CFR Title 19 Customs Duties

CFR Title 19 – Customs Duties

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05/08/2018RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules of General Application, Adjudication and EnforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application, adjudication, and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to make certain technical corrections, to...2018-09268FR-Doc-2018-09268Rules-Of-General-Application-Adjudication-And-EnforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application, adjudication, and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to make certain technical corrections, to clarify certain provisions, to harmonize different parts of the Commission's rules, and to address concerns that have arisen in Commission practice. The intended effect of the proposed amendments is to facilitate compliance with the Commission's Rules and improve the administration of agency proceedings.
04/12/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCBP Decision No. 18-04; Definition of Importer Security Filing ImporterThis final rule adopts a proposed amendment to expand the definition of an Importer Security Filing (ISF) Importer, the party that is responsible for filing the ISF, for certain types of shipments. The changes are necessary to ensure that the...2018-07624FR-Doc-2018-07624Cbp-Decision-No-18-04-Definition-Of-Importer-Security-Filing-ImporterThis final rule adopts a proposed amendment to expand the definition of an Importer Security Filing (ISF) Importer, the party that is responsible for filing the ISF, for certain types of shipments. The changes are necessary to ensure that the definition of ISF Importer includes parties that have a commercial interest in the cargo and the best access to the required information.
04/11/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Port Limits of Savannah, GAThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, proposed amendments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to the expansion of the geographical limits of the port of entry of Savannah, Georgia. The port limits will be...2018-07381FR-Doc-2018-07381Extension-Of-Port-Limits-Of-Savannah-GaThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, proposed amendments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to the expansion of the geographical limits of the port of entry of Savannah, Georgia. The port limits will be expanded to make the boundaries more easily identifiable to the public and to allow for uniform and continuous service to the extended area of Savannah, Georgia. This change is part of CBP's continuing program to use its personnel, facilities, and resources more efficiently and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
04/02/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCivil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for InflationIn this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) is making the 2018 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary penalties. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) was signed into law...2018-06486FR-Doc-2018-06486Civil-Monetary-Penalty-Adjustments-For-InflationIn this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) is making the 2018 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary penalties. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) was signed into law on November 2, 2015. Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust civil monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this final rule adjusts DHS's civil monetary penalties for 2018 pursuant to the 2015 Act and OMB guidance. The new penalties will be effective for penalties assessed after April 2, 2018 whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015.
02/27/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological Material From BelizeThis final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from Belize. These restrictions, which were imposed by CBP Dec. 13-05, are due to expire on...2018-03946FR-Doc-2018-03946Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Certain-Archaeological-Material-From-BelizeThis final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from Belize. These restrictions, which were imposed by CBP Dec. 13-05, are due to expire on February 27, 2018, unless extended. The Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State (Department of State), has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, the restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to indicate this additional extension. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the Department of State under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act, which implements the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. CBP Dec. 13-05 contains the Designated List of archaeological material that describes the articles to which the restrictions apply.
02/22/2018RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Amendment to List of User Fee Airports: Name Changes of Several Airports and the Addition of Five AirportsThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the name changes of several airports and the designation of user fee status for five additional airports: South Texas...2018-03581FR-Doc-2018-03581Technical-Amendment-To-List-Of-User-Fee-Airports-Name-Changes-Of-Several-Airports-And-The-AdditionThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the name changes of several airports and the designation of user fee status for five additional airports: South Texas International Airport at Edinburg in Edinburg, Texas; Florida Keys Marathon Airport in Marathon, Florida; Appleton International Airport in Appleton, Wisconsin; South Bend International Airport in South Bend, Indiana; and Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Conroe, Texas. User fee airports are those airports which, while not qualifying for designation as international or landing rights airports, have been approved by the Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the services of CBP officers for the processing of aircraft entering the United States, and the passengers and cargo of those aircraft.
12/26/2017RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules of General ApplicationThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning the Privacy Act. The amendment is designed to delete certain exemptions that pertain only to systems of records that...2017-27671FR-Doc-2017-27671Rules-Of-General-ApplicationThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning the Privacy Act. The amendment is designed to delete certain exemptions that pertain only to systems of records that the Commission has removed and to add exemptions that pertain to a new system of records.
12/15/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDonations of Technology and Related Support Services To Enforce Intellectual Property RightsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations relating to the enforcement of intellectual property rights. This final rule implements section 308(d) of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA),...2017-27065FR-Doc-2017-27065Donations-Of-Technology-And-Related-Support-Services-To-Enforce-Intellectual-Property-RightsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations relating to the enforcement of intellectual property rights. This final rule implements section 308(d) of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA), which requires CBP to prescribe regulatory procedures for the donation of technologies, training, or other related services for the purpose of assisting CBP in intellectual property enforcement.
12/08/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCivil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for InflationThis rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to adjust for inflation the amounts that CBP can assess as civil monetary penalties for the following three violations-- transporting passengers between coastwise points in the...2017-26506FR-Doc-2017-26506Civil-Monetary-Penalty-Adjustments-For-InflationThis rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to adjust for inflation the amounts that CBP can assess as civil monetary penalties for the following three violations-- transporting passengers between coastwise points in the United States by a non-coastwise qualified vessel; towing a vessel between coastwise points in the United States by a non-coastwise qualified vessel; and dealing in or using an empty stamped imported liquor container after it has already been used once. These adjustments are being made in in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) which was enacted on November 2, 2015. Other CBP civil penalty amounts were adjusted pursuant to this 2015 Act in previously published rule documents published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2016, and January 27, 2017, but the adjustments for these three civil penalties were inadvertently left out of those documents.
12/05/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentEmergency Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Materials From LibyaThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of emergency import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from Libya. The Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy...2017-26278FR-Doc-2017-26278Emergency-Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Archaeological-And-Ethnological-Materials-From-LibyaThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of emergency import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from Libya. The Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions warrant the imposition of emergency import restrictions on categories of archaeological and ethnological materials from Libya, which represent the cultural heritage of Libya. This document contains the Designated List of Archaeological and Ethnological Material of Libya that describes the types of objects or categories of archaeological or ethnological material to which the import restrictions apply. The emergency import restrictions imposed on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from Libya will be in effect for a five-year period. These restrictions are being imposed pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act, which implements the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property.
11/24/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Amendment to List of User Fee Airports: Removal of Meadows Field Airport, Bakersfield, CA and the Addition of Griffiss International Airport, Rome, NY; Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, CA; Cobb County Airport-McCollum Field, Kennesaw, GA; and Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport, Monroe, NCThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the removal of user fee status for Meadows Field Airport in Bakersfield, California and the designation of user fee status...2017-25436FR-Doc-2017-25436Technical-Amendment-To-List-Of-User-Fee-Airports-Removal-Of-Meadows-Field-Airport-Bakersfield-Ca-AndThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the removal of user fee status for Meadows Field Airport in Bakersfield, California and the designation of user fee status for four additional airports: Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York; Van Nuys Airport in Van Nuys, California; Cobb County Airport-McCollum Field in Kennesaw, Georgia; and Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport in Monroe, North Carolina. User fee airports are those airports which, while not qualifying for designation as international or landing rights airports, have been approved by the Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the services of CBP officers for the processing of aircraft entering the United States, and the passengers and cargo of those aircraft.
11/01/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentProcedures To Adjust Customs COBRA User Fees To Reflect InflationThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, the amendments proposed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that customs user fees and limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act...2017-23878FR-Doc-2017-23878Procedures-To-Adjust-Customs-Cobra-User-Fees-To-Reflect-InflationThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, the amendments proposed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that customs user fees and limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) will be adjusted for inflation in accordance with the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).
10/30/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentRemoving the Prohibition on the Importation of Jadeite or Rubies Mined or Extracted From Burma, and Articles of Jewelry Containing Jadeite or Rubies Mined or Extracted From BurmaThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to remove the provision relating to the prohibition on the importation of jadeite or rubies mined or extracted from Burma, and articles of jewelry containing jadeite or...2017-23560FR-Doc-2017-23560Removing-The-Prohibition-On-The-Importation-Of-Jadeite-Or-Rubies-Mined-Or-Extracted-From-Burma-AndThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to remove the provision relating to the prohibition on the importation of jadeite or rubies mined or extracted from Burma, and articles of jewelry containing jadeite or rubies mined or extracted from Burma. This reflects the termination of all Burmese sanctions by Executive Order 13742, of October 7, 2016.
09/28/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentChanges to the In-Bond ProcessThis final rule adopts, with several changes, proposed amendments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding changes to the in-bond process published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2012. The in-bond process allows...2017-20495FR-Doc-2017-20495Changes-To-The-In-Bond-ProcessThis final rule adopts, with several changes, proposed amendments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding changes to the in-bond process published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2012. The in-bond process allows imported merchandise to be entered at one U.S. port of entry without appraisement or payment of duties and transported by a bonded carrier to another U.S. port of entry or other authorized destination provided all statutory and regulatory conditions are met. At the destination port, the merchandise is entered or exported. The changes in this rule, including the automation of the in-bond process, will enhance CBP's ability to regulate and track in-bond merchandise and ensure that in- bond merchandise is properly entered or exported. This document addresses comments received in response to the proposed rule and makes several changes in response to the comments that further simplify and facilitate the in-bond process.
09/28/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions on Archaeological and Ecclesiastical Ethnological Materials From GuatemalaThis final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological materials from Guatemala. These restrictions, which were last extended...2017-20785FR-Doc-2017-20785Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-On-Archaeological-And-Ecclesiastical-Ethnological-Materials-FromThis final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological materials from Guatemala. These restrictions, which were last extended and revised by CBP Dec. 12-17, are due to expire on September 29, 2017, unless extended. The Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State (Department of State), has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, the restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to indicate this additional extension. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the Department of State under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act, which implements the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. CBP Dec. 12-17 contains the Designated List of archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological materials that describes the articles to which the restrictions apply.
09/27/2017Proposed RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules of General ApplicationThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning the Privacy Act. The purpose of the proposed amendment is to delete certain exemptions that pertain only to...2017-20615FR-Doc-2017-20615Rules-Of-General-ApplicationThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning the Privacy Act. The purpose of the proposed amendment is to delete certain exemptions that pertain only to systems of records that the Commission is removing and to add exemptions that pertain to a new system of records.
09/19/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Materials From the Republic of MaliThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological materials from Mali. These restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.)...2017-20056FR-Doc-2017-20056Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Archaeological-And-Ethnological-Materials-From-TheThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological materials from Mali. These restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 93-74, and last extended by CBP Decision (Dec.) 12-14, are due to expire on September 19, 2017. The Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions warrant the continued imposition of import restrictions on certain archaeological materials and the addition of import restrictions on certain ethnological materials from Mali. The Designated List of cultural property described in CBP Dec. 07-77 is revised in this document to reflect the addition of ethnological materials to include manuscripts dating between the twelfth and twentieth centuries in paper. The import restrictions imposed on the archaeological and ethnological materials from Mali will be in effect for a five-year period, and the CBP regulations are being amended accordingly to reflect this extension through September 19, 2022. These restrictions are being imposed pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act, which implements the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property.
07/28/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Corrections to U.S. Customs and Border Protection RegulationsU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) periodically reviews its regulations to ensure that they are current, correct, and consistent. Through this review process, CBP discovered some discrepancies. This document amends certain sections of title 19 of...2017-15888FR-Doc-2017-15888Technical-Corrections-To-Us-Customs-And-Border-Protection-RegulationsU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) periodically reviews its regulations to ensure that they are current, correct, and consistent. Through this review process, CBP discovered some discrepancies. This document amends certain sections of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to remedy these discrepancies.
07/17/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentProcedures To Adjust Customs COBRA User Fees To Reflect InflationThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that customs user fees and limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) will be adjusted for inflation in...2017-14824FR-Doc-2017-14824Procedures-To-Adjust-Customs-Cobra-User-Fees-To-Reflect-InflationThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that customs user fees and limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) will be adjusted for inflation in accordance with the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).
07/17/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Port Limits of Savannah, GAThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on Pre-Classical and Classical archaeological objects, and Byzantine and post-Byzantine ecclesiastical and ritual ethnological...C1-2017-13983FR-Doc-C1-2017-13983https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/17/C1-2017-13983/extension-of-port-limits-of-savannah-ga 
07/13/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentElectronic Information for Cargo Exported From the United States; Technical AmendmentsThis final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations regarding the requirements to provide data for certain exported cargo to conform to current requirements. Various CBP regulations regarding exported cargo refer to outdated...2017-14549FR-Doc-2017-14549Electronic-Information-For-Cargo-Exported-From-The-United-States-Technical-AmendmentsThis final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations regarding the requirements to provide data for certain exported cargo to conform to current requirements. Various CBP regulations regarding exported cargo refer to outdated regulations or requirements of the U.S. Census Bureau, including the requirement to submit a paper Shipper's Export Declaration (SED). The U.S. Census Bureau's Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) have been amended to eliminate the SED and to require that the information that was previously provided on the paper SED be filed electronically through the Automated Export System. This rule amends the CBP regulations to incorporate the current requirements. The rule also makes related conforming changes as well as non-substantive editorial and nomenclature changes.
07/03/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Port Limits of Savannah, GAU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to extend the geographical limits of the port of entry of Savannah, Georgia. The proposed extension will make the boundaries more easily identifiable to the public and will allow for uniform and...2017-13983FR-Doc-2017-13983Extension-Of-Port-Limits-Of-Savannah-GaU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to extend the geographical limits of the port of entry of Savannah, Georgia. The proposed extension will make the boundaries more easily identifiable to the public and will allow for uniform and continuous service to the extended area of Savannah, Georgia. The proposed change is part of CBP's continuing program to use its personnel, facilities, and resources more efficiently and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
06/30/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentModernization of the Customs Brokers ExaminationThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, the amendments proposed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations concerning the customs broker's examination provisions. Specifically, this rule transitions the examination to a...2017-13829FR-Doc-2017-13829Modernization-Of-The-Customs-Brokers-ExaminationThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, the amendments proposed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations concerning the customs broker's examination provisions. Specifically, this rule transitions the examination to a computer automated customs broker examination, adjusts the dates of the examination to account for the fiscal year transition period and payment schedule requirements, and increases the examination fee to cover the cost of delivering the exam.
06/08/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentMerchandise Produced by Convict, Forced, or Indentured Labor; Conforming Amendment and Technical CorrectionsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations to reflect section 910 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 by removing the ``consumptive demand'' clause from the regulations concerning the prohibition on...2017-11908FR-Doc-2017-11908Merchandise-Produced-By-Convict-Forced-Or-Indentured-Labor-Conforming-Amendment-And-TechnicalThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations to reflect section 910 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 by removing the ``consumptive demand'' clause from the regulations concerning the prohibition on the importation of merchandise produced by convict, forced, or indentured labor. It also updates the regulations to reflect the correct name of the agency and includes a minor procedural change with regard to the filing of proof of admissibility.
06/07/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Materials From PeruThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from Peru. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury...2017-11841FR-Doc-2017-11841Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Archaeological-And-Ethnological-Materials-From-PeruThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from Peru. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 97-50 and last extended by CBP Dec. 12-11, are due to expire on June 9, 2017, unless extended. The Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. The Designated List of archaeological and ethnological materials described in T.D. 97-50 is revised in this document to reflect the addition of Colonial period documents and manuscripts. Accordingly, the restrictions will remain in effect for an additional 5 years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to indicate this fourth extension. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act, which implements the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property.
01/27/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDelay of Effective Date for Toxic Substance Control Act Chemical Substance Import Certification Process RevisionsOn December 27, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a Final Rule in the Federal Register announcing amendments to CBP regulations regarding the requirement to file a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) certification when importing...2017-01962FR-Doc-2017-01962Delay-Of-Effective-Date-For-Toxic-Substance-Control-Act-Chemical-Substance-Import-CertificationOn December 27, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a Final Rule in the Federal Register announcing amendments to CBP regulations regarding the requirement to file a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) certification when importing into the customs territory of the United States chemicals in bulk form or as part of mixtures and articles containing a chemical or mixture. That document amended the regulations to establish an electronic option for importers to file the required U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) TSCA certifications, to clarify and add certain definitions, and to eliminate the paper-based blanket certification process. The changes announced in that Final Rule were to be effective January 26, 2017. This notice announces that the effective date of the Final Rule is delayed for 60 days from January 20, 2017.
01/27/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDelay of Effective Date for Importations of Certain Vehicles and Engines Subject to Federal Antipollution Emission StandardsOn December 27, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a Final Rule in the Federal Register announcing amendments to CBP regulations relating to the importation into the United States of certain vehicles and engines under the Clean...2017-01963FR-Doc-2017-01963Delay-Of-Effective-Date-For-Importations-Of-Certain-Vehicles-And-Engines-Subject-To-FederalOn December 27, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a Final Rule in the Federal Register announcing amendments to CBP regulations relating to the importation into the United States of certain vehicles and engines under the Clean Air Act (CAA) in order to harmonize the documentation requirements applicable to different classes of vehicles and engines that are subject to the CAA's emission standards. That document further amended the regulations to permit importers to file the required U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Declaration Forms with CBP electronically, and amended non- substantive provisions to update regulatory citations and delete obsolete provisions. The changes announced in that Final Rule were to be effective January 26, 2017. This notice announces that the effective date of the Final Rule is delayed for 60 days from January 20, 2017.
01/27/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentRegulatory Implementation of the Centers of Excellence and ExpertiseThis document provides an additional 60 days for interested parties to submit comments on the interim final rule that amended the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations establishing the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (``Centers'') as...2017-01580FR-Doc-2017-01580Regulatory-Implementation-Of-The-Centers-Of-Excellence-And-ExpertiseThis document provides an additional 60 days for interested parties to submit comments on the interim final rule that amended the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations establishing the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (``Centers'') as a permanent organizational component of the agency and transitioning certain additional trade functions to the Centers. The interim final rule was published in the Federal Register on December 20, 2016, with comments due on or before January 19, 2017. To have as much public participation as possible in the formulation of the final rule, CBP is extending the comment period to March 20, 2017.
01/17/2017Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDonations of Technology and Support Services To Enforce Intellectual Property RightsThis document proposes amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to the enforcement of intellectual property rights. Specifically, CBP is proposing amendments to implement a section of the Trade Facilitation and...2017-00653FR-Doc-2017-00653Donations-Of-Technology-And-Support-Services-To-Enforce-Intellectual-Property-RightsThis document proposes amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to the enforcement of intellectual property rights. Specifically, CBP is proposing amendments to implement a section of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 which requires CBP to prescribe regulatory procedures for the donation of technologies, training, or other support services for the purpose of assisting CBP in intellectual property enforcement. The proposed regulations would enhance CBP's intellectual property rights enforcement capabilities.
01/05/2017RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentSteel Import Monitoring and Analysis SystemThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is extending the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system until March 21, 2022. The purpose of the SIMA system is to provide to the public statistical data on steel imports entering the United...2016-31667FR-Doc-2016-31667Steel-Import-Monitoring-And-Analysis-SystemThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is extending the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system until March 21, 2022. The purpose of the SIMA system is to provide to the public statistical data on steel imports entering the United States roughly five weeks earlier than it would otherwise be available. Aggregate data collected from the steel import licenses are made available to the public on a weekly basis following review by the Department.
12/27/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentToxic Substance Control Act Chemical Substance Import Certification Process RevisionsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding the requirement to file a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) certification when importing into the customs territory of the United States chemicals in bulk form or...2016-31055FR-Doc-2016-31055Toxic-Substance-Control-Act-Chemical-Substance-Import-Certification-Process-RevisionsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding the requirement to file a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) certification when importing into the customs territory of the United States chemicals in bulk form or as part of mixtures and articles containing a chemical or mixture. This document amends the regulations to establish an electronic option for importers to file the required U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) TSCA certifications, consistent with the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006. This document further amends the regulations to clarify and add certain definitions, and to eliminate the paper-based blanket certification process. The document was prepared in consultation with EPA, the agency with primary responsibility for implementing TSCA.
12/27/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentImportations of Certain Vehicles and Engines Subject to Federal Antipollution Emission StandardsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations relating to the importation into the United States of certain vehicles and engines under the Clean Air Act (CAA) in order to harmonize the documentation requirements...2016-31050FR-Doc-2016-31050Importations-Of-Certain-Vehicles-And-Engines-Subject-To-Federal-Antipollution-Emission-StandardsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations relating to the importation into the United States of certain vehicles and engines under the Clean Air Act (CAA) in order to harmonize the documentation requirements applicable to different classes of vehicles and engines that are subject to the CAA's emission standards. This document further amends the regulations to permit importers to file the required U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Declaration Forms with CBP electronically, and amends non- substantive provisions to update regulatory citations and delete obsolete provisions.
12/20/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentRegulatory Implementation of the Centers of Excellence and ExpertiseIn 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) developed a test to incrementally transition the operational trade functions that traditionally reside with port directors to the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (Centers). The purpose of the test...2016-29719FR-Doc-2016-29719Regulatory-Implementation-Of-The-Centers-Of-Excellence-And-ExpertiseIn 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) developed a test to incrementally transition the operational trade functions that traditionally reside with port directors to the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (Centers). The purpose of the test was to broaden the ability of the Centers to make decisions by waiving certain identified regulations to the extent necessary to provide the Center directors, who manage the Centers, with the authority to make the decisions normally reserved for the port directors. At this time, CBP is prepared to end the test and establish the Centers as a permanent organizational component of the agency and to transition certain additional trade functions to the Centers. This rule amends the CBP regulations on an interim basis to implement this organizational change by: Defining the Centers and the Center directors; amending the definition for port directors to distinguish their functions from those of the Center directors; identifying the Center management offices; explaining the process by which importers will be assigned to Centers; providing the importer with an appeals process for its Center assignment; identifying the regulatory functions that will be transitioned from the port directors to the Center directors and those that will be jointly carried out by the port directors and the Center directors; and providing clarification in applicable regulations that payments and documents may continue to be submitted at the ports of entry or electronically.
12/12/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentElectronic Notice of LiquidationThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, proposed amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations reflecting that official notice of liquidation, suspension of liquidation, and extension of liquidation will be posted...2016-29656FR-Doc-2016-29656Electronic-Notice-Of-LiquidationThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, proposed amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations reflecting that official notice of liquidation, suspension of liquidation, and extension of liquidation will be posted electronically on the CBP Web site. The regulatory revisions reflect that official notice of liquidation will no longer be posted at the customhouses or stations and that official notices of suspension of liquidation and extension of liquidation will no longer be mailed. Additionally, this rule makes certain technical corrections to the CBP regulations to reflect statutory amendments.
12/06/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentImport Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological Material From EgyptThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from the Arab Republic of Egypt (Egypt). These restrictions are being imposed pursuant...2016-29191FR-Doc-2016-29191Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Certain-Archaeological-Material-From-EgyptThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from the Arab Republic of Egypt (Egypt). These restrictions are being imposed pursuant to an agreement between the United States and Egypt that has been entered into under the authority of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. The final rule amends CBP regulations by adding Egypt to the list of countries for which a bilateral agreement has been entered into for imposing cultural property import restrictions. The final rule also contains the designated list that describes the types of archaeological material to which the restrictions apply.
12/06/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological and Ethnological Materials From the Plurinational State of BoliviaThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from the Plurinational State of Bolivia (``Bolivia''). The restrictions,...2016-29279FR-Doc-2016-29279Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Certain-Archaeological-And-Ethnological-Materials-FromThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from the Plurinational State of Bolivia (``Bolivia''). The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 01-86 and last extended by CBP Dec. 11-24, are due to expire on December 4, 2016. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension through December 4, 2021. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. T.D. 01-86 contains the Designated List of archaeological and ethnological materials from Bolivia to which the restrictions apply.
12/01/2016RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionFOIA Improvement Act; Rules of General ApplicationThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') issues a final rule amending its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application to reflect amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') made by the...2016-28819FR-Doc-2016-28819Foia-Improvement-Act-Rules-Of-General-ApplicationThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') issues a final rule amending its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application to reflect amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') made by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (``Improvement Act''). Among other things, the Improvement Act requires the Commission to amend its FOIA regulations to extend the deadline for administrative appeals for FOIA decisions, to add information on dispute resolution services, and to amend the way the Commission charges fees for FOIA requests.
11/23/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological and Ethnological Material From GreeceThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological material from the Hellenic Republic (Greece). The restrictions, which were...2016-28355FR-Doc-2016-28355Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Certain-Archaeological-And-Ethnological-Material-FromThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological material from the Hellenic Republic (Greece). The restrictions, which were originally imposed by CBP Decision (CBP Dec.) 11-25, are due to expire on November 21, 2016. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that factors continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions and no cause for suspension exists. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension until November 21, 2021. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act that implemented the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. CBP Dec. 11-25 contains the Designated List of archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological material from Greece, to which the restrictions apply.
11/22/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFreedom of Information Act RegulationsThis rule amends the Department's regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The regulations have been revised to update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions, and to incorporate changes brought about by the...2016-28095FR-Doc-2016-28095Freedom-Of-Information-Act-RegulationsThis rule amends the Department's regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The regulations have been revised to update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions, and to incorporate changes brought about by the amendments to the FOIA under the OPEN Government Act of 2007. Additionally, the regulations have been updated to reflect developments in the case law.
10/28/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentNew Mailing Address for the National Commodity Specialist Division, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade; Technical CorrectionThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that the mail room servicing the Director, National Commodity Specialist Division, Regulations and Rulings, in the Office of Trade, has relocated within New York,...2016-26075FR-Doc-2016-26075New-Mailing-Address-For-The-National-Commodity-Specialist-Division-Regulations-And-Rulings-Office-OfThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that the mail room servicing the Director, National Commodity Specialist Division, Regulations and Rulings, in the Office of Trade, has relocated within New York, and a new location has been established to receive non-electronic correspondence. E-rulings procedures will remain the same and are not affected by the change in office location.
