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Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Commercial Invoices

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U.S. Customs, Department of the Treasury.


Notice and request for comments.


As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, Customs invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Commercial Invoices. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)).


Written comments should be received on or before January 25, 2002, to be assured of consideration.


Direct all written comments to U.S. Customs Service, Information Services Group, Room 3.2-C, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20229.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the form(s) and instructions should be directed to U.S. Customs Service, Attn.: Tracey Denning, Room Start Printed Page 590493.2-C, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20229, Tel. (202) 927-1429.

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Customs invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3505(c)(2)). The comments should address the accuracy of the burden estimates and ways to minimize the burden including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology, as well as other relevant aspects of the information collection. The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the Customs request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document Customs is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection:

Title: Commercial Invoices.

OMB Number: 1515-0120.

Form Number: N/A.

Abstract: The collection of Commercial Invoices is necessary for the proper assessment of Customs duties. The invoice(s) is attached to the CF7501. The information which is supplied by the foreign shipper is used to ensure compliance with statues and regulations.

Current Actions: There are no changes to the information collection. This submission is being submitted to extend the expiration date.

Type of Review: Extension (without change).

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit institutions.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 350,000.

Estimated Time Per Respondent: 10 seconds.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 84,000.

Estimated Total Annualized Cost on the Public: $1,201,200.00.

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Dated: November 20, 2001.

Tracey Denning,

Information Services Group.

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[FR Doc. 01-29388 Filed 11-23-01; 8:45 am]