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Interactive EAR

Chapter VII

§ 758.11 Export clearance requirements for firearms and related items.

This version is the current regulation | Last updated: April 4, 2024

(a) Scope. The export clearance requirements of this section apply to all exports of commodities controlled under ECCN s 0A501.a or .b, shotguns with a barrel length less than 18 inches controlled under ECCN 0A502, or ammunition controlled under ECCN 0A505 except for .c, regardless of value or destination, including exports to Canada, that are authorized under License Exception BAG, as set forth in § 740.14 of the EAR .

(b) Required form. Prior to making any export described in paragraph (a) of this section, the exporter is required to submit a properly completed Department of Homeland Security, CBP Form 4457, (Certificate of Registration for Personal Effects Taken Abroad) (OMB Control Number 1651-0010), to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), pursuant to 19 CFR 148.1, and as required by this section.

(1) Where to obtain the form? The CBP Certification of Registration Form 4457 can be found on the following CBP website: https://www.cbp.gov/document/forms/form-4457-certificate-registration-personal-effects-taken-abroad.

(2) Required “description of articles” for firearms to be included on the CBP Form 4457. For all exports of firearms controlled under ECCN s 0A501.a or .b, or shotguns with a barrel length less than 18 inches controlled under ECCN 0A502, the exporter must provide to CBP the serial number, make, model, and caliber for each firearm being exported by entering this information under the “Description of Articles” field of the CBP Form 4457, Certificate of Registration for Personal Effects Taken Abroad.

(c) Where to find additional information on the CBP Form 4457? See the following CBP website page for additional information: https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/323/∼/traveling-outside-of-the-u.s.-temporarily-taking-a-firearm%2C-rifle%2C-gun%2C.

(d) Return of items exported pursuant to this section. The exporter when returning with a commodity authorized under License Exception BAG and exported pursuant this section, is required to present a copy of the CBP Form 4457, Certificate of Registration for Personal Effects Taken Abroad) (OMB Control Number 1651-0010), to CBP, pursuant to 19 CFR 148.1, and as required by this section.

[85 FR 4179, Jan. 23, 2020]