a)Claims for a preference. A preference in accordance with the Agreement may be claimed by including on the entry summary, or equivalent documentation, the symbol “CA” as a prefix to the subheading of the HTSUS under which each eligible good is classified.

(b)Failure to claim a preference. Failure to make a timely claim for a preference under the Agreement will result in liquidation at the rate which would otherwise be applicable.

(c)Documentation showing origin. A claim for a preference under the Agreement shall be based on the Exporter's Certificate of Origin, properly completed and signed by the person who exports or knowingly causes the goods to be exported from Canada. The Exporter's Certificate of Origin must be available at the time the preference is claimed and shall be presented to the Center director upon request.

(d)Exporter's Certificate of Origin -

(1)General. The Exporter's Certificate of Origin shall be prepared on Customs Form 353. In lieu of the Customs Form 353, the exporter may use an approved computerized format or such other format as is approved by the Headquarters, U.S. Customs Service, Office of Trade Operations, Washington, DC 20229. Alternative formats must contain the same information and certification set forth on Customs Form 353.

(2)Blanket certifications. A blanket Exporter's Certificate of Origin, not to exceed a period of 12 months, issued for goods claimed as originating goods under the Agreement, can only be used if the certifying exporter is able to verify that the goods in each shipment to be covered by the blanket certification actually qualify for treatment under the Agreement. A blanket certification does not allow an exporter to average its costs over the blanket certification period in order to establish that the exported goods meet the criteria for originating goods under the Agreement. Under § 10.308, the exporter must retain supporting records that will permit a review of the eligibility of the goods in each shipment covered by a blanket certification.

(e)Exceptions to documentation requirements. Exceptions to the foregoing documentation requirements may be authorized at the discretion of the Center director in the following circumstances:

(1)Exception for informal entries. As set forth in paragraphs (e)(1) (i) and (ii) of this section, an Exporter's Certificate of Origin may be waived in connection with an entry entitled to informal entry procedures as authorized in §§ 143.21 and 143.22 of this chapter if:

(i)Commercial goods which qualify for informal entry. The invoice, or an appropriate Customs release document, for commercial goods which qualify both for informal entry and a preference must include the following statement, on the invoice or appropriate Customs document:

I hereby certify that the goods described herein are eligible for a preference based upon the rules of origin enumerated in the United States-Canada Free-Trade Agreement.

Check One:

( ) Manufacturer
( ) Supplier
( ) Exporter

(ii)Noncommercial goods which qualify for informal entry. The importation of goods from Canada by a person for noncommercial use may be exempt from documentation requirements if the goods are legally marked “Made in Canada”, or it can otherwise be shown that they are originating goods under the Agreement and there is no evidence to the contrary.

(2)Waiver of evidence of direct shipment. The Center director may waive the submission of evidence of direct shipment when otherwise satisfied, taking into consideration the kind and value of the goods, that the goods were, in fact, imported directly from Canada, and that they otherwise qualify for a preference in accordance with the Agreement.

[T.D. 89-3, 53 FR 51766, Dec. 23, 1988, as amended by T.D. 92-8, 57 FR 2455, Jan. 22, 1992]

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United States Code
U.S. Code: Title 15 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
U.S. Code: Title 19 - CUSTOMS DUTIES

§ 66 - Rules and forms prescribed by Secretary

§ 1202 - Harmonized Tariff Schedule

§ 1309 - Supplies for certain vessels and aircraft

§ 1313 - Drawback and refunds

§ 1317 - Tobacco products; supplies for certain vessels and aircraft

§ 1321 - Administrative exemptions

§ 1322 - International traffic and rescue work; United States-Mexico Boundary Treaty of 1970

§ 1401a - Value

§ 1402 - Repealed. Pub. L. 96–39, title II, § 201(b), July 26, 1979, 93 Stat. 201

§ 1434 - Entry; vessels

§ 1435 - Repealed. Pub. L. 103–182, title VI, § 690(b)(2), Dec. 8, 1993, 107 Stat. 2223

§ 1481 - Invoice; contents

§ 1484 - Entry of merchandise

§ 1486 - Administration of oaths

§ 1498 - Entry under regulations

§ 1508 - Recordkeeping

§ 1520 - Refunds and errors

§ 1557 - Entry for warehouse

§ 1623 - Bonds and other security

§ 1624 - General regulations

§ 2112 note - Barriers to and other distortions of trade

§ 2461 - Authority to extend preferences

§ 2462 - Designation of beneficiary developing countries

§ 2463 - Designation of eligible articles

§ 2464 - Review and report to Congress

§ 2465 - Date of termination

§ 2466 - Agricultural exports of beneficiary developing countries

§ 2466a - Designation of sub-Saharan African countries for certain benefits

§ 2466b - Termination of benefits for sub-Saharan African countries

§ 2467 - Definitions

§ 2501 - Short title

§ 2701 - Authority to grant duty-free treatment

§ 2702 - Beneficiary country

§ 2703 - Eligible articles

§ 2703a - Special rules for Haiti

19 U.S. Code § 2703a - Special rules for Haiti

§ 2704 - International Trade Commission reports on impact of Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Program

§ 2705 - Impact study by Secretary of Labor

§ 2706 - Effective date

§ 2707 - Center for the Study of Western Hemispheric Trade

§ 3203 - Eligible articles

§ 3314 - Implementing actions in anticipation of entry into force and initial regulations

§ 3592 - Rules of origin for textile and apparel products

§ 3721 - Treatment of certain textiles and apparel

§ 3805 - Implementation of trade agreements

§ 4001 note - Purposes

Statutes at Large
Public Laws