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CITE

    19 USC Sec. 1433                                            01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 19 - CUSTOMS DUTIES
    CHAPTER 4 - TARIFF ACT OF 1930
    SUBTITLE III - ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
    Part II - Report, Entry, and Unlading of Vessels and Vehicles

HEAD

    Sec. 1433. Report of arrival of vessels, vehicles, and aircraft

STATUTE

    (a) Vessel arrival
      (1) Immediately upon the arrival at any port or place within the
    United States or the Virgin Islands of -
        (A) any vessel from a foreign port or place;
        (B) any foreign vessel from a domestic port;
        (C) any vessel of the United States carrying foreign
      merchandise for which entry has not been made; or
        (D) any vessel which has visited a hovering vessel or received
      merchandise while outside the territorial sea;
    the master of the vessel shall report the arrival at the nearest
    customs facility or such other place as the Secretary may prescribe
    by regulations.
      (2) The Secretary may by regulation -
        (A) prescribe the manner in which arrivals are to be reported
      under paragraph (1); and
        (B) extend the time in which reports of arrival must be made,
      but not later than 24 hours after arrival.
    (b) Vehicle arrival
      (1) Vehicles may arrive in the United States only at border
    crossing points designated by the Secretary.
      (2) Except as otherwise authorized by the Secretary, immediately
    upon the arrival of any vehicle in the United States at a border
    crossing point, the person in charge of the vehicle shall -
        (A) report the arrival; and
        (B) present the vehicle, and all persons and merchandise
      (including baggage) on board, for inspection;
    to the customs officer at the customs facility designated for that
    crossing point.
    (c) Aircraft arrival
      The pilot of any aircraft arriving in the United States or the
    Virgin Islands from any foreign airport or place shall comply with
    such advance notification, arrival reporting, and landing
    requirements as the Secretary may by regulation prescribe.
    (d) Presentation of documentation
      The master, person in charge of a vehicle, or aircraft pilot
    shall present, or transmit pursuant to an electronic data
    interchange system, to the Customs Service such information, data,
    documents, papers, or manifests as the Secretary may by regulation
    prescribe.
    (e) Prohibition on departures and discharge
      Unless otherwise authorized by law, a vessel, aircraft or vehicle
    after arriving in the United States or Virgin Islands may, but only
    in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary -
        (1) depart from the port, place, or airport of arrival; or
        (2) discharge any passenger or merchandise (including baggage).

SOURCE

    (June 17, 1930, ch. 497, title IV, Sec. 433, 46 Stat. 711; Pub. L.
    99-570, title III, Sec. 3112, Oct. 27, 1986, 100 Stat. 3207-80;
    Pub. L. 103-182, title VI, Sec. 652, Dec. 8, 1993, 107 Stat. 2209;
    Pub. L. 106-476, title I, Sec. 1452(a)(1), Nov. 9, 2000, 114 Stat.
    2167.)

PRIOR PROVISIONS

      Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in act
    Sept. 21, 1922, ch. 356, title IV, Sec. 433, 42 Stat. 951. That
    section was superseded by section 433 of act June 17, 1930,
    comprising this section, and repealed by section 651(a)(1) of the
    1930 act.
      R.S. Sec. 2774, requiring a report of arrival, and a further
    report in the form of a manifest, and imposing a penalty for
    violations was superseded by act Sept. 21, 1922, ch. 356, title IV,
    Sec. 433, 42 Stat. 951, and repealed by section 642 of that act.
      R.S. Sec. 2772, relative to report and entry by the master of
    every vessel, bound to a port of delivery; section 2775, requiring
    a special report by the master of any vessel having on board
    distilled spirits or wines; and section 2832, relative to report of
    arrival of vessels proceeding to the ports of Natchez or Vicksburg,
    were also repealed by section 642 of the act of Sept. 21, 1922, ch.
    356.
                                AMENDMENTS
      2000 - Subsec. (a)(1)(C). Pub. L. 106-476 struck out "bonded
    merchandise, or" before "foreign merchandise".
      1993 - Subsec. (a)(1)(D). Pub. L. 103-182, Sec. 652(1), added
    subpar. (D).
      Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 103-182, Sec. 652(2), substituted "present,
    or transmit pursuant to an electronic data interchange system, to
    the Customs Service such information, data," for "present to
    customs officers such".
      Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 103-182, Sec. 652(3), amended subsec. (e)
    generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (e) read as follows: "Unless
    otherwise authorized by law, a vessel, aircraft, or vehicle may,
    after arriving in the United States or the Virgin Islands -
        "(1) depart from the port, place, or airport of arrival; or
        "(2) discharge any passenger or merchandise (including
      baggage);
    only in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary."
      1986 - Pub. L. 99-570 amended section generally. Prior to
    amendment, section read as follows: "Within twenty-four hours after
    the arrival of any vessel from a foreign port or place, or of a
    foreign vessel from a domestic port, or of a vessel of the United
    States carrying bonded merchandise, or foreign merchandise for
    which entry has not been made, at any port or place within the
    United States at which such vessel shall come to, the master shall,
    unless otherwise provided by law, report the arrival of the vessel
    at the nearest customhouse, under such regulations as the
    Commissioner of Customs may prescribe."
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2000 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by Pub. L. 106-476, except as otherwise provided,
    applicable with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from
    warehouse, for consumption, on or after the 15th day after Nov. 9,
    2000, see section 1471 of Pub. L. 106-476, set out as a note under
    section 58c of this title.

TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

      For transfer of functions, personnel, assets, and liabilities of
    the United States Customs Service of the Department of the
    Treasury, including functions of the Secretary of the Treasury
    relating thereto, to the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for
    treatment of related references, see sections 203(1), 551(d),
    552(d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department
    of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as
    modified, set out as a note under section 542 of Title 6.
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