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Blanket Requests for Clearance of Foreign Government Owned Equipment


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Blanket Requests for

Clearance of Foreign

Government Owned

Equipment

OFM/Customs processes requests for blanket authorization of foreign government-owned equipment being temporarily imported for repair and return, or in conjunction with joint projects being carried out by the foreign government and a U.S. Government entity (but not in connection with a foreign military sales case).  The request for clearance of these items should be submitted by diplomatic note or official letter providing the following information:

 

          State whether this request is a new blanket request (to be established) or an old blanket request (renewal).

          Name all consignees

          Purpose of a blanket authorization request (repair and return, for incorporation into a finished project, in conjunction with joint projects being carried out by your government and a U.S. Government entity)

          Identification of the items

          Approximate size of the shipments

          Special markings on container (Code words)

          Ports of entry

          Frequency of entry

          Ports of departure

          Time period for which the blanket authorization is requested

          A statement certifying that the shipment is property of your Government, and will remain so while in the United States

          A statement certifying the shipments are not part of the foreign military sales program

                       

Clearance of foreign government-owned equipment imported in connection with foreign military sales program is processed by the Department of State's Office of Munitions Control.



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