10/21/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentInvestigation of Claims of Evasion of Antidumping and Countervailing DutiesThis document provides an additional 60 days for interested parties to submit comments on the interim final rule that amended the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations setting forth procedures for CBP to investigate claims of evasion of...2016-25489FR-Doc-2016-25489Investigation-Of-Claims-Of-Evasion-Of-Antidumping-And-Countervailing-DutiesThis document provides an additional 60 days for interested parties to submit comments on the interim final rule that amended the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations setting forth procedures for CBP to investigate claims of evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders in accordance with section 421 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. The interim final rule was published in the Federal Register on August 22, 2016, with comments due on or before October 21, 2016. To have as much public participation as possible in the formulation of the final rule, CBP is extending the comment period to December 20, 2016.
10/14/2016Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentElectronic Notice of LiquidationThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that official notice of liquidation, suspension of liquidation, and extension of liquidation will be posted electronically on the CBP Web site. This...2016-24858FR-Doc-2016-24858Electronic-Notice-Of-LiquidationThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that official notice of liquidation, suspension of liquidation, and extension of liquidation will be posted electronically on the CBP Web site. This document also proposes regulatory revisions to reflect that official notice of liquidation will no longer be posted at the customhouses or stations and that official notices of suspension of liquidation and extension of liquidation will no longer be mailed. Additionally, this document proposes to make certain technical corrections to the CBP regulations.
10/13/2016Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentSteel Import Monitoring and Analysis SystemThe Department of Commerce (the Department) publishes this proposed rule to request public comments on proposed modifications to the regulations for the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) System that would extend the system until March, 2022....2016-24649FR-Doc-2016-24649Steel-Import-Monitoring-And-Analysis-SystemThe Department of Commerce (the Department) publishes this proposed rule to request public comments on proposed modifications to the regulations for the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) System that would extend the system until March, 2022. Extension of the authority for the SIMA System will ensure the Department's ability to track as early as possible certain steel mill imports into the United States and make the import data publicly available approximately five weeks in advance of the full public trade data release by the Bureau of the Census. Having such access to information about steel imports provides the public with greater knowledge to evaluate current market conditions.
09/30/2016RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules Relating to the Submission and Consideration of Petitions for Duty Suspensions and ReductionsThe United States International Trade Commission (Commission) is adopting interim rules that will amend the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure and establish a new part governing the submission and consideration of petitions for duty...2016-23229FR-Doc-2016-23229Rules-Relating-To-The-Submission-And-Consideration-Of-Petitions-For-Duty-Suspensions-And-ReductionsThe United States International Trade Commission (Commission) is adopting interim rules that will amend the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure and establish a new part governing the submission and consideration of petitions for duty suspensions and reductions under the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016.
09/30/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentNotice of Arrival for Importations of Pesticides and Pesticidal DevicesThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to the importation of pesticides and pesticidal devices into the United States subject to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)....2016-23578FR-Doc-2016-23578Notice-Of-Arrival-For-Importations-Of-Pesticides-And-Pesticidal-DevicesThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to the importation of pesticides and pesticidal devices into the United States subject to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Specifically, CBP is amending the regulations to permit the option of filing an electronic alternative to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ``Notice of Arrival of Pesticides and Devices'' (NOA) paper form, with entry documentation, via any CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system. This change will support modernization initiatives, including implementation of the International Trade Data System (ITDS). This document also makes non-substantive conforming and editorial changes to the CBP regulations.
09/14/2016Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentModernization of the Customs Brokers ExaminationThis document proposes to update the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations concerning the customs broker's examination provisions. Specifically, this document proposes to transition to a computer automated customs broker examination,...2016-21935FR-Doc-2016-21935Modernization-Of-The-Customs-Brokers-ExaminationThis document proposes to update the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations concerning the customs broker's examination provisions. Specifically, this document proposes to transition to a computer automated customs broker examination, increase the examination fee to cover the increased cost of delivering the exam, and adjust the dates of the examination to account for the fiscal year transition period and payment schedule requirements.
09/08/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentInvestigation of Claims of Evasion of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties; CorrectionU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an interim final rule on August 22, 2016, in the Federal Register, concerning investigation of claims of evasion of antidumping and countervailing duties. In accordance with section 421 of the Trade...2016-21582FR-Doc-2016-21582Investigation-Of-Claims-Of-Evasion-Of-Antidumping-And-Countervailing-Duties-CorrectionU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an interim final rule on August 22, 2016, in the Federal Register, concerning investigation of claims of evasion of antidumping and countervailing duties. In accordance with section 421 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, the rule amended the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations to set forth procedures for CBP to investigate claims of evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders. That document inadvertently omitted a comma in the definition of ``evade or evasion.'' This document corrects the text in that definition.
08/29/2016Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentToxic Substance Control Act Chemical Substance Import Certification Process RevisionsThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding the requirement to file a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) certification when importing into the customs territory of the United States chemicals in...2016-20546FR-Doc-2016-20546Toxic-Substance-Control-Act-Chemical-Substance-Import-Certification-Process-RevisionsThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding the requirement to file a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) certification when importing into the customs territory of the United States chemicals in bulk form or as part of mixtures and articles containing a chemical or mixture. The proposed regulations include an electronic option for filing TSCA certifications, consistent with the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006. This document also proposes to clarify and add certain definitions, and to eliminate the paper-based blanket certification process. The document was prepared in consultation with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the agency with primary responsibility for implementing TSCA.
08/26/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentAdministrative Exemption on Value Increased for Certain ArticlesThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations to implement section 901 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 by raising from $200 to $800 the value of certain articles that may be imported by one person...2016-20581FR-Doc-2016-20581Administrative-Exemption-On-Value-Increased-For-Certain-ArticlesThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations to implement section 901 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 by raising from $200 to $800 the value of certain articles that may be imported by one person on one day free of duty and tax. This document also makes clarifying and conforming amendments to the regulations.
08/25/2016Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentModification of Regulations Regarding Basis for Normal ValueThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') proposes to modify the regulations pertaining to the use of constructed value or third country sales for purposes of determining normal value, where the exporting country does not constitute a viable...2016-20417FR-Doc-2016-20417Modification-Of-Regulations-Regarding-Basis-For-Normal-ValueThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') proposes to modify the regulations pertaining to the use of constructed value or third country sales for purposes of determining normal value, where the exporting country does not constitute a viable market, and is seeking comments from parties. This modification, if adopted, will specify that, where the exporting country does not constitute a viable market, the Department normally will calculate normal value based upon constructed value. This modification would invert the preexisting order of preference that, where the exporting country does not constitute a viable market, the Department normally calculates normal value based on sales in a viable third country. The Department proposes this modification in light of certain advantages of constructed value over third country sales, such as availability of cost of production information and comparability to U.S. prices.
08/23/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentProhibition on Importation of Jadeite or Rubies Mined or Extracted From Burma, and Articles of Jewelry Containing Jadeite or Rubies Mined or Extracted From BurmaThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations to update the provisions relating to the prohibition on importation of jadeite or rubies mined or extracted from Burma, and articles of jewelry containing jadeite or...2016-20057FR-Doc-2016-20057Prohibition-On-Importation-Of-Jadeite-Or-Rubies-Mined-Or-Extracted-From-Burma-And-Articles-OfThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations to update the provisions relating to the prohibition on importation of jadeite or rubies mined or extracted from Burma, and articles of jewelry containing jadeite or rubies mined or extracted from Burma, following the expiration of the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003, as amended by the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta's Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act of 2008. The CBP regulations are amended to reflect the import prohibitions set forth in Executive Order 13651 of August 6, 2013.
08/22/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentInvestigation of Claims of Evasion of Antidumping and Countervailing DutiesIn accordance with section 421 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, this rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations to set forth procedures for CBP to investigate claims of evasion of antidumping and...2016-20007FR-Doc-2016-20007Investigation-Of-Claims-Of-Evasion-Of-Antidumping-And-Countervailing-DutiesIn accordance with section 421 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, this rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations to set forth procedures for CBP to investigate claims of evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders.
08/17/2016Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentImportations of Certain Vehicles and Engines Subject to Federal Antipollution Emission StandardsThis document proposes amendments to the U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations relating to the importation into the United States of certain vehicles and engines subject to federal antipollution emission standards under the Clean Air Act...2016-18761FR-Doc-2016-18761Importations-Of-Certain-Vehicles-And-Engines-Subject-To-Federal-Antipollution-Emission-StandardsThis document proposes amendments to the U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations relating to the importation into the United States of certain vehicles and engines subject to federal antipollution emission standards under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Compliance with these emission standards must be demonstrated to CBP by either filing, or retaining and producing upon request, the appropriate U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declaration form or by establishing that the subject imports are exempt from this requirement. CBP is proposing to amend its regulations to harmonize the documentation requirements applicable to different classes of vehicles and engines that are subject to the CAA's emission standards. This document also proposes to permit the required EPA emission compliance forms to be filed with CBP electronically. CBP is proposing other non- substantive amendments to update regulatory citations and delete obsolete provisions. The proposed changes set forth in this document support consistency in the administration of CBP's vehicle and engine imports program. In addition, electronic filing of EPA declaration forms will support key modernization initiatives, expedite the entry and clearance process, enhance targeting and enforcement objectives, and connect CBP with partner government agencies and the trade community through a single window access point.
08/15/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentImport Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Material of SyriaThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of import restrictions on archaeological and ethnological material of Syria pursuant to the Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property...2016-19491FR-Doc-2016-19491Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Archaeological-And-Ethnological-Material-Of-SyriaThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of import restrictions on archaeological and ethnological material of Syria pursuant to the Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act. This document also contains the Designated List of Archaeological and Ethnological Material of Syria that describes the types of objects or categories of archaeological or ethnological material that are subject to import restrictions, if unlawfully removed from Syria on or after March 15, 2011.
08/02/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentCorrection to Applicability Date for Modification of Regulations Regarding Price Adjustments in Antidumping Duty ProceedingsThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is modifying the applicability date contained in the final rule published in the Federal Register on March 24, 2016. The original applicability date language did not convey the Department's intention, i.e.,...2016-18305FR-Doc-2016-18305Correction-To-Applicability-Date-For-Modification-Of-Regulations-Regarding-Price-Adjustments-InThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is modifying the applicability date contained in the final rule published in the Federal Register on March 24, 2016. The original applicability date language did not convey the Department's intention, i.e., to apply the newly amended regulations to all segments of proceedings initiated on or after the effective date contained in the rule. This action is necessary to ensure that there is no ambiguity in the application of the modified regulations.
07/08/2016Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentNorth American Free Trade Agreement; Preference OverrideThe United States, Canada and Mexico have agreed to liberalize provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) preference rules of origin that relate to certain goods, including certain spices. However, such liberalization cannot take...2016-16088FR-Doc-2016-16088North-American-Free-Trade-Agreement-Preference-OverrideThe United States, Canada and Mexico have agreed to liberalize provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) preference rules of origin that relate to certain goods, including certain spices. However, such liberalization cannot take effect unless U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) amends its regulations to allow the NAFTA preference override to apply to certain spice products and other food products. This document proposes such an amendment.
07/06/2016Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDefinition of Importer Security Filing ImporterThe Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements regulations were implemented in 2009 as an interim final rule to improve CBP's ability to identify high-risk shipments in order to prevent smuggling and improve cargo safety and security....2016-15687FR-Doc-2016-15687Definition-Of-Importer-Security-Filing-ImporterThe Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements regulations were implemented in 2009 as an interim final rule to improve CBP's ability to identify high-risk shipments in order to prevent smuggling and improve cargo safety and security. These regulations require certain cargo information to be submitted to CBP via an Importer Security Filing (ISF) before the cargo is loaded on a vessel that is destined to the United States. These regulations fulfill the requirements of section 203 of the SAFE Port Act of 2006 and section 343 of the Trade Act of 2002, as amended by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. The ISF Importer is the party that is required to file the ISF. This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposes to expand the definition of ISF Importer for certain types of shipments to ensure that the party that has the best access to the required information will be the party that is responsible for filing the ISF.
06/20/2016Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentCorrection to Applicability Date for Modification of Regulations Regarding Price Adjustments in Antidumping Duty ProceedingsThe Department of Commerce (the Department) proposes to modify the applicability date contained in the final rule published in the Federal Register on March 24, 2016, Modification of Regulations Regarding Price Adjustments in Antidumping Duty...2016-14427FR-Doc-2016-14427Correction-To-Applicability-Date-For-Modification-Of-Regulations-Regarding-Price-Adjustments-InThe Department of Commerce (the Department) proposes to modify the applicability date contained in the final rule published in the Federal Register on March 24, 2016, Modification of Regulations Regarding Price Adjustments in Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 81 FR 15641, and is seeking comments from parties. The original applicability date language did not convey the Department's intention, i.e., to apply the newly amended regulation to all segments of proceedings initiated on or after the effective date contained in the Federal Register notice. This action is necessary to ensure that there is no ambiguity in the application of the modified regulations.
05/20/2016Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentModification of Regulation Regarding Written Argument: Establishing Word Limits for Case and Rebuttal Briefs in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty ProceedingsThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') proposes to modify the regulation pertaining to written argument in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings and is seeking comments from parties. This modification, if adopted, is intended to...2016-11864FR-Doc-2016-11864Modification-Of-Regulation-Regarding-Written-Argument-Establishing-Word-Limits-For-Case-And-RebuttalThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') proposes to modify the regulation pertaining to written argument in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings and is seeking comments from parties. This modification, if adopted, is intended to establish word limits for submission of case and rebuttal briefs. This action is necessary to streamline the process contained in the current regulation, to better align with current Department practices and to reduce the strain on resources.
04/01/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentVessels in Foreign and Domestic TradesThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is modifying its regulations pertaining to price adjustments in antidumping duty proceedings. These modifications clarify that the Department does not intend to accept a price adjustment that is made after...2016-07553FR-Doc-2016-07553Vessels-In-Foreign-And-Domestic-Trades 
03/22/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCustoms and Border Protection's Bond Program; CorrectionU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register of November 13, 2015, a final rule amending CBP's bond regulations. In that rule, CBP amended the regulation prescribing bond and rider filing requirements and stated, in the...2016-06323FR-Doc-2016-06323Customs-And-Border-Protections-Bond-Program-CorrectionU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register of November 13, 2015, a final rule amending CBP's bond regulations. In that rule, CBP amended the regulation prescribing bond and rider filing requirements and stated, in the preamble, that the agency's intent was to provide additional time for the filing of these documents prior to their effective date. Due to a drafting error, one of the provisions inadvertently provides for a more restrictive time frame for filing a continuous bond, associated application, or rider prior to their effective date. This document corrects that provision to conform it to CBP's stated intent to liberalize the bond and rider filing process.
03/21/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFlights to and From CubaCurrent U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations contain a separate subpart O addressing flights to and from Cuba. The provisions in that subpart are either obsolete due to intervening regulatory changes or are duplicative of regulations...2016-06371FR-Doc-2016-06371Flights-To-And-From-CubaCurrent U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations contain a separate subpart O addressing flights to and from Cuba. The provisions in that subpart are either obsolete due to intervening regulatory changes or are duplicative of regulations applicable to all other similarly situated international flights. This rule therefore amends the regulations by removing subpart O. These amendments are consistent with the President's policy promoting the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba.
03/15/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological and Ethnological Materials From the Republic of ColombiaThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from the Republic of Colombia (``Colombia''). The restrictions, which...2016-05811FR-Doc-2016-05811Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Certain-Archaeological-And-Ethnological-Materials-FromThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from the Republic of Colombia (``Colombia''). The restrictions, which were originally imposed by CBP Decision (Dec.) 06-09 and extended by CBP Dec. 11-06, are due to expire on March 15, 2016. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that factors continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions and no cause for suspension exists. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension until March 15, 2021. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act that implemented the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. CBP Dec. 06-09 contains the Designated List of archaeological and ethnological materials of Colombia to which the restrictions apply.
01/15/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Material Originating in Italy and Representing the Pre-Classical, Classical, and Imperial Roman PeriodsThis document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material originating in Italy and representing the pre-Classical, Classical, and Imperial Roman...2016-00735FR-Doc-2016-00735Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Archaeological-Material-Originating-In-Italy-AndThis document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material originating in Italy and representing the pre-Classical, Classical, and Imperial Roman periods of its cultural heritage, ranging in date from approximately the 9th century B.C. through approximately the 4th century A.D. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 01-06 and extended by CBP Decision (CBP Dec.) 06-01 and CBP Dec. 11-03 are due to expire on January 19, 2016. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that factors continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions and no cause for suspension exists. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension until January 19, 2021. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act that implemented the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. CBP Dec. 11-03 contains the Designated List of archaeological material originating in Italy and representing the pre-Classical, Classical, and Imperial Roman periods to which the restrictions apply.
01/15/2016RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentUnited States-Australia Free Trade AgreementThis document adopts as a final rule, with one change, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations that were published in the Federal Register on February 10, 2015, as CBP Dec. 15-03, to implement the preferential...2016-00628FR-Doc-2016-00628United-States-Australia-Free-Trade-AgreementThis document adopts as a final rule, with one change, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations that were published in the Federal Register on February 10, 2015, as CBP Dec. 15-03, to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement.
12/10/2015RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentArticles Conditionally Free, Subject to a Reduced Rate, etc.This final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') regulations. Due to the transfer of CBP from the Department of the Treasury to the Department of Homeland Security (``DHS''), and the...2015-31129FR-Doc-2015-31129Articles-Conditionally-Free-Subject-To-A-Reduced-Rate-Etc 
11/13/2015RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCustoms and Border Protection's Bond ProgramThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, proposed amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations that serve to centralize the processing of continuous bonds at CBP's Revenue Division within the Office of...2015-28503FR-Doc-2015-28503Customs-And-Border-Protections-Bond-ProgramThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, proposed amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations that serve to centralize the processing of continuous bonds at CBP's Revenue Division within the Office of Administration. Upon consideration of comments received from the public in response to the proposed rulemaking, and in light of CBP's ongoing efforts concerning the development of electronic bonds, CBP has determined not to proceed at this time with certain proposed regulatory changes relating to the application, approval, and execution of bonds. CBP has also determined not to proceed with proposals relating to provisions that are the subject of other rulemakings currently under inter-departmental review. In the notice of proposed rulemaking, CBP used the terms ``CBP-approved electronic data interchange system'' and ``electronic filing'' to describe the manner by which continuous bonds may be submitted to CBP. In this final rule, these terms are clarified to reflect that continuous bonds may be scanned and submitted to CBP as an email attachment, or by facsimile. This document also amends the CBP regulations to allow for the filing of single transaction bonds pursuant to these methods. In this rulemaking, CBP also clarifies the CBP regulations to reflect that intellectual property rights sample bonds are posted to protect the importer or owner of the sample, and changes provisions of the international carrier bond regarding the payment of fees. Lastly, this final rule adopts non-substantive amendments to the regulations regarding nomenclature and organizational changes, including editorial changes to enhance general readability, and makes technical corrections to reflect statutory amendments.
10/26/2015RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentAutomated Commercial Environment (ACE) Filings for Electronic Entry/Entry Summary (Cargo Release and Related Entry); CorrectionU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an Interim Final Rule (CBP Dec. 15-14) on October 13, 2015, in the Federal Register, which amends the CBP regulations to reflect that on November 1, 2015, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)...2015-27103FR-Doc-2015-27103Automated-Commercial-Environment-Ace-Filings-For-Electronic-Entryentry-Summary-Cargo-Release-AndU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an Interim Final Rule (CBP Dec. 15-14) on October 13, 2015, in the Federal Register, which amends the CBP regulations to reflect that on November 1, 2015, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will be a CBP-authorized Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) System. That document erroneously included language in Amendatory Instruction 38 that was not consistent with the text of the existing CFR. This document corrects the text in Amendatory Instruction 38.
10/13/2015RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentAutomated Commercial Environment (ACE) Filings for Electronic Entry/Entry Summary (Cargo Release and Related Entry)This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that on November 1, 2015, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will be a CBP-authorized Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) System. This regulatory document...2015-25729FR-Doc-2015-25729Automated-Commercial-Environment-Ace-Filings-For-Electronic-Entryentry-Summary-Cargo-Release-AndThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that on November 1, 2015, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will be a CBP-authorized Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) System. This regulatory document informs the public that the Automated Commercial System (ACS) is being phased out as a CBP-authorized EDI System for the processing electronic entry and entry summary filings (also known as entry filings). ACE will replace the Automated Commercial System (ACS) as the CBP-authorized EDI system for processing commercial trade data. This document also announces the conclusion of the ACE Cargo Release and the Entry Summary, Accounts and Revenue tests with regard to the entry and entry summary requirements that are now part of the CBP regulations.
10/06/2015RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions on Certain Categories of Archaeological Material From the Pre-Hispanic Cultures of the Republic of NicaraguaThis document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material from the Pre-Hispanic cultures of the Republic of Nicaragua. The restrictions, which...2015-25413FR-Doc-2015-25413Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-On-Certain-Categories-Of-Archaeological-Material-From-TheThis document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material from the Pre-Hispanic cultures of the Republic of Nicaragua. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 00-75 and extended by CBP Decision (CBP Dec.) 05-33 and CBP Dec. 10-32 are due to expire on October 20, 2015. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that factors continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions and no cause for suspension exists. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional 5 years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension until October 20, 2020. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act that implemented the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. T.D. 00-75 contains the Designated List of archaeological material representing Pre-Hispanic cultures of Nicaragua to which the restrictions apply.
09/24/2015Proposed RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules of General Application, Adjudication and EnforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application, adjudication, and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to make certain technical...2015-23597FR-Doc-2015-23597Rules-Of-General-Application-Adjudication-And-EnforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application, adjudication, and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to make certain technical corrections, to clarify certain provisions, to harmonize different parts of the Commission's rules, and to address concerns that have arisen in Commission practice. The intended effect of the proposed amendments is to facilitate compliance with the Commission's Rules and improve the administration of agency proceedings.
09/18/2015RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDisclosure of Information for Certain Intellectual Property Rights Enforced at the BorderThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to importations of merchandise bearing suspected counterfeit trademarks or trade names that are recorded with...2015-23543FR-Doc-2015-23543Disclosure-Of-Information-For-Certain-Intellectual-Property-Rights-Enforced-At-The-BorderThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to importations of merchandise bearing suspected counterfeit trademarks or trade names that are recorded with CBP. Specifically, the amendments allow CBP, for the purpose of obtaining assistance in determining whether merchandise bears a counterfeit mark, to disclose to a trademark or other mark owner information appearing on merchandise or its retail packaging that may otherwise be protected by the Trade Secrets Act. This final rule also amends the CBP regulations to further enhance information-sharing procedures by requiring CBP to release to the importer an unredacted sample or image of the suspect merchandise or its retail packaging any time after presentation of the suspect goods for examination. This change is to reflect that an importer may not have complete information about the marks appearing on imported goods, and release of such unredacted information will assist the importer in providing CBP with a meaningful response to a detention notice. The amendments in this final rule also require CBP to release limited importation information to the mark owner no later than the time of issuance of the detention notice to the importer, rather than within 30 business days from the date of detention. Finally, these amendments require CBP to notify the mark owner that use of any information otherwise protected by the Trade Secrets Act that is disclosed by CBP to the mark owner is for the limited purpose of assisting CBP.
09/01/2015RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionInvestigations of Whether Injury to Domestic Industries Results From Imports Sold at Less Than Fair Value or From Subsidized Exports to the United StatesThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') is amending a provision of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning the conduct of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews. The amendment is designed to...2015-21441FR-Doc-2015-21441Investigations-Of-Whether-Injury-To-Domestic-Industries-Results-From-Imports-Sold-At-Less-Than-FairThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') is amending a provision of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning the conduct of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews. The amendment is designed to facilitate the collection of information and reduce the burden on petitioning parties by changing the information they need to provide in petitions.
08/07/2015RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentLiberalization of Certain Documentary Evidence Required as Proof of Exportation on Drawback ClaimsThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by removing some of the requirements for documentation used to establish proof of exportation for drawback claims. Currently, claimants must provide originally signed documentary...2015-19466FR-Doc-2015-19466Liberalization-Of-Certain-Documentary-Evidence-Required-As-Proof-Of-Exportation-On-Drawback-ClaimsThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by removing some of the requirements for documentation used to establish proof of exportation for drawback claims. Currently, claimants must provide originally signed documentary evidence or a certified copy of such documentary evidence to establish the date and fact of exportation of articles for drawback purposes. This document also amends various sections of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to reflect that there is no longer a legal requirement that the export invoice for mail shipments be certified. Additionally, this document amends Appendix B to part 191 of title 19 so that the Appendix reflects previous regulatory amendments closing four drawback offices. Finally, this document amends CBP regulations to reflect the change from the legacy agency name of U.S. Customs Service to the current agency name of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and to make other non-substantive editorial changes.
08/06/2015RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentDates of Application of Amendments to the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Laws Made by the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015On June 29, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015. The Act provides a number of amendments to the antidumping duty (``AD'') and countervailing duty (``CVD'') laws but does not specify dates of application for...2015-19353FR-Doc-2015-19353Dates-Of-Application-Of-Amendments-To-The-Antidumping-And-Countervailing-Duty-Laws-Made-By-The-TradeOn June 29, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015. The Act provides a number of amendments to the antidumping duty (``AD'') and countervailing duty (``CVD'') laws but does not specify dates of application for those amendments. This notice of determination establishes a date of application for each statutory revision pertaining to the Department of Commerce and provides notice thereof to all interested parties to AD and CVD proceedings and to the public.
07/29/2015Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFreedom of Information Act RegulationsThis rule proposes to amend the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Department (DHS) is proposing to update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions, and to...2015-18388FR-Doc-2015-18388Freedom-Of-Information-Act-RegulationsThis rule proposes to amend the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Department (DHS) is proposing to update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions, and to incorporate changes brought about by the amendments to the FOIA under the OPEN Government Act of 2007, among other changes. DHS invites comment on all aspects of this proposal.
07/09/2015RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules of General Application; Investigations Relating to Global and Bilateral Safeguard Actions, Market Disruption, Trade Diversion, and Review of Relief Actions; Investigations With Respect to Commercial Availability of Textile Fabric and Yarn in Sub-Saharan African Countries; Trade Remedy AssistanceThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Government in the Sunshine Act, certain investigations, and trade...2015-16435FR-Doc-2015-16435Rules-Of-General-Application-Investigations-Relating-To-Global-And-Bilateral-Safeguard-ActionsThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Government in the Sunshine Act, certain investigations, and trade remedy assistance. The amendments are part of the agency's retrospective analysis of its Rules that attempts to determine whether rules should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed so as to make the agency's regulatory program more effective or less burdensome in achieving regulatory objectives.
