U.S. Customs and International Trade Guide

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An outstanding guide covering virtually every importing and trade-related topic. Examples, lists, forms, and charts throughout. Major topics covered include:


•Provisions of the Trade and Tariff Act of 1984
•Antidumping and Countervailing Duty laws
•Obtaining and appealing rulings from the U.S. Customs Service
•Relief from import competition and unfair trade practices
•Import restrictions and requirements
•Complete Customs Regulations with latest amendments; Court of International Trade Rules; USITC and Commerce Department Regulations; complete annotated Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States; Tables of Staged Tariff Rate Changes; and over 100 sample forms

First published in 1979. Looseleaf; updated with revisions two times a year.

5 Volumes

Table of Contents

Volume 1 Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 Constitutional Framework

§ 1.01 Constitutional Sources of Customs and Trade Laws
§ 1.02 Limitations on Congressional Power
§ 1.03 Federal-State Relationship
§ 1.04 Governmental Powers and Individual Rights
CHAPTER 2 Customs and Trade Legislation; Trade Agreements
§ 2.01 In General
§ 2.02 Customs Procedural Reform and Simplification Act of 1978
§ 2.03 Customs Modernization
§ 2.04 Trade Agreements
§ 2.05 "Tokyo Round" Trade Agreements of 1979
§ 2.06 Trade Agreements Act of 1979
§ 2.07 Trade and Tariff Act of 1984
§ 2.08 The Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988
§ 2.09 The United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement-Suspended (1994)
§ 2.10 The North American Free Trade Agreement
§ 2.11 "Uruguay Round" Trade Agreements
§ 2.12 Trade Act of 2002
§ 2.13 Bilateral Agreements
§ 2.14 The Trans-Pacific Partnership
§ 2.15 Trade and Investment Framework Agreements
§ 2.16 Bilateral Investment Treaties
§ 2.17 Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004
§ 2.18 The Security and Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006
§ 2.19 United States Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010
§ 2.20 United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
§ 2.21 United States-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
§ 2.22 United States-Panama Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act
§ 2.23 Act to Extend the Generalized System of Preferences and the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act
§ 2.24 Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Appeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 (Russia PNTR)
§ 2.25 The Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015
§ 2.26 Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015
§ 2.27 The Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015
CHAPTER 3 Administrative Framework
§ 3.01 In General
§ 3.02 U.S. Customs and Border Protection
§ 3.03 Department of Commerce
§ 3.04 Office of the United States Trade Representative
§ 3.05 United States International Trade Commission
CHAPTER 4 Customs Rulings and Administrative Review
§ 4.01 In General
§ 4.02 Customs Rulings
§ 4.03 Administrative Review
CHAPTER 5 Judicial Review
§ 5.01 Background
§ 5.02 United States Court of International Trade
§ 5.03 United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
CHAPTER 6 Customs Import Processing
§ 6.01 In General
§ 6.02 Entry
§ 6.03 Payment of Duty and User Fee
§ 6.04 Liquidation
§ 6.05 Customs Bonds
§ 6.06 Recordkeeping Requirements
§ 6.07 Role of Customhouse Brokers
§ 6.08 Supply Chain Security Measures
§ 6.09 Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements (the "10+2" Rule)
CHAPTER 7 Customs Regulation of Carriers and Cargo
§ 7.01 In General
§ 7.02 Arriving Vessels
§ 7.03 Arriving Aircraft
§ 7.04 Vehicles from Contiguous Countries
§ 7.05 Unlading and Transfer of Cargo Within Port
§ 7.06 Penalty Assessments Against Arriving Carriers
§ 7.07 Transportation of Merchandise Under Bond
§ 7.08 U.S. Coastwise Trade
CHAPTER 8 Classification Under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule
§ 8.01 In General
§ 8.02 Structure of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule
§ 8.03 General Rules of Interpretation
§ 8.04 Other Rules of Interpretation
§ 8.05 Extrinsic Aids to Classification
§ 8.06 Laboratory Testing
CHAPTER 9 Appraisement of Merchandise
§ 9.01 In General
§ 9.02 Valuation Under Section 402, Trade Agreements Act of 1979
§ 9.03 Transaction Value
§ 9.04 Deductive Value
§ 9.05 Computed Value
§ 9.06 Election Between Deductive and Computed Value
§ 9.07 Derived Value ("Catch-all" Provision)
§ 9.08 Assists
§ 9.09 Royalties or License Fees
§ 9.10 Conversion of Currency
