Importer means any person, company, or organization of record that for any reason brings a product into the United States from a foreign country, excluding introduction into U.S. jurisdiction exclusively for United States military purposes. An importer is the person, company, or organization primarily liable for the payment of any duties on the merchandise or an authorized agent acting on their behalf. The term includes, as appropriate:
(1) The consignee.
(2) The importer of record.
(3) The actual owner.
(4) The transferee, if the right to draw merchandise in a bonded warehouse has been transferred.
40 CFR § 98.6
All terms used in this part shall have the same meaning given in the Clean Air Act and in this section.