06/25/2015RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentEnforcement and Compliance; Changes to Room Number of APO/Dockets Unit and Web Address for Electronic Filing System and ACCESS HandbookThe International Trade Administration's Enforcement and Compliance publishes this rule to change the room number of the Administrative Protective Order and Dockets Unit (APO/Dockets Unit). This rule also changes the web address of Enforcement and...2015-15544FR-Doc-2015-15544Enforcement-And-Compliance-Changes-To-Room-Number-Of-Apodockets-Unit-And-Web-Address-For-ElectronicThe International Trade Administration's Enforcement and Compliance publishes this rule to change the room number of the Administrative Protective Order and Dockets Unit (APO/Dockets Unit). This rule also changes the web address of Enforcement and Compliance's electronic filing system, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Finally, this rule changes the web address for the location of the ACCESS Handbook on Electronic Filing. Consistent with this action, this rule makes appropriate conforming changes in the regulations.
05/11/2015RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Corrections to the North American Free Trade Agreement Uniform RegulationsThis document sets forth amendments to the Customs and Border Protection regulations that implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) entered into by the United...2015-11291FR-Doc-2015-11291Technical-Corrections-To-The-North-American-Free-Trade-Agreement-Uniform-RegulationsThis document sets forth amendments to the Customs and Border Protection regulations that implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) entered into by the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The amendments reflect technical rectifications to the NAFTA Uniform Regulations agreed upon by the three NAFTA Parties, as well as corrections necessitated by changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. The conforming amendments are required to maintain the United States' obligations under the NAFTA and to ensure that NAFTA traders operate under a uniform tariff and rules of origin regime. The amendments set forth in this document involve no substantive interpretation of the NAFTA or change in policy.
03/06/2015RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Categories of Archaeological Material From the Pre-Hispanic Cultures of the Republic of El SalvadorThis final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material from the Pre-Hispanic cultures of the Republic of El Salvador (El Salvador)....2015-05060FR-Doc-2015-05060Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Certain-Categories-Of-Archaeological-Material-From-TheThis final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material from the Pre-Hispanic cultures of the Republic of El Salvador (El Salvador). The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 95-20 and previously extended by T.D. 00-16, CBP Decision (CBP Dec.) 05-10 and CBP Dec. 10-01, are due to expire on March 8, 2015, unless extended. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State (State), has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension until March 8, 2020. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the U.S. Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. T.D. 95-20 contains the Designated List of archaeological material representing Pre-Hispanic cultures of El Salvador, and describes the articles to which the restrictions apply.
02/11/2015RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDocumentation Related to Goods Imported From U.S. Insular PossessionsThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to eliminate the requirement that a customs official at the port of export verify and sign CBP Form 3229, Certificate of Origin for U.S. Insular Possessions, and to require...2015-02776FR-Doc-2015-02776Documentation-Related-To-Goods-Imported-From-Us-Insular-PossessionsThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to eliminate the requirement that a customs official at the port of export verify and sign CBP Form 3229, Certificate of Origin for U.S. Insular Possessions, and to require only that the importer present this form, upon CBP's request, rather than with each entry as is currently required. The importer is still required to maintain CBP Form 3229 in its possession or may be subject to the assessment of a recordkeeping penalty if it cannot be produced.
02/10/2015RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentUnited States-Australia Free Trade AgreementThis rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations on an interim basis to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States- Australia Free Trade Agreement entered into by the United...2015-02720FR-Doc-2015-02720United-States-Australia-Free-Trade-AgreementThis rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations on an interim basis to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States- Australia Free Trade Agreement entered into by the United States and the Commonwealth of Australia.
02/06/2015Proposed RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules of General Application; Investigations Relating to Global and Bilateral Safeguard Actions, Market Disruption, Trade Diversion, and Review of Relief Actions; Investigations With Respect to Commercial Availability of Textile Fabric and Yarn in Sub-Saharan African Countries; Trade Remedy AssistanceThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Government in the Sunshine Act, certain...2015-02388FR-Doc-2015-02388Rules-Of-General-Application-Investigations-Relating-To-Global-And-Bilateral-Safeguard-ActionsThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Government in the Sunshine Act, certain investigations, and trade remedy assistance. The proposed amendments are part of the agency's retrospective analysis of its Rules that attempts to determine whether rules should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed so as to make the agency's regulatory program more effective or less burdensome in achieving regulatory objectives. The Commission requests public comment both on the proposed amendments and on its rules in general.
12/31/2014Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentModification of Regulations Regarding Price Adjustments in Antidumping Duty ProceedingsThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') proposes to modify two regulations pertaining to price adjustments in antidumping duty proceedings and is seeking comments from parties. These modifications, if adopted, are intended to clarify that the...2014-30664FR-Doc-2014-30664Modification-Of-Regulations-Regarding-Price-Adjustments-In-Antidumping-Duty-ProceedingsThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') proposes to modify two regulations pertaining to price adjustments in antidumping duty proceedings and is seeking comments from parties. These modifications, if adopted, are intended to clarify that the Department generally will not consider a price adjustment that reduces or eliminates a dumping margin unless the party claiming such price adjustment demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the Department, through documentation that the terms and conditions of the adjustment were established and known to the customer at the time of sale.
11/26/2014RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Amendment: Boarding of Vessels at CBP PortsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to conform to U.S. Coast Guard implementing regulations regarding certain boardings of vessels under the Maritime Transportation Act of 2002, as amended (MTSA). Under MTSA,...2014-28010FR-Doc-2014-28010Technical-Amendment-Boarding-Of-Vessels-At-Cbp-PortsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to conform to U.S. Coast Guard implementing regulations regarding certain boardings of vessels under the Maritime Transportation Act of 2002, as amended (MTSA). Under MTSA, any person boarding a vessel arriving at a CBP port after that vessel is taken in charge by a CBP officer must comply with Transportation Worker Identification Credential requirements. This document also updates terminology and removes obsolete language in the relevant regulatory section.
11/20/2014RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentEnforcement and Compliance; Change of Electronic Filing System NameThe International Trade Administration's Enforcement and Compliance Unit publishes this rule to announce a change in the name of Enforcement and Compliance's electronic filing system from ``IA ACCESS'' to ``ACCESS.'' Consistent with this action, this...2014-27530FR-Doc-2014-27530Enforcement-And-Compliance-Change-Of-Electronic-Filing-System-NameThe International Trade Administration's Enforcement and Compliance Unit publishes this rule to announce a change in the name of Enforcement and Compliance's electronic filing system from ``IA ACCESS'' to ``ACCESS.'' Consistent with this action, this rule makes appropriate conforming changes in part 351 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This action is being taken to ensure that the regulations reflect the change in nomenclature from Import Administration to Enforcement and Compliance.
10/23/2014RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentNotice of Arrival Restrictions Applicable to Flights Carrying Persons Who Have Recently Traveled to, From, or Through Certain Ebola-Stricken CountriesThis document announces the decision of the Commissioner of CBP to direct all flights to the U.S. carrying persons who have recently traveled to, from, or through Ebola-stricken countries to arrive at one of the U.S. airports where CBP is implementing...2014-25358FR-Doc-2014-25358Notice-Of-Arrival-Restrictions-Applicable-To-Flights-Carrying-Persons-Who-Have-Recently-Traveled-ToThis document announces the decision of the Commissioner of CBP to direct all flights to the U.S. carrying persons who have recently traveled to, from, or through Ebola-stricken countries to arrive at one of the U.S. airports where CBP is implementing enhanced screening procedures.
09/26/2014RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Amendment to List of User Fee Airports: Addition of John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California and Renaming of Williams Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway AirportThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the recent user fee airport designation for the John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California and the renaming of the...2014-22939FR-Doc-2014-22939Technical-Amendment-To-List-Of-User-Fee-Airports-Addition-Of-John-Wayne-Airport-In-Santa-AnaThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the recent user fee airport designation for the John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California and the renaming of the Williams Gateway Airport in Mesa, Arizona to the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. User fee airports are those airports which, while not qualifying for designation as international or landing rights airports, have been approved by the Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the services of CBP officers for the processing of aircraft entering the United States, and the passengers and cargo of those aircraft.
08/08/2014RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules of General ApplicationThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning national security information. The amendments are designed to ensure that the Commission's procedures with respect to...2014-18685FR-Doc-2014-18685Rules-Of-General-ApplicationThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning national security information. The amendments are designed to ensure that the Commission's procedures with respect to national security information are consistent with applicable authorities.
08/08/2014RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Amendment to the List of CBP Preclearance Offices in Foreign Countries: Addition of Abu Dhabi, United Arab EmiratesThis rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that CBP has added a preclearance location in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. CBP Preclearance operations in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates officially began on January...2014-18759FR-Doc-2014-18759Technical-Amendment-To-The-List-Of-Cbp-Preclearance-Offices-In-Foreign-Countries-Addition-Of-AbuThis rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that CBP has added a preclearance location in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. CBP Preclearance operations in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates officially began on January 24, 2014, pursuant to an agreement between the Governments of the United States and the United Arab Emirates. CBP Officers at preclearance locations conduct inspections and examinations to ensure compliance with U.S. customs, immigration, and agriculture laws, as well as other laws enforced by CBP at the U.S. border. Such inspections and examinations prior to arrival in the United States generally enable travelers to exit the domestic terminal or connect directly to a U.S. domestic flight without undergoing further CBP processing.
07/22/2014RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentClosing of the Jamieson Line, New York Border CrossingThis final rule amends the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations pertaining to the field organization of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by closing the Jamieson Line, New York border crossing. The change is part of CBP's continuing...2014-17190FR-Doc-2014-17190Closing-Of-The-Jamieson-Line-New-York-Border-CrossingThis final rule amends the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations pertaining to the field organization of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by closing the Jamieson Line, New York border crossing. The change is part of CBP's continuing program to utilize its personnel, facilities, and resources more efficiently, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
06/25/2014RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionConduct of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and ReviewsThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application, and provisions concerning the conduct of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and...2014-14675FR-Doc-2014-14675Conduct-Of-Antidumping-And-Countervailing-Duty-Investigations-And-ReviewsThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application, and provisions concerning the conduct of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews. The amendments are designed to increase efficiency in processing and reviewing documents filed with the Commission and reduce Commission expenditures.
05/27/2014RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentAfrican Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and Generalized System of Preferences and Trade Benefits Under AGOAThis document adopts as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations which were published in the Federal Register on October 5, 2000, as T.D. 00-67, and later amended by T.D. 03-15...2014-11692FR-Doc-2014-11692African-Growth-And-Opportunity-Act-Agoa-And-Generalized-System-Of-Preferences-And-Trade-BenefitsThis document adopts as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations which were published in the Federal Register on October 5, 2000, as T.D. 00-67, and later amended by T.D. 03-15 published in the Federal Register on March 21, 2003, to implement the trade benefit provisions for sub-Saharan Africa contained in Title I of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, as amended. The trade benefits under Title I, also referred to as the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), apply to sub-Saharan African countries designated by the President and involve: The extension of duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) to non-textile articles normally excluded from GSP duty-free treatment that are not import-sensitive; and the entry of specific textile and apparel articles free of duty and free of any quantitative limits. The regulatory amendments adopted as a final rule in this document reflect and clarify the statutory standards for preferential tariff treatment under the AGOA, as amended by section 3108 of the Trade Act of 2002 and include other amendments necessitated by passage of the AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004 and the Africa Investment Incentive Act of 2006. This final rule includes specific documentary, procedural and other related requirements that must be met in order to obtain preferential treatment. This document also adopts as a final rule interim amendments to the CBP regulations implementing the GSP which were included in T.D. 00-67 to conform those regulations to previous amendments to the GSP statute. Moreover, this document adopts as a final rule other changes to the AGOA implementing regulations made by T.D. 03-15 to clarify several issues that arose after their original publication.
05/21/2014RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentUnited States-Panama Trade Promotion AgreementThis document adopts as a final rule interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations which were published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2013, as CBP Dec. 13- 17, to implement the preferential tariff treatment and...2014-11576FR-Doc-2014-11576United-States-Panama-Trade-Promotion-AgreementThis document adopts as a final rule interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations which were published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2013, as CBP Dec. 13- 17, to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs- related provisions of the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement.
04/22/2014RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentNon-Application of Previously Withdrawn Regulatory Provisions Governing Targeted Dumping in Antidumping Duty InvestigationsEnforcement and Compliance (formerly Import Administration), International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce (the Department), hereby publishes this Final Rule not to apply the previously withdrawn regulatory provisions governing targeted...2014-08186FR-Doc-2014-08186Non-Application-Of-Previously-Withdrawn-Regulatory-Provisions-Governing-Targeted-Dumping-InEnforcement and Compliance (formerly Import Administration), International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce (the Department), hereby publishes this Final Rule not to apply the previously withdrawn regulatory provisions governing targeted dumping in less-than-fair-value investigations. Following the Court of International Trade's decision in Gold East (Jiangsu) Paper Co. v. United States, 918 F. Supp. 2d 1317 (Ct. Int'l Trade 2013), the Department sought clarification of the status of the previously withdrawn targeted dumping regulations and input on whether to reinstate the regulations or to continue to treat them as withdrawn. The Department has considered the comments received and, as explained below, determines to continue not to apply the withdrawn targeted dumping regulations in less-than-fair-value investigations. Rather, the Department will continue to determine whether to apply an alternative comparison method as appropriate based upon the particular facts in each case.
04/17/2014Proposed RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules of General ApplicationThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning national security information. The proposed amendments seek to ensure that the Commission's procedures with...2014-08699FR-Doc-2014-08699Rules-Of-General-ApplicationThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning national security information. The proposed amendments seek to ensure that the Commission's procedures with respect to national security information are consistent with applicable authorities.
03/14/2014RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTrademarks, Trade Names, and CopyrightsThis final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological materials from Honduras. These restrictions, which were last extended by CBP Decision (Dec.) 09-05,...2014-05804FR-Doc-2014-05804Trademarks-Trade-Names-And-Copyrights 
01/16/2014RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentImport Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological and Ecclesiastical Ethnological Material From BulgariaThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological material from the Republic of Bulgaria. These restrictions are...2014-00615FR-Doc-2014-00615Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Certain-Archaeological-And-Ecclesiastical-Ethnological-Material-FromThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological material from the Republic of Bulgaria. These restrictions are being imposed pursuant to an agreement between the United States and Bulgaria that has been entered into under the authority of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. The final rule amends CBP regulations by adding Bulgaria to the list of countries for which a bilateral agreement has been entered into for imposing cultural property import restrictions. The final rule also contains the designated list that describes the types of archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological material to which the restrictions apply.
01/14/2014Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDocumentation Related to Goods Imported From U.S. Insular PossessionsThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to eliminate the requirement that a customs official at the port of export verify and sign CBP Form 3229, Certificate of Origin for U.S. Insular Possessions, and...2014-00485FR-Doc-2014-00485Documentation-Related-To-Goods-Imported-From-Us-Insular-PossessionsThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to eliminate the requirement that a customs official at the port of export verify and sign CBP Form 3229, Certificate of Origin for U.S. Insular Possessions, and to require only that the importer present this form, upon CBP's request, rather than with each entry as is currently required. CBP believes that these amendments will serve to streamline the certification process and modernize the entry process by making it more efficient, as it will reduce the overall administrative burden on the importing trade as well as on CBP. The importer is still required to maintain CBP Form 3229 in its possession or may be subject to the assessment of a recordkeeping penalty if it cannot be produced.
01/13/2014RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological Material From ChinaThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from the People's Republic of China (China) and makes a technical change to the...2014-00388FR-Doc-2014-00388Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Certain-Archaeological-Material-From-ChinaThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from the People's Republic of China (China) and makes a technical change to the regulations to clarify that the restriction to monumental sculpture and wall art at least 250 years old should be calculated as of January 14, 2009, the date the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) became effective. These restrictions, which were originally imposed by CBP Dec. 09-03, are due to expire on January 14, 2014, unless extended. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions on the archaeological materials from China. Accordingly, the restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to indicate this further extension through January 14, 2019. Additionally, the Designated List of cultural property described in CBP Dec. 09-03 is revised in this document to clarify that the agreement applies to monumental sculpture and wall art at least 250 years old as of January 14, 2009. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. CBP Dec. 09-03 contains the Designated List of archaeological materials that describes the articles to which the restrictions apply.
12/23/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentImport Administration; Change of Agency Name for Supplies for Use in Emergency Relief WorkEffective October 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (Department), through internal department organizational orders, changed the name of ``Import Administration'' to ``Enforcement and Compliance.'' Consistent with this action, this rule makes...2013-30570FR-Doc-2013-30570Import-Administration-Change-Of-Agency-Name-For-Supplies-For-Use-In-Emergency-Relief-WorkEffective October 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (Department), through internal department organizational orders, changed the name of ``Import Administration'' to ``Enforcement and Compliance.'' Consistent with this action, this rule makes appropriate conforming changes in our regulations. The rule also sets forth a Savings Provision in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION that preserves, under the new name, all actions taken under the name of Import Administration and provides that any references to Import Administration in any document or other communication shall be deemed to be references to Enforcement and Compliance.
12/18/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentMembers of a Family for Purpose of Filing CBP Family DeclarationThis final rule affects persons eligible to file a single customs declaration. The final rule expands the definitions of family members residing in one household. As a result of this expansion, more U.S. returning resident and non-resident visitor...2013-30075FR-Doc-2013-30075Members-Of-A-Family-For-Purpose-Of-Filing-Cbp-Family-DeclarationThis final rule affects persons eligible to file a single customs declaration. The final rule expands the definitions of family members residing in one household. As a result of this expansion, more U.S. returning resident and non-resident visitor families will be eligible to file a single customs declaration, and correspondingly, more U.S. returning resident family members may group their personal duty exemptions.
11/27/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Corrections Relating to the Procedures for the Production or Disclosure of Information in State or Local Criminal ProceedingsThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to update the list of supervisors authorized to allow their employees to testify in state or local criminal proceedings in response to a demand of a court, administrative agency,...2013-27967FR-Doc-2013-27967Technical-Corrections-Relating-To-The-Procedures-For-The-Production-Or-Disclosure-Of-Information-InThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to update the list of supervisors authorized to allow their employees to testify in state or local criminal proceedings in response to a demand of a court, administrative agency, or other authority. The applicable regulation was promulgated by the U.S. Customs Service prior to the creation of CBP as part of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The changes are necessary to more accurately reflect the current CBP organizational structure. This document also makes non-substantive editorial and nomenclature changes to reflect the transfer of the legacy U.S. Customs Service of the Department of the Treasury to DHS and the creation of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
11/19/2013Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentModification of Regulations Regarding Time Limits for Submission of Information Pertaining to Requests for Sampling in Antidumping Duty Administrative ReviewsThe Department of Commerce (the Department) proposes to modify its regulations to establish time limits for the submission of requests for sampling, and comments on sampling in antidumping (AD) administrative reviews. The modifications to the time...2013-27442FR-Doc-2013-27442Modification-Of-Regulations-Regarding-Time-Limits-For-Submission-Of-Information-Pertaining-ToThe Department of Commerce (the Department) proposes to modify its regulations to establish time limits for the submission of requests for sampling, and comments on sampling in antidumping (AD) administrative reviews. The modifications to the time limits, if adopted, will more clearly prescribe the time for filing requests for sampling in AD administrative reviews, and the time for filing comments and rebuttal comments with respect to such requests. The modifications will provide sufficient opportunity for the Department to determine whether it will employ sampling in selecting respondents for individual examination when conducting administrative reviews in which a request for sampling is timely submitted.
10/23/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentUnited States-Panama Trade Promotion AgreementThis rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations on an interim basis to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States- Panama Trade Promotion Agreement entered into by the...2013-23897FR-Doc-2013-23897United-States-Panama-Trade-Promotion-AgreementThis rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations on an interim basis to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States- Panama Trade Promotion Agreement entered into by the United States and the Republic of Panama.
10/22/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentImport Administration; Change of Agency NameEffective October 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (Department), through internal department organizational orders, changed the name of ``Import Administration'' to ``Enforcement and Compliance.'' Consistent with this action, this rule makes...2013-24710FR-Doc-2013-24710Import-Administration-Change-Of-Agency-NameEffective October 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (Department), through internal department organizational orders, changed the name of ``Import Administration'' to ``Enforcement and Compliance.'' Consistent with this action, this rule makes appropriate conforming changes in the Code of Federal Regulations. The rule also sets forth a Savings Provision that preserves, under the new name, all actions taken under the name of Import Administration and provides that any references to Import Administration in any document or other communication shall be deemed to be references to Enforcement and Compliance.
10/01/2013Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentNon-Application of Previously Withdrawn Regulatory Provisions Governing Targeted Dumping in Antidumping Duty InvestigationsImport Administration proposes not to apply, upon the effective date of this rule if implemented, the previously withdrawn regulatory provisions governing targeted dumping in antidumping duty investigations. Following the Court of International Trade's...2013-23646FR-Doc-2013-23646Non-Application-Of-Previously-Withdrawn-Regulatory-Provisions-Governing-Targeted-Dumping-InImport Administration proposes not to apply, upon the effective date of this rule if implemented, the previously withdrawn regulatory provisions governing targeted dumping in antidumping duty investigations. Following the Court of International Trade's decision in Gold East (Jiangsu) Paper Co. v. United States, Import Administration is seeking comments from parties to clarify the status of the previously withdrawn regulatory provisions with regard to antidumping duty investigations. Import Administration also invites comment on the effect of this proposed rulemaking on recent modifications to its regulations concerning the calculation of the weighted-average dumping margin and assessment rate in certain antidumping proceedings.
10/01/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentUnited States-Colombia Trade Promotion AgreementThis document adopts as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations which were published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2012, as CBP Dec. 12-16, to implement the preferential...2013-23837FR-Doc-2013-23837United-States-Colombia-Trade-Promotion-AgreementThis document adopts as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations which were published in the Federal Register on September 26, 2012, as CBP Dec. 12-16, to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States- Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement.
09/20/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentExtension of Time LimitsThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is modifying its regulation concerning the extension of time limits for submissions in antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings. The modification clarifies that parties may request an...2013-22853FR-Doc-2013-22853Extension-Of-Time-LimitsThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is modifying its regulation concerning the extension of time limits for submissions in antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings. The modification clarifies that parties may request an extension of time limits before any time limit established under Part 351 expires. This modification also requires that an extension request must be made in a separate, stand-alone submission, and clarifies the circumstances under which the Department will grant untimely-filed requests for the extension of time limits.
09/16/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Material From Cambodia From the Bronze Age Through the Khmer EraThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from Cambodia from the Bronze Age through the Khmer era. The restrictions, which were...2013-21803FR-Doc-2013-21803Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Archaeological-Material-From-Cambodia-From-The-BronzeThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from Cambodia from the Bronze Age through the Khmer era. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by CBP Dec. 03-28, and last extended and amended by CBP Dec. 08-40, are due to expire on September 19, 2013, unless extended. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that factors for entering into the agreement continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, the restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to indicate this further extension through September 19, 2018. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. CBP Dec. 08-40 contains the Designated List of archaeological material from Cambodia to which the restrictions apply.
09/06/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Port Limits of Indianapolis, INU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is extending the geographical limits of the port of entry of Indianapolis, Indiana. This extension will make the boundaries more easily identifiable to the public and will allow for uniform and continuous...2013-21772FR-Doc-2013-21772Extension-Of-Port-Limits-Of-Indianapolis-InU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is extending the geographical limits of the port of entry of Indianapolis, Indiana. This extension will make the boundaries more easily identifiable to the public and will allow for uniform and continuous service to the extended area of Indianapolis, Indiana. The change is part of CBP's continuing program to use its personnel, facilities, and resources more efficiently, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
08/02/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentUse of Market Economy Input Prices in Nonmarket Economy ProceedingsThe Department of Commerce (``Department'') is modifying its regulation which states that the Department normally will use the price that a nonmarket economy (``NME'') producer pays to a market economy supplier when a factor of production is purchased...2013-18547FR-Doc-2013-18547Use-Of-Market-Economy-Input-Prices-In-Nonmarket-Economy-ProceedingsThe Department of Commerce (``Department'') is modifying its regulation which states that the Department normally will use the price that a nonmarket economy (``NME'') producer pays to a market economy supplier when a factor of production is purchased from a market economy supplier and paid for in market economy currency, in the calculation of normal value (``NV'') in antidumping proceedings involving NME countries. The rule establishes a requirement that the input at issue be produced in one or more market economy countries, and a revised threshold requiring that ``substantially all'' (i.e., 85 percent) of an input be purchased from one or more market economy suppliers before the Department uses the purchase price paid to value the entire factor of production. The Department is making this change because it finds that a market economy input price is not the best available information for valuing all purchases of that input when market economy purchases of an input do not account for substantially all purchases of the input.
07/17/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentCertification of Factual Information To Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty ProceedingsThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is amending the regulation which governs the certification of factual information submitted to the Department by a person or his or her representative during antidumping (``AD'') and countervailing duty...2013-17045FR-Doc-2013-17045Certification-Of-Factual-Information-To-Import-Administration-During-Antidumping-And-CountervailingThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is amending the regulation which governs the certification of factual information submitted to the Department by a person or his or her representative during antidumping (``AD'') and countervailing duty (``CVD'') proceedings. The amended regulation is intended to strengthen the current certification requirements. For example, the amendment revises the certification in order to identify to which document the certification applies, to identify to which segment of an AD/CVD proceeding the certification applies, to identify who is making the certification, and to indicate the date on which the certification was made. In addition, the amendments are intended to ensure that parties and their counsel are aware of potential consequences for false certifications.
