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ORIGINATING OFFICE: CO:TO:E:CS DISTRIBUTION: See signature page
NUMBER: 099 3550-061
ISSUE DATE: SEPTEMBER 18, 1992
SUBJECT: INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARATION OF CF 7501
To provide revisions and updated instructions for the preparations of Customs Form 7501.
On September 28, 1984, Customs Directive 3550-03 established implementation guidelines and instructions for the completion of the revised Customs Form 7501.
The use of the revised CF 7501 became effective March 1, 1985. On July 23, 1985, change #1 to Customs Directive #3550-03 was issued outlining numerous alterations to the instructions for the completion of the CF 7501.
On May 24, 1989, Customs Directive 3550-33 was issued.
This directive provided revised instructions for preparation of the CF 7501 and superseded Customs Directive 3550-03 and its amendments.
Subsequent to the publication of Customs Directive 3550-33, extensive change requirements have occurred relative to completion of the CF 7501. This has precipitated the need for the issuance of a new directive.
This new directive encompasses substantially the same points as Customs Directive 3550-33, with the addition of the change requirements. For ease of reference, these change requirements are displayed in bold print.
Attached to this Directive is a copy of the CF 7501 and instructions for its completion. All ports will accept CF 7501's completed in accordance with these instructions. No additional information or agenda may be required on the CF 7501 by any region, district, area, or port, without the express written approval of Customs Headquarters. It is essential that uniformity in the preparation and acceptance of the 7501 be maintained.
It is the responsibility of all Regional Commissioners, District, Area, and Port Directors, to assure compliance with this Directive. District/Area directors should make the information contained in this directive available to all persons conducting Customs business.
5. SUPERSEDED MATERIAL
Customs Directive 3550-33, dated May 24, 1989.
signed - Commissioner of Customs
R-01 Regional Commissioners
R-04 Assistant Regional Commissioner (Ops)
R-10 Deputy Assistant Regional Commissioners
F-01 District/Area Directors
F-02 Port Directors
G-07 All Entry Personnel
G-19 All Customs Inspectors
G-20 All Imports Specialists
THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PREPARATION OF CF 7501
ALL PORTS WILL ACCEPT CF 7501'S COMPLETED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS CONTAINED HEREIN. NO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR AGENDA MAY BE REQUIRED ON THE CF 7501 BY ANY REGION, DISTRICT, AREA, OR PORT, WITHOUT THE EXPRESS WRITTEN APPROVAL OF CUSTOMS HEADQUARTERS. IT
IS ESSENTIAL THAT UNIFORMITY IN THE PREPARATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE CF 7501 BE MAINTAINED. THE INSTRUCTIONS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE APPLICABLE TO BOTH
CONSUMPTION AND WAREHOUSE ENTRY SUMMARIES AND ENTRY/ENTRY SUMMARIES.
NOTICE: Circled blocks are for filing INFORMAL entries. All blocks for FORMAL entries. Exception is block #8.
1. ENTRY NUMBER
Record the 11 digit alphanumeric code. Always begin with the three digit code assigned to the filer, followed by the seven digit number, and finally, the one digit check digit.
Due to a space limitation in this block, the three character entry filer code is to be printed outside and immediately to the left of this block. The assigned entry number, with hyphen and check digit, is to be shown inside the block.
See example below.
Entry Filer Code XXX Entry No. NNNNNNN-N
XXX represents the three character alphanumeric filer code assigned to the broker or importer by Customs.
(see a sample at http://apps.cbp.gov/brokers/index.asp?portCode=5401)
NNNNNNN represents the seven digit number assigned by the filer. The number may be assigned in any manner
convenient, provided that the same number is not assigned to more than one CF 7501. Leading zeros must be shown.
N represents the check digit which is computed on the previous 10 characters.
Detailed instructions concerning the entry number are contained in Customs Directive 3500-08, dated June 19,1986, (Customs), and Customs Directive 3500-058, dated September 10, 1991. The formula for computing the check digit is included in this issuance as Appendix A.
An entry number, in this format, is required on all broker/importer prepared informal (which require a CF 7501) and warehouse entries.
Where the entry summary covers more than one release (consolidated entry summary), refer to the instructions
on page 28 of this directive.
Where the entry summary consists of more than one page, record the entry number on the first page of the CF
7501, as well as on each additional page.
2. ENTRY TYPE CODE
Record the appropriate entry type code by selecting the two digit code for the type of entry summary being filed. The first digit of the code identifies the general category of the entry (i.e., consumption =0, informal =1, warehouse =2, etc.). The second digit further defines the specific processing type within the entry category. Therefore, a consumption quota entry should be recorded under code 02, an informal free or dutiable entry under code 11, etc.
Automated Broker Interface (ABI) processing requires an ABI status indicator. This indicator must be recorded in block 2 following the two digit entry type code. It is to be shown for those entry summaries with ABI status only, and must be shown in one of the following formats:
(1) ABI/S = ABI statement entry summaries paid by check or cash
(2) ABI/A = ABI statement entry summaries paid through the Automated Clearinghouse (ACH)
(3) ABI/N = ABI non-statement entry summaries
(4) ABI/P = ABI periodic payment statement entry summaries (this capability not yet operational)
Note: Either a slash (/) or hyphen (-) may be used to separate ABI from the indicator (i.e., ABI/S or ABI-S).
If an entry/entry summary (live entry) is presented, an additional indicator is required to be shown in the following formats:
(1) ABI/A/L = ABI statement live entry summaries paid through ACH
(2) ABI/N/L = ABI non-statement live entry summaries
(3) ABI/P/L = ABI periodic payment statement live entry summaries
(4) "LIVE" or "L" for non-ABI entry summaries
An entry/entry summary is considered "LIVE" when duties are deposited and which results in release of the merchandise.
Note: The word "ACH" is no longer required to be written in the upper right hand corner of the CF 7501.