§ 9.11 Section 402 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (19 U.S.C.
§ 1401a, Value)
CHAPTER 10 Drawback
§ 10.01 Basic Provision: 19 U.S.C.
§ 1313(a)
§ 10.02 Substitution and Swap Arrangements
§ 10.03 "Manufactured or Produced"
§ 10.04 Exportation
§ 10.05 Summary of Procedures
§ 10.06 "Unused Merchandise" Drawback
§ 10.07 Miscellaneous Drawback Provisions
CHAPTER 11 Customs Bonded Warehouses and Other Types of Temporary Free Entry Under Bond
§ 11.01 In General
§ 11.02 Types of Bonded Warehouses
§ 11.03 Outline of Warehouse Bonding Procedures
§ 11.04 Other Types of Temporary Free Entry Under Bond V
CHAPTER 12 Foreign Trade Zones
§ 12.01 In General
§ 12.02 Permissible and Prohibited Activities
§ 12.03 Customs Treatment
§ 12.04 Special-Purpose Subzones
§ 12.05 Foreign Trade Zone Advantages
§ 12.06 Judicial Review
§ 12.07 Zone Forms
§ 12.08 List of Zones and Subzones
CHAPTER 13 Special Duty Exemptions and Preferences
§ 13.01 Background
§ 13.02 American Goods Returned: HTS Subheading 9801.00.10
§ 13.03 American Goods Repaired or Altered Abroad: HTS Subheading 9802.00.40
§ 13.04 American Metal Articles Processed Abroad: HTS Subheading 9802.00.60
§ 13.05 American Components Assembled Abroad: HTS Subheading 9802.00.80
§ 13.06 Products From Insular Possessions
§ 13.07 Generalized System of Preferences
§ 13.08 United States-Canada Auto Agreement
§ 13.09 Trade in Civil Aircraft
§ 13.10 Miscellaneous Free Entry Provisions
§ 13.11 Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act
§ 13.12 Imports From Freely Associated States
§ 13.13 Andean Trade Preference Act
§ 13.14 United States-Israel Free Trade Area
§ 13.15 United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement-Suspended (1994)
§ 13.16 North American Free Trade Agreement ("NAFTA")
§ 13.17 African Growth and Opportunity Act ("AGOA")
§ 13.18 United States-Vietnam Trade Agreement
§ 13.19 United States-Jordan Free Trade Agreement
§ 13.20 United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement
§ 13.21 United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement
§ 13.22 United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement
§ 13.23 United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement
§ 13.24 United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement
§ 13.25 United States-Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement
§ 13.26 United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement
§ 13.27 United States-Oman Free Trade Agreement
§ 13.28 United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement
§ 13.29 United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement
§ 13.30 United States-Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement
§ 13.31 Legislative Duty Suspensions and Reductions
CHAPTER 14 Country of Origin Marking
§ 14.01 Basic Provision: Section 304 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as Amended, 19 U.S.C.
§ 1304
§ 14.02 Special Marking Requirements
§ 14.03 Marking of Containers and Holders
§ 14.04 Exceptions
§ 14.05 Sanctions
§ 14.06 False Designation of Origin
§ 14.07 Other Types of Marking Requirements
§ 14.08 FTC Rules on "Made in USA" Claims
CHAPTER 15 Penalties and Other Enforcement Provisions
§ 15.01 In General
§ 15.02 False Entry Documents: Section 592
§ 15.03 False Drawback Claims
§ 15.04 Summary of Other Civil Penalty Provisions
§ 15.05 Seizure and Forfeiture
§ 15.06 Criminal Penalties
§ 15.07 Liquidated Damages
§ 15.08 Importer Security Filings: Penalties and Mitigation Guidelines
CHAPTER 16 Import Restrictions Implementing Agricultural, Raw Material, and Textile Policies
§ 16.01 In General
§ 16.02 Fees and QuotasUnder Section 22, Agricultural Adjustment Act
§ 16.03 Statutory Quotas
§ 16.04 International Commodity Agreements
§ 16.05 Multifiber Arrangement ("MFA")-Replaced (1995)
§ 16.06 Section 204, Agricultural Act of 1956
§ 16.07 Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937
§ 16.08 Tariff Rate Quotas
§ 16.09 Lacey Act
CHAPTER 17 Import Restrictions Related to National Security or Foreign Policy
§ 17.01 In General
§ 17.02 National Security: Section 232, Trade Expansion Act of 1962
§ 17.03 Embargo on Cuba: Section 5(b) Trading with the Enemy Act, Cuban Democracy Act and Libertad Act
§ 17.04 Embargo on North Korean, Cambodian, and Vietnamese Products-Cambodia Embargo Lifted (January 1992); Vietnam Embargo Lifted (February 1994): North Korean Embargo Eased (June 2000 and 2008)
§ 17.05 Rhodesian Embargo: Section 5, United Nations Participation Act of 1945-Revoked (December 1979)
§ 17.06 Embargo on Certain Fur Skins From the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China-Revoked for China (January 1983) and Soviet Union (August 1988)