07/10/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCustoms BrokersThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to set forth the prohibitions and conditions that are applicable to the importation and exportation of rough diamonds pursuant to the Clean Diamond Trade Act, as implemented...2013-16653FR-Doc-2013-16653Customs-Brokers 
07/05/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentInadmissibility of Consumer Products and Industrial Equipment Noncompliant With Applicable Energy Conservation or Labeling StandardsThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, proposed amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations that provide that CBP will refuse admission into the customs territory of the United States to consumer products and...2013-16223FR-Doc-2013-16223Inadmissibility-Of-Consumer-Products-And-Industrial-Equipment-Noncompliant-With-Applicable-EnergyThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, proposed amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations that provide that CBP will refuse admission into the customs territory of the United States to consumer products and industrial equipment found to be noncompliant with energy conservation and labeling standards pursuant to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA) and its implementing regulations. The final rule further provides that, upon written or electronic notice from the Department of Energy (DOE) or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), CBP may conditionally release under bond to the importer such noncompliant products or equipment for purposes of reconditioning, re-labeling, or other action so as to bring the subject product or equipment into compliance. This regulation implements the mandate of the EPCA, as amended.
06/18/2013Proposed RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionProposed Amendments to Rules of Practice and ProcedureThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application, and provisions concerning the conduct of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations...2013-14004FR-Doc-2013-14004Proposed-Amendments-To-Rules-Of-Practice-And-ProcedureThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application, and provisions concerning the conduct of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews. The proposed amendments seek to increase efficiency in processing and reviewing documents filed with the Commission and reduce Commission expenditures.
05/30/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentUnited States-Korea Free Trade AgreementThis document adopts as a final rule, with two changes, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations which were published in the Federal Register on March 19, 2012, as CBP Dec. 12-03, to implement the preferential...2013-12849FR-Doc-2013-12849United-States-Korea-Free-Trade-AgreementThis document adopts as a final rule, with two changes, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations which were published in the Federal Register on March 19, 2012, as CBP Dec. 12-03, to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement entered into by the United States and the Republic of Korea.
05/21/2013RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules of Adjudication and EnforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning adjudication and enforcement. The amendments address concerns that have arisen about the scope of discovery in Commission...2013-11998FR-Doc-2013-11998Rules-Of-Adjudication-And-EnforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning adjudication and enforcement. The amendments address concerns that have arisen about the scope of discovery in Commission proceedings under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. The intended effect of the amendments is to reduce expensive, inefficient, unjustified, or unnecessary discovery practices in agency proceedings while preserving the opportunity for fair and efficient discovery for all parties.
04/19/2013RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules of General Application and Adjudication and EnforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application, adjudication, and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to make certain technical corrections, to...2013-08931FR-Doc-2013-08931Rules-Of-General-Application-And-Adjudication-And-EnforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application, adjudication, and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to make certain technical corrections, to clarify certain provisions, to harmonize different parts of the Commission's rules, and to address concerns that have arisen in Commission practice.
04/17/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentRegulation Strengthening Accountability of Attorneys and Non-Attorney Representatives Appearing Before the DepartmentThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is amending its regulations to add a subsection that strengthens the accountability of attorneys and non-attorney representatives who appear in proceedings before the Import Administration (IA). The rule...2013-09041FR-Doc-2013-09041Regulation-Strengthening-Accountability-Of-Attorneys-And-Non-Attorney-Representatives-AppearingThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is amending its regulations to add a subsection that strengthens the accountability of attorneys and non-attorney representatives who appear in proceedings before the Import Administration (IA). The rule provides that both attorneys and non- attorney representatives will be subject to disciplinary action for misconduct based upon good cause. The rule will assist the Department in maintaining the integrity of its proceedings by deterring misconduct by those who appear before it in antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings.
04/10/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentDefinition of Factual Information and Time Limits for Submission of Factual InformationThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is modifying its regulations, which define ``factual information'' and establish time limits for the submission of factual information in antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings. The...2013-08227FR-Doc-2013-08227Definition-Of-Factual-Information-And-Time-Limits-For-Submission-Of-Factual-InformationThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is modifying its regulations, which define ``factual information'' and establish time limits for the submission of factual information in antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings. The modifications to the definition of factual information more clearly describe the types of information that can be submitted by a person or placed on the record by the Department in a segment of the proceeding. The modifications to the time limits enable the Department to efficiently determine the type of information being submitted and whether it is timely filed; they also ensure that the Department has sufficient opportunity to review submissions of factual information.
03/05/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentImport Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological Material From BelizeThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from Belize. These restrictions are being imposed pursuant to an agreement between the...2013-05151FR-Doc-2013-05151Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Certain-Archaeological-Material-From-BelizeThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from Belize. These restrictions are being imposed pursuant to an agreement between the United States and Belize that has been entered into under the authority of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. The final rule amends CBP regulations by adding Belize to the list of countries for which a bilateral agreement has been entered into for imposing cultural property import restrictions. The final rule also contains the designated list that describes the types of archaeological material to which the restrictions apply.
02/28/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentModification of the Port Limits of Green Bay, WIThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to CBP's field organization by expanding and revising the geographical limits of the port of Green Bay, Wisconsin. The port limits will be revised to refer to...2013-04620FR-Doc-2013-04620Modification-Of-The-Port-Limits-Of-Green-Bay-WiThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to CBP's field organization by expanding and revising the geographical limits of the port of Green Bay, Wisconsin. The port limits will be revised to refer to identifiable roadways and waterways rather than townships and will be extended to include the entire Austin Straubel Airport. The change will make the boundaries more easily identifiable to the public. The change is part of a continuing program to more efficiently utilize CBP's personnel, facilities, and resources, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
02/26/2013Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentEstablishment of Due Process Procedures on License-Like ProcessesThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to set forth due process procedures for CBP to follow before suspending or revoking assigned entry filer codes, immediate delivery privileges or remote location...2013-04320FR-Doc-2013-04320Establishment-Of-Due-Process-Procedures-On-License-Like-ProcessesThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to set forth due process procedures for CBP to follow before suspending or revoking assigned entry filer codes, immediate delivery privileges or remote location filing privileges. These proposed changes will codify in the regulations due process procedures consistent with the Administrative Procedure Act before CBP takes actions on these programs depriving an importer of these privileges.
02/15/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentSteel Import Monitoring and Analysis SystemThe Department of Commerce (the Department) publishes this action to make final a rule to extend the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system until March 21, 2017. The purpose of the SIMA system is to provide the public statistical data on...2013-03619FR-Doc-2013-03619Steel-Import-Monitoring-And-Analysis-SystemThe Department of Commerce (the Department) publishes this action to make final a rule to extend the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system until March 21, 2017. The purpose of the SIMA system is to provide the public statistical data on steel imports entering the United States seven weeks earlier than it would otherwise be available to the public. Aggregate data collected from the licenses are made available to the public on a weekly basis following review by the Department.
01/29/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentInternet Publication of Administrative Seizure and Forfeiture NoticesThis final rule adopts, with one change, a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on February 8, 2012, that proposed to allow for publication of notices of seizure and intent to forfeit on an official U.S. Government...2013-01757FR-Doc-2013-01757Internet-Publication-Of-Administrative-Seizure-And-Forfeiture-NoticesThis final rule adopts, with one change, a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on February 8, 2012, that proposed to allow for publication of notices of seizure and intent to forfeit on an official U.S. Government forfeiture Web site. CBP anticipates that this rule's amendments will reduce administrative costs and improve the effectiveness of CBP's notice procedures as Internet publication will reach a broader range of the public and provide access to more parties who may have an interest in the seized property.
01/24/2013RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Corrections Regarding the Methods of Collection of Certain User Fees by CBPThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations in order to clarify that any applicable Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) user fee, which is called an Agricultural Quarantine and Inspection (AQI) user fee,...2013-01166FR-Doc-2013-01166Technical-Corrections-Regarding-The-Methods-Of-Collection-Of-Certain-User-Fees-By-CbpThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations in order to clarify that any applicable Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) user fee, which is called an Agricultural Quarantine and Inspection (AQI) user fee, for commercial trucks will be collected by CBP upon arrival into the United States at the same time that CBP collects its portion of this user fee and to reflect certain administrative changes pertaining to the collection of user fees. The regulation also clarifies that transponders have replaced decals for commercial truck user fee purposes and indicates that the Internet portal through which the public obtains decals and transponders has been renamed the ``Decal and Transponder Online Procurement System (DTOPS).'' In addition, the user fee decal program, certain administrative aspects of which had previously been managed by a private bank under a contract with CBP, is currently being administered entirely within CBP, and this document updates the addresses to which applicable forms and payments are to be mailed as a result of this change. Finally, this document amends the applicable regulations to provide for certain updated CBP form numbers, and to make nomenclature changes reflecting the transfer of CBP to the Department of Homeland Security. It should be noted that the amendments set forth in this document will not result in any change to the amount of the actual user fees.
01/16/2013Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentModification of Regulation Regarding the Extension of Time LimitsThe Department of Commerce (the Department) proposes to modify its regulation concerning the extension of time limits for submissions in antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings. The modification, if adopted, will clarify that parties...2013-00833FR-Doc-2013-00833Modification-Of-Regulation-Regarding-The-Extension-Of-Time-LimitsThe Department of Commerce (the Department) proposes to modify its regulation concerning the extension of time limits for submissions in antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings. The modification, if adopted, will clarify that parties may request an extension of time limits before any time limit established under this part expires. This modification will also clarify under which circumstances the Department will grant untimely- filed requests for the extension of time limits.
12/28/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentOpening of Boquillas Border Crossing and Update to the Class B Port of Entry DescriptionThis rule establishes a border crossing in Big Bend National Park called Boquillas and designates it as a Customs station for customs purposes and a Class B port of entry (POE) for immigration purposes. The Boquillas crossing will be situated between...2012-31328FR-Doc-2012-31328Opening-Of-Boquillas-Border-Crossing-And-Update-To-The-Class-B-Port-Of-Entry-DescriptionThis rule establishes a border crossing in Big Bend National Park called Boquillas and designates it as a Customs station for customs purposes and a Class B port of entry (POE) for immigration purposes. The Boquillas crossing will be situated between Presidio and Del Rio, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the National Park Service (NPS) are partnering on the construction of a joint use facility in Big Bend National Park where the border crossing will operate. This rule also updates the description of a Class B port of entry to reflect current border crossing documentation requirements.
12/26/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentClosing of the Port of Whitetail, MTThis document amends the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations pertaining to the field organization of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to reflect the closure of the port of entry of Whitetail, Montana. The change is part of CBP's...2012-31105FR-Doc-2012-31105Closing-Of-The-Port-Of-Whitetail-MtThis document amends the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations pertaining to the field organization of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to reflect the closure of the port of entry of Whitetail, Montana. The change is part of CBP's continuing program to more efficiently utilize its personnel, facilities, and resources, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
12/10/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Amendment to List of User Fee Airports: Addition of Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, Belgrade, MTThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the recent user fee airport designation for Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Belgrade, Montana. User fee...2012-29752FR-Doc-2012-29752Technical-Amendment-To-List-Of-User-Fee-Airports-Addition-Of-Bozeman-Yellowstone-InternationalThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the recent user fee airport designation for Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport in Belgrade, Montana. User fee airports are those airports which, while not qualifying for designation as international or landing rights airports, have been approved by the Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the services of CBP officers for the processing of aircraft entering the United States, and the passengers and cargo of those aircraft.
12/10/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Corrections to U.S. Customs and Border Protection RegulationsU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) periodically reviews its regulations to ensure that they are current, correct, and consistent. Through this review process, CBP has discovered a number of discrepancies. This document amends various sections of...2012-29632FR-Doc-2012-29632Technical-Corrections-To-Us-Customs-And-Border-Protection-RegulationsU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) periodically reviews its regulations to ensure that they are current, correct, and consistent. Through this review process, CBP has discovered a number of discrepancies. This document amends various sections of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) to correct those discrepancies.
12/06/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentInformal Entry Limit and Removal of a Formal Entry RequirementCurrently, for any merchandise valued over $2,000, CBP requires importers to provide a surety bond, complete CBP form 7501, and pay a minimum of $25 in Merchandise Processing Fees (MPF). The final rule increases the limit, from $2,000 to $2,500, for...2012-29193FR-Doc-2012-29193Informal-Entry-Limit-And-Removal-Of-A-Formal-Entry-RequirementCurrently, for any merchandise valued over $2,000, CBP requires importers to provide a surety bond, complete CBP form 7501, and pay a minimum of $25 in Merchandise Processing Fees (MPF). The final rule increases the limit, from $2,000 to $2,500, for which merchandise may qualify for an ``informal entry'', thereby eliminating the need for a surety bond, expediting the customs clearance process, and reducing the required MPF amount to $2 (assuming the entries are filed electronically). CBP is increasing the informal entry limit to mitigate the effects of inflation and in addition, to meet a commitment of the Beyond the Border Initiative between the United States and Canada, to increase and harmonize the value thresholds to $2,500 for expedited customs clearance from the current levels of $2,000 for the United States and $1,600 for Canada. This document also removes the language requiring formal entry for certain articles that were formerly subject to absolute quotas under the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing because CBP no longer needs to require formal entries for these articles. This document also makes a technical conforming amendment to reflect a recent statutory amendment that increased the ad valorem Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) from 0.21 percent to 0.3464 percent. Finally, this document makes non- substantive editorial and nomenclature changes.
11/13/2012Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentSteel Import Monitoring and Analysis SystemThe Department of Commerce publishes this proposed rule to request public comments on proposed modifications to the regulations for the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) System that would extend the system until March 2017. This extension...2012-27539FR-Doc-2012-27539Steel-Import-Monitoring-And-Analysis-SystemThe Department of Commerce publishes this proposed rule to request public comments on proposed modifications to the regulations for the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) System that would extend the system until March 2017. This extension would continue the Department's ability to track as early as possible certain steel mill imports into the United States and make the import data publicly available approximately seven weeks in advance of the full public trade data release by the Bureau of the Census. Having access to full information about imports provides the public with greater knowledge to evaluate current market conditions.
10/18/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentUnited States-Peru Trade Promotion AgreementThis document adopts as a final rule, with one change, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations which were published in the Federal Register on November 3, 2011, as CBP Dec. 11-22, to implement the preferential...2012-25668FR-Doc-2012-25668United-States-Peru-Trade-Promotion-AgreementThis document adopts as a final rule, with one change, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations which were published in the Federal Register on November 3, 2011, as CBP Dec. 11-22, to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
10/18/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Classes of MerchandiseThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning adjudication and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to address concerns that have arisen about the scope of...2012-25792FR-Doc-2012-25792Special-Classes-Of-Merchandise 
09/28/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions on Archaeological and Ethnological Materials From GuatemalaThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological materials from Guatemala. These restrictions, which were last extended by CBP Dec. 07-79, are due to...2012-23959FR-Doc-2012-23959Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-On-Archaeological-And-Ethnological-Materials-From-GuatemalaThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological materials from Guatemala. These restrictions, which were last extended by CBP Dec. 07-79, are due to expire on September 29, 2012, unless extended. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State (Department of State), has determined to extend the bilateral Agreement between the Republic of Guatemala and the United States to continue the imposition of import restrictions on the archaeological materials from Guatemala and to add restrictions on certain ethnological materials. The Designated List of cultural property described in Treasury Decision (T.D.) 97-81 is revised in this document to reflect the addition of the ethnological materials. The import restrictions imposed on the archaeological and ethnological materials covered under the Agreement will be in effect for a 5-year period, and the CBP regulations are being amended accordingly. These restrictions are being imposed pursuant to determinations of the Department of State under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property.
09/26/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentUnited States-Colombia Trade Promotion AgreementThis rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations on an interim basis to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States- Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement entered into by...2012-23604FR-Doc-2012-23604United-States-Colombia-Trade-Promotion-AgreementThis rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations on an interim basis to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States- Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement entered into by the United States and the Republic of Colombia.
09/25/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Corrections Relating to the Rules of Origin for Goods Imported Under the NAFTA and for Textile and Apparel ProductsThis document sets forth technical corrections to part 102 of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect recent changes in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. The affected provisions in part 102 of title 19 of...2012-23499FR-Doc-2012-23499Technical-Corrections-Relating-To-The-Rules-Of-Origin-For-Goods-Imported-Under-The-Nafta-And-ForThis document sets forth technical corrections to part 102 of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect recent changes in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. The affected provisions in part 102 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations which are based in part on specified changes in tariff classification, comprise a codified system used for determining the country of origin of goods imported under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), determining whether an imported good is a new or different article of commerce under the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement and the United States- Bahrain Free Trade Agreement, and for the country of origin of textile and apparel products (other than those of Israel).
09/24/2012Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentClosing of the Jamieson Line, NY Border CrossingU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to close the Jamieson Line, New York border crossing. The proposed change is part of CBP's continuing program to more efficiently utilize its personnel, facilities, and resources, and to provide...2012-23498FR-Doc-2012-23498Closing-Of-The-Jamieson-Line-Ny-Border-CrossingU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to close the Jamieson Line, New York border crossing. The proposed change is part of CBP's continuing program to more efficiently utilize its personnel, facilities, and resources, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
09/19/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Material From MaliThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from Mali. The restrictions, which were previously imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.)...2012-23057FR-Doc-2012-23057Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Archaeological-Material-From-MaliThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from Mali. The restrictions, which were previously imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 97-80, extended by T.D. 02-55, and last extended and amended by CBP Dec. 07-77, are due to expire on September 19, 2012, unless extended. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, the restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to indicate this further extension. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. CBP Dec. 07-77 contains the Designated List of archaeological materials that describes the articles to which the restrictions apply.
09/06/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentVessels in Foreign and Domestic TradesOn July 10, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a proposed rule in the Federal Register requesting comments regarding a proposed modification to the definition of factual information and to the time limits for the submission of...2012-21999FR-Doc-2012-21999Vessels-In-Foreign-And-Domestic-Trades 
08/15/2012Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentProhibitions and Conditions on the Importation and Exportation of Rough DiamondsThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to set forth the prohibitions and conditions that are applicable to the importation and exportation of rough diamonds pursuant to the Clean Diamond Trade Act, as...2012-20001FR-Doc-2012-20001Prohibitions-And-Conditions-On-The-Importation-And-Exportation-Of-Rough-DiamondsThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to set forth the prohibitions and conditions that are applicable to the importation and exportation of rough diamonds pursuant to the Clean Diamond Trade Act, as implemented by the President in Executive Order 13312 dated July 29, 2003, and the Rough Diamonds Control Regulations (RDCR) issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. In addition to restating pertinent provisions of the RDCR, the proposed amendments would clarify that any U.S. person exporting from or importing into the United States a shipment of rough diamonds must retain for a period of at least five years a copy of the Kimberley Process Certificate that currently must accompany such shipments and make the copy available for inspection when requested by CBP. The document also proposes to require formal entry for shipments of rough diamonds.
08/01/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Objects and Ecclesiastical and Ritual Ethnological Materials From Cyprus; CorrectionOn July 13, 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a final rule reflecting an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from Cyprus and announcing that the Designated...2012-18670FR-Doc-2012-18670Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-On-Archaeological-Objects-And-Ecclesiastical-And-RitualOn July 13, 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a final rule reflecting an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from Cyprus and announcing that the Designated List of materials covered by the restrictions has been revised. The Designated List and the regulatory text in that document contain language which is inadvertently not consistent with the rest of the document as to the historical period that the import restrictions cover for ecclesiastical and ritual ethnological materials from Cyprus. This document corrects the inconsistent language to clarify that ecclesiastical and ritual ethnological materials from Cyprus representing the Byzantine and Post Byzantine periods, dating from approximately the 4th century A.D. to 1850 A.D., are subject to the import restrictions.
07/26/2012Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentChanges to the In-Bond Process; CorrectionU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register on February 22, 2012, proposing various changes to the in-bond regulations to enhance CBP's ability to regulate and track in-bond merchandise and...2012-18187FR-Doc-2012-18187Changes-To-The-In-Bond-Process-CorrectionU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register on February 22, 2012, proposing various changes to the in-bond regulations to enhance CBP's ability to regulate and track in-bond merchandise and to ensure that the in-bond merchandise is properly entered and duties are paid or that the in-bond merchandise is exported. In that document, CBP published a summary of its analysis under the Regulatory Flexibility Act and stated that the complete Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA) was posted on the regulations.gov Web site. As CBP inadvertently failed to post the IRFA on the docket when the NPRM was published, CBP is notifying the public that the IRFA has now been posted and is seeking comments on the conclusion in the NPRM and the IRFA that the rule may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.
07/17/2012Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentCorrection to Modification of Regulations Regarding the Definition of Factual Information and Time Limits for Submission of Factual InformationThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on Pre- Classical and Classical archaeological objects and Byzantine ecclesiastical and ritual ethnological materials from Cyprus....2012-17284FR-Doc-2012-17284Correction-To-Modification-Of-Regulations-Regarding-The-Definition-Of-Factual-Information-And-Time 
07/12/2012Proposed RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules of General Application, Adjudication, and EnforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application, adjudication, and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to make certain technical...2012-16603FR-Doc-2012-16603Rules-Of-General-Application-Adjudication-And-EnforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application, adjudication, and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to make certain technical corrections, to clarify certain provisions, to harmonize different parts of the Commission's rules, and to address concerns that have arisen in Commission practice. The intended effect of the proposed amendments is to facilitate compliance with the Commission's Rules and improve the administration of agency proceedings.
07/10/2012Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentModification of Regulations Regarding the Definition of Factual Information and Time Limits for Submission of Factual InformationThe Department of Commerce (the Department) proposes to modify its regulations which define ``factual information'' and establish time limits for the submission of factual information in antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings. The...2012-16715FR-Doc-2012-16715Modification-Of-Regulations-Regarding-The-Definition-Of-Factual-Information-And-Time-Limits-ForThe Department of Commerce (the Department) proposes to modify its regulations which define ``factual information'' and establish time limits for the submission of factual information in antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings. The modifications to the definition of factual information, if adopted, will more clearly describe the types of information that can be submitted by a person or placed on the record by the Department in a segment of a proceeding. The modifications to the time limits in which such information may be submitted or placed on the record, if adopted, will enable the Department to efficiently determine what type of information is being submitted and whether it is timely filed, and to provide sufficient opportunity for the Department to review submissions of factual information.
06/28/2012Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentProposed Modification to Regulation Concerning the Use of Market Economy Input Prices in Nonmarket Economy ProceedingsThe Department of Commerce (``Department'') proposes to modify its regulation which states that the Department normally will use the price that a nonmarket economy (``NME'') producer pays to a market economy supplier when a factor of production is...2012-15436FR-Doc-2012-15436Proposed-Modification-To-Regulation-Concerning-The-Use-Of-Market-Economy-Input-Prices-In-NonmarketThe Department of Commerce (``Department'') proposes to modify its regulation which states that the Department normally will use the price that a nonmarket economy (``NME'') producer pays to a market economy supplier when a factor of production is purchased from a market economy supplier and paid for in market economy currency, in the calculation of normal value (``NV'') in antidumping proceedings involving NME countries. The rule, if adopted, would establish (1) a requirement that the input at issue be produced in one or more market economy countries, and (2) a revised threshold requiring that ``substantially all'' of an input be purchased from one or more market economy suppliers before the Department would use the purchase price paid to value the entire factor of production. Through this proposed modification, the Department is announcing its proposed definition of ``substantially all'' to be 85 percent of the total purchased volume of the particular input. The Department invites public comment on this proposed change.
06/26/2012Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentRegulation Strengthening Accountability of Attorneys and Non-Attorney Representatives Appearing Before the DepartmentThe Department of Commerce (the Department) proposes to amend its regulations to add a subsection that strengthens the accountability of attorneys and non-attorney representatives who appear in proceedings before the Import Administration (IA). If this...2012-15381FR-Doc-2012-15381Regulation-Strengthening-Accountability-Of-Attorneys-And-Non-Attorney-Representatives-AppearingThe Department of Commerce (the Department) proposes to amend its regulations to add a subsection that strengthens the accountability of attorneys and non-attorney representatives who appear in proceedings before the Import Administration (IA). If this proposed rule is implemented, the Department will continue its long-standing practice of permitting attorneys and non-attorney representatives to appear before IA. The proposed rule provides that both attorneys and non-attorney representatives will be subject to disciplinary action for misconduct based upon good cause. The proposed rule will assist the Department in maintaining the integrity of its proceedings by deterring misconduct by those who appear before it in antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings. The Department is requesting comments on the proposed rule as discussed in more detail below.
06/25/2012RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules for Investigations Relating to Global and Bilateral Safeguard Actions, Market Disruption, Trade Diversion, and Review of Relief ActionsThe United States International Trade Commission (Commission) is adopting as a final rule, with changes to correct three typographical errors, the interim rule amending its Rules of Practice and Procedure (Rules) that was published on January 26, 2012....2012-15346FR-Doc-2012-15346Rules-For-Investigations-Relating-To-Global-And-Bilateral-Safeguard-Actions-Market-Disruption-TradeThe United States International Trade Commission (Commission) is adopting as a final rule, with changes to correct three typographical errors, the interim rule amending its Rules of Practice and Procedure (Rules) that was published on January 26, 2012. The rule concerns the conduct of safeguard investigations under statutory provisions that implement bilateral safeguard provisions in free trade agreements that the United States has negotiated with Australia, Bahrain, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and five Central American countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua), Jordan, Korea, Morocco, Oman, Panama, Peru, and Singapore. With the exception of the free trade agreement with Panama, all of the aforementioned free trade agreements have entered into force. The free trade agreement with Panama is expected to enter into force imminently. The interim rule amended and expanded upon rules previously in effect that pertained to the conduct of bilateral safeguard investigations under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act with respect to imports from Canada and Mexico.
06/08/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCustoms Broker Recordkeeping Requirements Regarding Location and Method of Record RetentionThis document adopts as a final rule, with an additional technical correction, proposed amendments to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding customs broker recordkeeping requirements as they pertain to the location and method of...2012-13907FR-Doc-2012-13907Customs-Broker-Recordkeeping-Requirements-Regarding-Location-And-Method-Of-Record-RetentionThis document adopts as a final rule, with an additional technical correction, proposed amendments to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding customs broker recordkeeping requirements as they pertain to the location and method of record retention. The amendments permit a licensed customs broker, under prescribed conditions, to store records relating to his or her customs transactions at any location within the customs territory of the United States. The amendments also remove the requirement, as it currently applies to brokers who maintain separate electronic records, that certain entry records must be retained in their original format for the 120-day period after the release or conditional release of imported merchandise. These changes maximize the use of available technologies and serve to conform CBP's recordkeeping requirements to reflect modern business practices without compromising the agency's ability to monitor and enforce recordkeeping compliance.
