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Industry Circular

Number: 71-3

Date: March 9, 1971

Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Division
Washington, D.C. 20224


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Proprietors of distilled spirits plants, bonded wine cellars, breweries, and others concerned:

Purpose. This circular is issued to inform you of the provisions of a revenue procedure which will be published in an early issue of the Internal Revenue Bulletin. The revenue procedure will announce that with respect to ground equipment, Jamaica now allows privileges to aircraft registered in the United States and engaged in foreign trade substantially reciprocal to those provided for by section 309 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended.

Background. Under the provisions of the above-cited section of the Tariff Act, the privilege of withdrawing liquors free of tax or with benefit of drawback for use as supplies (including equipment), maintenance, or repair, of aircraft registered in a foreign country is extended to aircraft registered in a foreign country only if the Department of the Treasury is advised by the Department of Commerce that such foreign country allows, or will allow, substantially reciprocal privileges to aircraft registered in the United States. The Department of Commerce has advised the Department of the Treasury that Jamaica now allows exemption from tax on ground equipment brought in for aircraft of United States registry engaged in foreign trade. Therefore, effective October 8, 1970, ground equipment may be withdrawn under section 309(a)(3) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, for aircraft registered in Jamaica.

Complete List of Foreign Countries. The complete list of foreign countries to which the privileges provided for by section 309 of the Tariff Act of 1930 may be extended is now as follows:

Argentina Czechoslovakia Israel Portugal*
Australia* Denmark Italy* South Africa*
Bahamas Dominican Republic Jamaica Spain
Belgium Ecuador Japan Sweden
Bermuda El Salvador Lebanon Switzerland
Brazil Finland Mexico Trinidad and
Canada France* Netherlands Tobago
Chile Germany, Federal Nicaragua Union of Soviet
China, Republic of* Republic of* Norway Socialist Republics
Colombia Greece Pakistan United Kingdom*
Costa Rica India Panama Venezuela
Ireland Peru

* (except for ground equipment).

Inquiries. Inquiries regarding this circular should refer to its number and be addressed to the office of your Assistant Regional Commissioner (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms).

Ralph Alkire

Ralph H. Alkire,

Acting Director

Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Division

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