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Under the non-textile de minimis rule, a good produced with non-originating materials that do not undergo the TCR specified in GN 28 n may still originate if the value of all such non-originating materials does not exceed 10 percent of the adjusted value of the good.
If the tariff-shift rule requires an RVC computation, then the value of de minimis materials is included in the total value of the non-originating materials. Textile and Apparel Textiles and apparel products must meet textile and apparel requirements to originate. Below are some of the processes that enable basic textile products to originate.
Yarn—generally, the fiber must originate in Australia or the U. Fabric—generally, the yarn must originate in Australia or the U. Apparel—generally, the yarn must originate in Australia or U. De Minimis Textiles and Apparel Articles A textile or apparel good that would not originate because certain fibers or yarns, used in the component that determines the tariff classification of the good, do not undergo the TCR specified in General Note 28 n , may originate if the total weight of all such fibers or yarns, in that component, is not more than seven percent of the weight of that component.
Notwithstanding the preceding paragraph, a good containing elastomeric yarns, in the component that determines the tariff classification of the good, originates only if such yarns are wholly formed in the Australia or the U. An export certificate is required to claim the in-quota rate for cheese and dairy products. An export certificate is required to claim either the in-quota or over-quota beef rates.
The export certificate number is transmitted in the certificate field. These instructions include the quota period, quota opening procedures, restraint limits, applicable HTSUS numbers, and any special processing instructions. The importer must submit, upon request by CBP, the certification and other information substantiating the preference claim. The importer is responsible for providing the substantiating documentation to CBP upon request, including any information provided to CBP directly by the exporter or producer.
The certification need not be in a prescribed format, may be submitted electronically, and may cover a single importation or multiple importations of identical goods within a maximum month period. The certification must include the data elements specified in Attachment A and may take the form of a certification of origin. Irrespective of the source of the information submitted to CBP, the importer is responsible for exercising reasonable care and for its accuracy.
Importers are required to maintain all records related to the importation for five years from the date of importation. Penalties will not be assessed when the importer promptly and voluntarily corrects a claim and pays any duties owing. Upon request by CBP, the importer shall provide the data elements or optional certification of origin. Importers should be prepared to substantiate the originating status of the goods with documentation such as, but not limited to, the following: Flow charts, technical specifications and other documents explaining the manufacturing process; An explanation of how the good meets the GN 28 b rule of origin or the GN 28 n TCR; A bill of materials showing the classification number, origin, and cost if the good is subject to a RVC calculation of each material; A certification of origin or affidavit for each originating material that would fail the prescribed TCR if non-originating ; Purchase orders and proofs of payment to substantiate values; Documentation pertaining to assists, inventory management methods, indirect materials, etc.
CBP may verify the originating status of a good by means of a verification visit to the exporter or producer in accordance with procedures established by the Parties.
The notice shall state why the documentation was insufficient or the good otherwise does not originate and allow an additional 20 days for the submission of documentation prior to the issuance of a CBP Form 29, Taken, rate advancing the good. Impact of a Negative Determination on a Blanket Certification A negative determination on a good covered by a blanket certification of origin may result in the denial of preference on all identical goods covered by that blanket.
Repeated False or Unsupported Claims Pattern of Conduct Where repeated verifications reveal a pattern of false or unsupported representations of origination, CBP may suspend AUFTA preference on subsequently imported identical goods until the importer has adequately substantiated conformity with General Note Protest Rights Importers may file a protest to contest a negative origin determination pursuant to 19 U.
C within days of liquidation of the entry. If approved, the protest will provide the importer with a refund of duties and MPF. Last modified:.
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