06/07/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Materials From PeruThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological material from Peru. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury...2012-13859FR-Doc-2012-13859Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Archaeological-And-Ethnological-Materials-From-PeruThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological material from Peru. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 97-50 and last extended by CBP Dec. 07-27, are due to expire on June 9, 2012, unless extended. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, the restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to indicate this third extension. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the State Department under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. T.D. 97-50 contains the Designated List of archaeological and ethnological materials that describes the articles to which the restrictions apply.
05/25/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentFinal Withdrawal of Regulations Pertaining to Imports of Cotton Woven Fabric and Short Supply ProceduresImport Administration (``IA'') issues this final rule withdrawing regulations pertaining to imports of cotton woven fabric and short supply procedures. Both sets of regulations are obsolete: The tariff quota on cotton woven fabric expired in 2009, and...2012-12791FR-Doc-2012-12791Final-Withdrawal-Of-Regulations-Pertaining-To-Imports-Of-Cotton-Woven-Fabric-And-Short-SupplyImport Administration (``IA'') issues this final rule withdrawing regulations pertaining to imports of cotton woven fabric and short supply procedures. Both sets of regulations are obsolete: The tariff quota on cotton woven fabric expired in 2009, and the short supply voluntary restraints have not affected U.S. trade for over 19 years. The removal of these regulations will simplify research into the trade laws and eliminate confusion for both United States importers and foreign exporters.
05/21/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentModification to Regulation Concerning the Revocation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty OrdersThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is amending its regulations concerning the revocation of antidumping and countervailing duty orders in whole or in part, and the termination of suspended antidumping and countervailing duty investigations....2012-12257FR-Doc-2012-12257Modification-To-Regulation-Concerning-The-Revocation-Of-Antidumping-And-Countervailing-Duty-OrdersThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is amending its regulations concerning the revocation of antidumping and countervailing duty orders in whole or in part, and the termination of suspended antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. This rule eliminates the provision for revocation of an antidumping or countervailing duty order with respect to individual exporters or producers based on those individual exporters or producers having received antidumping rates of zero for three consecutive years, or countervailing duty rates of zero for five consecutive years.
04/25/2012Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Port Limits of Indianapolis, INU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to extend the geographical limits of the port of entry of Indianapolis, Indiana. The proposed extension will make the boundaries more easily identifiable to the public and will allow for uniform and...2012-9996FR-Doc-2012-9996Extension-Of-Port-Limits-Of-Indianapolis-InU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to extend the geographical limits of the port of entry of Indianapolis, Indiana. The proposed extension will make the boundaries more easily identifiable to the public and will allow for uniform and continuous service to the extended area of Indianapolis, Indiana. The proposed change is part of CBP's continuing program to use its personnel, facilities, and resources more efficiently, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
04/24/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDisclosure of Information for Certain Intellectual Property Rights Enforced at the BorderThis document amends, on an interim basis, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to importations of merchandise bearing recorded trademarks or recorded trade names. The interim amendments, effective upon publication in the...2012-9762FR-Doc-2012-9762Disclosure-Of-Information-For-Certain-Intellectual-Property-Rights-Enforced-At-The-BorderThis document amends, on an interim basis, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to importations of merchandise bearing recorded trademarks or recorded trade names. The interim amendments, effective upon publication in the Federal Register, allow CBP, subject to limitations, to disclose to an intellectual property right holder information appearing on merchandise or its retail packaging that may comprise information otherwise protected by the Trade Secrets Act, for the purpose of assisting CBP in determining whether the merchandise bears a counterfeit mark. Such information will be provided to the right holder in the form of photographs or a sample of the goods and/or their retail packaging in their condition as presented to CBP for examination and alphanumeric codes appearing on the goods. The information will include, but not be limited to, serial numbers, universal product codes, and stock keeping unit (SKU) numbers appearing on the imported merchandise and its retail packaging, whether in alphanumeric or other formats. These changes provide a pre-seizure procedure for disclosing information about imported merchandise suspected of bearing a counterfeit mark for the limited purpose of obtaining the right holder's assistance in determining whether the mark is counterfeit or not.
04/20/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Amendment to Cuba Airport List: Addition of Recently Approved AirportsThis document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by updating the list of airports authorized to accept aircraft traveling to or from Cuba.2012-9510FR-Doc-2012-9510Technical-Amendment-To-Cuba-Airport-List-Addition-Of-Recently-Approved-AirportsThis document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by updating the list of airports authorized to accept aircraft traveling to or from Cuba.
04/02/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentChanges in the Statutory Authority for Petitions for ReliefThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by making technical corrections to reflect the repeal of one of the underlying statutory authorities regarding petitions for relief from a fine, penalty, forfeiture, or...2012-7814FR-Doc-2012-7814Changes-In-The-Statutory-Authority-For-Petitions-For-ReliefThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by making technical corrections to reflect the repeal of one of the underlying statutory authorities regarding petitions for relief from a fine, penalty, forfeiture, or liquidated damages under a law administered by CBP. Administrative petitioning rights are not affected by removal of this authority because CBP has other existing statutory authority for these provisions. This document also amends regulations to reflect changes in delegation authority as effected by the transfer of CBP to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and makes non-substantive editorial and nomenclature changes.
03/27/2012Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentMembers of a Family for Purpose of Filing a CBP Family DeclarationU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to revise its regulations regarding U.S. returning residents who are eligible to file a single customs declaration for members of a family traveling together upon arrival in the United States....2012-7122FR-Doc-2012-7122Members-Of-A-Family-For-Purpose-Of-Filing-A-Cbp-Family-DeclarationU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to revise its regulations regarding U.S. returning residents who are eligible to file a single customs declaration for members of a family traveling together upon arrival in the United States. Specifically, CBP is proposing to expand the definition of the term ``members of a family residing in one household'' to allow more U.S. returning residents to file a family customs declaration for articles acquired abroad. CBP anticipates that this proposed change will reduce the amount of paperwork that CBP officers would need to review during inspection and, therefore, facilitate passenger processing. CBP believes that this proposed change would more accurately reflect relationships between members of the public who are traveling together as a family.
03/26/2012Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentInadmissibility of Consumer Products and Industrial Equipment Noncompliant With Applicable Energy Conservation or Labeling StandardsThis document proposes amendments to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to provide that if certain imports do not comply with applicable energy conservation or labeling standards, CBP will refuse admission when so notified by the...2012-7105FR-Doc-2012-7105Inadmissibility-Of-Consumer-Products-And-Industrial-Equipment-Noncompliant-With-Applicable-EnergyThis document proposes amendments to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to provide that if certain imports do not comply with applicable energy conservation or labeling standards, CBP will refuse admission when so notified by the Department of Energy (DOE) or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and CBP may, upon a recommendation from DOE or FTC, conditionally release the goods so that they may be brought into compliance. Specifically, CBP will refuse admission into the customs territory of the United States to consumer products and industrial equipment deemed noncompliant with the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA) and its implementing regulations, and for which CBP has received written notice from the DOE or the FTC that identifies merchandise as noncompliant with applicable EPCA requirements. In lieu of immediate refusal of admission, and upon written or electronic notice by DOE or FTC, CBP may conditionally release under bond to the importer such noncompliant products or equipment for purposes of reconditioning, re-labeling, or other action so as to bring the subject product or equipment into compliance with applicable energy conservation and labeling admissibility standards. If the subject import is not timely brought into compliance, CBP, at the direction of DOE or FTC, will issue a refusal of admission notice to the importer and demand redelivery of the subject products to CBP custody. A failure to comply with a demand for redelivery will result in the assessment of liquidated damages. This proposed regulation, if adopted, will implement the mandate of the EPCA, as amended, to preclude admission into the United States of certain consumer products and industrial equipment that do not meet applicable labeling or energy conservation requirements.
03/26/2012Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentPermissible Sharing of Client Records by Customs BrokersThis document withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on October 27, 2010, that proposed amendments to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations that would allow brokers, upon the client's consent in a...2012-7223FR-Doc-2012-7223Permissible-Sharing-Of-Client-Records-By-Customs-BrokersThis document withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on October 27, 2010, that proposed amendments to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations that would allow brokers, upon the client's consent in a written authorization, to share client information with affiliated entities related to the broker so that these entities may offer non-customs business services to the broker's clients. Although the proposed rule was prepared in response to a request from a member of the broker community seeking to allow brokers to share clients' information for marketing purposes, there was opposition to the proposal from brokers due to the condition on sharing the information that CBP included in the document to protect importers' proprietary information. The notice is being withdrawn to permit further consideration of the relevant issues involved in the proposed rulemaking.
03/26/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentInterest on Untimely Paid Vessel Repair DutiesThis document adopts as a final rule, without change, the proposed amendments to the CBP regulations that provide that where an owner or master of a vessel documented under the laws of the United States fails to timely pay the duties determined to be...2012-7229FR-Doc-2012-7229Interest-On-Untimely-Paid-Vessel-Repair-DutiesThis document adopts as a final rule, without change, the proposed amendments to the CBP regulations that provide that where an owner or master of a vessel documented under the laws of the United States fails to timely pay the duties determined to be due to CBP that are associated with the purchase of equipment for, or repair to, the vessel while it is outside the United States, interest will accrue on the amounts owed to CBP and that person will be liable for interest. The purpose of this document is to ensure that the CBP regulations reflect that CBP collects interest as part of its inherent revenue collection functions in situations where an owner or master of a vessel fails to pay the vessel repair duties determined to be due within 30 days of CBP issuing the bill.
03/19/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentUnited States-Korea Free Trade AgreementThis rule amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations on an interim basis to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States- Korea Free Trade Agreement.2012-6554FR-Doc-2012-6554United-States-Korea-Free-Trade-AgreementThis rule amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations on an interim basis to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States- Korea Free Trade Agreement.
02/22/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDuty-Free Treatment of Certain Visual and Auditory MaterialsThis document adopts as a final rule, without change, the proposed amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to permit an applicant to file the documentation required for duty-free treatment of certain visual and auditory...2012-4091FR-Doc-2012-4091Duty-Free-Treatment-Of-Certain-Visual-And-Auditory-MaterialsThis document adopts as a final rule, without change, the proposed amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to permit an applicant to file the documentation required for duty-free treatment of certain visual and auditory materials of an educational, scientific, or cultural character under subheading 9817.00.40, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), at any time prior to the liquidation of the entry. This change allots more time for the importer to provide the necessary certification documentation to CBP and serves to align the filing of required certification documentation with a change in CBP policy that extended the liquidation cycle for entries in the ordinary course of business from 90 days to 314 days after the date of entry.
02/22/2012Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentChanges to the In-Bond ProcessUnder the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations, imported merchandise may be transported in-bond. This process allows imported merchandise to be entered at one U.S. port of entry without appraisement or payment of duties and transported...2012-2819FR-Doc-2012-2819Changes-To-The-In-Bond-ProcessUnder the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations, imported merchandise may be transported in-bond. This process allows imported merchandise to be entered at one U.S. port of entry without appraisement or payment of duties and transported by a bonded carrier to another U.S. port of entry provided all statutory and regulatory conditions are met. At the destination port, the merchandise is officially entered into the commerce of the United States and duties paid, or, the merchandise is exported. CBP is proposing various changes to the in-bond regulations to enhance CBP's ability to regulate and track in-bond merchandise and to ensure that the in-bond merchandise is properly entered and duties are paid or that the in-bond merchandise is exported. Among other things, the proposed changes would: eliminate the paper in-bond application (CBP Form 7512) and require carriers or their agents to electronically file the in-bond application; require additional information on the in-bond application including the six- digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule number, if available, and information relevant to the safety and security of the in-bond merchandise; establish a 30-day maximum time to transport in-bond merchandise between United States ports, for all modes of transportation except pipeline; require carriers to electronically request permission from CBP before diverting the in-bond merchandise from its intended destination port to another port; and require carriers to report the arrival and location of the in-bond merchandise within 24 hours of arrival at the port of destination or port of export. CBP also proposes various other changes, including the restructuring of the in-bond regulations, so that they are more logical and better track the in-bond process. At this time, CBP is not proposing to change the in-bond procedures found in the air commerce regulations, except to change certain times periods to conform to the proposed changes in this document.
02/14/2012RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentAntidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final ModificationThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is modifying its methodology regarding the calculation of the weighted-average dumping margins and antidumping duty assessment rate in certain segments of antidumping duty proceedings (hereinafter,...2012-3290FR-Doc-2012-3290Antidumping-Proceedings-Calculation-Of-The-Weighted-Average-Dumping-Margin-And-Assessment-Rate-InThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is modifying its methodology regarding the calculation of the weighted-average dumping margins and antidumping duty assessment rate in certain segments of antidumping duty proceedings (hereinafter, ``Final Modification for Reviews''). Currently, in a review of an antidumping duty order conducted under 19 CFR 351.213 (administrative review), 351.214 (new shipper review), and 351.215 (expedited antidumping review) (collectively ``reviews''), the Department usually makes comparisons between transaction-specific export prices and average normal values and does not offset the amount of dumping that is found with the results of comparisons for which the transaction-specific export price, or constructed export price, exceeds normal value. Several World Trade Organization (``WTO'') dispute settlement reports have found that the United States' application of these methodologies was inconsistent with its WTO obligations. Under this Final Modification for Reviews, the Department will calculate weighted- average margins of dumping and antidumping duty assessment rates in a manner which provides offsets for non-dumped comparisons while using monthly average-to-average (``A-A'') comparisons in reviews, paralleling the WTO-consistent methodology that the Department applies in original investigations. The Department is also modifying its practice in five-year (``sunset'') reviews, such that it will not rely on weighted-average dumping margins that were calculated using the methodology found to be WTO-inconsistent. The schedule for implementing these changes is set forth in the ``Timetable'' section in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
02/09/2012Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExemptions From Entry Requirements and Report of Arrival Requirements for Certain Department of Defense Vessels and AircraftCertain vessels and aircraft owned or chartered by the Department of Defense (DoD) are exempt from entry requirements and, in some cases, reporting requirements upon their arrival in the United States from a foreign place. This rule proposes to expand...2012-2925FR-Doc-2012-2925Exemptions-From-Entry-Requirements-And-Report-Of-Arrival-Requirements-For-Certain-Department-OfCertain vessels and aircraft owned or chartered by the Department of Defense (DoD) are exempt from entry requirements and, in some cases, reporting requirements upon their arrival in the United States from a foreign place. This rule proposes to expand those exemptions to include additional DoD-owned or chartered vessels and aircraft when transporting certain cargo or passengers.
02/08/2012Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentInternet Publication of Administrative Seizure and Forfeiture NoticesThis rule proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to allow for publication of notices of seizure and intent to forfeit on an official Government forfeiture Web site. CBP anticipates that the changes proposed in this...2012-2842FR-Doc-2012-2842Internet-Publication-Of-Administrative-Seizure-And-Forfeiture-NoticesThis rule proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to allow for publication of notices of seizure and intent to forfeit on an official Government forfeiture Web site. CBP anticipates that the changes proposed in this rule would reduce administrative costs and improve the effectiveness of CBP's notice procedures as Internet publication would reach a broader range of the public and provide access to more parties who may have an interest in the seized property.
02/03/2012Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentWithdrawal of Regulations Pertaining to Imports of Cotton Woven Fabric and Short Supply Procedures; Opportunity for Public CommentImport Administration (``IA'') issues this proposed rule for the purpose of withdrawing regulations pertaining to imports of cotton woven fabric and short supply procedures. Both sets of regulations are obsolete.2012-2227FR-Doc-2012-2227Withdrawal-Of-Regulations-Pertaining-To-Imports-Of-Cotton-Woven-Fabric-And-Short-Supply-ProceduresImport Administration (``IA'') issues this proposed rule for the purpose of withdrawing regulations pertaining to imports of cotton woven fabric and short supply procedures. Both sets of regulations are obsolete.
01/26/2012RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules for Investigations Relating to Global and Bilateral Safeguards Actions, Market Disruption, Trade Diversion, and Review of Relief ActionsThe United States International Trade Commission (Commission) is adopting interim rules that amend the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure to make technical amendments and to provide rules for the conduct of safeguard investigations under...2012-1500FR-Doc-2012-1500Rules-For-Investigations-Relating-To-Global-And-Bilateral-Safeguards-Actions-Market-Disruption-TradeThe United States International Trade Commission (Commission) is adopting interim rules that amend the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure to make technical amendments and to provide rules for the conduct of safeguard investigations under statutory provisions that implement bilateral safeguard provisions in free trade agreements that the United States has negotiated with Australia, Bahrain, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and five Central American countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua), Jordan, Korea, Morocco, Oman, Panama, Peru, and Singapore. With the exception of the free trade agreements with Colombia, Korea, and Panama, all of the aforementioned free trade agreements have entered into force. The free trade agreements with Colombia, Korea, and Panama are expected to enter into force imminently. The interim rules would amend and expand upon current rules that pertain to the conduct of bilateral safeguard investigations under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act with respect to imports from Canada and Mexico.
12/01/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentImport Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological and Ethnological Material From GreeceThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological material from the Hellenic Republic (Greece). These restrictions are being...2011-30905FR-Doc-2011-30905Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Certain-Archaeological-And-Ethnological-Material-From-GreeceThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological material from the Hellenic Republic (Greece). These restrictions are being imposed pursuant to an agreement between the United States and Greece that has been entered into under the authority of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. The final rule amends CBP regulations by adding Greece to the list of countries for which a bilateral agreement has been entered into for imposing cultural property import restrictions. The final rule also contains the designated list that describes the types of archaeological and ethnological articles to which the restrictions apply.
12/01/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Material From BoliviaThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological material from Bolivia. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury...2011-30897FR-Doc-2011-30897Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Archaeological-And-Ethnological-Material-From-BoliviaThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological material from Bolivia. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 01-86 and last extended by CBP Dec. 06-26, are due to expire on December 4, 2011. The Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional 5 years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension through December 4, 2016. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. T.D. 01-86 contains the Designated List of archaeological and ethnological material from Bolivia to which the restrictions apply.
11/17/2011RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules of Adjudication and EnforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of October 19, 2011 (76 FR 64803). The final rule concerns the Commission's effort to gather more information on public...2011-29664FR-Doc-2011-29664Rules-Of-Adjudication-And-EnforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of October 19, 2011 (76 FR 64803). The final rule concerns the Commission's effort to gather more information on public interest issues arising from complaints filed with the Commission requesting institution of an investigation under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337. The intended effect of the final rule is to aid the Commission in identifying investigations that require further development of public interest issues in the record, and to identify and develop information regarding the public interest at each stage of the investigation.
11/09/2011Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentModification of the Port Limits of Green Bay, WIU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to extend the geographic limits of the port of Green Bay, Wisconsin, to update and change the description of the port boundaries to refer to identifiable roadways and waterways rather than townships...2011-29028FR-Doc-2011-29028Modification-Of-The-Port-Limits-Of-Green-Bay-WiU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to extend the geographic limits of the port of Green Bay, Wisconsin, to update and change the description of the port boundaries to refer to identifiable roadways and waterways rather than townships and to include the entire Austin Straubel Airport. Due to an error, a portion of the airport is located outside the current port limits. The change is part of CBP's continuing program to more efficiently utilize its personnel, facilities, and resources, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
11/03/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentAddition of the Cook Islands to the List of Nations Entitled to Special Tonnage Tax ExemptionThe Department of State has informed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that discriminating or countervailing duties are not imposed by the government of the Cook Islands on vessels owned by citizens of the United States. Accordingly, vessels of...2011-28472FR-Doc-2011-28472Addition-Of-The-Cook-Islands-To-The-List-Of-Nations-Entitled-To-Special-Tonnage-Tax-ExemptionThe Department of State has informed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that discriminating or countervailing duties are not imposed by the government of the Cook Islands on vessels owned by citizens of the United States. Accordingly, vessels of the Cook Islands are exempt from special tonnage taxes and light money in ports of the United States. This document amends the CBP regulations by adding the Cook Islands to the list of nations whose vessels are exempt from payment of any higher tonnage duties than are applicable to vessels of the United States and from the payment of light money.
11/03/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentUnited States-Peru Trade Promotion AgreementThis rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations on an interim basis to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States- Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.2011-28471FR-Doc-2011-28471United-States-Peru-Trade-Promotion-AgreementThis rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations on an interim basis to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States- Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
10/28/2011Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentInformal Entry Limit and Removal of a Formal Entry RequirementThis document proposes to amend provisions in Customs and Border Protection (CPB) regulations to increase the informal entry limit from $2,000 to $2,500. Section 662 of the Customs Modernization provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement...2011-27879FR-Doc-2011-27879Informal-Entry-Limit-And-Removal-Of-A-Formal-Entry-RequirementThis document proposes to amend provisions in Customs and Border Protection (CPB) regulations to increase the informal entry limit from $2,000 to $2,500. Section 662 of the Customs Modernization provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act raised the statutory limit by which the Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations for the declaration and entry of, among other things, imported merchandise when the aggregate value of the shipment does not exceed an amount specified, but not greater than $2,500. The current limit of $2000 was established in 1998 and while that dollar amount has been unchanged, inflation over the intervening years has reduced the value of that amount in real terms. Consequently, CBP proposes to raise the current informal entry amount to its maximum statutory limit in response to inflation that has occurred and thereby to reduce the administrative burden on importers and other entry filers. Moreover, CBP proposes to remove the language requiring formal entry for certain articles, because with the elimination of absolute quotas under the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing, CBP no longer needs to require formal entries for these articles. This document also makes non-substantive editorial and nomenclature changes.
10/28/2011Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentOpening of Boquillas Border Crossing and Update to the Class B Port of Entry DescriptionThis notice of proposed rulemaking proposes to create a border crossing in Big Bend National Park to be called Boquillas. The Boquillas crossing would be situated between Presidio and Del Rio, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the...2011-27792FR-Doc-2011-27792Opening-Of-Boquillas-Border-Crossing-And-Update-To-The-Class-B-Port-Of-Entry-DescriptionThis notice of proposed rulemaking proposes to create a border crossing in Big Bend National Park to be called Boquillas. The Boquillas crossing would be situated between Presidio and Del Rio, Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the National Park Service plan to partner on the construction of a joint use facility in Big Bend National Park where the border crossing would operate. This NPRM proposes to designate the Boquillas border crossing as a ``Customs station'' for customs purposes and a Class B port of entry for immigration purposes. This NPRM also proposes to update the description of a Class B port of entry to reflect current border crossing documentation requirements.
10/25/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCBP Audit Procedures; Use of Sampling Methods and Offsetting of Overpayments and Over-DeclarationsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by adding provisions for the use of sampling methods in CBP audits and prior disclosure cases and for the offsetting of overpayments and over-declarations when an audit...2011-27511FR-Doc-2011-27511Cbp-Audit-Procedures-Use-Of-Sampling-Methods-And-Offsetting-Of-Overpayments-And-Over-DeclarationsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by adding provisions for the use of sampling methods in CBP audits and prior disclosure cases and for the offsetting of overpayments and over-declarations when an audit involves a calculation of lost duties, taxes, or fees or monetary penalties under 19 U.S.C. 1592. The sampling provision may be used by both CBP and private parties in certain circumstances. The offsetting provision is in accordance with CBP's authority under 19 U.S.C. 1509(b)(6).
10/21/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentUnited States-OMAN Free Trade AgreementThis document adopts as a final rule, without change, interim amendments to the Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations which were published in the Federal Register on January 6, 2011, as CBP Dec. 11-01 to implement the preferential tariff...2011-27310FR-Doc-2011-27310United-States-Oman-Free-Trade-AgreementThis document adopts as a final rule, without change, interim amendments to the Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations which were published in the Federal Register on January 6, 2011, as CBP Dec. 11-01 to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States--Oman Free Trade Agreement entered into by the United States and the Sultanate of Oman.
10/19/2011RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules of Adjudication and EnforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of adjudication and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to gather more information on public interest issues arising...2011-26664FR-Doc-2011-26664Rules-Of-Adjudication-And-EnforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of adjudication and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to gather more information on public interest issues arising from complaints filed with the Commission requesting institution of an investigation under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. The intended effect of the amendments is to aid the Commission in identifying investigations that require further development of public interest issues in the record, and to identify and develop information regarding the public interest at each stage of the investigation.
10/06/2011RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionPractice and Procedure: Rules of General Application, Safeguards, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty, and Adjudication and EnforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') is amending its rules of practice and procedure concerning rules of general application, safeguards, antidumping and countervailing duty, and adjudication and enforcement. The amendments...2011-25646FR-Doc-2011-25646Practice-And-Procedure-Rules-Of-General-Application-Safeguards-Antidumping-And-Countervailing-DutyThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') is amending its rules of practice and procedure concerning rules of general application, safeguards, antidumping and countervailing duty, and adjudication and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to implement a new Commission requirement for electronic filing of most documents with the agency. The intended effects of the amendments are to increase efficiency in processing documents filed with the Commission, reduce Commission expenditures, and conform agency processes to Federal Government initiatives.
10/03/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentModification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty InvestigationsThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is amending its regulations governing the effect of an affirmative preliminary determination in antidumping or countervailing duty proceedings to establish that the provisional measures will normally take the...2011-24666FR-Doc-2011-24666Modification-Of-Regulations-Regarding-The-Practice-Of-Accepting-Bonds-During-The-ProvisionalThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is amending its regulations governing the effect of an affirmative preliminary determination in antidumping or countervailing duty proceedings to establish that the provisional measures will normally take the form of a cash deposit. Requiring that provisional measures will normally take the form of a cash deposit will help to strengthen the administration of the nation's antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) laws by making importers directly responsible for the payment of AD and CVD duties.
09/02/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentRules of Origin for Imported MerchandiseThis document adopts as a final rule that portion of a notice of proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2008, that proposed amendments to the country of origin rules codified in part 102 of the Customs and Border Protection...2011-22588FR-Doc-2011-22588Rules-Of-Origin-For-Imported-MerchandiseThis document adopts as a final rule that portion of a notice of proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2008, that proposed amendments to the country of origin rules codified in part 102 of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations applicable to pipe fittings and flanges, greeting cards, glass optical fiber, rice preparations, and certain textile and apparel products. However, this document is not adopting as a final rule the portion of the notice that proposed amendments to the CBP regulations to establish uniform rules governing CBP determinations of the country of origin of imported merchandise. CBP is not adopting the uniform rules of origin proposal so as to permit further consideration of relevant issues involved in the proposal.
