Chapter 10 - Customs Regulations

27.1001 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context c…

27.1002 Security at ports and airports.

(a) The Treasurer is responsible for establis…

27.1003 Inspection of persons and incoming merchandise and baggage.

(a) All persons entering or leaving American…

27.1004 Spectators.

Only individuals directly associated with the…

27.1005 Customs entry and declaration.

(a) All passengers and crew members regardles…

27.1006 Landing certificate.

(a) The master of any vessel may not allow to…

27.1007 Production of documents by entering or leaving vessels.

(a) A vessel entering or leaving American Sam…

27.1008 Exemptions from certificate and production of documents requirements.

The following vessels and aircraft shall be e…

27.1009 Boarding and searching vessels.

Any customs officer may at any time go on boa…

27.1010 Production of false papers-Fine.

Any master of a vessel being examined who pre…

27.1011 Tampering prohibited.

(a) Any merchandise or goods of any and all d…

27.1012 Breach of law on Boarded vessel— Seizures and arrests.

If upon examination of any vessel it appears…

27.1013 Landing and reloading of vessels in distress.

A permit to land and reload cargo may be gran…

27.1014 Custody of imports.

All imports destined for American Samoa shall…

27.1015 Vessel to vessel transfer.

(a) A vessel may transfer, free of duty, to a…

27.1016 Right of possession of consigned merchandise.

All merchandise imported into American Samoa…

27.1017 Furnishing of invoices to treasurer.

The receiver of any goods imported into Ameri…

27.1018 Customs officers service fees.

(a) Charges shall be collected for services o…

27.1019 Release of imports.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this sect…

27.1020 Unclaimed baggage.

(a) Passenger or crew member’s baggage not cl…

27.1021 Unclaimed merchandise-Sale or destruction-Redemption.

(a) Any entered or unentered merchandise whic…

27.1022 Proceeds of sale-Deposit into treasury.

(a) The surplus of proceeds of sale, after th…

27.1023 Exoneration of master of vessel in which merchandise was imported.

The sale of unclaimed merchandise shall exone…

27.1024 Explosives and gasoline.

The consignee of explosives or gasoline may b…

27.1025 Liability for duties a personal debt and lien.

The liability for duties attaching on importa…

27.1026 Priorities in event of insolvency or bankruptcy of importer.

In case of the insolvency or bankruptcy of an…

27.1027 Contest of valuation-Reappraisal-Adjustments.

(a) If a person importing goods into American…

27.1028 Refund of duties or excise taxes.

(a) Customs duties or excise taxes paid under…

27.1029 Seized property-Liability.

When, in any prosecution or action on account…

27.1030 Losses caused by acts of God.

Neither the government, the customs departmen…

27.1031 Return of duty on released merchandise prohibited.

No remission, abatement, or refund of duty ma…

27.1032 Immunity of customs officers.

No customs officer or other authorized employ…

27.1034 Exportation of contraband.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person to ex…

27.1035 Interference with customs officer’s duties.

Any person, who is being submitted to an auth…

27.1036 Oaths.

All authorized customs officers shall be empo…

27.1037 Conflict of interests.

No person employed in the customs office may…

27.1038 Authority to prescribe rules and forms.

The Treasurer may make rules and prescribe fo…

27.1039 Use of U.S.C. and C.F.R. as a guide.

In situations not covered by provisions of th…

27.1040 Violation-Penalty.

Except as elsewhere provided, any person conv…

27.1041 Enforcement.

(a) Customs officers shall be duly sworn and…

27.1042 Due process following seizure.

Contraband, undeclared goods, merchandise, an…

27.1043 Discovery of non-payment of excise tax.

When in the course of any lawful investigatio…

27.1044 Purchase and sale of merchandise from the Post Exchange (PX).

(a) The Post Exchange (PX) is established sol…

27.1045 Collection of unpaid excise tax.

(a) If a consignee owes delinquent excise tax…