EXCERPT FROM GENERAL NOTES, HARMONIZED TARIFF
SCHEDULE OF THE UNITED STATES
General Note 3(a)(iv)
(iv) Products of Insular Possessions
(A) Except as provided in additional U.S. note 5 of chapter 91and except as provided in
additional U.S. note 2 of chapter 96, and except as provided in section 423 of the
Tax Reform Act of 1986, goods imported from insular possessions of the United
States which are outside the CBP territory of the United States are subject to the
rates of duty set forth in column 1 of the tariff schedule, except that all such goods
the growth or product of any such possession, or manufactured or produced in any
such possession from materials the growth, product or manufacture of any such
possession or of the CBP territory of the United States, or of both, which do not
contain foreign materials to the value of more than 70 percent of their total value (or
more than 50 percent of their total value with respect to goods described in section
213(b) of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act), coming to the CBP
territory of the United States directly from any such possession,
CBP Form 3229 (10/15)
1 General Note 3(a)(iv), Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).
2 Each "foreign material" (i.e., a material which originated in sources other than an insular
possession or the United States) shall be listed on a separate line under columns 15 and 16.
Columns 15 and 16 do not apply to materials which are not considered "foreign" under General
Note 3(a)(iv)(B)(1), (2), HTSUS.
"VALUE" as used in this certificate, refers to the sum of (a) the actual purchase price of each
foreign material used, or where a material is provided to the manufacturer without charge, or at
less than fair market value, the total of all expenses incurred in the growth, production, or
manufacture of the material, including general expenses, plus an amount for profit; and (b) the
cost of transporting those materials to the insular possession, but excluding any duties
or taxes assessed by the insular possession and any charges which may accrue after
If the materials used in an article originated only in an insular possession or the United
States, state "none" in column 15 and leave column 16 blank.
3 Columns 17, 18, and 19 shall be completed if the article incorporates any material
described in General Note 3(a)(iv)(B)(2), HTSUS, which is not considered "foreign
material" under General Note 3(a)(iv). Each such material shall be listed on a separate
line. If no such materials are used, state "none" in column 17 and leave columns 18
and 19 blank.
and all goods previously imported into the CBP territory of the United States with
payment of all applicable duties and taxes imposed upon or by reason of
importation which were shipped from the United States, without remission, refund,
or drawback of such duties or taxes, directly to the possession from which they
are being returned by direct shipment, are exempt from duty.
(B) in determining whether goods produced or manufactured in any such insular
possession contain foreign materials to the value of more than 70 percent, no
material shall be considered foreign which either -
(1) at the time such goods are entered, or
(2) at the time such material is imported into the insular possession.
may be imported into the CBP territory from a foreign country, and entered free of
duty; except that no goods containing material to which (2) of this subparagraph
applies shall be exempt from duty under subparagraph (A) unless adequate
documentation is supplied to show that the material has been incorporated into
such goods during the 18-month period after the date on which such material is
imported into the insular possession.
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