Customs sign-3FCC extends waiver of Form 740 import declarations

As we’ve reported here and here, the Commission is proposing to modify some of its import declaration rules (i.e. Sections 2.1203 and 2.1205). These require, in part, that importers of RF equipment into the United States make certain certifications either electronically or on paper. The proposed rule changes that affect these declarations are part of a larger FCC rulemaking, which hasn’t yet been completed.

Due to its own new procedures, Customs and Border Protection can no longer accept these filings electronically, so the FCC had to issue a blanket waiver of its filing requirements. Now, certain that the rulemaking won’t be done by the December 31st expiration date of that blanket waiver, the FCC has issued an extension, until June 30, 2017.

Stay tuned to Commlawblog for further updates.