Byrd Amendment Certification
There has been some confusion as to whether to file one form with all three cases
listed, or file three forms with all three cases listed. The answer from our
attorney handing the Byrd Amendment certifications is
that their instructions from CBP are to file one for each case, three filings
total listing all three cases on each, but if they have accepted only one form
listing all three cases in the past then that should be acceptable. However, if
you want to be safe, you could file the three separately, it's up to
**ATTENTION** There was a mistake on the original Quick Instructions. There were
distributions last year from all three cases that will need to be listed. It
was originally stated that there were no distributions for one of the Argentina
cases. The correct instructions are below:
DUE: July 30, 2013
are quick simple instructions for filing your 2013 Byrd Certification. At the
bottom of this page are links to more detailed "General
Instructions" and "Quick
Instructions" along with Certification
Byrd Certification Form 7401 (bottom of this page)
- If you
filed in 2012, all information will be nearly identical from your 2012
certification form, except you must add in the individual amount paid for
the China Honey case from your 2012 Byrd check on page 3, column 3
"Total Amount of Prior Year's Distribution for this Case" and do
the math for column 4.
- As you figure "Total Amounts of Prior Year's Distributions"
be sure and use the WHOLE amount paid in 2012 by Customs to Mike Coursey's
escrow account. Do not use the amount of the check you received from the escrow
account. Use the WHOLE amount paid to the Escrow Account. All of this should be
applied to the Honey from China (A-570-863) dumping case and the Honey from
Argentina (A-357-812) dumping case and Honey from Argentina (C-357-813)
countervailing duty case.
only need to file ONE form for each case, but be sure to list all three
cases on page 3.
- You do
NOT need a cover letter as done a number of years ago.
- Mail to
address on page 2 of Certification Form 7401. You might consider sending
your certification via overnight courier or registered mail to ensure that
Customs receives it by July 30th. It must be RECEIVED
by Customs by July 30th, 2013 not just postmarked. If it is not
received by the deadline, you will not be eligible for disbursement.
- You may
also file online at Pay.Gov.The
instructions and the link to the site are below.
certification of Byrd money through AHPA is only available to beekeepers who
have been continuous AHPA members from September 29, 2001 through 2013. If you
have not been an AHPA member all those years, you should not fill out this
certification form. Customs will not accept your certification form if you have
not been an AHPA member for the last 12 years or listed in the Federal Register
you need additional assistance or need the forms and instructions mailed to you
please call AHPA Executive Secretary, Cassie Cox 281-900-9740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Example Form 7401 PDF
Byrd Certification Form 7401 - PDF
Byrd Certification Form 7401 - Microsoft Word
Quick Instructions - PDF
Quick Instructions - Microsoft Word General Instructions - PDF
General Instructions - Microsoft Word
Pay.Gov Instructions - PDF
Pay.Gov Instructions - Microsoft Word
Byrd Federal Register Notice PDF