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United States through Canada or Mexico in sealed cars covered by manifests printed on yellow paper 34, by 11 inches in size, in the following form:
Agent of Railway Co. CUSTOMHOUSE:
I certify that above car number is correct and that above customs seals are correct, intact, and locked.
Inspector. Time stamp.
(6) The information contained in this manifest shall be in accordance with the information contained in the bill accompanying the car.
(c) In case of mixed cars; that is, cars which call for several waybills, the description shall be mixed cars and the waybills shall be available for use of the customs officers at the port of reentry in case they are requested.
(d) The railroad company will be required to produce train sheets, otherwise known as consists, bridge sheets, or trip sheets, on arrival and departure of in-transit trains, to the collector of the port of exit and at the port of reentry. These sheets will be kept by the customs as a permanent record in the customhouse.
(e) The in-transit manifest shall be stamped by the inspector at the port of exit with a time stamp as per the copy below: Port... DateInspector's initials.
() All of the information shown on this stamp shall be in ink or in indelible pencil and shall bear the personal initials of the customs inspector.
(9) Train consist shall be furnished the customs inspectors at the port of exit by the railroad company, showing all cars on the train and for the in-transit cars leaving the United States. The inspectors shall write the serial numbers of in-transit seals used opposite each car initial and number, which shall be ascertained by actual inspection of the seals placed on each car. While the outside inspector is securing the aforesaid data the inside or desk inspector will have the manifests otherwise prepared so that on the return of the outside inspector it will be only necessary to add the seal number, also initials of outside officer making inspection, to make the manifest complete and avoid delay.
(h) As an alternative to the above regulation the railroads may use the following plan if it is found to be more expeditious: Train consist shall be furnished the customs inspectors at the port of exit by the railroad company showing all cars on the train and for the intransit cars leaving the United States. The customs inspector will retain custody of the in-transit seals; he will accompany the railroad sealer, furnishing him with individual seals at the time of application, and make record thereof on the train consist opposite each car initial and number; he will then immediately report to the inside customs inspector. While the outside inspector is securing the aforesaid data the inside or desk inspector will have the manifests otherwise prepared so that on the return of the outside inspector it will be only necessary to add the seal numbers, also initials of outside officer making inspection, to make the manifest complete and avoid delay.
(i) Blue "in-transit" seals shall be affixed to all openings of each car, except that cars already secured by "In bond” seals, painted red, may go forward without having “In transit" seals, painted blue, affixed thereto, and without in-transit manifest.
6) Live animals in sealed cars may be fed and watered in Canada under the supervision of United States or Canadian customs officers, who shall reseal the cars with United States or Canadian customs seals, as the case may be, and make a notation thereof on the manifest.
T. D. 41465.
(k) Live animals which may be identified by specific description in the manifest may be transported in cars not secured with customs seals in the care of an attendant or customs inspector at the expense of the parties in interest.
(1) Merchandise may be forwarded in less than carload lots without being corded and sealed, such fact being noted on the manifest. The customs officer at the port of exit shall, however, carefully examine the packages and satisfy himself that the merchandise agrees with the manifest quantity and description.
(m) Collectors of customs will immediately take steps to see that all stamps, customs seals, records, and other Government property necessary for use in the shipment of in-transit cars be kept in a place specially provided for that purpose under special lock and key, which place shall be inaccessible to anyone other than the particular customs officer designated by the collector to perform duty relative to the shipment of cars in transit. A careful record shall be kept of seals issued to sealers, showing the date, carrier, sealer to whom issued, the initials of the customs officer issuing the seals, the number of seals used, the number of packages or cars sealed, the number of seals returned and the number of defective seals, if any. In the case of Tyden seals, the serial numbers of the seals issued, used, returned unused, and returned defective, shall be recorded. Serially numbered seals shall be issued and applied with numbers running consecutively, beginning with the lowest.
