CBP Seeks Comments on Petition for Remission or Mitigation of Customs Forfeitures and Penalties Incurred

On June 13, 2011, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on an information collection requirement concerning the Petition for Remission or Mitigation of Forfeitures and Penalties Incurred.  

CBP Form 4609, the Petition for Remission of Forfeitures and Penalties Incurred, is completed and filed with the CBP Port Director by individuals who have been found to be in violation of one or more provisions of the Tariff Act of 1930, or other laws administered by the CBP. Persons who violate the Tariff Act are entitled to file a petition seeking mitigation of any statutory penalty imposed or remission of a statutory forfeiture incurred. This petition is submitted on CBP Form 4609 and used by CBP personnel as a basis for granting relief from forfeiture or penalty.