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§ 18.13 Procedure; manifest.
(a) Baggage may be forwarded in bond to another port of entry, or to a Customs station listed in § 101.4 of this chapter, at the request of the passenger, the transportation company, or the agent of either, with the use of a baggage manifest described in paragraph (b) of this section without examination or assessment of duty at the port or station of first arrival. For this purpose, the carrier shall furnish cards of bright red cardboard not less than 2
1/2 by 4 inches in size with the following printed text, for attachment (by wire or cord) to the baggage:
United States Customs
Baggage in bond:
to port director
This baggage must be delivered by carrier to the director of the port of destination. Failure to do so renders the carrier liable to a fine.
(b) A Customs manifest for baggage shipped in bond, Customs Form 7512, shall be prepared in triplicate for each shipment.
(c) Baggage arriving in bond or otherwise at a port on the Atlantic or Pacific coast, destined to a port on the opposite coast, may be laden under Customs supervision, without examination and without being placed in bond, on a vessel proceeding to the opposite coast, provided the vessel will proceed to the opposite coast without stopping at any other port on the first coast.