U.S. CUSTOMS REVIEWS PAPERWORK BURDEN AND COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS
In its effort to reduce paperwork and other related burdens, U.S. Customs requests comments from industry and other federal agencies on the collection of certain documents.
The agency will take comments regarding the U.S. Customs Declaration; Cargo Container and Road Vehicle Certification for Transport under Container Seal; Entry and Manifest of Merchandise Free of Duty; Customshouse Brokers License and Permit; Passenger and Crew Manifest for Passenger Flights; Master’s Oath on Entry of Vessel in Foreign Trade; Air Waybill; Line Release Regulations; Certificate of Origin; Report of Diversion; Petition for Remission or Mitigation; Permit to Transfer Containers to a Container Station; Automated Clearinghouse Credit; Ship’s Stores Declaration; Application to Receive Free Materials in a Bonded Manufacturing Warehouse; Establishment of a Container Station; Bonded Warehouses — Alterations, Suspensions, Relocation and Discontinuance; Documentation Requirements for Articles Entered under Various Special Tariff Treatment Provisions; and Application for Bonding of Smelting and Refining Warehouses.
Customs must make these document reviews to comply with the 1995 Paperwork Reduction Act.
Customs said the comments should consider the necessity of collecting the information; the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden to collect the information; ways to enhance the quality, use and clarity of the information; ways to reduce the burden, including automated methods; and estimated cost to produce and file the information with Customs.
All comments should be directed to Customs’ Information Services Group, Room 3.2.C, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20229, or telephone (202) 927-1429. Comments are due by June 18.
Customs will summarize the comments in a request for approval to the Office of Management and Budget.