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527 Placement of PFC, AES Downtime Citation, or Exemption and Exclusion Legend

When shipments require a PFC, AES Downtime Citation, or Exemption and Exclusion Legend, it is the customer’s responsibility to legibly write the PFC, AES Downtime Citation, or Exemption and Exclusion Legend on the applicable customs declaration form as follows:

  1. On the May 2009 and January 2009 editions of PS Form 2976-A, Customs Declaration and Dispatch Note CP 72 (large white form), customers should write one PFC, AES Downtime Citation, or applicable Exemption and Exclusion Legend in block 11.
  2. On editions of PS Form 2976-A printed before January 2009, customers should write one PFC, AES Downtime Citation, or applicable Exemption and Exclusion Legend at the top of the form or in any clear space. Avoid writing over the barcode on the form.
  3. On editions of PS Form 2976, Customs Declaration CN 22 Sender’s Declaration (green label), dated September 2009 or later, customers should check “NOEEI § 30.37(a)” or “NOEEI § 30.37(h)” in block 7 of the form, depending on the applicable Exemption and Exclusion Legend.
  4. Note regarding Cuba: Consumer communications devices, computers, and software (CCD) items sent to Cuba require an electronic filing when not included as a gift parcel — see the Individual Country Listing for Cuba for information regarding CCD items. Customers using editions of PS Form 2976 dated September 2009 or later to ship CCD items to Cuba should (1) completely obliterate the check boxes and text referring to NOEEI § 30.37(a) and NOEEI § 30.37(h) and (2) write one PFC or AES Downtime Citation.

  5. On editions of PS Form 2976 printed before September 2009, customers should write one applicable Exemption and Exclusion Legend (“30.37(a)” or “30.37(h)”) in the margin on the green portion of the form.
  6. Note regarding Cuba: CCD items sent to Cuba require an electronic filing when not included as a gift parcel — see the Individual Country Listing for Cuba for information regarding CCD items. Customers using editions of PS Form 2976 printed before September 2009 to ship CCD items to Cuba should write one PFC or AES Downtime Citation in the margin on the green portion of the form.

  7. On editions of the Global Express Guaranteed Air Waybill/Shipping Invoice (shipping label, Item 11FGG1) printed before August 2008, customers should write “NOEEI 30.37(a)” next to the sender’s signature. Current versions of Item 11FGG1 have this exemption legend included on the mailing label.

Note: These standards also apply to mailers who produce privately printed customs declaration forms under 123.3.