Art. 234. Procedure at port of reentry.-(a) On arrival at the first port in the United States after transportation through foreign territory the railroad conductor shall present a consist sheet showing the initials, car numbers, in-transit seal numbers and port of exit of each car in the train, and a manifest for each loaded car, to the customs. The United States customs seal numbers shall be shown opposite each car number and initial. The inspector shall check the manifest so received with the consist sheet to determine that a manifest has been tendered for every loaded car and then shall check the train from the consist and certify to the correct in-transit seal numbers found on the car. He shall also examine the fastenings of the car.
(6) In the event that the inspector finds an in-transit car improperly sealed or with seals bearing numbers other than those shown on the manifest, or without seals, said car may be treated as a car containing freight originating in Canada or Mexico, as the case may be. If any cases of substitution of merchandise are found the cars will be detained and the facts reported to bureau. The manifest with the consist sheet shall be filed in the customhouse at the port of reentry as a permanent record.
(c) In-bond seals may be broken only by a customs officer or by his direction. In-transit seals may be broken by any railroad employee or consignee at any time or place after the car has been released at the port of reentry.
(d) In cases where in-transit cars are diverted, cut out of a train for any reason or unusually delayed, the railroad superintendent at the point of such diversion, cut-out, or such delay must immediately notify the customs at the port of reentry by telegraph.
(e) All in-transit cars arriving at ports in the United States for which manifests are not received are to be held until manifests are received, or they may be treated as loads originating in Canada or Mexico, as the case
() The customs officer shall carefully examine each less than carload shipment to satisfy himself that the merchandise agrees with the manifest quantity and description and shall verify the contents of any package which he finds in bad order or which he has reason to believe has been tampered with while outside the United States.
(g) In cases of merchandise in in-transit cars for which customs entry is made in Canada or Mexico the railroad company will be required to send to the port of reentry the in-transit seals on such cars and manifests with indorsement on each manifest by the railroad agent showing that the merchandise is so entered.
Art. 235. Transshipment-Shipments by rail and water-Storage.-(a) Merchandise in transit may be transshipped in foreign territory from car to car or from car to vessel or from vessel to car under the supervision of a customs officer at the expense of the carrier. In such cases an extra copy of the manifest shall be made out for each place of transshipment and mailed to the customs officer stationed at such place, who shall supervise the transshipment and sealing of the car or vessel to which the merchandise is transshipped, note the same on the conductor's or master's copy of the manifest, return said copy and retain the extra copy as a record of his action.
(6) When shipments are broken up or consolidated at the place of transshipment, the conductor's or master's copy of the manifest or manifests shall be taken up by the customs officer at the place of transshipment, and a new manifest shall be prepared by the carrier and certified by the customs officer for each car or vessel to which the merchandise is transshipped, and a copy of each new manifest shall be given to the conductor or master for surrender at the port of reentry into the United States. The customs officer shall attach a copy of each new manifest to the original manifest and retain the same as a record of his action.
(c) When the merchandise is to be stored in foreign territory awaiting transshipment, the customs officer at the place of transshipment shall check the merchandise into a storehouse where it shall remain under customs locks or seals until the transshipment is made.
(d) Merchandise leaving the United States under intransit seals and transshipped in foreign territory without United States Customs supervision, shall be treated at the port of reentry as merchandise arriving from a foreign country.
MERCHANDISE IN TRANSIT BETWEEN PORTS OF
CANADA THROUGH THE UNITED STATES, AND BETWEEN PORTS IN MEXICO, THROUGH THE UNITED STATES
Art. 236. Procedure.-(a) Whenever merchandise, whether in carload or less than carload lots, arrives at a frontier port under Canadian or Mexican customs seals in-transit through the United States to the same country from which it arrived, the same procedure shall be followed as that provided for merchandise in-transit through the United States to foreign countries (arts. 904 to 911), except that only three copies of customs Form 7512 will be required. Such copies shall be disposed of as provided in the general regulations for transportation in bond, article 874 (c).
(6) When any such merchandise arrives without Canadian or Mexican customs seals, the regular procedure governing transportation and exportation shall be followed.