ENTRY TYPE CODES
ENTRY TYPE ENTRY TYPE CODE
Free and Dutiable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 01
Quota/Visa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . 02
Countervailing/Antidumping Duty . . . . 03
Appraisement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 04
Vessel Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05
Foreign Trade Zone (Consumption) . . .. 06
Quota/Visa and AD/CVD combinations . 07
Free and Dutiable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Quota (Other than textiles) . . . . . . . . . 12
Warehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Re-Warehouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Temporary Importation Bond . . . . . . . . 23
Trade Fair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Permanent Exhibition . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Foreign Trade Zone (Admission) . . . . . 26
For Consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Quota/Visa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Aircraft and Vessel Supply (Immediate Export) . 33
Countervailing and Antidumping Duty . . . 34
For Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
For Immediate Exportation . . . . . . . . . . . 36
For Transportation and Exportation . . . . . 37
Quota/Visa and ADA/CVD combinations . . 38
Manufacturer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Same condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Rejected Importation . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 43
Government Entries Defense Contract Management Command - International (DCMC-I) (formerly DCASR) is the importer of record and filer of the entry . . 51
Any U.S. Federal Government agency (other than DCMAO) is the importer of record. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Note: When the importer of record of emergency war materials under HTS #9808.00.3000 is not a government agency, entry type codes 01, 02, 03, etc., as appropriate, are to be used. ALSO, ENTRY TYPE CODE 53 HAS BEEN DELETED.
Immediate Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Transportation and Exportation . . . . . . . . 62
Immediate Exportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Barge Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Permit to Proceed . . . . . . . .... . . . . . . . . . 65
Baggage . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .... . . . . . . . . 66
3. ENTRY SUMMARY DATE
This block is to record the date the entry summary is filed with Customs (six digit numeric code showing month, day, and year - MMDDYY). The record copy of the entry summary will be time stamped by the filer at the time of presentation of the entry summary. In the case of entry summaries submitted on an ABI Statement, only the statement is required to be time stamped.
This block should not be printed or typed prior to presentation of the entry/entry summary. Use of this field is optional for ABI statement entries. The time stamp mandated by Customs Directive #3550-24 date September 8, 1987, entitled "Entry Summary and Entry/Entry Summary Flow" will serve as the entry summary date. This mandate was also published as Treasury Decision 88-27.
The filer will record the proper import specialist team number designation in the upper right portion of this block (three character team number code). For ABI entry summaries, the team number is supplied by ACS in the summary processing output message.
All dates required to be shown on the CF 7501 may use slashes, dashes, and spaces.
4. ENTRY DATE
Record the six digit numeric code: month, day, and year (MMDDYY). Normally, it is the date the goods are released except for immediate delivery, quota goods, or where importer/broker requests another date prior to release (see 19 CFR 141.68).
It is the responsibility of the filer to ensure that the entry date shown for entry/entry summaries is the date of presentation (i.e., the time stamp date).
5. PORT CODE
Record the four digit numeric code of the U.S. port where the merchandise was entered under an entry or released under an immediate delivery permit. U.S. port codes can be found in Annex C of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule. The port code should be shown as follows:
NNN (no spaces or hyphens)
!!! Do not show the name of the port instead of the numeric code !!!
6. BOND NUMBER
Record the three digit numeric code that identifies the surety company on the bond. This code number can be found in block #7 of the Customs Form 301/Customs Bond (Customs Forms). This code number is also available through ACS to ABI filers, via the importer bond query transaction. For U.S. Government importations and entry types not requiring surety, the code 999 should appear in this block. When cash or Government securities are used in lieu of surety, use code 998.
7. BOND TYPE CODE
Record the single digit numeric code as follows:
0 - U.S. Government or entry types not requiring a bond
8 - Continuous
9 - Single Transaction
Bond type "0" should be used in conjunction with surety code "999" for government entries secured by stipulation cited in C.R. 10.101(d).
Bond type "8" or "9", as appropriate, should be used in conjunction with surety code "998" when cash or government securities are deposited in lieu of surety.
Bond type "9" should be used in conjunction with surety code "999" when surety has been waived in accordance with C.R. 142.4 (c).
8. BROKER/IMPORTER FILE NO.
This block is reserved for a broker's or importer's internal file or reference number.
9. ULTIMATE CONSIGNEE NAME AND ADDRESS
For a period of 90 days from the date of issuance of this directive, record the name and address of the individual or firm for whose account the merchandise is shipped. If this information is the same as the importer of record, leave blank. Effective on the 91st day from the date of issuance of this directive, record the name and address of the individual or firm purchasing the merchandise or, if a consigned shipment to whom the merchandise is consigned, or if those parties are not known, to whose premises the merchandise is being shipped. If this information is the same as the importer of record, leave blank.
In the space provided for indicating the state, report the ultimate state of destination of the imported merchandise, as known at the time of entry summary filing. If the contents of the shipment are destined to more than one state or if the entry summary represents a consolidated shipment, report the state of destination with the greatest aggregate value. If, in either case, this information is unknown, the state of the ultimate consignee, or the state where the entry is filed, in that order, should be reported. However, before either of these alternatives are used, a good faith effort should be made by the entry filer to ascertain the state where the imported merchandise will be delivered. In all cases, the state code reported should be derived from the standard postal two-letter state or territory abbreviation. The reporting of the ultimate state of destination was made mandatory for all entry summaries and entry/entry summaries filed on or after July 1, 1991.
NOTE: A list of two-letter U.S. Postal Service state and territory codes are listed as Appendix F to this issuance.
To facilitate mailing of requests and/or notices on Customs Form 28 or 29 to a party other than the importer of record, the following alternate procedure shall be used. Where this block is modified by the legend "c/o" followed by the name and address of a different party, Customs Form 28 or 29 will be sent to the name and address that follows the "c/o" legend. The broker's copy will continue to be sent to the broker when they are involved (Manual Supplement 2112-04, 9/22/78).
10. CONSIGNEE NUMBER
Record the IRS, Social Security, or Customs assigned number of the consignee. This number must reflect a valid identification number filed with Customs via the CF 5106 or its electronic (ACS) equivalent. When the consignee number is the same as the importer of record number, the word "SAME" may be used in lieu of repeating the importer of record number.
Only the following formats shall be used:
IRS Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NN-NNNNNNN
IRS Number with suffix . . . . . . . NN-NNNNNNNXX
Social Security Number . . . . . . . . NNN-NN-NNNN
Customs Assigned Number. . . . . . . YYDDPP-NNNNN
For permitted and proper consolidated shipments, enter zeros in this block in the "IRS Number" format shown above (e.g. 00-0000000). The reporting of zeros on the entry summary document is limited to consolidated shipments only.
11. IMPORTER OF RECORD NAME AND ADDRESS
Record the name and address, including the standard two letter postal state or territory abbreviation, of the importer of record. The importer of record is the individual or firm liable for payment of all duties and meeting all statutory and regulatory requirements incurred as a result of importation.