09/02/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentCertification of Factual Information To Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Supplemental Interim Final RuleThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is issuing this interim final rule to supplement an interim final rule published on February 10, 2011 (Interim Final Rule), which governs the certification of factual information submitted to the...2011-22344FR-Doc-2011-22344Certification-Of-Factual-Information-To-Import-Administration-During-Antidumping-And-CountervailingThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is issuing this interim final rule to supplement an interim final rule published on February 10, 2011 (Interim Final Rule), which governs the certification of factual information submitted to the Department by a person or his or her representative during antidumping (``AD'') and countervailing duty (``CVD'') proceedings. This supplemental interim final rule concerns the certifications required of foreign governments. By this supplemental interim final rule, foreign governments will be allowed to submit certifications in either the format that was in use prior to the effective date of the Interim Final Rule or in the format provided in the Interim Final Rule. This supplemental interim final rule will remain in effect until such time as a final rule is published. All other aspects of the Interim Final Rule remain in effect and fully apply to all parties and their counsel. Companies should continue to use the company certification provided for in the Interim Final Rule. Representatives of companies or governments should continue to use the representative certification provided for in the Interim Final Rule. The Department is also requesting comments on the appropriateness of requiring foreign governments to submit the certification provided for in the Interim Final Rule, as discussed in more detail below. The Department is not soliciting comments with respect to any other issues concerning the Interim Final Rule as the deadline for such comments has expired.
08/24/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCourtesy Notice of Liquidation; CorrectionU.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') published in the Federal Register of August 17, 2011, a final rule concerning the discontinuation of electronic courtesy notices of liquidation to importers of record whose entry summaries are filed in the...2011-21620FR-Doc-2011-21620Courtesy-Notice-Of-Liquidation-CorrectionU.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') published in the Federal Register of August 17, 2011, a final rule concerning the discontinuation of electronic courtesy notices of liquidation to importers of record whose entry summaries are filed in the Automated Broker Interface (``ABI''). In the preamble of the final rule document, CBP made a misstatement in a comment response regarding the availability to an importer of an Importer Trade Activity (ITRAC) report--a historical report on all of an importer's importation activity over a set time period. CBP incorrectly stated that C-TPAT members may receive ITRAC reports for free. This document corrects the August 17, 2011 document to reflect that the Importer Self-Assessment (``ISA'') members, rather than C-TPAT members, receive free ITRAC reports.
08/24/2011Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentClosing of the Port of Whitetail, MTU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to close the port of entry of Whitetail, Montana. The proposed change is part of CBP's continuing program to more efficiently utilize its personnel, facilities, and resources, and to provide better...2011-21624FR-Doc-2011-21624Closing-Of-The-Port-Of-Whitetail-MtU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to close the port of entry of Whitetail, Montana. The proposed change is part of CBP's continuing program to more efficiently utilize its personnel, facilities, and resources, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
08/19/2011Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDuty-Free Treatment of Certain Visual and Auditory MaterialsThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to the filing of documentation related to free entry of certain merchandise under Chapter 98 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States...2011-21275FR-Doc-2011-21275Duty-Free-Treatment-Of-Certain-Visual-And-Auditory-MaterialsThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to the filing of documentation related to free entry of certain merchandise under Chapter 98 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The proposed amendment would permit an applicant to file the documentation required for duty-free treatment of certain visual and auditory materials of an educational, scientific, or cultural character under subheading 9817.00.40, HTSUS, at any time prior to the liquidation of the entry. The regulation currently requires the filing of this documentation within 90 days of the date of entry. The proposed change would provide more time for the importer to provide the necessary certification documentation to CBP and would serve to align the filing of required certification documentation with a change in CBP policy that extended the liquidation cycle for entries in the ordinary course of business from 90 days to 314 days after the date of entry. The change is consistent with other regulations that govern the duty-free treatment of merchandise under Chapter 98, HTSUS.
07/29/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentRules of OriginThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is reopening2011-19372FR-Doc-2011-19372Rules-Of-Origin 
07/06/2011Proposed RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionPractice and Procedure: Rules of General Application, Safeguards, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty, and Adjudication and EnforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend its rules of practice and procedure concerning rules of general application, safeguards, antidumping and countervailing duty, and adjudication and enforcement. The...2011-16360FR-Doc-2011-16360Practice-And-Procedure-Rules-Of-General-Application-Safeguards-Antidumping-And-Countervailing-DutyThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend its rules of practice and procedure concerning rules of general application, safeguards, antidumping and countervailing duty, and adjudication and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to implement a new Commission requirement for electronic filing of most documents with the agency. The intended effects of the proposed amendments are to increase efficiency in processing documents filed with the Commission, reduce Commission expenditures, and conform agency processes to Federal Government initiatives.
07/06/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentAntidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order ProceduresThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is amending its regulations governing the submission of information to the Department in antidumping duty (``AD'') and countervailing duty (``CVD'') proceedings. These amendments will incorporate changes...2011-16352FR-Doc-2011-16352Antidumping-And-Countervailing-Duty-Proceedings-Electronic-Filing-Procedures-AdministrativeThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is amending its regulations governing the submission of information to the Department in antidumping duty (``AD'') and countervailing duty (``CVD'') proceedings. These amendments will incorporate changes resulting from the Department's implementation of an electronic filing and documents management program. More detailed procedures for electronic filing are set forth in a document separate from the regulations that is entitled ``IA ACCESS Handbook On Electronic Filing Procedures'' (``IA ACCESS Handbook''), which the Department has published on its Web site at http://iaaccess.trade.gov.
06/02/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Amendment to List of User Fee Airports: Addition of Dallas Love Field Municipal Airport, Dallas, TXThis document amends the regulations pertaining to the organization of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the recent user fee airport designation for Dallas Love Field Municipal Airport, in...2011-13615FR-Doc-2011-13615Technical-Amendment-To-List-Of-User-Fee-Airports-Addition-Of-Dallas-Love-Field-Municipal-AirportThis document amends the regulations pertaining to the organization of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the recent user fee airport designation for Dallas Love Field Municipal Airport, in Dallas, Texas. User fee airports are those airports which, while not qualifying for designation as international or landing rights airports, have been approved by the Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the services of CBP officers for the processing of aircraft entering the United States, and the passengers and cargo of those aircraft.
05/27/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Amendment to List of User Fee Airports: Addition of Naples Municipal Airport, Naples, FLThis document amends the regulations pertaining to the organization of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the recent user fee airport designation for Naples Municipal Airport, in Naples,...2011-13283FR-Doc-2011-13283Technical-Amendment-To-List-Of-User-Fee-Airports-Addition-Of-Naples-Municipal-Airport-Naples-FlThis document amends the regulations pertaining to the organization of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the recent user fee airport designation for Naples Municipal Airport, in Naples, Florida. User fee airports are those airports which, while not qualifying for designation as international or landing rights airports, have been approved by the Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the services of CBP officers for the processing of aircraft entering the United States, and the passengers and cargo of those aircraft.
05/12/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Corrections To Remove Obsolete References to Non-Automated Carriers From Electronic Cargo Manifest Regulations and to Update TerminologyThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations concerning the mandatory electronic transmission of inward foreign manifests for vessels transporting bulk and certain break bulk cargo to the United States to make several...2011-11248FR-Doc-2011-11248Technical-Corrections-To-Remove-Obsolete-References-To-Non-Automated-Carriers-From-Electronic-CargoThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations concerning the mandatory electronic transmission of inward foreign manifests for vessels transporting bulk and certain break bulk cargo to the United States to make several technical corrections, including removing obsolete language that refers to vessel carriers who do not transmit cargo declaration information electronically (non-automated carriers). When CBP amended its regulations to implement section 343(a) of the Trade Act of 2002 to require carriers to transmit advance cargo information electronically, CBP inadvertently neglected to remove language in the cargo manifest regulations that referred to non- automated bulk and break bulk vessel carriers. This document also makes technical changes to related provisions to clarify the process for electronically transmitting cargo declarations to CBP and to clarify and update terminology.
05/02/2011RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionAdjudication and EnforcementThe U.S. International Trade Commission is adopting a rule amendment revising a certain provision of the agency's rule for investigations and related proceedings under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. The Supplement to the Strategic Human Capital...2011-10552FR-Doc-2011-10552Adjudication-And-EnforcementThe U.S. International Trade Commission is adopting a rule amendment revising a certain provision of the agency's rule for investigations and related proceedings under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. The Supplement to the Strategic Human Capital Plan 2009- 2013 issued by the Commission on January 18, 2011, provides that the Office of Unfair Import Investigations (``OUII'') will not participate in a subset of Section 337 cases and will participate selectively in another subset of cases. In order to better allocate its resources, OUII may have to assign attorneys to investigations on an issue by issue basis. The rule amendment will allow OUII the flexibility to reassign attorneys to cases as necessary without having to publish notices announcing the change in the Federal Register. The new rule will have no substantive effect on Commission practice in conducting Section 337 investigations.
04/26/2011Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentModification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty InvestigationsThe Department of Commerce (the Department) proposes to modify its regulation that states that provisional measures during an antidumping or countervailing duty investigation usually take the form of a bonding requirement. The modification, if adopted,...2011-10045FR-Doc-2011-10045Modification-Of-Regulations-Regarding-The-Practice-Of-Accepting-Bonds-During-The-ProvisionalThe Department of Commerce (the Department) proposes to modify its regulation that states that provisional measures during an antidumping or countervailing duty investigation usually take the form of a bonding requirement. The modification, if adopted, would establish that the provisional measures during an antidumping or countervailing duty investigation will normally take the form of a cash deposit.
04/25/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Amendment to List of CBP Preclearance Offices in Foreign Countries: Addition of Dublin, IrelandThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has added a preclearance station in Dublin, Ireland. CBP officers at preclearance stations conduct inspections and...2011-9883FR-Doc-2011-9883Technical-Amendment-To-List-Of-Cbp-Preclearance-Offices-In-Foreign-Countries-Addition-Of-DublinThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has added a preclearance station in Dublin, Ireland. CBP officers at preclearance stations conduct inspections and examinations to ensure compliance with U.S. customs, immigration, and agriculture laws, as well as other laws enforced by CBP at the U.S. border. Such inspections and examinations prior to arrival in the United States generally enable travelers to exit the domestic terminal or connect directly to a U.S. domestic flight without undergoing further CBP processing.
04/01/2011Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentInterest on Untimely Paid Vessel Repair DutiesThis document proposes to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) to provide that where an owner or master of a vessel documented under the laws of the United States fails to timely pay the duties determined to be due to Customs and...2011-7815FR-Doc-2011-7815Interest-On-Untimely-Paid-Vessel-Repair-DutiesThis document proposes to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) to provide that where an owner or master of a vessel documented under the laws of the United States fails to timely pay the duties determined to be due to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that are associated with the purchase of equipment for, or repair to, the vessel while it is outside the United States, interest will accrue on the amounts owed to CBP and that person will be liable for interest. The purpose of this document is to ensure that title 19 of the CFR reflects that CBP collects interest as part of its inherent revenue collection functions in situations where an owner or master of a vessel fails to pay the vessel repair duties determined to be due within 30 days of CBP issuing the bill.
03/24/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCountry of Origin of Textile and Apparel Products; CorrectionCustoms and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register of March 17, 2011, a document which adopted as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to the CBP regulations to revise, update, and consolidate the regulatory provisions...2011-6945FR-Doc-2011-6945Country-Of-Origin-Of-Textile-And-Apparel-Products-CorrectionCustoms and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register of March 17, 2011, a document which adopted as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to the CBP regulations to revise, update, and consolidate the regulatory provisions relating to the country of origin of textile and apparel products. The final rule document contained two errors in the Background portion of the document. The first error concerns an inadvertent reference to imported ``antique Persian carpets'' in an example prepared by CBP. Because carpets of Iranian-origin are currently prohibited from importation into the United States, the example should not have referenced Persian antique carpets. The example is changed to reflect a non-prohibited article--a Turkish antique carpet. The second error consists of an outdated Internet address that was provided by CBP relating to certain instructions for the completion of CBP Form 7501. This document corrects these two errors.
03/22/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentEntry of MerchandiseThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') proposes to modify our regulations which govern the revocation of antidumping and countervailing duty orders, in whole or in part, and the termination of suspended antidumping and countervailing duty...2011-6840FR-Doc-2011-6840Entry-Of-Merchandise 
03/17/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCountry of Origin of Textile and Apparel ProductsThis document adopts as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (``CFR'') to revise, update, and consolidate the Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations relating to the country of...2011-6253FR-Doc-2011-6253Country-Of-Origin-Of-Textile-And-Apparel-ProductsThis document adopts as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (``CFR'') to revise, update, and consolidate the Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations relating to the country of origin of textile and apparel products. The regulatory amendments adopted as a final rule in this document reflect changes brought about, in part, by the expiration on January 1, 2005, of the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (``ATC'') and the resulting elimination of quotas on the entry of textile and apparel products from World Trade Organization (``WTO'') members. The primary regulatory change consists of the elimination of the requirement that a textile declaration be submitted for all importations of textile and apparel products. In addition, to improve the quality of reporting of the identity of the manufacturer of imported textile and apparel products, this document adopts as a final rule an amendment requiring importers to identify the manufacturer of such products through a manufacturer identification code (``MID'').
03/15/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological and Ethnological Materials From ColombiaThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from Colombia. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by CBP...2011-5879FR-Doc-2011-5879Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Certain-Archaeological-And-Ethnological-Materials-FromThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from Colombia. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by CBP Decision (CBP Dec.) 06-09, are due to expire on March 15, 2011. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that factors continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional 5 years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension through March 15, 2016. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act that implemented the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. CBP Dec. 06-09 contains the Designated List of archaeological and ethnological materials of Colombia to which the restrictions apply.
02/14/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Correction: Completion of Entry and Entry Summary-Declaration of Value; CorrectionCustoms and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register of December 30, 2010, a document concerning technical corrections to part 141 of title 19 of the CBP Regulations (19 CFR part 141). Inadvertently, an erroneous CBP Decision Number...2011-3265FR-Doc-2011-3265Technical-Correction-Completion-Of-Entry-And-Entry-Summary-Declaration-Of-Value-CorrectionCustoms and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register of December 30, 2010, a document concerning technical corrections to part 141 of title 19 of the CBP Regulations (19 CFR part 141). Inadvertently, an erroneous CBP Decision Number was listed in the heading of that document. This document corrects the December 30, 2010 document to reflect that the correct CBP Decision Number is 10-34 as set forth above.
02/10/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentCertification of Factual Information to Import Administration During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Interim Final RuleThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is amending its regulation which governs the certification of factual information submitted to the Department by a person or his or her representative during antidumping (``AD'') and countervailing duty...2011-2761FR-Doc-2011-2761Certification-Of-Factual-Information-To-Import-Administration-During-Antidumping-And-CountervailingThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is amending its regulation which governs the certification of factual information submitted to the Department by a person or his or her representative during antidumping (``AD'') and countervailing duty (``CVD'') proceedings. The amendments are intended to strengthen the current certification requirements. For example, these amendments revise the certification in order to identify to which document the certification applies, to identify to which segment of an AD/CVD proceeding the certification applies, to identify who is making the certification, and to indicate the date on which the certification was made. In addition, the amendments are intended to ensure that parties and their counsel are aware of potential consequences for false certifications. The Department is also requesting comments on this interim final rule.
02/08/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentLand Border Carrier Initiative ProgramThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by removing the provisions pertaining to the Land Border Carrier Initiative Program (LBCIP). The LBCIP was established as a voluntary industry partnership program under which...2011-2694FR-Doc-2011-2694Land-Border-Carrier-Initiative-ProgramThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by removing the provisions pertaining to the Land Border Carrier Initiative Program (LBCIP). The LBCIP was established as a voluntary industry partnership program under which participating land and rail commercial carriers would agree to enhance the security of their facilities and conveyances to prevent controlled substances from being smuggled into the United States. Because CBP has developed a more comprehensive voluntary industry partnership program known as the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), CBP is terminating the LBCIP and will focus its partnership efforts on the further development of C-TPAT. C-TPAT builds upon the best practices of the LBCIP, while providing greater border and supply chain security with expanded benefits to approved participants.
02/01/2011Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentAntidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty ProceedingsOn December 28, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published a proposed rule and proposed modification in the Federal Register requesting comments regarding the calculation of the weighted average dumping margin and antidumping duty...2011-1946FR-Doc-2011-1946Antidumping-Proceedings-Calculation-Of-The-Weighted-Average-Dumping-Margin-And-Assessment-Rate-InOn December 28, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published a proposed rule and proposed modification in the Federal Register requesting comments regarding the calculation of the weighted average dumping margin and antidumping duty assessment rate in certain antidumping duty proceedings. The Department has decided to extend the comment period, making the new deadline for submission of public comment February 18, 2011.
01/28/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentAirports of Entry or Departure for Flights to and From CubaUnder Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, direct flights between the United States and Cuba must arrive at or depart from one of three named U.S. airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, or...2011-2011FR-Doc-2011-2011Airports-Of-Entry-Or-Departure-For-Flights-To-And-From-CubaUnder Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, direct flights between the United States and Cuba must arrive at or depart from one of three named U.S. airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, or Miami International Airport. This document amends current DHS regulations to allow additional U.S. airports that are able to process international flights to request approval of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to process authorized flights between the United States and Cuba. These amendments are in accordance with the President's recent statement easing the restrictions placed on flights to and from Cuba by, among other things, providing that eligible airports may seek approval from CBP to accommodate flights arriving from, or departing for, Cuba. This statement builds upon the President's 2009 initiative to promote democracy and human rights in Cuba by easing travel restrictions to facilitate greater contact between separated family members in the United States and Cuba.
01/19/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Material Originating in Italy and Representing the Pre-Classical, Classical, and Imperial Roman PeriodsThis document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions imposed on certain archaeological material originating in Italy and representing the pre-Classical, Classical, and Imperial Roman...2011-882FR-Doc-2011-882Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Archaeological-Material-Originating-In-Italy-AndThis document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions imposed on certain archaeological material originating in Italy and representing the pre-Classical, Classical, and Imperial Roman periods of its cultural heritage, ranging in date from approximately the 9th century B.C. through approximately the 4th century A.D. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 01-06 and extended by CBP Decision (Dec.) 06-01, are due to expire on January 19, 2011. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that factors continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional 5 years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension until January 19, 2016. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act that implemented the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. This document also contains the Designated List of archaeological material of Italy that describes the articles to which the restrictions apply. Note that the Designated List has been amended to include ``Coins of Italian Types'' under the category entitled ``Metal.''
01/14/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Corrections: Matters Subject to Protest and Various Protest Time LimitsThis document amends title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) by making technical corrections to certain protest provisions within part 174. The technical corrections are necessary to conform 19 CFR to reflect amendments to part 174's...2011-679FR-Doc-2011-679Technical-Corrections-Matters-Subject-To-Protest-And-Various-Protest-Time-LimitsThis document amends title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) by making technical corrections to certain protest provisions within part 174. The technical corrections are necessary to conform 19 CFR to reflect amendments to part 174's underlying statutory authority effected by the Customs Modernization provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act, the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 1999, and the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004. This document also makes related conforming changes to other provisions within 19 CFR, as necessitated by these statutory amendments, as well as non-substantive editorial and nomenclature changes.
01/06/2011RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentUnited States-Oman Free Trade AgreementThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations on an interim basis to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States--Oman Free Trade Agreement entered into by...2010-33350FR-Doc-2010-33350United-States-Oman-Free-Trade-AgreementThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations on an interim basis to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States--Oman Free Trade Agreement entered into by the United States and the Sultanate of Oman.
12/30/2010RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Correction: Completion of Entry and Entry Summary-Declaration of ValueCustoms and Border Protection (CBP) periodically reviews its regulations to ensure that they are current, correct, and consistent. As a result of this review process, CBP has determined that a correction to part 141 of title 19 of the CBP Regulations...2010-32912FR-Doc-2010-32912Technical-Correction-Completion-Of-Entry-And-Entry-Summary-Declaration-Of-ValueCustoms and Border Protection (CBP) periodically reviews its regulations to ensure that they are current, correct, and consistent. As a result of this review process, CBP has determined that a correction to part 141 of title 19 of the CBP Regulations (19 CFR part 141) is necessary to reflect that the underlying statutory authority for Sec. 141.61(g) has expired and that this regulation is no longer necessary. Accordingly, part 141 of the CBP regulations is amended by removing the obsolete regulation.
12/28/2010Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentAntidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty ProceedingsThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is requesting comments regarding the calculation of the weighted average dumping margin and antidumping duty assessment rate in certain antidumping duty proceedings. Currently, in a review of an...2010-32632FR-Doc-2010-32632Antidumping-Proceedings-Calculation-Of-The-Weighted-Average-Dumping-Margin-And-Assessment-Rate-InThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is requesting comments regarding the calculation of the weighted average dumping margin and antidumping duty assessment rate in certain antidumping duty proceedings. Currently, in a review of an antidumping duty order conducted under 19 CFR 351.213 (administrative review), 351.214 (new shipper review), and 351.215 (expedited antidumping review) (collectively ``reviews''), the Department usually makes comparisons between transaction-specific export prices and average normal values and does not offset any dumping that is found with the results of comparisons for which the transaction-specific export price exceeds the average normal value. In addition, in the most recent original antidumping duty investigation in which the Department calculated the weighted average margins of dumping using transaction-to-transaction comparisons, the Department did not grant offsets for non-dumped comparisons. Several World Trade Organization (``WTO'') dispute settlement reports have found that the United States application of these methodologies was inconsistent with our WTO obligations. In response to these reports, the Department proposes modification of its methodologies, including changes to certain provisions of the Department's regulations.
11/15/2010RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Corrections to Customs and Border Protection RegulationsCustoms and Border Protection (CBP) periodically reviews its regulations to ensure that they are current, correct, and consistent. Through this review process, CBP discovered a number of discrepancies. This document amends various sections of title 19...2010-28709FR-Doc-2010-28709Technical-Corrections-To-Customs-And-Border-Protection-RegulationsCustoms and Border Protection (CBP) periodically reviews its regulations to ensure that they are current, correct, and consistent. Through this review process, CBP discovered a number of discrepancies. This document amends various sections of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to remedy those discrepancies.
10/27/2010Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentPermissible Sharing of Client Records by Customs BrokersThis document proposes to amend Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations in title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) pertaining to the obligations of customs brokers to keep clients' information confidential. The proposed amendment...2010-27106FR-Doc-2010-27106Permissible-Sharing-Of-Client-Records-By-Customs-BrokersThis document proposes to amend Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations in title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) pertaining to the obligations of customs brokers to keep clients' information confidential. The proposed amendment would allow brokers, upon the client's consent in a written authorization, to share client information with affiliated entities related to the broker so that these entities may offer non-customs business services to the broker's clients. The proposed amendment would also allow customs brokers to use a third-party to perform photocopying, scanning, and delivery of client records for the broker. These proposed changes are intended to update the regulation to reflect modern business practices, while protecting the confidentiality of client (importer) information. In addition, the proposed changes would align the regulations with CBP's previously published rulings concerning brokers' confidentiality of client information.
10/20/2010RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Categories of Archaeological Material From the Pre-Hispanic Cultures of the Republic of NicaraguaThis document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material from the Pre-Hispanic cultures of the Republic of Nicaragua. The restrictions, which...2010-26383FR-Doc-2010-26383Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Certain-Categories-Of-Archaeological-Material-From-TheThis document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material from the Pre-Hispanic cultures of the Republic of Nicaragua. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 00-75 and extended by CBP Decision (Dec.) 05-33, are due to expire on October 20, 2010. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that factors continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional 5 years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension until October 20, 2015. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act that implemented the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. T.D. 00-75 contains the Designated List of archaeological material representing Pre-Hispanic cultures of Nicaragua to which the restrictions apply.
10/01/2010Proposed RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules of Adjudication and EnforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application, adjudication, and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to gather more information on...2010-24563FR-Doc-2010-24563Rules-Of-Adjudication-And-EnforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application, adjudication, and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to gather more information on public interest issues arising from complaints filed with the Commission requesting institution of an investigation under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337. The intended effect of the proposed amendments is to aid the Commission in identifying investigations that require further development of public interest issues in the record, and to identify and develop information regarding the public interest at each stage of the investigation.
08/26/2010RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCustoms Broker License Examination Individual Eligibility RequirementsThis final rule adopts, with one modification, proposed changes U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding the requirements that an individual must satisfy in order to take the written examination for an individual customs broker's...2010-21254FR-Doc-2010-21254Customs-Broker-License-Examination-Individual-Eligibility-RequirementsThis final rule adopts, with one modification, proposed changes U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding the requirements that an individual must satisfy in order to take the written examination for an individual customs broker's license, which is administered by CBP. Under this final rule, in order to be eligible to take the examination, an individual must on the date of examination be a citizen of the United States who has attained the age of 18 years and who is not an officer or employee of the U.S. Government. These changes will facilitate the overall licensing process by enabling individuals who have attained the age of 18 to take the examination in order to gain valuable experience while ensuring they would not be precluded from obtaining a license upon turning 21 because of citizenship or employment status.
08/26/2010RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCBP Dec. 10-29; Technical Corrections to Customs and Border Protection RegulationsCustoms and Border Protection (CBP) periodically reviews its regulations to ensure that they are current, correct, and consistent. Through this review process, CBP discovered a number of discrepancies. This document amends various sections of title 19...2010-21253FR-Doc-2010-21253Cbp-Dec-10-29-Technical-Corrections-To-Customs-And-Border-Protection-RegulationsCustoms and Border Protection (CBP) periodically reviews its regulations to ensure that they are current, correct, and consistent. Through this review process, CBP discovered a number of discrepancies. This document amends various sections of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to correct those discrepancies.
