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Agency Information Collection Activities: Certificate of Registration

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security.


60-Day notice and request for comments; extension of an existing collection of information.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Certificate of Registration (CBP Forms 4455 and 4457). CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the Information required. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.


Written comments should be received on or before December 8, 2015 to be assured of consideration.


Written comments may be mailed to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177.

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Requests for additional information should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, at 202-325-0265.

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CBP 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). The comments should address: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimates of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and (e) the annual cost burden to respondents or record keepers from the collection of information (total capital/startup costs and operations and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the CBP request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document, CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection:

Title: Certificate of Registration.

OMB Number: 1651-0010.

Form Number: CBP Forms 4455 and 4457.

Abstract: Travelers who do not have proof of prior possession in the United States of foreign made articles and who do not want to be assessed duty on these items can register them prior to departing on travel. In order to register these articles, the traveler completes CBP Form 4457, Certificate of Registration for Personal Effects Taken Abroad, and presents it at the port at the time of export. This form must be signed in the presence of a CBP official after verification of the description of the articles is completed. CBP Form 4457 is accessible at:​newsroom/​publications/​forms?​title=​4457&​=​Apply.

CBP Form 4455, Certificate of Registration, is used primarily for the registration, examination, and supervised lading of commercial shipments of articles exported for repair, alteration, or processing, which will subsequently be returned to the United States either duty free or at a reduced duty rate. CBP Form 4455 is accessible at:​newsroom/​publications/​forms?​title=​4455&​=​Apply.

CBP Forms 4455 and 4457 are provided for by 19 CFR 10.8, 10.9, 10.68, 148.1, 148.8, 148.32 and 148.37.

Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected on CBP Forms 4455 and 4457.

Type of Review: Extension (with no change).

Affected Public: Businesses.

CBP Form 4455

Estimated Number of Respondents: 60,000.

Estimated Time per Response: 10 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 9,960.

CBP Form 4457

Estimated Number of Respondents: 140,000.

Estimated Time per Response: 3 minutes.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,000.

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Dated: October 5, 2015.

Tracey Denning,

Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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[FR Doc. 2015-25749 Filed 10-8-15; 8:45 am]