12. IMPORTER NUMBER
Record the IRS, Social Security, or Customs assigned number of the importer of record. For format, see instructions under "Consignee Number."
13. EXPORTING COUNTRY
Record the exporting country utilizing the two character alpha ISO country codes specified in the International Standard ISO 3166 (a list of the ISO two character alpha codes is provided as Appendix C in this issuance).
The country of exportation is that country from which the merchandise was shipped to the United States having last been a part of the commerce of the country and without contingency of diversion.
For merchandise entering the U.S. Customs territory from a U.S. Foreign Trade Zone, leave blank.
For multiple countries of export, record the word "MULTI" in this block, and associate the country of export with each line number (or where line numbers are segregated by invoice, associate with each invoice) in column 28 prefixed with an "E".
14. EXPORT DATE
For merchandise exported by vessel, record the month, day, and year on which the carrier departed the last port in the exporting country (format: MMDDYY).
For merchandise exported by air, record the month, day, and year in which the aircraft departed the last airport in the exporting country (format: MMDDYY).
For overland shipments from Canada or Mexico and shipments where the port of lading is located outside the exporting country (e.g., goods are exported from Switzerland but laden and shipped from Hamburg, West Germany), record the month, day, and year in which the goods crossed the border of the exporting country (Switzerland in this example; format: (MMDDYY).
For mail shipment, record the date of export as noted on the Customs Form 3509, Notice to Addressee (format: MMDDYY).
For goods entering the U.S. Customs territory from a U.S. Foreign Trade Zone, leave blank.
For multiple dates of export, record the word "MULTI" in this block, and associate the date of export with each line number (or where line items are segregated by invoice, associate with each invoice) in column 28.
For textile merchandise, refer to the additional requirements in paragraph #34D (Visa Number).
15. COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Record the country of origin utilizing the ISO country codes specified in International Standard ISO 3166 (listed as Appendix C in this issuance).
The country of origin is the country of manufacture, production, or growth of any article. If the article consists of material produced or derived from, or processed in, more than one foreign territory or country, or insular possession of the U.S., it shall be considered a product of that foreign territory or country, or insular possession where it last underwent a substantial transformation. For purposes of reporting on the CF 7501 only, whenever merchandise has been returned to the U.S. after undergoing either repair, alteration, or assembly under HTS heading 9802, the country of origin should be shown as the country in which the repair, alteration, or assembly was performed.
When merchandise is invoiced in or exported from a country other then than in which it originated, the actual country of origin shall be specified rather than the country of invoice or exportation.
When a single entry summary covers merchandise from more than one country of origin, record the word "MULTI" in this block and in column 28, directly below the line number, and prefixed with the letter "O", indicate a separate ISO code for the country of origin corresponding to each line number.
16. MISSING DOCUMENTS
Record the appropriate document code number(s) to indicate one or two documents not available at the time of filing the entry summary. The bond charge should be made on the entry summary only for those documents that
are required to be filed with the entry summary. For specific instructions concerning missing document policy, consult Customs Directive No. 3550-27, "Entry Simplification - Missing Documents", dated September 8, 1987.
The following codes shall be used:
01. - Commercial Invoice 02.to 09. - Reserved
10. - CF 5523 (19 CFR 141.89) 11.to 13 - Reserved
14. - Lease Statement [19 CFR 10.108]
15. - Re-Melting Certificate [19 CFR 54.6(a)]
16. - Corrected Commercial Invoice (19 CFR 141.89, et al)
17. - Other Agency Forms (19 CFR Part 12)
18. - Duty Free Entry Certificate (19 CFR 10.102; 9808.00.30009 HTS)
19. - Scale weight (19 CFR 151, Subpart B)
20. - End Use Certificate (19 CFR 10.138)
21. - Coffee Form O
22. - Chemical Analysis
23. - Outturn Report (19 CFR 151, Subpart C) 24.to
25. - Reserved
26. - Packing List [19 CFR 141.86(e)] 27.to 97. - Reserved
98. - Not Specified Above
99. - If three or more documents are missing, record the code number for the first document and insert code "99" for any additional documents.
Exception: Duty Free Certificate (#18), and End Use Certificate (#20) are excepted from the requirement that Customs specifically request the document from an importer or broker. These forms cannot be waived and importers or brokers shall be obligated to file the forms within the appropriate time limits.
If a document has been waived prior to entry summary filing or is not required at time of entry summary do not record that document as a missing document.
17. I.T. NUMBER
Record the In-bond Entry Number obtained from the CF 7512C or, if applicable, the air waybill number. If multiple, place additional I.T. numbers across lines 30 to 32 or list on a separate attachment. If AMS Master
in-bond movement (MIB), record the 11 digit in bond number obtained from the AMS carrier. Neither the CF
7512 or CF7512C are used for the AMS master in-bond program.
If merchandise moves on an I.T. into a Foreign Trade Zone, do not record that number on the CF 7501 when the
merchandise is removed from the zone.
18. I.T. DATE
Record the date (format MMDDYY) of the In Bond Entry Number (CF 7512) or if applicable, the Transit Air Cargo Manifest (TACM), or the AMS Master in-bond movement. If multiple, place additional dates across lines 30 to 32 associated with each additional I.T. number to which it is applicable. Note: I.T. date cannot be prior to import date.
19. BILL OF LADING OR AIR WAYBILL NUMBER
Record the number assigned on the manifest by the international ocean or air carrier delivering the goods to the United States. Completion of this field is not required for modes of transport other than sea or air.
Effective March 31, 1989, and pursuant to Treasury Decision #88-69, each bill of lading for vessel shipment will be required to conform to a new unique number format. This unique bill of lading number format will change the current master bill of lading number format from 12 to 16 maximum characters in length and will be comprised of 2 elements. The first element is the first four characters of the unique bill number consisting of the SCAC code of the issuer of the bill. The second element may be any length up to a maximum 12 characters and may be alpha and/or numeric. The format of the unique bill of lading number that must be shown on the CF 7501 is as follows:
If multiple, list additional B/L or AWB's across the top of columns 30 to 32 or list on a separate attachment.
20. MODE OF TRANSPORTATION
Record the method of transportation by which the imported merchandise entered the U.S. port of arrival from the last foreign country utilizing the following two digit numeric codes:
10 - Vessel, non-container (including all cargo at first U.S. port of unlading aboard a vessel regardless of later
disposition. Lightered, land bridge and LASH all included). If container status unknown but goods did arrive by vessel, use this code.