§ 17.07 Embargo on Ugandan Products-Revoked (May 1979)
§ 17.08 Embargo on Iranian Products: International Emergency Economic Powers Act-Revoked (January 1981)
§ 17.09 Embargo on Fish and Fish Products from Certain Countries
§ 17.10 Embargo on Nicaraguan Products: International Emergency Economic Powers Act-Revoked (March 1990)
§ 17.11 Embargo on Libyan Products: International Emergency Economic Powers Act-Revoked (September 2004)
§ 17.12 Economic Sanctions against South Africa: Comprehensive Anti- Apartheid Act of 1986-Lifted (July 1991)
§ 17.13 Embargo on Iranian Products: International Security and Development Act of l985-Modified (May 6, 1995 and later)
§ 17.14 Economic Sanctions against Iraq and Kuwait: International Emergency Economic Powers Act-Kuwaiti Sanctions Revoked (July 1991)
§ 17.15 Economic Sanctions Against Haiti-Revoked (October 1994)
§ 17.16 Economic Sanctions Against the Yugoslav Government and the Governments of Serbia and Montenegro-Revoked (May 2003)
§ 17.17 Economic Sanctions Against Sudan
§ 17.18 Economic Sanctions Against UNITA-Revoked (May 2003)
§ 17.19 Economic Sanctions Against the Taliban (in Afghanistan)-Revoked (July 2002)
§ 17.20 Economic Sanctions Against Burma (Myanmar)
§ 17.21 Other Sanction Programs
CHAPTER 18 Import Restrictions Related to The Public Health, Safety, and Welfare
§ 18.01 In General
§ 18.02 Summary of Safety and Health Restrictions
§ 18.03 Summary of Miscellaneous Restrictions
§ 18.04 List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
CHAPTER 19 Countervailing Duties
§ 19.01 In General
§ 19.02 Meaning of Subsidy (Bounty or Grant)
§ 19.03 Commerce Department: Procedures and Determinations
§ 19.04 International Trade Commission: Procedures and Determinations
§ 19.05 Settlement Agreements
§ 19.06 "Sunset" Review and Revocation
§ 19.07 Judicial Review
CHAPTER 20 Antidumping Duties
§ 20.01 In General
§ 20.02 Price in the United States
§ 20.03 Fair Value Standard (Normal Value)
§ 20.04 LTFV Determinations by the Commerce Department
§ 20.05 Suspension of Liquidation
§ 20.06 Material Injury Determinations by International Trade Commission
§ 20.07 Assessment of Antidumping Duties
§ 20.08 Summary of Basic Procedures: Time Limits
§ 20.09 Special Procedures
§ 20.10 "Sunset" Review and Revocation
§ 20.11 Judicial Review
CHAPTER 21 Unfair Trade Practices
§ 21.01 Foreign Discrimination Against U.S. Commerce: Section 301, Trade Act of 1974, As Amended
§ 21.02 Unfair Methods of Import Competition: Section 337, Tariff Act of 1930
§ 21.03 Combinations in Restraint of Import Trade: Sections 73-77, Wilson Tariff Act of 1894
§ 21.04 Import Infringement of U.S. Trademarks, Trade Names, Copyrights, and Semiconductor Chip Designs
§ 21.05 Other Unfair Competition or Antitrust Laws
CHAPTER 22 Excessive Import Competition: Relief for Domestic Industries
§ 22.00 In General
§ 22.01 Import Relief Under the "Escape Clause" Provisions
§ 22.02 Import Relief From Market Disruption Caused by Imports From Communist Countries
§ 22.03 Import Relief to Permit Stabilization and Modernization of the Steel Industry-Expired (April 1992)
§ 22.04 Steel Import Licensing
§ 22.05 China Safeguards Provisions
§ 22.06 Disposition of Relief Cases
CHAPTER 23 Trade Adjustment Assistance for Workers, Firms, and Farmers
§ 23.00 In General
§ 23.01 Adjustment Assistance for Workers
§ 23.02 Adjustment Assistance for Firms
§ 23.03 The NAFTA Worker Security Act-Repealed 2002
§ 23.04 Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
§ 23.05 Adjustment Assistance for Communities
CHAPTER 24 WTO Dispute Settlement
§ 24.01 In General
§ 24.02 Organization and Functions
§ 24.03 Procedures and Timetables
§ 24.04 Summaries of Decided Cases
§ 24.05 The Role of Private Parties
INDEX
Volume 2 Table of Contents
I Customs and Trade Regulations

[1] Customs Regulations (Code of Federal Regulations, Title 19, Chapter I, Parts 1 - 100)
Volume 3 Table of Contents
I Customs and Trade Regulations

[1] Customs Regulations (Code of Federal Regulations, Title 19, Chapter I, Parts 101 - 150)
Volume 4 Table of Contents
I Customs and Trade Regulations

[1] Customs Regulations (Code of Federal Regulations, Title 19, Chapter I, Parts 151 - 199)
Volume 5 Table of Contents
Appendix II United States International Trade Commission
Title 19 Code of Federal Regulations §§200 through 213
Appendix III International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce Title 19 Code of Federal Regulations §§351 through 360
Appendix IV [Reserved]
Appendix V Rules of the United States Court of International Trade
Appendix VI [Reserved]
Volume 6 Table of Contents

Forms 02
Volume 7 Table of Contents
Forms 03