19 CFR § 141.54 - Separate entries for consolidated shipments.

§ 141.54 Separate entries for consolidated shipments.

When separate entries for consolidated shipments are made in accordance with § 141.52(a), the following procedures shall apply except where the merchandise is released directly to the carrier in accordance with § 141.11(b):

(a) Deposit of evidence of right to make entry. The nominal consignee of a consolidated shipment covering merchandise for various ultimate consignees who desire to make separate entries shall deposit with the port director evidence of the right to make entry as set forth in § 141.11(a), and such evidence shall be permanently retained by the port director.

(b) Waiver of right to have bill of lading or air waybill returned. If a bill of lading or air waybill is filed, it shall contain the following endorsement signed by the consignee named therein:

As the within-described merchandise belongs to various ultimate consignees who desire to make separate entries therefor, the undersigned consignee thereof hereby expressly waives the right granted by section 484(j), Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, to have this bill of lading or air waybill returned.

(c) Certificate by nominal consignee. Except when an authority to make entry for a portion of a consolidated shipment is executed on the entry form in the space provided, at the time of depositing the bill of lading, air waybill, or other document, the named consignee shall produce a certificate prepared and signed by him for each portion of the shipment for which separate entry is desired. The authority to make entry carried by such a certificate may be transferred by endorsement. The certificate shall be in the following form:

Port of ______
____________, 19__
Authority To Make Entry

Of merchandise imported at ____________, 19__, per ______, from ______ shipped by ______, consigned to ______, endorsed to ______, covered by 1______ dated ______, 19__, at ______ on file with the port director at ______.

1 Insert “bill of lading,” “air waybill,” “certified duplicate bill of lading,” “certified duplicate air waybill,” “carrier's certificate,” or “shipping receipt.”

Marks Numbers Description

(We) (I) ____________, the consignee(s) in the above-mentioned document covering merchandise for various ultimate consignees, hereby authorize ______ or order to make Customs entry for the above described merchandise.

(Consignee(s))

(d) Verification of certificate. When a certificate on a separate document as described in paragraph (c) of this section is presented, it shall be compared with the supporting document and after being initialed by the ministerial clerk shall be returned to the consignee for transmittal to the person who will make entry. When an entry is received having executed in the space provided thereon an authority to make entry for a portion of a consolidated shipment, such authority shall be compared with the supporting document.

[T.D. 73-175, 38 FR 17447, July 2, 1973, as amended by T.D. 78-394, 43 FR 49788, Oct. 25, 1978]