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Lapse in Federal Funding Impact on CBP Website Operations Notice

NOTICE: Due to the lapse in federal funding, this website will not be actively managed. This website was last updated on December 21, 2018 and will not be updated until after funding is enacted. As such, information on this website may not be up to date. Transactions submitted via this website might not be processed and we will not be able to respond to inquiries until after appropriations are enacted.


Aviso del impacto de la interrupción de fondos federales en las operaciones del sitio web del Oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP, por sus siglas en inglés)

AVISO:  A causa de la interrupción de fondos federales, este sitio de web no será administrado activamente. La última actualización a este sitio web se realizó el 21 de diciembre de 2018 y no se harán más actualizaciones hasta que el gobierno reanude operaciones; por ende, puede que el sitio web no refleje la información más reciente. Es posible que no podamos procesar transacciones ni responder a
preguntas hasta que se reanuden operaciones.

Eligibility of Two Halves of a Machine Imported Aboard Two Separate Carriers to Be Entered Under a Single Entry

On March 22, 2013, the Entry Process and Duty Refunds Branch issued HQ H234076, a prospective ruling pertaining to the entry of two halves of a blow molding, capping and filling machine for bottles. The requester proposed to ship the unassembled machine to the United States aboard two separate carriers, originating from different countries. In order to ship both halves together aboard the same carrier, the requester noted that one half would have to be transported across Europe. The requester claimed that such transport would prove to be a financial and logistical burden. However, a single entry may be made for separate shipments only when the merchandise, due to its size or nature, cannot be shipped on a single conveyance. Upon review, CBP determined that neither the size nor the nature of the machine prevented the two halves from shipping together aboard the same carrier.

Last modified: 
April 26, 2018