11 - Vessel, container
12 - Border, Waterborne (used in cases where vessels are used exclusively to ferry automobiles, trucks, and/or rail cars, carrying passengers and baggage and/or cargo and merchandise, between the U.S. and a contiguous country).
20 - Rail, non-container
21 - Rail, container
30 - Truck, non-container
31 - Truck, container
32 - Auto
33 - Pedestrian
34 - Road, other
40 - Air, non-container
41 - Air, container
50 - Mail
60 - Passenger, hand carried
70 - Fixed transport installation (includes pipelines, powerhouse, etc.)
80 - Not used at this time
For merchandise arriving in the U.S. Customs territory from a U.S. Foreign Trade Zone, leave blank
21. MANUFACTURER I.D.
This block is provided to accommodate the manufacturer/ shipper identification number. This identifies, by a constructed code, the manufacturer/shipper of the merchandise. For the purposes of this number, the manufacturer should be construed to refer to the invoicing party or parties (manufacturers or other direct suppliers). The name and address of the invoicing party, whose invoice accompanies the Customs entry, should be used to construct the I.D. The method for deriving this number as contained in Customs Directive 3500-13, November 24, 1986, entitled "Instructions for Deriving Manufacturer/Shipper Identification Code", is included
in this issuance as Appendix B. The manufacturer/shipper identification number is required for all entry summaries and entry/entry summaries, including informal entries, filed on the CF 7501. When merchandise is imported from Canada and produced by a Canadian Vendor, the ISO Code for Canada (CA) will be replaced by the appropriate two letter Province Code listed below.
BRITISH COLUMBIA XC
NEW BRUNSWICK XB
NEWFOUNDLAND (INCL. LABRADOR) XW
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES XT
NOVA SCOTIA XN
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND XP
YUKON TERRITORY XY
When a single entry summary has more than one manufacturer, record the word "MULTI" in this block and, in block #30 indicate for each line item the manufacturer I.D. Code applicable to the particular Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States. The Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States will hereinafter be referred to as the "HTS". Additionally, if there is more than one vendor for a particular HTS number, separate line items will be required for each.
22. REFERENCE NUMBER
Record the IRS, Social Security, or Customs assigned number of the individual or firm to whom refunds, bills or notices of extension or suspension of liquidation are to be sent (if other than the importer of record and if the CF 4811 is on file). For correct format of number, see instructions under "Consignee Number". Do not use this block to record any other information.
23. IMPORTING CARRIER
For merchandise arriving in the U.S. by vessel, record the name of the vessel which transported the merchandise from the foreign port of lading to the first U.S. port of unlading. Do not record the vessel identifier code in lieu of the vessel name. Pursuant to General Statistical Note 1 (a) (ii) of the HTS, the vessel flag is not required to be reported. For merchandise arriving in the U.S. by air, record the IATA code corresponding to the name of the airline which transported the merchandise from the last airport of foreign lading to the first U.S. airport of unlading. Use the IATA two digit alpha code for each airline. A copy of this listing is included in this issuance as Appendix D.
If the carrier file does not contain a specific air carrier's code, write the Designation "*C" for Canadian airlines,, "*F" for other foreign airlines, and "*U" for U.S. airlines.
These designations should be used only for unknown charter and private aircraft. When a private aircraft (HTS 8801.90.0000, 8802.20.0040, 8802.20.0050, 8802.20.0060, 8802.20.0080, 8802.30.0030, 8802.30.0040,
8802.30.0050, 8802.30.0060, 8802.30.0080, 8802.40.0040, 8802.40.0060, 8802.40.0070, and 8802.40.0090) is being entered under its own power (ferried), the designation "**" will be used.
For merchandise arriving in the U.S. by means of transportation other than vessel or air, leave blank.
Do not record the name of a domestic carrier transporting merchandise after initial lading in the U.S.
For merchandise arriving in the U.S. Customs territory from a U.S. Foreign Trade Zone, insert "FTZ" followed
by the FTZ number. The following format should be used:
24. FOREIGN PORT OF LADING
For merchandise arriving in the U.S. by vessel, record the five digit numeric code listed in the Department of Commerce Schedule K for the foreign port at which the merchandise was actually laden on the vessel that carried the merchandise to the U.S. (NOTE: A January 1, 1991 edition of the Schedule K listing is included in this issuance as Appendix E). If the foreign port of lading is not provided for by name in the Schedule K, use the code for "all other ports" for the port of foreign lading for the country.
For merchandise entering the U.S. Custom territory from a U.S. Foreign Trade Zone, leave blank.
When a single entry summary covers merchandise laden at more than one foreign port, place the word "MULTI" in
this block and record the foreign port of lading separately in column #28 directly below the line number of each line item (or group of line items if segregated by invoice) for the merchandise laden at each foreign port (where there are multiple ports of lading and also multiple countries of origin, see instructions under block 15). If both code numbers will be required for one line number, place the country of origin code directly below the line number and place the port of lading code directly under the country of origin code.
If merchandise is transported by a mode of transportation other than vessel, leave blank.
25. LOCATION OF GOODS/G.O. NUMBER
Where the entry summary serves as entry/entry summary, record the pier or site where the goods are available
for examination. For air shipments, record the flight number. Where FIRMS codes are available, they may be
used in lieu of pier/site.
In the case of merchandise placed in general order, record the number assigned by Customs in the following format:
In the case of goods placed in a bonded warehouse, record the name of the bonded warehouse where the goods
will be delivered (or record the Customs assigned number for the bonded warehouse in this block when available).
In the case where the entry summary serves as a warehouse entry/entry summary, record the pier or site where the goods are available for examination followed by the name of the bonded warehouse where the goods will be delivered (or the Customs assigned number). The use of the Facilities Information and Resources Management System (FIRMS) code in lieu of the pier/site/name of location is acceptable.
26. U.S. PORT OF UNLADING
For merchandise imported by vessel or air, record the four digit numeric Schedule D code which identifies the U.S. port at which the merchandise was unladen from the importing vessel or aircraft (NOTE: A list of the Schedule D port codes is included in the HTS as Annex A). Do not show the name of the port of unlading instead of the numeric code.
For merchandise arriving in the U.S. by means of transportation other than vessel or air, leave blank.
For merchandise arriving in the U.S. Customs territory from a U.S. Foreign Trade Zone, leave blank.
