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Subtitle B-Regulations Relating to Commerce and Foreign Trade

Part 20









Foreign trade statistics.

Training of foreign participants in census procedures and general statistics.
Special services and studies by the Bureau of the Census.

Public information.

Cutoff date for recognizing boundary changes for the 1970 censuses.



20.1 Authority.



AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 20 issued under R.S. 161, as amended, sec. 3, 68 Stat. 1012, as amended; 5 U.S.C. 301, 13 U.S.C. 3.

SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 20 appear at 25 F.R. 2163, Mar. 16, 1960, unless otherwise noted.

§ 20.1 Authority.

Pursuant to section 3 of Title 13, United States Code, the Bureau of the Census official seal and design thereof, which accompanies and is made a part of this document, is hereby approved.

§ 20.2


Seal: On a shield an open book beneath which is a lamp of knowledge emitting rays above in base two crossed quills. Around the whole a wreath of single leaves, surrounded by an outer band bearing between two stars the words "U.S. Department of Commerce" in the upper portion and "Bureau of the Census" in the lower portion, the lettering concentric with an inner beaded rim and an outer dentilated rim.



The seal shall remain in the custody of the Director, Bureau of the Census or


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required on Shipper's Export Declarations. Additional information required on Shipper's Export Declaration for InTransit Goods (Form 7513). Requirements for separation and alignment of items on Shipper's Export Declarations.

30.10 Continuation sheets for Shipper's Export Declaration.

30.11 Authority to require production of documents.

30.12 Time and place Shipper's Export Declarations required to be presented. Who can present Shipper's Export Declarations.


30.14 Procedure upon presentation of Shipper's Export Declarations.

30.15 Procedure for presentation of declarations covering shipments from an interior point.

30.16 Corrections to Shipper's Export Declarations.




Sec. 30.37

Preparation and signature of Shipper's Export Declarations.

Number of copies of Shipper's Export
Declaration required.
Requirements as to separate Shipper's
Export Declarations.

General statement of requirement for the filing of manifests and Shipper's Export Declarations by carriers. 30.21 Requirements for the filing of manifests.


Subpart B-General RequirementsExporting Carriers

30.22 Requirements for the filing of Shipper's Export Declarations by departing carriers.

30.23 Requirements for the filing of Shipper's Export Declarations by pipeline carriers.


Clearance or departure of carriers under bond on incomplete manifest or Shipper's Export Declarations.

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Shipments between U.S. points in transit through Canada diverted to Canada.

30.36 Cargo laden at one port to be transferred to the exporting carrier at the port of exit.

Exceptions from the requirement for
reporting complete commodity de-
tail on the Shipper's Export Decla-

Authorization for reporting statistical information other than by means of individual Shipper's Export Declarations filed for each shipment. 30.40 Single declaration for multiple consignees.

30.38 30.39

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30.81 30.82

Subpart F-Special Provisions for Particular Types of Import Transactions 30.80 Merchandise entering U.S. Customs Territory from U.S. Foreign Trade Zones.


Miscellaneous exemptions.
Conditional exemptions.

Information on export declarations for shipments of types of goods covered by § 30.56 not conditionally exempt.


30.92 30.93 30.94


Subpart G-General Administrative Provisions 30.90 Confidential information, import entries and withdrawals. Confidential information, Shipper's

Export Declarations.

Statistical classification schedules.
Emergency exceptions.

Instructions to Customs.
Penalties for violations.

Imports of merchandise into Guam. Identification of U.S. merchandise returned for repair and reexport. Statistical copy of mail and informal entries.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 30 issued under R.S. 161; sec. 2, 76 Stat. 951. 77A Stat.; 5 U.S.C. 301; 13 U.S.C. 301-307; 19 U.S.C. 1202, 722, 1484(c); Reorganization

Plan No. 5 of 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64 Stat. 1263; Department of Commerce Order No. 85, June 21, 1962, 27 F.R. 6397.

SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 80 appear at 31 F.R. 11367, Aug. 27, 1966, unless otherwise noted.

NOTE: The term "Customs Director" as used in this Part 30 means the Regional Commissioner of Customs if the transaction is at the port of New York City; the district director of customs if at the headquarters port of a customs district other than New York City; and the customs officer in charge of the port if at a nonheadquarters port. See notice issued by the Commissioner of Customs and published in the FEDERAL REGISTER of July 13, 1966 (31 F.R. 9529).

Subpart A-General RequirementsExporters

§ 30.1 General statement of requirement for Shipper's Export Declarations.

(a) Shipper's Export Declarations shall be filed by exporters or their agents in accordance with the definitions, specifications, and requirements of the regulations in this part for all commodities, gold and silver, except as specifically exempted herein, shipped as follows:

(1) To foreign countries or areas (including the Canal Zone and Trust Territories under U.S. administration, and including Foreign Trade Zones in foreign countries or areas) from any of the following:

(1) The United States, including the 50 States and the District of Columbia.

(ii) Puerto Rico.

(iii) Foreign Trade Zones in the United States or Puerto Rico.

(iv) The Virgin Islands of the United States.

(2) Between nonforeign areas as specified below:


(i) To Puerto Rico from the United States.

(ii) To the United States from Puerto Rico.

(iii) To American Samoa and the Virgin Islands of the United States from the United States or Puerto Rico.

(b) Shipper's Export Declarations shall be filed for merchandise moving as described above regardless of the method of transportation. Instructions for the

1 Shipper's Export Declarations are not required for shipments from the United States or Puerto Rico to the U.S. Possessions, except to American Samoa and the Virgin Islands of the United States, or from a U.S. Possession destined to the United States, Puerto Rico or another U.S. Possession.

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In the regulations in this part, the term U.S. Possessions includes the Virgin Islands of the United States, Guam Island, American Samoa, Wake Island, Midway Island, and Canton and Enderbury Islands.

(b) For all shipments to foreign countries or areas, the Shipper's Export Declaration is an export control document. In preparing and filing export declarations for shipments to foreign countries and areas, therefore, the shipper must comply with all pertinent export control regulations as well as the requirements of the statistical regulations of this part. For convenience, a few provisions of the export control regulations and of the Customs regulations closely related to statistical requirements have been incorporated in the regulations in this part. Information concerning export control regulations and information concerning agencies other than the Department of Commerce exercising export control authority for particular types of commodities may be obtained from the Office of Export Control, Bureau of International Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230, or from Department of Commerce Field Offices.

[31 F.R. 11367, Aug. 27, 1966, as amended at 35 F.R. 4948, Mar. 21, 1970]

2 See also the Comprehensive Export Schedule of the Office of Export Control, which may be purchased from the Government Printing Office or Department of Commerce Field Offices.

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