08/26/2010RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentEntry Requirements for Certain Softwood Lumber Products Exported From Any Country Into the United StatesThis document adopts as a final rule the interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) that prescribe special entry and documentation requirements applicable to certain softwood lumber and softwood lumber products exported...2010-21244FR-Doc-2010-21244Entry-Requirements-For-Certain-Softwood-Lumber-Products-Exported-From-Any-Country-Into-The-UnitedThis document adopts as a final rule the interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) that prescribe special entry and documentation requirements applicable to certain softwood lumber and softwood lumber products exported from any country into the United States. This final rule implements Title VIII (``Softwood Lumber Act of 2008'') of the Tariff Act of 1930, as added by section 3301 of Title III, Subtitle D, of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, which requires the President to establish and maintain an importer declaration program with respect to the importation of certain softwood lumber and softwood lumber products and prescribes special entry requirements whereby importers must submit the export price, estimated export charge, if any, and an importer declaration with the entry summary. The Act also established new recordkeeping requirements applicable to certain imports of softwood lumber home packages and kits that are subject to declaration requirements, but that are not subject to the softwood lumber importer declaration program of section 803 of the Act.
08/17/2010RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade AgreementThis document adopts as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (``CFR'') which were published in the Federal Register on June 13, 2008, as CBP Dec. 08-22 to implement the preferential tariff...2010-20246FR-Doc-2010-20246Dominican-Republic-Central-America-United-States-Free-Trade-AgreementThis document adopts as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (``CFR'') which were published in the Federal Register on June 13, 2008, as CBP Dec. 08-22 to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the Dominican Republic--Central America--United States Free Trade Agreement.
07/28/2010Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentAntidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order ProceduresThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') proposes to amend its regulations governing the submission of information to the Department in antidumping duty (``AD'') and countervailing duty (``CVD'') proceedings to adopt rules of practice and...2010-18389FR-Doc-2010-18389Antidumping-And-Countervailing-Duty-Proceedings-Electronic-Filing-Procedures-AdministrativeThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') proposes to amend its regulations governing the submission of information to the Department in antidumping duty (``AD'') and countervailing duty (``CVD'') proceedings to adopt rules of practice and procedure that will incorporate changes resulting from the Department's implementation of an electronic filing and documents management program. More detailed procedures for electronic filing will be set forth in a document separate from the regulations that will be entitled ``IA ACCESS Handbook On Electronic Filing Procedures'' (``IA ACCESS Handbook''), which the Department intends to publish on its Web site at http:// www.trade.gov/ia by the effective date of the Final Rule.
06/30/2010RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentAdministrative Process for Seizures and Forfeitures Under the Immigration and Nationality Act and Other AuthoritiesOn February 19, 2008, the Department of Homeland Security issued an interim final rule that consolidated the asset seizure and forfeiture procedures for customs and immigration purposes. The interim final rule primarily aligned forfeiture procedures to...2010-15580FR-Doc-2010-15580Administrative-Process-For-Seizures-And-Forfeitures-Under-The-Immigration-And-Nationality-Act-AndOn February 19, 2008, the Department of Homeland Security issued an interim final rule that consolidated the asset seizure and forfeiture procedures for customs and immigration purposes. The interim final rule primarily aligned forfeiture procedures to allow petitioners to seek remission of seized property before the completion of the forfeiture process. The interim final rule also made technical and conforming changes to update the regulations. This final rule adopts, without change, the interim final rule.
06/21/2010Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentImport Administration IA ACCESS Pilot ProgramOn Tuesday, June 8, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the Public Notice and Request for Comments for Import Administration IA ACCESS Pilot Program in the Federal Register. The reference to the ITA docket number is incorrect....2010-14940FR-Doc-2010-14940Import-Administration-Ia-Access-Pilot-ProgramOn Tuesday, June 8, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the Public Notice and Request for Comments for Import Administration IA ACCESS Pilot Program in the Federal Register. The reference to the ITA docket number is incorrect. This document corrects that number. The June 8 document also stated that all comments should refer to RIN 0625-AA84. That RIN number is not applicable to the notice and need not be included in the comments.
06/08/2010Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentImport Administration IA ACCESS Pilot ProgramThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is creating a2010-13733FR-Doc-2010-13733Import-Administration-Ia-Access-Pilot-ProgramThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is creating a
05/05/2010RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFurther Consolidation of CBP Drawback CentersThis document adopts as a final rule the proposal to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the closure of the Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') Drawback Center located at the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach, California. The...2010-10506FR-Doc-2010-10506Further-Consolidation-Of-Cbp-Drawback-CentersThis document adopts as a final rule the proposal to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the closure of the Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') Drawback Center located at the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach, California. The closure of this Drawback Center is necessary because of decreases in claim filings and drawback claim values at the Los Angeles Drawback Center and is part of CBP's planned consolidation of its drawback program.
03/23/2010Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCustoms Broker Recordkeeping Requirements Regarding Location and Method of Record RetentionThis document proposes amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations regarding customs broker recordkeeping requirements as they pertain to the location and method of record retention. Specifically, Customs and Border Protection (CBP)...2010-6362FR-Doc-2010-6362Customs-Broker-Recordkeeping-Requirements-Regarding-Location-And-Method-Of-Record-RetentionThis document proposes amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations regarding customs broker recordkeeping requirements as they pertain to the location and method of record retention. Specifically, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) proposes to amend the CBP regulations to permit a licensed customs broker to store records relating to his customs transactions at any location within the customs territory of the United States, so long as the broker's designated recordkeeping contact, identified in the broker's permit application, makes all records available to CBP within a reasonable period of time from request at the broker district that covers the CBP port to which the records relate. This document also proposes to remove the requirement, as it currently applies to brokers who maintain separate electronic records, that certain entry records must be retained in their original format for the 120-day period after the release or conditional release of imported merchandise. The changes proposed in this document are intended to conform CBP's recordkeeping requirements to reflect modern business practices whereby documents are often generated, stored and transmitted in an electronic format. The proposed changes serve to remove duplicative recordkeeping requirements and streamline recordkeeping procedures for brokers who maintain electronic recordkeeping systems without compromising the agency's ability to monitor and enforce recordkeeping compliance.
03/23/2010RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentProhibitions and Conditions for Importation of Burmese and Non-Burmese Covered Articles of Jadeite, Rubies, and Articles of Jewelry Containing Jadeite or RubiesThis document adopts as a final rule, interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (``19 CFR'') which were published in the Federal Register on January 16, 2009, as CBP Dec. 09- 01 to implement the prohibitions and conditions for...2010-6387FR-Doc-2010-6387Prohibitions-And-Conditions-For-Importation-Of-Burmese-And-Non-Burmese-Covered-Articles-Of-JadeiteThis document adopts as a final rule, interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (``19 CFR'') which were published in the Federal Register on January 16, 2009, as CBP Dec. 09- 01 to implement the prohibitions and conditions for importation of Burmese and non-Burmese covered articles of jadeite, rubies, and articles of jewelry containing jadeite or rubies.
03/16/2010Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCourtesy Notice of LiquidationThis document proposes to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) pertaining to the method by which CBP issues courtesy notices of liquidation. Courtesy notices of liquidation provide informal, advanced notice of the liquidation date...2010-5635FR-Doc-2010-5635Courtesy-Notice-Of-LiquidationThis document proposes to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) pertaining to the method by which CBP issues courtesy notices of liquidation. Courtesy notices of liquidation provide informal, advanced notice of the liquidation date and are not required by statute. Currently, CBP provides an electronic and a paper courtesy notice for importers of record whose entry summaries are electronically filed in the Automated Broker Interface (ABI). In an effort to streamline the notification process and reduce printing and mailing costs, CBP proposes to discontinue mailing paper courtesy notices of liquidation to importers of record whose entry summaries are filed in ABI.
03/08/2010RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Categories of Archaeological Material From the Pre-Hispanic Cultures of the Republic of El SalvadorThis document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material from the Pre-Hispanic cultures of the Republic of El Salvador (El Salvador). The...2010-4783FR-Doc-2010-4783Extension-Of-Import-Restrictions-Imposed-On-Certain-Categories-Of-Archaeological-Material-From-TheThis document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material from the Pre-Hispanic cultures of the Republic of El Salvador (El Salvador). The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 95-20 and extended by CBP Decision (Dec.) 05-10 are due to expire on March 8, 2010. The Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional 5 years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension until March 8, 2015. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. T.D. 95-20 contains the Designated List of archaeological material representing Pre-Hispanic cultures of El Salvador, and describes the articles to which the restrictions apply.
03/02/2010Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawback of Internal Revenue Excise TaxThis document withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2009, that proposed amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to: preclude the filing of a substitution drawback claim for...2010-4379FR-Doc-2010-4379Drawback-Of-Internal-Revenue-Excise-TaxThis document withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2009, that proposed amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to: preclude the filing of a substitution drawback claim for internal revenue excise tax paid on imported merchandise in situations where no excise tax was paid upon the substituted merchandise or where the substituted merchandise is the subject of a different claim for refund or drawback of tax under any provision of the Internal Revenue Code; and add a basic importation and entry bond condition to foster compliance with the amended drawback provision. The notice is being withdrawn to permit further consideration of the relevant issues involved in the proposed rulemaking.
01/05/2010Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCustoms and Border Protection's Bond ProgramThis document proposes amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the centralization of the continuous bond program at Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) Revenue Division, Office of Finance. Pursuant to this...E9-30920FR-Doc-E9-30920https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/01/05/E9-30920/customs-and-border-protections-bond-programThis document proposes amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the centralization of the continuous bond program at Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) Revenue Division, Office of Finance. Pursuant to this centralization, continuous bonds must be filed at the Revenue Division via mail, fax, or in an electronic format, and the Revenue Division will assume the bond functions previously performed at the port level. The authority to approve single transaction bonds will remain with port directors. The changes proposed in this document support CBP's bond program by ensuring an efficient and uniform approach to the approval, maintenance, and periodic review of continuous bonds. Additionally, the proposed changes update provisions to accommodate the use of information technology and modern business practices.
12/30/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentRemote Location FilingThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, the proposed amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) regarding Remote Location Filing (RLF). RLF is a planned component of the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP),...E9-30736FR-Doc-E9-30736https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/30/E9-30736/remote-location-filingThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, the proposed amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) regarding Remote Location Filing (RLF). RLF is a planned component of the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP), authorized by section 414 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as added by section 631 within the Customs Modernization provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act. RLF allows a participating NCAP filer to electronically file with CBP those consumption entries and related information that CBP can process in a completely electronic data interchange system from a location other than where the goods will arrive in the United States.
12/29/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security Department``Imported Directly'' Requirement Under the United States Bahrain Free Trade AgreementThis document adopts as a final rule, without change, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations in title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) which were published in the Federal Register on May 22, 2009,...E9-30737FR-Doc-E9-30737https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/29/E9-30737/imported-directly-requirement-under-the-united-states-bahrain-free-trade-agreementThis document adopts as a final rule, without change, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations in title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) which were published in the Federal Register on May 22, 2009, as CBP Dec. 09-17 to change certain provisions relating to the requirement under the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (BFTA) that a good must be ``imported directly'' from one BFTA Party to the other Party to qualify for preferential tariff treatment. The change involved removing the condition that a good passing through the territory of an intermediate country while en route from a Party to the other Party must remain under the control of the customs authority of the intermediate country. This change more closely conformed these regulatory provisions to the BFTA and the BFTA implementing statute.
12/29/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentClass 9 Bonded Warehouse ProceduresThis document adopts as a final rule, with modifications set forth in this document, amendments proposed to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations with respect to the requirements applicable to the operation of Class 9 bonded warehouses, which are...E9-30735FR-Doc-E9-30735https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/29/E9-30735/class-9-bonded-warehouse-proceduresThis document adopts as a final rule, with modifications set forth in this document, amendments proposed to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations with respect to the requirements applicable to the operation of Class 9 bonded warehouses, which are also known as ``duty- free sales enterprises'' or ``duty-free stores.'' The amendments in this document will extend the blanket withdrawal procedure for duty- free merchandise under certain circumstances and expand and create a uniform time period for Class 9 proprietors to file an entry, provide written confirmation of certain shortages, overages, and damages, and to pay duties, taxes, and interest on overages and shortages. The amendments in this document will also permit Class 9 warehouses to utilize existing technological systems more effectively. In addition, this document sets forth technical amendments to the applicable regulations to extend the time period for which merchandise may remain in a bonded warehouse under certain circumstances. The amendments will facilitate the efficient operation of Class 9 warehouses and also ensure adequate records are maintained for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') trade enforcement purposes.
12/24/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentImporter Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements; CorrectionThis document contains correcting amendments to the interim final rule entitled ``Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements'' published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2008. The interim final rule, which requires the...E9-30570FR-Doc-E9-30570https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/24/E9-30570/importer-security-filing-and-additional-carrier-requirements-correctionThis document contains correcting amendments to the interim final rule entitled ``Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements'' published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2008. The interim final rule, which requires the submission of an Importer Security Filing (ISF) for cargo arriving in the United States by vessel and a bond to secure compliance with the ISF requirement, inadvertently omitted the liability amounts for breach of the importer security filing bond and neglected to make provision for using the importer security filing bond to secure a single ISF transaction. This document clarifies the bond terms applicable to the importer security filing bond as set forth in an Appendix to the Customs and Border Protection bond regulations by adding the liability amounts for a breach of the bond and by adding a paragraph to cover a single transaction.
12/17/2009Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentLand Border Carrier Initiative ProgramThis document proposes to amend U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by removing the provisions pertaining to the Land Border Carrier Initiative Program (LBCIP). The LBCIP is a voluntary industry partnership program under which...E9-29954FR-Doc-E9-29954https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/17/E9-29954/land-border-carrier-initiative-programThis document proposes to amend U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by removing the provisions pertaining to the Land Border Carrier Initiative Program (LBCIP). The LBCIP is a voluntary industry partnership program under which participating land and rail commercial carriers agree to enhance the security of their facilities and conveyances to prevent controlled substances from being smuggled into the United States. Since the promulgation of the LBCIP regulations, CBP has developed a more comprehensive voluntary industry partnership program known as the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (``C-TPAT.'') C-TPAT builds upon the best practices of the LBCIP, while providing greater border and supply chain security with expanded benefits to approved participants. For this reason, CBP intends to terminate the LBCIP and focus its partnership efforts on the further development of C-TPAT. Current LBCIP members may participate in the program until a final rule terminating the LBCIP is published in the Federal Register and goes into effect. An LBCIP participant may apply for participation in C-TPAT at any time and, if accepted, will receive the expanded benefits offered under that program. For a more detailed description of C-TPAT, and information regarding eligibility, application criteria, and benefits, CBP directs current LBCIP participants and all other interested parties to the CBP Internet Web site located at http://www.cbp.gov.
12/08/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Amendments to List of CBP Preclearance Offices in Foreign Countries: Addition of Halifax, Canada and Shannon, IrelandThis document amends title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to reflect that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has added preclearance stations in Halifax, Canada and Shannon, Ireland. CBP officers at preclearance stations conduct...E9-29190FR-Doc-E9-29190https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/08/E9-29190/technical-amendments-to-list-of-cbp-preclearance-offices-in-foreign-countries-addition-of-halifaxThis document amends title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to reflect that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has added preclearance stations in Halifax, Canada and Shannon, Ireland. CBP officers at preclearance stations conduct inspections and examinations to ensure compliance with U.S. customs, immigration, and agriculture laws, as well as other laws enforced by CBP at the U.S. border. Such inspections and examinations prior to arrival in the United States generally enable passengers to exit the domestic terminal or connect directly to a U.S. domestic flight without undergoing further CBP processing.
12/07/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Port Limits of Columbus, OHThis document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to CBP's field organization by extending the geographical limits of the port of Columbus, Ohio, to include the Rickenbacker Intermodal Terminal and supporting...E9-29057FR-Doc-E9-29057https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/07/E9-29057/extension-of-port-limits-of-columbus-ohThis document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to CBP's field organization by extending the geographical limits of the port of Columbus, Ohio, to include the Rickenbacker Intermodal Terminal and supporting infrastructure so that it will be within the newly defined port limits. The change will make the boundaries more easily identifiable to the public. The change is part of a continuing program to more efficiently utilize CBP's personnel, facilities, and resources, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
12/01/2009Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFurther Consolidation of CBP Drawback CentersThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect a planned closing of the CBP drawback center at the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach (``Los Angeles''), California. CBP believes that the further...E9-28674FR-Doc-E9-28674https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/01/E9-28674/further-consolidation-of-cbp-drawback-centersThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect a planned closing of the CBP drawback center at the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach (``Los Angeles''), California. CBP believes that the further consolidation in the number of drawback processing centers from five to four is necessary because of decreases in claim filings and drawback claim values at the Los Angeles center. This proposed closure of this drawback center is intended to conserve resources, increase efficiency, exercise fiscal responsibility, and promote greater uniformity in the processing of drawback claims.
11/25/2009Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawback of Internal Revenue Excise TaxThis document provides a second 30-day extension period for interested parties to submit comments on the proposal to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to preclude the filing of substitution drawback claims for internal revenue excise...E9-28285FR-Doc-E9-28285https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/11/25/E9-28285/drawback-of-internal-revenue-excise-taxThis document provides a second 30-day extension period for interested parties to submit comments on the proposal to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to preclude the filing of substitution drawback claims for internal revenue excise tax paid on imported merchandise in situations where no excise tax was paid upon the substituted merchandise or where the substituted merchandise is the subject of a different claim for refund or drawback of excise tax under any provision of the Internal Revenue Code. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2009, with comments due on or before November 16, 2009. A related proposed rulemaking prepared by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) within the Department of the Treasury was published in the same edition of the Federal Register, with comments due on or before December 14, 2009. A subsequent notice extending the time within which the public may submit comments on CBP's proposed rulemaking to coincide with the December 14, 2009 TTB comment deadline was published in the Federal Register (74 FR 57125) on November 4, 2009. In response to a request from the public to provide additional time to prepare comments on the proposed rule, CBP is extending the comment period for an additional 30 days to January 12, 2010.
11/24/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentElectronic Payment and Refund of Quarterly Harbor Maintenance FeesThis document amends title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations by prescribing an alternative procedure by which payers of the quarterly harbor maintenance fee (HMF) may submit payments or refund requests to Customs and Border Protection (CBP)...E9-28132FR-Doc-E9-28132https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/11/24/E9-28132/electronic-payment-and-refund-of-quarterly-harbor-maintenance-feesThis document amends title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations by prescribing an alternative procedure by which payers of the quarterly harbor maintenance fee (HMF) may submit payments or refund requests to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) electronically via an Internet account established by the payer and located at http://www.pay.gov. CBP will continue to accept quarterly HMF payments or refund requests via mail. These changes are intended to provide the trade with expanded electronic payment/refund options and to modernize and enhance CBP's port use fee collection efforts. This document also clarifies the regulations to reflect that both HMF supplemental payments and refund requests must be accompanied by the requisite CBP Form 350 (HMF Amended Quarterly Summary Report) and CBP Form 349 (HMF Quarterly Summary Report). This clarification is necessary to remove any ambiguity as to what forms are required in conjunction with such payments.
11/04/2009Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawback of Internal Revenue Excise TaxThis document provides an additional 30 days for interested parties to submit comments on the proposal to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to preclude the filing of substitution drawback claims for internal revenue excise tax paid on...E9-26268FR-Doc-E9-26268https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/11/04/E9-26268/drawback-of-internal-revenue-excise-taxThis document provides an additional 30 days for interested parties to submit comments on the proposal to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to preclude the filing of substitution drawback claims for internal revenue excise tax paid on imported merchandise in situations where no excise tax was paid upon the substituted merchandise or where the substituted merchandise is the subject of a different claim for refund or drawback of excise tax under any provision of the Internal Revenue Code. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2009, with comments due on or before November 16, 2009. A related proposed rulemaking prepared by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) within the Department of the Treasury was published in the same edition of the Federal Register, with comments due on or before December 14, 2009. In an effort to provide the public with equal opportunity to comment on these related proposals, CBP is extending the comment period to December 14, 2009.
10/21/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Amendment to List of User Fee Airports: Termination of User Fee Status of Santa Maria Public Airport, Santa Maria, CAThis document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the withdrawal of the user fee airport designation for Santa Maria Public Airport, Santa Maria, California. User fee airports...E9-25321FR-Doc-E9-25321https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/10/21/E9-25321/technical-amendment-to-list-of-user-fee-airports-termination-of-user-fee-status-of-santa-mariaThis document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the withdrawal of the user fee airport designation for Santa Maria Public Airport, Santa Maria, California. User fee airports are those airports which, while not qualifying for designation as international or landing rights airports, have been approved by the Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the services of CBP officers for the processing of aircraft entering the United States, and the passengers and cargo of those aircraft.
10/21/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Amendments to List of User Fee Airports: Removal of User Fee Status for Roswell Industrial Air Center, Roswell, NM and March Inland Port Airport, Riverside, CA and Name Change for Capital City Airport, Lansing, MIThis document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the removal of the user fee designations for the Roswell Industrial Air Center in Roswell, New Mexico and the March Inland...E9-25318FR-Doc-E9-25318https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/10/21/E9-25318/technical-amendments-to-list-of-user-fee-airports-removal-of-user-fee-status-for-roswell-industrialThis document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the removal of the user fee designations for the Roswell Industrial Air Center in Roswell, New Mexico and the March Inland Port Airport in Riverside, California, as well as indicating that the Capital City Airport in Lansing, Michigan has changed its name to the Capital Region International Airport. User fee airports are those airports which, while not qualifying for designation as international or landing rights airports, have been approved by the Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the services of CBP officers for the processing of aircraft entering the United States, and the passengers and cargo of those aircraft.
10/21/2009Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentUse of Sampling Methods and Offsetting of Overpayments and Over-Declarations in CBP Audit Procedures; Sampling Under Prior DisclosureThis document proposes to amend the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to provide further guidance for the use of sampling methods in CBP audits and prior disclosure cases. It also provides guidance for the offsetting of overpayments and...E9-25222FR-Doc-E9-25222https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/10/21/E9-25222/use-of-sampling-methods-and-offsetting-of-overpayments-and-over-declarations-in-cbp-audit-proceduresThis document proposes to amend the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to provide further guidance for the use of sampling methods in CBP audits and prior disclosure cases. It also provides guidance for the offsetting of overpayments and over- declarations when an audit involves a calculation of lost revenue or monetary penalties under 19 U.S.C. 1592. The proposed amendment also includes the deletion of a superfluous term from the audit procedures regulations.
10/20/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentForeign Repairs to American VesselsThis document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations in title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) to update provisions relating to the declaration, entry, and dutiable status of repair expenditures made abroad for certain...E9-25220FR-Doc-E9-25220https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/10/20/E9-25220/foreign-repairs-to-american-vesselsThis document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations in title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) to update provisions relating to the declaration, entry, and dutiable status of repair expenditures made abroad for certain vessels. The principal changes set forth in this document involve: conforming the regulations to statutory changes that provide an exemption from vessel repair duties for the cost of certain equipment, repair parts, and materials; and adding a provision to advise that certain free trade agreements between the United States and other countries may limit the duties due on vessel repair expenditures made in foreign countries that are parties to those agreements.
10/15/2009Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDrawback of Internal Revenue Excise TaxThis document proposes to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to preclude situations where imported merchandise subject to Federal excise tax is allowed into the United States, in effect, 99 percent free of that tax through application of...E9-24789FR-Doc-E9-24789https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/10/15/E9-24789/drawback-of-internal-revenue-excise-taxThis document proposes to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to preclude situations where imported merchandise subject to Federal excise tax is allowed into the United States, in effect, 99 percent free of that tax through application of a drawback claim. Specifically, the proposed amendments would preclude the filing of a substitution drawback claim for internal revenue excise tax paid on imported merchandise in situations where no excise tax was paid upon the substituted merchandise or where the substituted merchandise is the subject of a different claim for refund or drawback of tax under any provision of the Internal Revenue Code. This document also proposes to amend title 19 by adding a basic importation and entry bond condition to foster compliance with the amended drawback provision. These proposed amendments are necessary to protect the revenue by clarifying the relationship between drawback claims and Federal excise tax liability.
10/14/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Correction To Remove Obsolete Compliance Date Provisions From Electronic Cargo Information RegulationsThis final rule removes the compliance date provisions of various sections of the CBP regulations pertaining to mandatory advance electronic transmission of in-bound and out-bound cargo information. As all the provisions requiring advance electronic...E9-24668FR-Doc-E9-24668https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/10/14/E9-24668/technical-correction-to-remove-obsolete-compliance-date-provisions-from-electronic-cargo-informationThis final rule removes the compliance date provisions of various sections of the CBP regulations pertaining to mandatory advance electronic transmission of in-bound and out-bound cargo information. As all the provisions requiring advance electronic transmission of cargo information are now in effect because the various dates or events described in the compliance date paragraphs triggering the compliance date have occurred, the compliance date paragraphs are now obsolete.
10/13/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCustoms Broker License Examination AppealsThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations, which govern the licensing and conduct of customs brokers. The rule specifies the proper CBP official who is authorized to decide the final administrative appeal of a...E9-24489FR-Doc-E9-24489https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/10/13/E9-24489/customs-broker-license-examination-appealsThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations, which govern the licensing and conduct of customs brokers. The rule specifies the proper CBP official who is authorized to decide the final administrative appeal of a failing grade on the customs broker written examination. The current regulations provide that the final administrative appeal on a failing grade on the broker's exam should be sent in writing to the Secretary of Homeland Security, or her designee. This final rule amends the CBP regulations to specify that examinees should submit final administrative appeals to the Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Trade.
09/25/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentEntry of Certain Cement Products From Mexico Requiring a Commerce Department Import LicenseThis document amends title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) by removing regulations originally promulgated to provide special entry requirements for certain cement products from Mexico requiring a United States Department of Commerce...E9-23157FR-Doc-E9-23157https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/09/25/E9-23157/entry-of-certain-cement-products-from-mexico-requiring-a-commerce-department-import-licenseThis document amends title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) by removing regulations originally promulgated to provide special entry requirements for certain cement products from Mexico requiring a United States Department of Commerce import license and to include certain required entry documentation in the ``List of Records Required for the Entry of Merchandise'' set forth in the Appendix to Part 163 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Since the underlying trade agreement that necessitated these regulations expired on March 31, 2009, they are no longer necessary and are obsolete.