27. IMPORT DATE
For merchandise arriving in the U.S. by vessel, record the month, day, year (MMDDYY) on which the importing
vessel transporting the merchandise from the foreign country arrived within the limits of the U.S. port with the intent to unlade.
For merchandise arriving in the U.S. other than by vessel, record the month, day, and year (MMDDYY) in which the merchandise arrived within the limits of the U.S.
For merchandise moving from a Foreign Trade Zone to a bonded warehouse in the U.S. Customs territory, report
the date of importation. For merchandise entering the U.S. Customs territory for consumption from a Foreign Trade Zone, leave blank.
28. LINE NUMBER
Record the appropriate line number, in sequence, beginning with the number 001.
A "line number" refers to a commodity from one country, covered by a line which includes a net quantity, entered value, HTS number, charges, and rate of duty and tax. However, some line numbers may actually include more than one HTS number and value. For example, many items found in Chapter 98, of the HTS require a dual HTS number. Articles assembled abroad with American components require the HTS number 9802.00.80 along with the appropriate reporting number of the provision in chapters 1 through 97. Also, many items in chapter 91 of the HTS require as many as four HTS numbers. Watches classifiable under subheading 9101.11.40, for example, require that the appropriate reporting number and duty rate be shown separately for the movement, case, strap, band or bracelet and the battery. A separate line number is required for each commodity which is the subject of a Customs binding ruling. For formatting, see the instructions in item #30A of this directive.
For multiple elements in blocks 13, 14, 15, and 24, see specific instructions for those items.
29. DESCRIPTION OF MERCHANDISE
A description of the articles in sufficient detail to permit the classification thereof under the proper statistical reporting number in the HTS should be reported across the top of block 30 to 32. The standard definitions from HTS tape extracts from the Customs HTS data base are acceptable for this requirement.
30. A. HTS NUMBER
Record the appropriate HTS 10-digit duty/statistical reporting number along with the check digit if one is used (check digits are required on all 10-digit numbers; 8-digit numbers, such as those in Chapter 99 of the HTS, do not require check digits). This number should be left justified. Decimals are to be used in the 10-digit duty/statistical reporting number exactly as they appear in the HTS. The check digit is not to be separated by a dash or decimal. An example of the correct presentation of the duty/statistical reporting number would be as follows:
If more than one HTS number is required, follow the reporting instructions in the statistical headnote in the appropriate HTS section or chapter.
Where a reporting number is preceded by an alpha character designating a special program (i.e., GSP="A", CBI="E", Folklore="F", etc.), that indicator is to be placed in column 28, directly below the line number. The special program indicator (SPI) should be right justified, immediately preceding, and on the same line as the HTS number to which it applies. If more than one HTS number is required for that line item, the special program indicator is to be placed on the same line as the HTS number upon which the rate of duty is based. If more than one special program indicator is used, the primary indicator, that is, the one establishing the rate of duty, will be
shown first, followed by a period and the secondary special programs indicator immediately following: (e.g., CA.F). If "MULTI" was recorded in block 13, 14 and/or 15, the appropriate exporting country, export date and/or country of origin data is to be shown in column 28 below the special program indicator.
For each item covered by a binding tariff classification ruling, report the ruling number (provided in the applicable ruling letter) directly below the HTS number of the appropriate line item. Precede the binding tariff classification ruling number with the abbreviation "RLNG". For an item(s) classified under the same tariff classification number, but not specifically covered by the binding tariff classification ruling, provide a separate line item breakout for those item(s).
For an item(s) covered by a tariff classification pre-approval authorization (obtained via participation in the Pre-Importation Review Program), report the pre-approval indicator (provided in the pre-approval letter) in column 30 directly below the HTS number of the appropriate line item. The pre-approval indicator should be left justified in column 30 and, if necessary, may extend into column 31. Precede the pre-approval indicator with the abbreviation "INDCTR". For multi-line entry summaries, where the pre-approval indicator applies to all line items on the CF 7501, report the pre-approval indicator on the first line only.
For those line items that require the reporting of more than one data element (i.e. category number and/or manufacturer identification number) in this same area, the hierarchy should be as follows:
Manufacturer Identification Number
Binding Tariff Classification Ruling Number
or Ruling Number
The correct format for reporting a binding tariff classification ruling number or pre-approval indicator are listed below, respectively:
For sets which are classifiable in accordance with General Rules of Interpretation (GRI) 3(b) or 3(c) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, report in column 30 the HTS number from which the rate of duty for the set is derived. Precede this number with an SPI of "X". Report with that part of the shipment so classified, the total value, quantity and charges associated with the shipment as well as all applicable duties, taxes, and fees in the
appropriate columns of the CF 7501. In addition, each article in the set (including the article designated with a prefix of "X") should be reported on a separate line as if it were separately classified. Precede these HTS numbers
with an SPI of "V". Report the quantity and value attributed to each article associated with the "V" SPI. Also, all other reporting requirements including, but not limited to, quota, visa, licensing, and other government agency
requirements, should be reported along with the appropriate HTS number preceded with an SPI of "V". Both the "X" and "V" should be right justified in column 28, immediately preceding, and on the same line as the HTS number to which it applies. Attached are two CF 7501 samples indicating the correct format to be used for entry
summaries of sets classifiable in accordance with GRI 3(b) or 3(c).
B. ANTIDUMPING/COUNTERVAILING DUTY CASE NUMBER
Record, directly below the HTS number, the appropriate antidumping/countervailing duty case number(s) as assigned by the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration. The following format shall be used:
A000-000-000 -or- A-000-000-000 (AD)
C000-000-000 -or- C-000-000-000 (CVD)
When bonding is permitted and used, record the phrase "Surety Code" and the surety number [e.g., (SURETY #)]. If cash or government securities are deposited in lieu of surety, record "Surety #998".
Do not record the column 30 heading letters "A" (TSUSA No.) or "B" (CVD/ADD Case No.) before the HTS number or antidumping/countervailing duty case number.
C. CATEGORY NUMBER
Record, in block 30 directly below the HTS number, the textile category for each separate line as indicated in the HTS for which a textile category number is shown in the following format:
"C NNN" -or- "CAT NNN"
31. A. GROSS WEIGHT
Record the gross shipping weight in kilograms for articles imported by ALL modes of transportation.
