ATF FORM 2145 ENTRIES AFFECTED
BY WITHDRAWAL OF CUSTOMS OFFICERS
FROM CUSTOMS BONDED INSTALLATIONS
Manufacturers of Tobacco Products and Others Concerned.
Purpose. This circular notifies industry members of an
ATF Procedure which gives instructions on completing
entries formerly made by Customs Officers on ATF Form
2145 (5200.11), Notice of Release of Cigars, Cigarettes,
Cigarette Papers, or Cigarette Tubes. The Procedure
will be published in the next issue of the Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms Bulletin.
Background. Effective December 1, 1982, the United
States Customs Service removed Customs Officers from
Customs Bonded Warehouses and Customs Bonded Manufac-
turing Warehouses in accordance with Treasury Decision
82-204. ATF operations concerned with the importation
of tobacco products involving Customs Bonded Warehouses
were affected by the removal of the Customs Officers.
This circular specifies the procedures to be followed
when completing the portions of ATF Form 2145 previously
completed by Customs Officers.
Forms Procedure. Release of Cigars, Cigarettes and
Cigarette Papers and Tubes from Customs Custody Without
Payment of Tax (27 CFR 275.86).
Manufacturers of tobacco products may obtain release
of cigars, cigarettes and cigarette papers and tubes from
a Customs Bonded Warehouse, in bond, without payment of
tax. Part III of ATF Form 2145 (5200.11), Notice of
Release of Cigars, Cigarettes, Cigarette Papers, or
Cigarette Tubes, will be prepared by the proprietor of
the Customs Bonded Warehouse. He will modify Item 9 by
deleting the words "Customs Officer" and entering the
word "Proprietor" and sign the form, entering his title
and the date. The CBW proprietor will provide one copy
of the form to the manufacturer, maintain one copy in
the Customs file and send the original to the certifying
Regional Director (Compliance).
Inquiries concerning this circular should refer to
its number and be addressed to the Associate Director
(Compliance Operations), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and
Firearms, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue , N.W., Washington,