21 U.S. Code § 971 - Notification, suspension of shipment, and penalties with respect to importation and exportation of listed chemicals
Each regulated person who imports or exports a listed chemical shall notify the Attorney General of the importation or exportation not later than 15 days before the transaction is to take place.
A person located in the United States who is a broker or trader for an international transaction in a listed chemical that is a regulated transaction solely because of that person’s involvement as a broker or trader shall, with respect to that transaction, be subject to all of the notification, reporting, recordkeeping, and other requirements placed upon exporters of listed chemicals by this subchapter and subchapter I of this chapter.
Within 30 days after a transaction covered by this section is completed, the importer or exporter shall send the Attorney General a return declaration containing particulars of the transaction, including the date, quantity, chemical, container, name of transferees, and such other information as the Attorney General may specify in regulations. For importers, a single return declaration may include the particulars of both the importation and distribution. If the importer has not distributed all chemicals imported by the end of the initial 30-day period, the importer shall file supplemental return declarations no later than 30 days from the date of any further distribution, until the distribution or other disposition of all chemicals imported pursuant to the import notification or any update are accounted for.
2006—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 109–177, § 716(a)(1), substituted “or to a transaction that is an importation by a regular importer” for “or to an importation by a regular importer”.
Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 109–177, § 716(b)(1)(B), inserted “(without regard to the form of the chemical that may be diverted, including the diversion of a finished drug product to be manufactured from bulk chemicals to be transferred)” after “manufacture of a controlled substance”.
Subsecs. (d) to (f). Pub. L. 109–177, § 716(a)(2), (3), added subsec. (d) and redesignated former subsecs. (d) and (e) as (e) and (f), respectively.
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 109–177, § 716(a)(4), added subsec. (g).
Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 109–177, § 721, added subsec. (h).
1993—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 103–200, § 9(b)(1)(A), as amended by Pub. L. 103–322, § 330024(c)(2), substituted “to an importation by a regular importer” for “regular supplier of the regulated person”.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 103–200, § 9(b)(1)(B), as amended by Pub. L. 103–322, § 330024(c)(2), substituted “a customer of a regulated person or to an importer” for “a customer or supplier of a regulated person” and “the importer as a regular importer” for “regular supplier”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 103–200, § 4(a), added subsec. (d).
Section effective 120 days after Nov. 18, 1988 [except subsec. (a), see above], see section 6061 of Pub. L. 100–690, set out as an Effective Date of 1988 Amendment note under section 802 of this title.
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