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CBP Form 4455

Certificate of Registration

Purpose & Use (U.S. Customs Only)

Note That The CBP 4455 Is Not Accepted In Foreign Countries to Waive Import Duty or Tax

CBP Form 4455 is used to register articles and defer payment of duty on articles which will be exported temporarily and subsequently returned to the U.S.

  • The articles may be either for personal use while abroad, being sent for repair or alteration, or of foreign origin which will be returned unaltered or not advanced in condition.
  • Duty deferral is determined by Customs upon re-importation with the Form 4455 submitted as proof of registration of the goods prior to temporary export.
  • Costs of any foreign alterations, repairs, or processing of the goods if applicable are subject to customs duties on return of the goods to the U.S.

The Certificate of Registration (CBP 4455), however, is not an acceptable temporary import document to avoid import duty and tax into foreign countries.

An ATA Carnet In Lieu Of The CBP 4455 (Certificate of Registration)

The ATA Carnet is a multi-purpose temporary export / import document. An ATA Carnet can serve as the Certificate of Registration to avoid U.S. customs duties as well as serving as the temporary import  document at foreign customs to avoid payment of import duties and taxes. Consult with a Carnet Specialist to determine whether you would benefit from using an ATA Carnet for your export shipment.