Frequently Asked Questions - USPPI (U.S. Principal Party in Interest)
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Q: Who is the U.S. Principal Party in Interest (USPPI)?
A: The person in the United States that receives the primary benefit monetary or otherwise of the export transaction.
Q: Who can be the USPPI?
A: Generally, the USPPI can be:
- U.S. Seller (wholesaler/distributor) of the merchandise for export.
- U.S. Manufacturer if selling the merchandise for export.
- U.S. Order Party - Party who directly negotiated between the U.S. seller and foreign buyer and received the order for the export of the merchandise.
- Foreign Entity if in the U.S. when items are purchased or obtained for export.