To import commodities for processing or other exempt uses, an importer must execute an Imports Exempt Commodity Form (FV-6) to include the following:
White Copy 1 – Copy 1 of the form must be presented to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service at the port of entry with Section 1 completed by the importer.
Yellow Copy 2 – Upon entry, the importer must send Copy 2 of the form via postage mail, to the Marketing Order Administration Branch (mailing instructions and the address are located on the back of the form). In executing this form, the importer certifies to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Service that the commodity being imported is not intended for fresh market consumption. The importer also agrees to submit an executed copy of the form to each person who received the imported commodities.
Pink Copy 3 – The receiver must complete Section 2 of the form, sign, print name and title, and send Copy 3 of the form within two days, via postage mail, to the Marketing Order Administration Branch after taking possession of the exempt commodity.
Blue Copy 4 – Copy 4 is retained by the importer of record.
The Imports Exempt Commodity Form is serially numbered. The Marketing Order Administration Branch will not accept photo or faxed copies. The form cannot be duplicated. All FV-6 forms must include a Customs Entry Form (see previous website for details).
For further information on filing an FV-6 form, please contact the Compliance and Enforcement Branch by email at 8eImports@ams.usda.gov
or dial (888) 551-3523, and select Extension 2 at the prompt.