CORRECT WAY TO FILL OUT THE SHIPPER'S EXPORT DECLARATIONS FOR IN-TRANSIT GOODS, FORM 7513
(Follow carefully to avoid delay at shipping point.)
Note: On September 28, 1998 the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) designated the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) as the "central collection agency" for the U.S. Foreign Waterborne Transportation Statistics program effective October 1, 1998. This transfer from the U.S. Bureau of the Census to the Corps also transferred the responsibility for the Form 7513, since shipments moving through the U.S. do not affect the trade balance but do affect transportation.
The Shipper's Export Declaration (SED) for In-transit Goods (Form 7513) is required to be filed for merchandise destined from one foreign country to another which transits the United States, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands without formal entry being made and exits the U.S. by vessel. If the merchandise arrives by vessel and is not off-loaded (i.e. foreign residual on board) this form is not needed.
The SEDs Form 7513 are used for compiling the official U.S. waterborne outbound in-transit statistics and for export control purposes. Note: This form is only required for in-transit cargo leaving the U.S. by marine vessel.
2. Information to be Reported on the SED - FORM 7513 (Item Number, Title and Description of Data Required)
1 Exporting carrier - the name of the carrier transporting the merchandise out of the United States (include the vessel's flag)
2 From (U.S. Customs port of exportation) - the U.S. Customs port (Schedule D) where the merchandise is loaded on the vessel which is taking the merchandise out of the U.S.
3 Date filed - the date the SED Form 7513 was filed
4 Exporter (Actual shipper or agent) and Address - the name and address of the duly authorized forwarding agent
5 For account of (Principal or seller) and Address - the name and address of the U.S. exporter, if applicable - the seller or principal party in interest in the export transaction (i.e. U.S. seller, manufacturer, wholesaler/distributor, or order party). Report only the first five digits of the ZIP Code
6 Consignee (Ultimate consignee) and Address - the name and address of the party actually receiving the merchandise for the designated end-use or the party so designated on the validated export license
7 Foreign port of unloading - the foreign port and country at which the merchandise will be unladen from the exporting carrier
8 Final foreign destination (Country) - the country in which the merchandise is to be consumed, further processed, or manufactured; the final country of destination as known to the exporter at the time of shipment; or the country of ultimate destination as shown on the validated export license
9 U.S. port of arrival - the U.S. Customs port (i.e. point of entry into the U.S.; Schedule D) at which the merchandise arrived from a foreign country
10 From (Country from which last shipped) - the foreign country where the merchandise was loaded on the carrier that brought it to the United States
11 Date of arrival into the United States - the date on which the merchandise arrived in the United States