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Agency Information Collection Activities: Drawback Process Regulations

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


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


The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection 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 of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and must be submitted no later than December 29, 2020 to be assured of consideration.


Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice must include the OMB Control Number 1651-0075 in the subject line and the agency name. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments:

(1) Email. Submit comments to:

(2) Mail. Submit written comments to CBP Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177.

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Requests for additional PRA information should be directed to Seth Renkema, Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, Telephone number 202-325-0056 or via email Please note that the contact information provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. Individuals seeking information about other CBP programs should contact the CBP National Customer Service Center at 877-227-5511, (TTY) 1-800-877-8339, or CBP website at​.

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CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.8. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) suggestions to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) suggestions to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the request for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record.

Overview of This Information Collection

Title: Drawback Process Regulations.

OMB Number: 1651-0075.

Form number: CBP Form 7553.

Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date with no change to the burden hours.

Type of Review: Extension (with change).

Affected Public: Businesses.

Abstract: The collections of information related to the drawback process are required as per 19 CFR part 190 (Modernized Drawback), which provides for refunds of duties, taxes, and fees for certain merchandise that is imported into the United States where there is a subsequent related exportation or destruction. All claims for drawback, sometimes referred to as TFTEA-Drawback, must be filed electronically in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), in accordance with the Trade Facilitation Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA) (Pub. L. 114-125, 130 Stat. 122), and in compliance with the regulations in part 190, 181 (NAFTA Drawback) and 182 (USMCA Drawback). Specific information on completing a claim is available in the drawback CBP and Trade Automated Interface Requirement (CATAIR) document at:​document/​guidance/​ace-drawback-catair-guidelines.

CBP Form 7553, Notice of Intent to Export, Destroy or Return Merchandise for Purposes of Drawback (NOI), documents both the exportation and destruction of merchandise eligible for drawback. The NOI is the official notification to CBP that an exportation or destruction will occur for drawback eligible merchandise. The CBP Form 7553 has been updated to comply with TFTEA-Drawback requirements and is accessible at​newsroom/​publications/​forms. Start Printed Page 68906

Relevant Regulations and Statutes

Title 19, part 190—​Title-19/​Part-190

19 U.S.C. 1313​content/​pkg/​USCODE-2011-title19/​pdf/​USCODE-2011-title19-chap4-subtitleII-partI-sec1313.pdf

19 U.S.C. 1313 authorizes the information collected on the CBP form 7553 as well as in the ACE system for the electronic drawback claim.

The New Data Elements in ACE for Drawback include the following:

1. Substituted Value per Unit

2. Entry Summary Line Item Number

3. Bill of Materials/Formula

4. Certificate of Delivery/Drawback Eligibility Indicator

5. Import Tracing Identification Number (ITIN)

6. Manufacture Tracing Identification Number (MTIN)

7. Certification for Valuation of Destroyed Merchandise

8. Substituted Unused Wine Certification

9. Certification of Eligibility for AP and/or WPN Privilege(s)

10. Identification of Accounting Methodology

11. Indicator for Notice of Intent to Export or Destroy

12. Indicator for Waiver of Drawback Claim Rights

New data elements added to the CBP Form 7553:

1. Continuation sheet (#15-19)

2. Line item number added (#15)

3. Rejected merchandise box added (#20)

4. Instructions were edited to comply with TFTEA-Drawback requirements

This collection of information applies to the individuals and companies in the trade community who are and are not familiar with drawback, importing and exporting procedures, and with the CBP regulations.

Please note that CBP Forms 7551 and 7552 are both abolished. From February 24, 2019, onward, TFTEA-Drawback, as provided for in part 190, is the only legal framework for filing drawback claims. No new drawback claims may be filed under the paper-based processes previously provided for in part 191 (Drawback). Sections 190.51, 190.52, and 190.53 provide the requirements to submit a drawback claim electronically. The provisions of part 190 are similar to the provisions in part 191, except where necessary to outline all the data elements for a complete claim (previously contained in CBP form 7551) and modify those requirements to comply with TFTEA-Drawback. CBP form 7552, Certificates of Delivery and Certificates of Manufacturing Delivery will no longer be requested or accepted to demonstrate the transfer of merchandise. Sections 190.10 and 190.24 require that any transfers of merchandise must be evidenced by business records, as defined in section 190.2.

Type of Information Collection: CBP Form 7553 Notice of Intent to Export/Destroy Merchandise.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,066.

Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 20.

Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 66,772.

Estimated Time per Response: 33 minutes (.55 hours).

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 38,582.

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Dated: October 27, 2020.

Seth D. Renkema,

Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

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[FR Doc. 2020-24069 Filed 10-29-20; 8:45 am]