Reporting of the gross shipping weight for articles imported by all modes of transportation was required as of July 1, 1989, as a direct result of an agreement reached between the United States and Canada to exchange import data. The gross weight must be reported on the same line with the entered value. In cases where more than
one value is shown on a line item, record the gross weight on the same line as the first tariff number for the line item. Supply separate gross weight information for each line number. If the gross weight is not available for each number, the approximate shipping weight for each item shall be estimated and reported. The total of these estimated weights should equal the actual gross shipping weight. For multi-line summaries, the grand total gross weight need not be shown. In the case of containerized cargo carried in lift vans, cargo vans, or similar substantial outer containers, the weight of such container should not be included in the gross weight of the merchandise covered by each line item.
B. MANIFEST QUANTITY
When the CF 7501 is used in lieu of a CF 3461, insert the manifest quantity covered by the informal entry by Bill of Lading/AWB number, using the smallest exterior package unit. Insert the total quantities being entered without regard to package type. For example, if the entry covers 10 cartons and 10 bales on 1 bill of lading, insert the number "20" in column 31. If there are multiple bills, insert the quantity adjacent to the B/L or AWB number across the top of column 30 to 32 or on a separate attachment.
Do not record the letter "A" or "B" shown in block 31 before the gross shipping weight or manifest quantity
32. NET QUANTITY IN HTS UNITS
When a unit of quantity is specified in the HTS for the item number, report the net quantity in the specified unit, and show the unit after the net quantity figure.
Record quantities in whole numbers for statistical purposes unless fractions of units are required for other Customs purposes. When expressing fractions, decimals only shall be used.
If no unit of quantity is specified in the HTS for the item number, leave blank.
If two units of quantity are shown for the item number in the HTS, report the net quantity for both with the unit of quantity indicated in each case. Insert the quantity in terms of the unit marked in the HTS with a superior "v" on the line with the entered value. Show the quantity in terms of any other unit below the first quantity. Example: Shipment consists of 50 dozen all white T-Shirts, weighing 1 kilo per dozen and valued at $10 per dozen. Report as follows:
BLOCK 30 BLOCK 32 BLOCK 33
6205.20.20654 50 doz. 500
33. A. ENTERED VALUE
Record the U.S. dollar value in accordance with the definition in Section 402, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1401a) for all merchandise.
This value shall be shown for each HTS item number on the same line with the item number where a value is required.
If the value required for assessment of antidumping or countervailing duties is different from the Entered Value, record in parentheses the amount in this column, on the same line as the antidumping or countervailing duty case number and rate.
Report the value in whole dollars rounded off to the nearest whole dollar (if the total entered value for a line item is less than $.50, report as "0"). Dollar signs shall be omitted.
Effective November 1, 1990, report the total entered value for all line items at the bottom of the first page of the CF 7501 in column #33. This information is required to be reported on all entry summaries, Non-ABI as well as ABI. A CF 7501 sample format showing the proper placement of the entered value is attached.
B. CHARGES (CHGS)
In accordance with HTS General Statistical Note 1 (a)(XIV), record the aggregate cost (not including U.S. import duty, if any) in U.S. dollars of freight, insurance and all other costs, charges and expenses incurred in bringing the merchandise from alongside the carrier at the foreign port of exportation in the country of exportation and placing it alongside the carrier at the first U.S. Port of entry. Effective July 1, 1989, record charges for shipments arriving in the U.S. by ALL modes of transportation. For overland shipments from Canada or Mexico, foreign inland freight will be reported as charges.
This value shall be shown in whole numbers for each HTS item number beneath the entered value and identified with the letter "C" (e.g. C550). Dollar signs should be omitted.
Charges are required for each line item valued over $1250, and in certain special cases for each line item valued over $250. The HTS provisions which require charges be shown for each line item valued over $250 are included in this issuance as Appendix G.
Charges are not required to be reported for merchandise entered by mode of transportation #60 (passenger, hand carried).
Record whether the transaction was between related parties as defined in Section 402(g)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, by placing a "Y" in the column for related and an "N" for not related (the words "related" and "not related" may be used in lieu of "Y" or "N"). "Y" or "N" may be recorded once, at the top of column 33, when
applicable to the entire transaction or may be recorded with each line item below entered value and charges. "Y" or "N" must be recorded with each line item when the relationship differs for line items.
Do not record the letter "A", "B", or "C" shown in block 33 before the entered value, charges, or relationship.
34. A. HTS RATE
Record the rate(s) of duty for the classified item as designated in the HTS: free, ad valorem, specific, or compound.
B. ANTIDUMPING/COUNTERVAILING DUTY RATE
Record the antidumping and/or countervailing duty rate(s) as designated by the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, directly opposite the respective AD/CVD case number(s) shown in column 30.
When bonding is permitted and used, follow the instructions shown in item #30(B) of this directive.
C. I.R.C. RATE
Record the tax rate(s) for the classified item as designated in the HTS, or record the Customs approved metric conversion tax rate.
If I.R. tax is deferred, precede I.R.C. rate with "DEF". Show the amount in column 35 and in block 38 but do not include in the "Total" in block 40.
Deferred I.R. tax under 26 U.S.C. 5232(a) should be identified as "IRS DEF, 5232(a)", at the bottom of columns 33 and 34 on the first page of the CF 7501. The deferred IR tax amount should not be shown in column 35, block 38, or block 40.
D. VISA NUMBER
Record the letter "V" followed by the visa number for each line of merchandise as it appears on the document with the visa if the products are exported from a country with a textile visa system as noted in the Customs Service "Status Reported on Current Import Quotas (Restraint Levels)." Certain countries, as designated in the "Visa Footnotes" section of the report, use standardized visa numbers.
The standardized number consists of nine alpha/numeric characters in the following format: NXXNNNNNN. The first character is the last digit of the year of exportation of the merchandise from the country of origin. The second and third characters are the two letter ISO code of the country of origin (Appendix C). The last six characters are the six digit visa number as shown on the visa document.
For example, for merchandise exported from the Peoples Republic of China (the PRC or, as shown in Appendix C, China (Mainland)), exported in 1991 from the PRC, with visa number 123456, the standardized visa number would be 1CN123456. In this example, the standardized visa number would begin with "1" even though the merchandise was subsequently shipped through Hong Kong but not exported from Hong Kong until 1992.
Only one Visa number may apply to a single line. If a line has merchandise covered by more than one visa, then separate lines must be provided for each Visa number.