09/25/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentIncrease in Certain Personal Duty Exemptions Extended to Returning U.S. ResidentsThis document amends title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) by making technical corrections to those regulatory provisions within part 148 that set forth personal duty exemption amounts authorized by the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the...E9-23158FR-Doc-E9-23158https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/09/25/E9-23158/increase-in-certain-personal-duty-exemptions-extended-to-returning-us-residentsThis document amends title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) by making technical corrections to those regulatory provisions within part 148 that set forth personal duty exemption amounts authorized by the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). These technical corrections are necessary to conform title 19 of the CFR to amendments to the HTSUS effected by section 381 of the Trade Act of 2002 and section 2004(d)(8)(A) and (B) of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004, which increased personal duty exemption amounts.
07/27/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCargo Container and Road Vehicle Certification Pursuant to International Conventions: Designated Certifying AuthoritiesThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations in title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) concerning the certification of cargo containers for international transport pursuant to international customs...E9-17876FR-Doc-E9-17876https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/07/27/E9-17876/cargo-container-and-road-vehicle-certification-pursuant-to-international-conventions-designatedThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations in title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) concerning the certification of cargo containers for international transport pursuant to international customs conventions. These amendments reflect that the Commissioner of CBP has designated Lloyd's Register North America, Inc., as an authority in certifying containers for international transport under customs seal. This document further updates the addresses of three designated Certifying Authorities that are already listed in the CBP regulations.
07/14/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentImporter Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements; CorrectionThis document contains correcting amendments to the interim final rule entitled ``Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements'' published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2008. The interim final rule's regulatory text was...E9-16539FR-Doc-E9-16539https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/07/14/E9-16539/importer-security-filing-and-additional-carrier-requirements-correctionThis document contains correcting amendments to the interim final rule entitled ``Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements'' published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2008. The interim final rule's regulatory text was inadvertently silent regarding the time frame for transmitting an Importer Security Filing for shipments intended to be transported in-bond for immediate exportation or for transportation and exportation. This document also corrects two CBP Responses to two comments in the preamble text to align them with the regulatory text. One correction involves when a carrier's obligation to transmit container status messages ends and the other concerns when an Importer Security Filing must be updated.
06/17/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Port Limits of Dayton, OH, and Termination of the User-Fee Status of Airborne Airpark in Wilmington, OHThis document amends the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations pertaining to Customs and Border Protection's field organization by extending the geographic limits of the port of Dayton, Ohio, to include the Airborne Airpark in Wilmington,...E9-14229FR-Doc-E9-14229https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/06/17/E9-14229/extension-of-port-limits-of-dayton-oh-and-termination-of-the-user-fee-status-of-airborne-airpark-inThis document amends the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations pertaining to Customs and Border Protection's field organization by extending the geographic limits of the port of Dayton, Ohio, to include the Airborne Airpark in Wilmington, Ohio. The extension of the port limits of Dayton, Ohio, is due to the closing of express consignment operations at Dayton International Airport, and the expansion of express consignment operations at Airborne Airpark located in Wilmington, Ohio. The user-fee status of Airborne Airpark is terminated. This change is part of a continuing program to more efficiently utilize Customs and Border Protection's personnel, facilities, and resources, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
05/28/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentEstablishing U.S. Ports of Entry in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and Implementing the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program; Change of Implementation DateOn January 16, 2009, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an interim final rule that implements section 702 of Title VII of the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA) by amending CBP regulations to replace the current Guam Visa...E9-12345FR-Doc-E9-12345https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/05/28/E9-12345/establishing-us-ports-of-entry-in-the-commonwealth-of-the-northern-mariana-islands-cnmi-andOn January 16, 2009, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an interim final rule that implements section 702 of Title VII of the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA) by amending CBP regulations to replace the current Guam Visa Waiver Program with a new Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program and establishing six ports of entry in the CNMI. The interim final rule specified that CBP would begin operation of this program on the statutorily established transition program effective date of June 1, 2009. The interim final rule further specified that the existing Guam Visa Waiver Program for travel to Guam would remain in effect until June 1, 2009. On March 31, 2009, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that she had exercised her authority to delay the transition program effective date until November 28, 2009. This technical amendment effectuates this delay by changing the implementation date of the interim final rule from June 1, 2009 to November 28, 2009.
05/22/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentImported Directly Requirement Under the United States-Bahrain Free Trade AgreementThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations in title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) on an interim basis to change certain provisions relating to the requirement under the United States-Bahrain Free...E9-11986FR-Doc-E9-11986https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/05/22/E9-11986/imported-directly-requirement-under-the-united-states-bahrain-free-trade-agreementThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations in title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) on an interim basis to change certain provisions relating to the requirement under the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (BFTA) that a good must be ``imported directly'' from one BFTA Party to the other Party to qualify for preferential tariff treatment. The change involves removing the condition that a good passing through the territory of an intermediate country while en route from a Party to the other Party must remain under the control of the customs authority of the intermediate country. This change more closely conforms these regulatory provisions to the BFTA and the BFTA implementing statute.
05/18/2009Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Port Limits of Columbus, OHThis notice of proposed rulemaking proposes to extend the geographical limits of the port of Columbus, Ohio, to include the Rickenbacker Intermodal Terminal and additional territory that likely will be needed for supporting infrastructure so that it...E9-11551FR-Doc-E9-11551https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/05/18/E9-11551/extension-of-port-limits-of-columbus-ohThis notice of proposed rulemaking proposes to extend the geographical limits of the port of Columbus, Ohio, to include the Rickenbacker Intermodal Terminal and additional territory that likely will be needed for supporting infrastructure so that it will be within the newly defined port limits. The proposed change would make the boundaries more easily identifiable to the public. The proposed change is part of CBP's continuing program to more efficiently utilize its personnel, facilities, and resources, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
05/18/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Port Limits of St. Louis, MOThis document amends the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations pertaining to Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) field organization by extending the geographical limits of the port of St. Louis, Missouri to include the entire expanded...E9-11538FR-Doc-E9-11538https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/05/18/E9-11538/extension-of-port-limits-of-st-louis-moThis document amends the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations pertaining to Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) field organization by extending the geographical limits of the port of St. Louis, Missouri to include the entire expanded Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The change is part of CBP's continuing program to more efficiently utilize its personnel, facilities, and resources, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
05/12/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentMexican Cement Import Licensing SystemThe Department of Commerce is removing its Mexican Cement Import Licensing (``MCILS'') regulations currently published at 19 CFR Part 361. This action is being taken pursuant to provisions of the Agreement Between the Office of the United States Trade...E9-10955FR-Doc-E9-10955https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/05/12/E9-10955/mexican-cement-import-licensing-systemThe Department of Commerce is removing its Mexican Cement Import Licensing (``MCILS'') regulations currently published at 19 CFR Part 361. This action is being taken pursuant to provisions of the Agreement Between the Office of the United States Trade Representative and the Department of Commerce of the United States of America and the Ministry of Economy of the United Mexican States (Secretaria de Economia) on Trade in Cement (``Cement Agreement''), signed March 6, 2006. The Cement Agreement was terminated at 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2009. Accordingly, the MCILS will no longer be necessary.
03/30/2009Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCost or Value of Foreign Repairs, Alterations, or ProcessingThis document withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on March 13, 2009 (74 FR 10849), that proposed to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations to exclude from the dutiable value of repairs,...E9-7154FR-Doc-E9-7154https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/03/30/E9-7154/cost-or-value-of-foreign-repairs-alterations-or-processingThis document withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on March 13, 2009 (74 FR 10849), that proposed to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations to exclude from the dutiable value of repairs, alterations, or processing performed abroad on articles exported from the United States and returned under subheading 9802.00.40, 9802.00.50, or 9802.00.60, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), the value of U.S.-origin parts used in the foreign repairs, alterations, or processing. The notice is being withdrawn to permit further consideration of the relevant issues involved in the proposed rulemaking.
03/18/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentSteel Import Monitoring and Analysis SystemThe Department of Commerce (the Department) publishes this action to make final a rule to extend the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system until March 21, 2013. The purpose of the SIMA system is to provide statistical data on steel imports...E9-6013FR-Doc-E9-6013https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/03/18/E9-6013/steel-import-monitoring-and-analysis-systemThe Department of Commerce (the Department) publishes this action to make final a rule to extend the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system until March 21, 2013. The purpose of the SIMA system is to provide statistical data on steel imports entering the United States seven weeks earlier than it would otherwise be available to the public. Aggregate data collected from the licenses are made available to the public on a weekly basis following review by the Department.
03/13/2009Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCost or Value of Foreign Repairs, Alterations, or ProcessingThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations to exclude from the dutiable value of repairs, alterations, or processing performed abroad on articles exported from the United States and returned under...E9-5481FR-Doc-E9-5481https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/03/13/E9-5481/cost-or-value-of-foreign-repairs-alterations-or-processingThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations to exclude from the dutiable value of repairs, alterations, or processing performed abroad on articles exported from the United States and returned under subheading 9802.00.40, 9802.00.50, or 9802.00.60, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), the value of U.S.-origin parts used in the foreign repairs, alterations, or processing. The proposed changes would provide an incentive to use U.S.-origin parts in the foreign repairs, alterations, or processing of articles entered under the above- referenced HTSUS provisions.
03/11/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Material From HondurasThis document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material from the Pre-Columbian cultures of the Republic of Honduras (Honduras) that were...E9-5001FR-Doc-E9-5001https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/03/11/E9-5001/extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-material-from-hondurasThis document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material from the Pre-Columbian cultures of the Republic of Honduras (Honduras) that were imposed by CBP Decision (Dec.) 04-08 and expire on March 12, 2009. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional 5 years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension until March 12, 2013. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. CBP Dec. 04-08 contains the Designated List of archaeological material that describes the articles to which the restrictions apply.
02/19/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Amendment to List of User Fee Airports: Addition of St. Augustine Airport, St. Augustine, FLThis document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the recent user fee airport designation for St. Augustine Airport in St. Augustine, Florida. User fee airports are those...E9-3540FR-Doc-E9-3540https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/02/19/E9-3540/technical-amendment-to-list-of-user-fee-airports-addition-of-st-augustine-airport-st-augustine-flThis document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the recent user fee airport designation for St. Augustine Airport in St. Augustine, Florida. User fee airports are those airports which, while not qualifying for designation as international or landing rights airports, have been approved by the Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the services of CBP officers for the processing of aircraft entering the United States, and the passengers and cargo of those aircraft.
01/16/2009RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRevised Procedures and Requests for Information During Adequacy Phase of Five-Year ReviewsThe United States International Trade Commission (``the Commission'') amends its Rules of Practice and Procedure to require that responses to notices of institution of five-year reviews be filed within 30 days of publication of the notice, as opposed...E9-860FR-Doc-E9-860https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/01/16/E9-860/revised-procedures-and-requests-for-information-during-adequacy-phase-of-five-year-reviewsThe United States International Trade Commission (``the Commission'') amends its Rules of Practice and Procedure to require that responses to notices of institution of five-year reviews be filed within 30 days of publication of the notice, as opposed to the 50-day response period specified in its current rules. It also provides notice of its decision, which does not require a change in its rules, to seek additional information from interested parties at the institution of five-year reviews, and to seek information from purchasers during the adequacy phase of five-year reviews in certain circumstances.
01/16/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentProhibitions and Conditions for Importation of Burmese and Non-Burmese Covered Articles of Jadeite, Rubies, and Articles of Jewelry Containing Jadeite or RubiesThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations in title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) in order to implement the provisions of the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta's Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act of...E9-786FR-Doc-E9-786https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/01/16/E9-786/prohibitions-and-conditions-for-importation-of-burmese-and-non-burmese-covered-articles-of-jadeiteThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations in title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) in order to implement the provisions of the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta's Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-286) (the ``JADE Act'') and Presidential Proclamation 8294 of September 26, 2008, which includes new Additional U.S. Note 4 to Chapter 71 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS''). These amendments are made to implement certain provisions of the JADE Act and the Presidential Proclamation by prohibiting the importation of ``Burmese covered articles'' (jadeite, rubies, and articles of jewelry containing jadeite or rubies, mined or extracted from Burma), and by setting forth conditions for the importation of ``non-Burmese covered articles'' (jadeite, rubies, and articles of jewelry containing jadeite or rubies, mined or extracted from a country other than Burma).
01/16/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentImport Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological Material from ChinaThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from the People's Republic of China (China). These restrictions are being imposed...E9-848FR-Doc-E9-848https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/01/16/E9-848/import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-archaeological-material-from-chinaThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from the People's Republic of China (China). These restrictions are being imposed pursuant to an agreement between the United States and China that has been entered into under the authority of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. The final rule amends CBP regulations by adding China to the list of countries for which a bilateral agreement has been entered into for imposing cultural property import restrictions. The final rule also contains the designated list that describes the types of archaeological articles to which the restrictions apply.
01/16/2009RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentEstablishing U.S. Ports of Entry in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and Implementing the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver ProgramSection 702 of the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA) extends the immigration laws of the United States to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and provides for a visa waiver program for travel to Guam and the CNMI....E9-942FR-Doc-E9-942https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/01/16/E9-942/establishing-us-ports-of-entry-in-the-commonwealth-of-the-northern-mariana-islands-cnmi-andSection 702 of the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA) extends the immigration laws of the United States to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and provides for a visa waiver program for travel to Guam and the CNMI. This rule implements section 702 of the CNRA by amending U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to replace the current Guam Visa Waiver Program with a new Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program. Accordingly, this interim final rule sets forth the requirements for nonimmigrant visitors who seek admission for business or pleasure and solely for entry into and stay on Guam or the CNMI without a visa for a period of authorized stay of no longer than forty-five days. In addition, this rule establishes six ports of entry in the CNMI in order to administer and enforce the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program and to allow for immigration inspections in the CNMI, including arrival and departure controls, under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
12/12/2008Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentSteel Import Monitoring and Analysis SystemThe Department of Commerce publishes this proposed rule to request public comment on modifications to the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) System. These modifications are proposed to extend the current SIMA system until March 21, 2013. This...E8-28683FR-Doc-E8-28683https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/12/12/E8-28683/steel-import-monitoring-and-analysis-systemThe Department of Commerce publishes this proposed rule to request public comment on modifications to the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) System. These modifications are proposed to extend the current SIMA system until March 21, 2013. This extension would continue the Department's ability to track steel imports and make them publicly available in advance of the full trade data release.
12/10/2008RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentWithdrawal of the Regulatory Provisions Governing Targeted Dumping in Antidumping Duty InvestigationsImport Administration issues this interim final rule for the purpose of withdrawing the regulatory provisions governing the targeted dumping analysis in antidumping duty investigations.E8-29225FR-Doc-E8-29225https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/12/10/E8-29225/withdrawal-of-the-regulatory-provisions-governing-targeted-dumping-in-antidumping-dutyImport Administration issues this interim final rule for the purpose of withdrawing the regulatory provisions governing the targeted dumping analysis in antidumping duty investigations.
11/25/2008RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentImporter Security Filing and Additional Carrier RequirementsTo help prevent terrorist weapons from being transported to the United States, vessel carriers bringing cargo to the United States are required to transmit certain information to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) about the cargo they are transporting...E8-27048FR-Doc-E8-27048https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/11/25/E8-27048/importer-security-filing-and-additional-carrier-requirementsTo help prevent terrorist weapons from being transported to the United States, vessel carriers bringing cargo to the United States are required to transmit certain information to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) about the cargo they are transporting prior to lading that cargo at foreign ports of entry. This interim final rule requires both importers and carriers to submit additional information pertaining to cargo to CBP before the cargo is brought into the United States by vessel. This information must be submitted to CBP by way of a CBP- approved electronic data interchange system. The required information is reasonably necessary to improve CBP's ability to identify high-risk shipments so as to prevent smuggling and ensure cargo safety and security. These regulations specifically fulfill the requirements of section 203 of the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006 and section 343(a) of the Trade Act of 2002, as amended by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002.
11/18/2008RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentAdvance Information on Private Aircraft Arriving and Departing the United StatesThis rule finalizes, with modifications, amendments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to private aircraft arriving and departing the United States. This final rule requires private aircraft pilots or their designees...E8-26621FR-Doc-E8-26621https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/11/18/E8-26621/advance-information-on-private-aircraft-arriving-and-departing-the-united-statesThis rule finalizes, with modifications, amendments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to private aircraft arriving and departing the United States. This final rule requires private aircraft pilots or their designees arriving in the United States from a foreign port or location destined for a U.S. port or location, or departing the United States to a foreign port or location, to transmit electronically to CBP passenger manifest information for each individual traveling onboard the aircraft. This final rule requires private aircraft pilots or their designees to provide additional data elements when submitting a notice of arrival and requires private aircraft pilots or their designees to submit a notice of departure. Private aircraft pilots (or their designees) will be required to submit the notice of arrival and notice of departure information to CBP through an approved electronic data interchange system in the same transmission as the corresponding arrival or departure passenger manifest information. Under this rule, this data must be received by CBP no later than 60 minutes before an arriving private aircraft departs from a foreign location destined for the United States and no later than 60 minutes before a private aircraft departs a U.S. airport or location for a foreign port or place. This rule also expressly acknowledges CBP's authority to restrict aircraft from landing in the United States based on security and/or risk assessments, or, based on such assessments, to specifically designate and limit the airports where aircraft may land or depart.
11/07/2008RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Corrections Relating to the Rules of Origin for Goods Imported Under the NAFTA and for Textile and Apparel ProductsThis document re-opens the period within which comments may be submitted in response to the proposed rule to amend the Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations to establish uniform rules governing CBP determinations of the country of origin...Z8-25734FR-Doc-Z8-25734https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/11/07/Z8-25734/technical-corrections-relating-to-the-rules-of-origin-for-goods-imported-under-the-nafta-and-for 
10/30/2008RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Corrections Relating to the Rules of Origin for Goods Imported Under the NAFTA and for Textile and Apparel ProductsThis document sets forth technical corrections to part 102 of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect recent changes in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. The affected provisions in part 102, which are...E8-25734FR-Doc-E8-25734https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/10/30/E8-25734/technical-corrections-relating-to-the-rules-of-origin-for-goods-imported-under-the-nafta-and-forThis document sets forth technical corrections to part 102 of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect recent changes in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. The affected provisions in part 102, which are based in part on specified changes in tariff classification, comprise a codified system used for determining the country of origin of goods imported under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and for the country of origin of textile and apparel products (other than those of Israel).
10/15/2008RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCountries Whose Pleasure Vessels May Be Issued Cruising LicensesThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations relating to the list of foreign countries whose pleasure vessels may be issued U.S. cruising licenses. Pursuant to information provided by the British Embassy, the Department...E8-24523FR-Doc-E8-24523https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/10/15/E8-24523/countries-whose-pleasure-vessels-may-be-issued-cruising-licensesThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations relating to the list of foreign countries whose pleasure vessels may be issued U.S. cruising licenses. Pursuant to information provided by the British Embassy, the Department of State has recommended that CBP update the listing relating to the United Kingdom.
09/30/2008RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentHaitian Hemispheric Opportunity Through Partnership Encouragement Acts of 2006 and 2008This document adopts as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations which were published in the Federal Register on June 22, 2007, as CBP Dec. 07-43 to implement the duty-free provisions of the...E8-23008FR-Doc-E8-23008https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/09/30/E8-23008/haitian-hemispheric-opportunity-through-partnership-encouragement-acts-of-2006-and-2008This document adopts as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations which were published in the Federal Register on June 22, 2007, as CBP Dec. 07-43 to implement the duty-free provisions of the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement (``HOPE I'') Act of 2006. The regulatory amendments adopted as a final rule in this document include changes necessitated by enactment of the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement (``HOPE II'') Act of 2008.
09/19/2008RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Material From CambodiaThis document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect both continuing and new import restrictions on certain archaeological material from Cambodia. Import restrictions that were previously imposed by CBP Decision 03-28 on...E8-22034FR-Doc-E8-22034https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/09/19/E8-22034/extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-material-from-cambodiaThis document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect both continuing and new import restrictions on certain archaeological material from Cambodia. Import restrictions that were previously imposed by CBP Decision 03-28 on certain stone, metal, and ceramic archaeological materials that are due to expire on September 19, 2008, are extended. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has made the requisite determination for the extension of import restrictions that previously existed and for amending the agreement so that it applies also to archaeological material of the Bronze and Iron Ages. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect until September 19, 2013, and title 19 of the CBP regulations is being amended to reflect this amended bilateral agreement. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the 1970 Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. This document also contains the amended Designated List of Archaeological Material that describes the articles to which the restrictions apply, including the new categories of objects (glass and bone) and the additional subcategories of stone and metal objects from the Bronze and Iron Age.
09/10/2008RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Amendment to List of User Fee Airports: Addition of Valley International Airport, Harlingen, TXThis document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the recent user fee airport designation for Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas. User fee airports are those...E8-20990FR-Doc-E8-20990https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/09/10/E8-20990/technical-amendment-to-list-of-user-fee-airports-addition-of-valley-international-airport-harlingenThis document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the recent user fee airport designation for Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas. User fee airports are those airports which, while not qualifying for designation as international or landing rights airports, have been approved by the Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the services of CBP officers for the processing of aircraft entering the United States, and the passengers and cargo of those aircraft.
09/08/2008Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentUniform Rules of Origin for Imported MerchandiseThis document provides an additional 30 days for interested parties to submit comments on the proposed rule to amend the Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations to establish uniform rules governing CBP determinations of the country of...E8-20662FR-Doc-E8-20662https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/09/08/E8-20662/uniform-rules-of-origin-for-imported-merchandiseThis document provides an additional 30 days for interested parties to submit comments on the proposed rule to amend the Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations to establish uniform rules governing CBP determinations of the country of origin of imported merchandise. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2008 (73 FR 43385), and the comment period was scheduled to expire on September 23, 2008.
08/25/2008RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFirst Sale Declaration RequirementThis document establishes an importer declaration requirement pursuant to section 15422(a) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to assist Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in gathering information for all goods entered for consumption or...E8-19640FR-Doc-E8-19640https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/08/25/E8-19640/first-sale-declaration-requirementThis document establishes an importer declaration requirement pursuant to section 15422(a) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to assist Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in gathering information for all goods entered for consumption or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on the transaction valuation of goods imported into the United States. Effective for a one-year period beginning August 20, 2008, all importers will be required to provide a declaration to CBP at the time of filing a consumption entry when, in a series of sequential sales, the transaction value of the imported merchandise is determined on the basis of the ``first or earlier sale'' of goods--the first sale in which the goods are ``sold for exportation to the United States'' or any other sale earlier than the last sale prior to the introduction of the merchandise into the United States. CBP will then report the frequency of the use of the ``first sale'' rule and other associated data to the International Trade Commission (ITC) on a monthly basis.
08/25/2008RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentEntry Requirements for Certain Softwood Lumber Products Exported From Any Country Into the United StatesThis document sets forth interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that prescribe special entry requirements applicable to certain softwood lumber and softwood lumber products exported from any country into the United...E8-19641FR-Doc-E8-19641https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/08/25/E8-19641/entry-requirements-for-certain-softwood-lumber-products-exported-from-any-country-into-the-unitedThis document sets forth interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that prescribe special entry requirements applicable to certain softwood lumber and softwood lumber products exported from any country into the United States. The softwood lumber and softwood lumber products subject to these interim entry requirements are those described in section 804(a) within Title VIII (Softwood Lumber Act of 2008 or ``the Act'') of the Tariff Act of 1930, as added by section 3301 of Title III, Subtitle D, of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-246, enacted June 18, 2008). Within Title VIII, section 803 requires the President to establish and maintain an importer declaration program with respect to the importation of certain softwood lumber and softwood lumber products and prescribes special entry requirements whereby importers must submit the export price, estimated export charge, if any, and an importer declaration with the entry summary. There are also new recordkeeping requirements applicable to certain imports of softwood lumber home packages and kits which are subject to declaration requirements, but which are not subject to the softwood lumber importer declaration program of section 803 of the Act. These interim amendments set forth the procedural and documentation requirements necessary to implement the entry requirements specified in the statute.
08/05/2008Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentElectronic Payment and Refund of Quarterly Harbor Maintenance FeesThis document proposes to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations by prescribing alternative procedures by which payers of the quarterly harbor maintenance fee (HMF) may submit their payments or refund requests to Customs and Border...E8-17967FR-Doc-E8-17967https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/08/05/E8-17967/electronic-payment-and-refund-of-quarterly-harbor-maintenance-feesThis document proposes to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations by prescribing alternative procedures by which payers of the quarterly harbor maintenance fee (HMF) may submit their payments or refund requests to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) electronically via an Internet account established by the payer and located at http://www.pay.gov. CBP will continue to accept quarterly HMF payments or refund requests via mail. It is also proposed to clarify the regulations to state that each HMF quarterly payment, whether paper or electronic, must be accompanied by a CBP Form 349 (HMF Quarterly Summary Report). The changes proposed in this document are intended to provide the trade with expanded electronic payment/refund options for quarterly HMFs and to modernize and enhance CBP's port use fee collection efforts.
08/05/2008RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentUnited States-Morocco Free Trade AgreementThis document adopts as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (``CFR'') which were published in the Federal Register on June 29, 2007, as CBP Dec. 07-51 to implement the preferential tariff...E8-17968FR-Doc-E8-17968https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/08/05/E8-17968/united-states-morocco-free-trade-agreementThis document adopts as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (``CFR'') which were published in the Federal Register on June 29, 2007, as CBP Dec. 07-51 to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement signed by the United States and the Kingdom of Morocco.
07/25/2008Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentUniform Rules of Origin for Imported MerchandiseThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') Regulations to establish uniform rules governing CBP determinations of the country of origin of imported merchandise. This proposal would extend application of the country...E8-17025FR-Doc-E8-17025https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/07/25/E8-17025/uniform-rules-of-origin-for-imported-merchandiseThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') Regulations to establish uniform rules governing CBP determinations of the country of origin of imported merchandise. This proposal would extend application of the country of origin rules codified in 19 CFR part 102. Those rules have proven to be more objective and transparent and provide greater predictability in determining the country of origin of imported merchandise than the system of case-by-case adjudication they would replace. The proposed change also will aid an importer's exercise of reasonable care. In addition, this document proposes to amend the country of origin rules applicable to pipe fittings and flanges, printed greeting cards, glass optical fiber, and rice preparations. Finally, this document proposes amendments to the textile regulations set forth in Sec. 102.21 to make corrections so that the regulations reflect the language of section 334(b)(5) of the Uruguay Round Agreement Act.
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