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This form applies to every Purchase Order awarded to any non-U.S. supplier for which Duty-Free entry is applicable.
All non-U.S. suppliers are required to include the following information per 19 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
141.86, Customs Duties, Entry of Merchandise, Contents of invoices and general requirements, with each
    1. The port of entry as identified in the purchase order (PO).
    2. The name and address of the seller, and the name and address of the buyer (consignee), as shown on
       the PO.
    3. The complete purchase order number and all PO line item numbers and quantities for each item shipped.
    4. The complete U.S. Government contract number, plus delivery order number (if applicable).
    5. Include the following notation:
        "Duty-free entry to be claimed pursuant to Section XXII, Chapter 98, Subchapter VIII, Item No.
        9808.00.30, of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. Upon arrival of shipment at the
        appropriate port of entry, District Director of Customs, please release shipment to <reference the name
        and address of the broker identified in the purchase order> for execution of U.S. Customs Forms 7501,
        7501A, or 7506, and any required duty-free certificates."
    6. A detailed description of the merchandise.
    7. The quantities in the weights and measures of the country or place from which the merchandise is
       shipped, or in the weights and measures of the United States.
    8. The full purchase price in U.S. dollars of each item, or the price in the currency of the purchase if other
       than U.S. dollars.
            -   The full purchase price includes all goods or services furnished for the production of
                the merchandise (e.g., assists such as dies, molds, tools, engineering work, and
                supplemental payments) not included in the material unit price.
            -   Include all rebates, drawbacks, and bounties, separately itemized, allowed upon the
                exportation of the merchandise.
            -   Each invoice shall set forth in detail, for each class or kind of merchandise, every
                discount from list or other base price which has been or may be allowed in fixing
                each purchase price or value.
    9. Include Incoterms 2000 and if applicable, itemize all charges including freight and insurance on separate
       lines on the invoice.
    10. The country of origin (defined as the country where the product is manufactured).
    11. The appropriate six-digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) number or six-digit “Schedule B” export code
        number shall be noted on the invoice next to the items to which they apply.
    12. Invoice and all attachments shall be written in the English language, or shall have attached thereto an
        accurate English translation containing adequate information for examination of the merchandise and
        determination of duties.
    13. The name of an individual or responsible party at the exporter who can be contacted about the shipment.
    14. When applicable, both the invoice number and the page number shall be shown at the bottom of each
        page. For example, if an entry covers one invoice of one page and a second invoice of two pages, the
        numbering at the bottom of the pages shall be as follows:
                     First page : Inv. 1, page 1
                     Second page :         Inv. 2, page 2
                     Third page :          Inv. 2, page 3

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   15. Per the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) of the United States under the Environmental Protection
       Agency (EPA) regulations:
           -     Identify any chemical substance, mixture, or article containing a chemical substance or mixture in
                 the material(s) being supplied on the invoice.
   16. If applicable, provide the following information for purposes of U.S. Federal Communication Commission
       (FCC) Form 740, Statement Regarding the Importation of Radio Frequency Devices Capable of Causing
       Harmful Interference, (for radio and TV receiver, converters, transmitters, transmitting devices, radio
       frequency amplifiers, microwave ovens, industrial heaters, ultrasonic equipment, transceivers, computers,
       and similar products):
           -     Device model/type name or number
           -     Trade name
           -     FCC ID
           -     Description of equipment
           -     Manufacturer’s name and address
   17. If applicable, provide the following information for purposes of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
       Form 2877, Declaration for Imported Electronic Products Subjected to Radiation Control Standards, for
       electronic products subject to radiation control standards (example of items regulated by the FDA: CRT
       monitors, and products containing lasers):
           -     Accession number of report (annual or product/initial)
           -     Name of Manufacturer of Record (filed report with FDA/CDRH)

In addition to the invoice requirements above, supplier shall furnish the following documentation with
each shipment:
   1. Packing list.
   2. If applicable, provide North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) certificate (for Canada/Mexico).
   3. If applicable, provide Israeli Free Trade Agreement (ITA) certificate (Israel).
   4. If applicable, provide any other special trade agreement certificates.
   5. Per U.S. Customs regulation 19 CFR 134.11, Customs Duties, Country of origin marking, Country of
      origin marking required:
           Country of origin markings must be:
                      -   On every article of foreign origin.
                      -   Legible.
                      -   Conspicuous.
                      -   Permanent.
                      -   In English.
               Note: Wired tags are acceptable on each article shipped if the article is to be manufactured
                     into another article.

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Wood Packaging Material (WPM)
Washington, June 29, 2006 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in
cooperation with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin
enforcing the third and final phase of the wood packaging material (WPM) regulation on July 5. All WPM, such
as pallets, crates, boxes and pieces of wood used to support or brace cargo, must meet import requirements and
be free of timber pests before entering or transiting through the United States.
All WPM entering or transiting through the United States must be either heat treated or fumigated with methyl
bromide as outlined in the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures: Guidelines for Regulating Wood
Packaging Material in International Trade (ISPM 15). The WPM must also be marked with an approved
international logo, certifying it has been appropriately treated.
The rule requires regulated WPM to be marked in a visible location on each article, preferably on at
least two opposite sides of the article, with a legible and permanent mark that indicates that the article
meets the requirements of the regulation. Paper treatment certificates will no longer be required or
accepted. An example of an acceptable WPM mark is:

APHIS and CBP will require the immediate re-exportation of any unmarked WPM, as it is not in compliance with
the ISPM 15 treatment and marking standard. APHIS and CBP will also require the immediate reexportation of
any marked WPM that is found to be infested with a live wood-boring pest of the families Cerambycidae
(longhorned beetle), Buprestidae (wood-boring beetles), Siricidae (woodwasps), Cossidae (carpenter moth),
Curculionidae (weevils), Platypodidae (ambrosia beetles), Sesiidae (clearwing moths) and Scolytidae (bark
Shipments containing WPM that violate the rule may be allowed entry only if the CBP port director determines
that it is feasible to separate the cargo from the noncompliant WPM. An arrangement to have the noncompliant
WPM exported from the United States is required before the cargo can be released to the consignee. All costs
associated with the re-exportation are the responsibility of the importer or party of interest.
The first phase of this regulation became effective Sept. 16, 2005. The regulations are based on the International
Plant Protection Convention standards for WPM, which prescribe globally accepted measures to reduce the risk
of forest pest introductions via WPM. The United States is one of many countries that have adopted the
international standards.
For any questions or concerns regarding the requirements for WPM, please visit the APHIS Web site at or call APHIS' toll-free number at (866) 738-8197. International
callers who may not have access to the toll-free number may call (301) 734-5346.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland
Security charged with the management, control, and protection of our Nation's borders at and between
the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the
country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

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