When textile merchandise is subject to quota, the date of exportation from the origin country must be reported in addition to the date of exportation from the country of exportation (in accordance with the textile regulations, 19 C.F.R.12.130-1). It will be reported in column 34, under the visa number, if applicable, for each line number affected.
Date of exportation from the exporting country will continue to be reported in block 14.
E. OTHER FEES
In the event there is any other fee, charge or exaction not enumerated above, record the rate in this column and identify each fee, charge or exaction across columns 30, 31, and 32 and on the same line as such rate. Examples include the beef fee, honey fee, pork fee, cotton fee, harbor maintenance fee (HMF), sugar fee, and merchandise
processing fee (MPF). All fees, with the exception of the HMF, are to be reported at the line item level. The HMF may be shown either at the line item level or once at the bottom of the summary on the same line as the total entered value.
There is no de minimis collection for the MPF. A minimum of $21 and a maximum of $400 is due on each formal entry, release or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption. Report the total amount of actual MPF due in the block 39 summary. However, if this actual amount due is less than $21, report the MPF in the block 39 summary as $21. If the actual amount of MPF due is more than $400, report the MPF in the block 39 summary as $400. There is a de minimis on the HMF if this is the only payment due on the entry summary and the total amount of HMF is $3 or less. When this is the case, the grand total user fee in the block 39 summary should be reported as the total fee amount of all line items, but the amount in box 39 itself should be reported as $0.00.
Pursuant to Article 403 of the United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) assessment shall be reduced 20 percent per year, until it is zero, on goods originating in the territory of Canada.
This reduced MPF will be available only to those goods which meet the rules of origin criteria outlined in chapter three of the CFTA. To obtain the reduced MPF, the importer must claim it on the CF 7501. If the HTS number has the symbol "CA" indicated in the special duty rate column and the importer claims "CA" as a SPI, then the reduced
MPF and the special duty rate are applicable. The reduced user fee also applies to those HTS numbers for which "CA" is not shown as an SPI, provided the merchandise meets the rules or origin criteria of the CFTA. In order to obtain the reduced user fee in those instances, prefix the HTS number with the symbol "CA". If the special duty rate column contains a "B" or both a "B" and "CA" and the importer wishes to claim the benefits of the "B" and the reduced MPF, precede the HTS number with the symbol "B#". If the special duty rate column contains a "C" or both a "C" and "CA" and the importer wishes to claim the benefits of the "C" and the reduced user fee, precede the HTS number with the symbol "C#". The schedule for the reduced MPF rate to be shown in column 34 of the CF 7501 is as follows:
Calender Year 1990 - .136% (80% of MPF)
Calender Year 1991 - .102% (60% of MPF)
Calender Year 1992 - .068% (40% of MPF)
Calender Year 1993 - .034% (20% of MPF)
Note: The instructions in item #30A of this directive regarding the placement and formatting of SPI's apply to the above as well.
Do not record the letter "A", "B", "C", or "D" shown in block 34 before the HTS rate, antidumping/countervailing duty rate, I.R.C. rate, or visa number.
F. AGRICULTURE LICENSE NUMBER
For merchandise subject to agriculture licensing, report the license number in column 34 directly below the tariff rate for that line item.
The license number will consist of a ten space field. The two acceptable formats are as follows:
(1) N-AA-NNN-N or (2) N-AB-NNN-N
(1-cc-234-5) (1-c -234-5)
The letters N and A represent numeric and alphabetic characters respectively. The letter B represents a blank space.
For format #1, the first position is the license type. The third and fourth positions are the commodity type code.
Positions six through eight represent the license serial number. The tenth position is the license year. Positions two, five and nine are hyphens.
Format #2 is identical to the above except position four is blank.
35. DUTY AND I.R. TAX
Record the estimated HTS duty, antidumping duty, countervailing duty, I.R. tax, and any other fees or charges calculated by applying the rate times the dutiable value or quantity. The amount shown in this column must be directly opposite the appropriate HTS rate(s), antidumping duty rate, countervailing duty rate, I.R. rate and other fees or charges. This includes those instances where bonding is permitted for antidumping and countervailing duty. Where bonding is accomplished, enclose the CVD/ADD amounts in parentheses. Where I.R. tax is deferred under 26 U.S.C. 5232(a), leave blank. (See instructions under 34 C.) Dollar signs shall be omitted.
Block 37 through 40 must be completed on the first page, if the entry summary consists of more than one page.
Record the total estimated duty paid (excluding antidumping or countervailing duty).
Record the total estimated tax paid, including any amount deferred [except tax deferred under 26 U.S.C. 5232(a)].
Record the total estimated antidumping or countervailing duties or other fees, charges or exactions paid. Do not show antidumping or countervailing duty amounts that were bonded for. The amounts shown in block 39 of the summary should reflect the amounts actually being paid.
For entries subject to payment of antidumping duties, countervailing duties and/or any of the various fees, each applicable fee must be indicated in the area encompassed by block 30 through 32, which will serve as the "Block 39 Summary", and the individual amount of each fee must be shown on the corresponding line in block 32. Countervailing and/or Antidumping duty amounts are to be included in the summary only when they are actually deposited. Bonded amounts should not be included. The Block 39 Summary must be on the first page if the entry summary consists of more than one page.
The applicable collection code must be indicated on the same line as the fee or other charge or exaction.
Report the fees in the format below:
BLOCK 30 through 32
Block 39 Summary
Antidumping Duty. . . . . . . . . . . 012
Countervailing Duty . . . . . . . . . 013
Tea Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 038
MPF Interest (Monthly Entry Summaries . . . 044
Beef Fee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 053
Pork Fee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 054
Honey Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 055
Cotton Fee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 056
Sugar Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 079
Informal Entry MPF. . . . . . . . . . . 311
Dutiable Mail Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . 496
Merchandise Processing Fee. . . . . 499
Manual Surcharge. . . . . . . . . . .. . 500
Harbor Maintenance Fee. . . . . . .. . 501
Record the sum of blocks 37, 38, 39. Do not include any Internal Revenue deferred tax shown in column 35 and block 38. Do not include any antidumping or countervailing duty which has been bonded for.
If no duty, tax, or other charges apply to the transaction, record "0" in this block.
[37. through 40.], Warehouse Entries
For warehouse entry summaries, show the extensions for all duties, taxes and fees in block 37, 38, and 39.
The Harbor Maintenance Fee is required to be paid on all warehouse entry summaries.
