Instructions for Completing BIS Forms 621P and 6051P

The Export Administration Regulations concerning the requirement for U.S. Persons to report their receipt of certain boycott requests to the Department of Commerce may be found at 15 C.F.R. Section 760.5. Paragraph (a) explains which requests are reportable; paragraph (b) explains how and when to file a report; and paragraph (c) concerns disclosure of the information contained in the report (see Section 760.5 of the Export Administration Regulations).

You must submit an original and one copy of each form and supporting documentation. Mark one of the sets (one report form and one copy of the document or page containing the boycott request) as the “Original.” Mark the second set “Duplicate - Public Inspection Copy.” You may remove from the Duplicate set any information that you believe would put a United States Person involved in the transaction at a competitive disadvantage and therefore should be protected from public disclosure (see guidance in 15 C.F.R. Section 760.5(c), “Disclosure of information,” and “Notice of Right to Protect Certain Information From Disclosure” at the top of each form. Each report form also contains boxes to check to indicate that you have elected to request confidentiality of certain information. See items 10 and 11 on Form BIS 621P, and item 5 on Form BIS 6051P).

Detailed instructions regarding completion of the individual questions on each form may be found on the forms themselves.

Note that in item 1a. on the report forms, the requested “Firm Identification No.” (FIN) is a number assigned to each company by BIS. If you do not know your company’s FIN, leave the space blank.

Note that the requested “Reference number” (item 6 on Form BIS 621P, and item 8 on Form BIS 6051P-a, Continuation Sheet) is a number or file name you use to identify the relevant transaction within your company and/or to use when communicating with other companies involved in the transaction.

If your company received a reportable boycott request in which the request was received within the United States, your company has until the last day of the month following the calendar quarter in which the request was received to have your completed report postmarked. (See subparagraph 4 under paragraph (b) to Section 760.5 for further details.)

If your company is located outside the United States and you received a reportable boycott request, you have until the last day of the second month following the calendar quarter in which the request was received to have your completed report postmarked. (See subparagraph 5 under paragraph (b) to Section 760.5 for further details.)If you still have questions after reading the Section 760.5 regulations and the instructions here or questions about the actual reporting forms, please contact us through our Web query page  or call us on (202) 482-2381.


   

Other Resources  

Department of Treasury Links and Information on 1976 Tax Reform Act:

Boycott Provision of the Internal Revenue Code 26, USC Sec. 999

Department of Treasury Guidelines Concerning International Boycotts

Boycott Guidelines
43 FR 3454
44 FR 66272
49 FR 18061
52 FR 2511

Information Concerning Treasury Guidelines:

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