E669 – Declaration of Minor Processing in the United States (CIFTA)

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Instructions and definitions

General Instructions

In order for Canadian/Israeli importers to claim preferential tariff treatment under CIFTA this form is required to be completed by US exporters under certain circumstances as listed below. Please note that the company name and address in Field 1 is the company name and address of the Canadian/Israeli exporter in Canada/Israel. Additional information to this form may also be required.

Complete this form if:

DO NOT complete this form if:


means a modification, other than a repair, that does not include an operation or process that either destroys the essential characteristics of a good or creates a new or commercially different good;
description of goods:
include such information as the HS classification number to six or eight digits, quantity, value, weight, marks and numbers;
minor processing
  • (a) mere dilution with water or any other substance that does not materially alter the characteristics of the good,
  • (b) cleaning, including removal of rust, grease, paint or any other coating,
  • (c) applying any preservative or decorative coating, including any lubricant, protective encapsulation, preservative or decorative paint, or metallic coating,
  • (d) trimming, filing or cutting off small amounts of excess material,
  • (e) packing or repacking of the good for transport, storage or sale,
  • (f) packaging or repackaging of the good for retail sale or relabelling of the good in one or more official languages of a Party, or
  • (g) repairs or alterations, washing, laundering or sterilizing;
means the adjustment of a machine, instrument, electrical device or other article, including replacing or refitting parts to restore the article to its original operating condition;
United States
  • (i) the customs territory of the United States, which includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico,
  • (ii) the foreign trade zones located in the United States and Puerto Rico, and
  • (iii) any areas beyond the territorial seas of the United States within which, in accordance with international law and its domestic law, the United States may exercise rights with respect to the seabed and subsoil and their natural resources.
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