41. SIGNATURE OF DECLARANT, TITLE, AND DATE
Record the signature of the declarant, the job title of the owner, purchaser or agent who signs the declaration, and the month, day and year when the declaration is signed.
When the entry summary consists of more than one page, the signature of the declarant, title, and date must be
recorded on the first page. Facsimile signatures are acceptable when prior approval has been obtained in writing from Customs.
SUMMARY OF ENTERED VALUE/CURRENCY CONVERSION
The summary of entered value and currency conversion (if appropriate) may be shown on a worksheet attached to the entry summary or across columns 30 and 31 just above block 36. On a multi-page entry summary, show the summary of entered values on the last page following the last line item.
If an importer/broker prepares his line items by invoice (i.e., groups line items by invoice), he may prepare his summary of values for each invoice in lieu of a grand summation at the end of the entry summary.
Informal entries may be made on the CF 7501. The following blocks are to be completed for informal entries where applicable: 1, 2, 5, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30A, 31A, 31B, 32, 33A, 34A, 34C, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, and 41. If an informal entry is filed on the CF 7501, the entry number must always be shown in block #1.
However, when the CF 7501 is used as an informal entry, the importer number, block 12, need not be provided even though the block number is circled on the form.
For ABI transmissions, the date of export, mode of transportation and U.S. port of unlading will continue to be required.
When goods are released on a CF 3461 and subsequently followed up by an informal entry summary (CF 7501), the entry date (date of release) must be shown in block 4 on the CF 7501.
Block 25, Location of Goods, will be filled in only if merchandise has been placed in a general order warehouse.
No statistical copy of the CF 7501 will be presented when the form is used as an informal entry.
When filing a drawback claim on a form other than the revised CF 331, Manufacturing Drawback Entry and/or Certificate Form, or the CF 7539J, Drawback Entry Covering Same Condition Merchandise, or the CF 7539C, Drawback Entry Covering Rejected Merchandise, submit 2 copies of the CF 7501 with the following data elements
Block 1, Entry Number
Block 2, Entry Type Code
Block 3, Entry Summary Date (to be date stamped upon submission
Block 5, Port Code
Block 6, Bond Number (Show Surety Code only for accelerated payment Claims
Block 7, Bond Type (only for accelerated payment claims)
Block 10, Ultimate Claimant Number in place of Consignee Number
Block 11, Ultimate Claimant Name and Address in place of Consignee Name and Address
Block 12, Importer Number (show claimant's importer number)
Block 13, Importer Name and Address (show claimant's)
Block 29, Description of Goods
Block 37, Duty (only for accelerated payment claims)
Block 38, I.R. Tax (only for accelerated payment claims)
Block 40, Total (only for accelerated payment claims)
When the CF 7501 is used as an appraisement entry as defined in 19 CFR sections 143.11 through 143.16, the following declaration, requesting appraisement under Section 498(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, should be added to the body of the CF 7501 or stapled on top of it in the left margin as follows:
I hereby request appraisement under Section 498(a), Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. I declare, to the best of my knowledge and belief, that this entry and the documents presented therewith set forth all the information in my possession, or in the possession of the owner of the merchandise described herein, as to the cost of such merchandise; that I am unable to obtain any further information as to the value of the said merchandise or to determine its value for the purpose of making formal entry thereof; that the information contained in this entry and in the accompanying documents is true and correct; and that the person(s) named above is the owner of the same merchandise.
To the District Director: The merchandise described above has been examined and the contents and values are noted above.
DELIMITERS FOR LINE ITEMS
Each line item on the CF 7501 and continuation sheet must be separated by a solid line, broken line, or a space to facilitate the processing of the entry summary.
ADDITIONAL DATA ELEMENTS
Filers of the CF 7501 may, on their own initiative, provide additional or clarifying information on the form provided such additional information does not interfere with the reporting of those required data elements. Such additional or clarifying information may be placed in any location on the form solely at the discretion of the filer provided it does not interfere with any required data element. In this case, the Customs Service will not mandate either what additional information may be on the form or where it is to be placed.
Invoices may be separately identified in the body of the CF 7501 and the continuation sheet across columns 30 to 35 followed by the line items appropriate to that invoice.
Additional Requirements for Warehouse Entry Documentation
1. Designated Warehouse
For warehouse entries the name of the designated Customs bonded warehouse and the Customs assigned number shall be indicated on all copies of the CF 7501 in block 25 entitled "Location of Goods". (In addition, if a warehouse entry/entry summary is filed, this information is to be indicated in addition to the name of the site where the merchandise is available for examination.)
2. Designated Customhouse Licensed Cartman
This information shall be designated on the 4 copies of the CF 7501 that shall serve as the Permit, Warehouse Proprietor, Customhouse Licensed Cartman (CHL) and Manifest copies. The designation shall be made in the upper portion of the reverse of the CF 7501.
3. Place of Examination - Customs Inspectors Signatures
The signatures of Customs officers located at the place of examination shall be found on the face of the four copies (cited above) of the CF 7501 above the box entitled "U.S. Customs Use".
4. Delivery Authorization
The "delivery authorization" signatures of the Customs Inspector countersigned by the receiving CHL Cartman will be indicated in the upper portion of the reverse of the four copies of the CF 7501 listed above.
5. Quantity Control Annotations
All annotations related to the quantity and condition of merchandise deposited in the Customs bonded warehouse shall be indicated in the lower portion of the reverse of the CHL Cartman and Warehouse Proprietor copies of the CF 7501. This includes such signatures as "joint determinations", "seal concurrences", shortages, damaged, etc. This instruction does not replace the requirements to file a CF 5931 or other applicable document.
Where the CF 7501 is filed as a rewarehouse entry, blocks 19, 23, 24, and 26 need not be filled in.
Consolidated Entry Summary
Where the CF 7501 entry summary covers more than one release, report each entry or release number separately, followed by the associated line item number and information. A CF 7501 sample format is attached.
Temporary Importation Entry (TIB)
Effective January 2, 1991, approved TIB Entry Summaries (type 23) can be processed in ACS. The data required to be reported on a temporary importation bond entry summary are the same as those usually reported on a regular consumption entry. Also, Customs Regulations 10.31(a)(3) identifies additional information that is required to be shown on a TIB entry summary. Attached is an example of how the TIB entry should be formatted.
As a reminder, merchandise that is normally subject to quota, either on consumption entries or on withdrawals from warehouse for consumption, is also subject to quota when entered on a TIB.