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Title 19 Customs Duties




CHAPTER I—Bureau of Customs, Department of the Treasury


CHAPTER 11—United States Tariff Commission



Cross References: Regulations of the Department of Agriculture: See Titles 7, 9 and 17. Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury: See Internal Revenue Service, 26

CFR Chapter I; Intoxicating Liquors, 27 CFR Chapter I. Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Department of Justice: See Food and Drugs, 21

CFR Chapter II. Coast Guard Department of Transportation: See 33 CFR Chapter I, 41 CFR Chapter 12B,

and 46 CFR Chapter I. Customs service in the Canal Zone: See Panama Canal, 35 CFR Part 57. Defense Department procurement: See National Defense, 32 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter A. Department of State: See Foreign Relations, 22 CFR Chapter I. Export clearance and destination control: See Commerce and Foreign Trade, 15 CFR

Part 386. Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare: See Food

and Drugs, 21 CFR Chapter I. Foreign excess property: See Public Property and Works, 44 CFR Part 401. Foreign trade statistics: See Commerce and Foreign Trade, 15 CFR Part 30. Foreign-Trade Zones Board: See Commerce and Foreign Trade, 15 CFR Chapter IV. Immigration and Naturalization Service, Department of Justice: See Aliens and Nationality,

8 CFR Chapter I. Importation of wildlife or eggs; and importation of feathers of wild birds: See Wildlife and

Fisheries, 50 CFR Parts 13–14. Postal Service (International Mail): See United States Postal Service, 39 CFR Chapter I,

Subchapter B. Public Health Service, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare: See Public Health,

42 CFR Chapter I.



Part 1 4 6 7

8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

16 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 54 56

General provisions.
Vessels in foreign and domestic trades.
Air commerce regulations.
Customs relations with insular possessions and Guantanamo Bay Naval

Liability for duties; entry of imported merchandise.
Importations by mail.
Articles conditionally free, subject to a reduced rate, etc.
Packing and stamping; marking; trade-marks and trade names; copyrights.
Special classes of merchandise.
Examination, measurement, and testing of certain products.
Relief from duties on merchandise lost, stolen, destroyed, injured, aban-

doned, or short-shipped.
Liquidation of duties.
Transportation in bond and merchandise in transit.
Customs warehouses and control of merchandise therein.
Disposition of unclaimed and abandoned merchandise.
Cartage and lighterage.
Enforcement of customs and navigation laws.
Customs financial and accounting procedure.
Customs bonds.
Certain importations temporarily free of duty.
Extensions of time pursuant to Proclamation of the President under section

318, Tariff Act of 1930.
Availability of information.
Customhouse brokers.
Customs relations with Canada and Mexico.
Foreign-trade zones.
Trade fairs.
Fines, penalties, and forfeitures.
Liquidated damages.
Administrative review in general.

103 111 114 123 146 147 153 171 172 173

174 Protests.
175 Petitions by American manufacturers, producers, and wholesalers.

Proceedings in the Customs Court.
Note: Other regulations issued by the Department of the Treasury appear in Title 12,
Chapter I; Title 26, Chapter I; Title 27.

PART 1-GENERAL PROVISIONS Sec. 1.1 Authority of Customs officers. 1.2 Customs regions, districts and ports. 1.3 Customs stations; requirements for

transaction of customs business at

places other than ports of entry. 1.4 Customs offices in foreign countries. 1.4a Assignment of customs regions to Di

rectors, Field Audit. 1.5 Customs Agency Service regions. 1.6 Customs laboratories. 1.7 Hours of business. 1.8 Customs seal.

AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 1 issued under 77A Stat. 14, sec. 624, 46 Stat. 759, 79 Stat. 1317; U.S.C. 301, 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (Gen. Hdnote 11), 1624; Reorganization Plan 1 of 1965, 3 CFR 1965 Supp., unless otherwise noted.

SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 1 appear at 31 F.R. 10668, Aug. 11, 1966, unless otherwise noted.

invalidate any action taken by any customs officer.

(d) Unless otherwise indicated, “district director of customs," "collector of customs," "appraiser of merchandise,” and variations of those terms, such as “district director," "collector of the district,” “collector," "deputy collector," or "appraiser" as used in this chapter shall mean the district director of customs at a headquarters port of the district (except the district of New York, N.Y.); the area directors of customs in the district of New York, N.Y.; and the port director at a port not designated as a headquarters port. Ordinarily each port director will exercise the authority delegated herein only where statute, regulation, or instruction contemplates action at the port over which he has supervision.

(e) Unless otherwise indicated, “customs agent", "customs agent in charge”, “supervising customs agent”, including any of the foregoing with the prefix "assistant”, as used in this chapter, shall mean special agent, special agent in charge, and supervising special agent, or any of the foregoing with the prefix “assistant”, respectively. (T.D. 66–161, 31 F.R. 10668, Aug. 11, 1966, as amended by T.D. 67–8, 31 F.R. 16564, Dec. 28, 1966; 31 F.R. 16765, Dec. 31, 1966; T.D. 69249, 34 F.R. 18855, Nov. 26, 1969; T.D. 71–79, 36 F.R. 4979, Mar. 16, 1971)

§ 1.1 Authority of customs officers.

(a) No action taken by any person pursuant to authority delegated to him by the Secretary of the Treasury (whether directly or by subdelegation) shall be invalid by reason of the fact that any statute or regulation, including any provision of this chapter, provides or indicates that such action shall be taken by some other person.

(b) Any action performed by a person pursuant to authority delegated to him by the Secretary of the Treasury (whether directly or by subdelegation) shall constitute compliance with any requirement of any statute or regulation which provides or indicates that it shall be the duty of some other person to perform such action.

(c) Any failure to perform any function required by statute or regulation, which failure is attributable to a reorganization of the Customs Service or the consolidation of the functions of two or more persons in one office, shall not

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