CFR Title 19 Customs Duties

CFR Title 19 – Customs Duties

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04/05/2019RuleCivil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for InflationIn this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is making the 2019 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...2019-06745DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentIn this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is making the 2019 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 2019 pursuant to the 2015 Act and OMB guidance. The new penalties will be effective for penalties assessed after April 5, 2019 whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015.civil-monetary-penalty-adjustments-for-inflationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-04-05/pdf/2019-06745.pdf
03/14/2019Proposed RuleSubmission and Consideration of Petitions for Duty Suspensions and ReductionsThe United States International Trade Commission (Commission) proposes to amend Part 220 of its Rules of Practice and Procedure. Part 220 governs the submission and consideration of petitions for duty suspensions and reductions under the American...2019-04095INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe United States International Trade Commission (Commission) proposes to amend Part 220 of its Rules of Practice and Procedure. Part 220 governs the submission and consideration of petitions for duty suspensions and reductions under the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016. The amendments are necessary to clarify certain provisions and address concerns that have arisen in Commission practice.submission-and-consideration-of-petitions-for-duty-suspensions-and-reductionshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-03-14/pdf/2019-04095.pdf
03/12/2019RuleExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ecclesiastical Ethnological Material From HondurasThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological material from Honduras. The restrictions, which were originally...2019-04428DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological material from Honduras. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by CBP Dec. 04-08 and last extended by CBP Dec. 14-03, are due to expire March 12, 2019. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has made the requisite determination for extending the import restrictions that previously existed and entering into a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Honduras to reflect the extension of these import restrictions. The new MOU supersedes the existing agreement that became effective on March 12, 2014. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this further extension through March 12, 2024. CBP Dec. 14-03 contains the amended Designated List of archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological material from Honduras to which the restrictions apply.extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-and-ecclesiastical-ethnological-materialhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-03-12/pdf/2019-04428.pdf
01/14/2019RuleExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological Material From ChinaThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from China. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by CBP Dec. 09-03 and last...2019-00065DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from China. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by CBP Dec. 09-03 and last extended by CBP Dec. 14-02, are due to expire on January 14, 2019. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has made the requisite determination for extending the import restrictions that previously existed and entering into a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China to reflect the extension of these import restrictions. The new MOU supersedes the existing agreement that became effective on January 14, 2009. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this further extension through January 14, 2024. This document also contains the amended Designated List that describes the types of archaeological material to which the restrictions apply, including a new subcategory of glass objects from the Zhou period through the Tang period.extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-archaeological-material-from-chinahttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-01-14/pdf/2019-00065.pdf
01/14/2019RuleExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological and Ecclesiastical Ethnological Material From BulgariaThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological material from Bulgaria. The restrictions, which were originally...2019-00064DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological material from Bulgaria. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by CBP Dec. 14-01, are due to expire on January 14, 2019. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has made the requisite determination for extending the import restrictions that previously existed and entering into a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bulgaria to reflect the extension of these import restrictions. The new MOU supersedes and replaces the existing agreement that became effective on January 14, 2014. This new MOU also corrects an inconsistency existing between the previous MOU and the Designated List that describes the types of archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological material to which the restrictions apply.extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-archaeological-and-ecclesiastical-ethnologicalhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2019-01-14/pdf/2019-00064.pdf
12/28/2018RuleCivil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for InflationThis rule adjusts for inflation the amounts that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can assess as civil monetary penalties for the following two violations--transporting passengers coastwise for hire by certain vessels (known as Bowaters vessels)...2018-28141DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis rule adjusts for inflation the amounts that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can assess as civil monetary penalties for the following two violations--transporting passengers coastwise for hire by certain vessels (known as Bowaters vessels) that do not meet specified conditions; and employing a vessel in a trade without a required Certificate of Documentation. These adjustments are being made 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 rule documents published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2016; January 27, 2017; December 8, 2017; and April 2, 2018, but the adjustments for these two civil penalties were inadvertently left out of those documents.civil-monetary-penalty-adjustments-for-inflationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-12-28/pdf/2018-28141.pdf
12/26/2018RuleRules Relating to the Submission and Consideration of Petitions for Duty Suspensions and ReductionsThe United States International Trade Commission (Commission) is adopting as a final rule the interim rule published on September 30, 2016. The rule concerns the submission and consideration of petitions for duty suspensions and reductions under the...2018-27768INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe United States International Trade Commission (Commission) is adopting as a final rule the interim rule published on September 30, 2016. The rule concerns the submission and consideration of petitions for duty suspensions and reductions under the American Manufacturing and Competitiveness Act of 2016.rules-relating-to-the-submission-and-consideration-of-petitions-for-duty-suspensions-and-reductionshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-12-26/pdf/2018-27768.pdf
12/18/2018RuleModernized DrawbackThis document adopts as final, with changes, proposed amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations implementing changes to the drawback regulations, as directed by the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015...2018-26793DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis document adopts as final, with changes, proposed amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations implementing changes to the drawback regulations, as directed by the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA). These regulations establish new processes for drawback pursuant to TFTEA, which liberalize the merchandise substitution standard, simplify recordkeeping requirements, extend and standardize timelines for filing drawback claims, and require the electronic filing of drawback claims. This document also provides details with respect to the process required to perfect TFTEA-based claims filed under CBP's Interim Guidance procedures. Further, this document also finalizes regulations clarifying the prohibition on the filing of a substitution drawback claim for internal revenue excise tax 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.modernized-drawbackhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-12-18/pdf/2018-26793.pdf
11/29/2018RuleTechnical Corrections to the Vessel Repair Unit RegulationsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to update provisions relating to the declaration, entry and dutiable status of repair expenditures made abroad for certain vessels to reflect the port of New Orleans,...2018-25953DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to update provisions relating to the declaration, entry and dutiable status of repair expenditures made abroad for certain vessels to reflect the port of New Orleans, Louisiana as the only Vessel Repair Unit (VRU) location. The amendment will improve the efficiency of vessel repair entry processing, ensure the proper assessment and collection of duties, and make the regulations more transparent.technical-corrections-to-the-vessel-repair-unit-regulationshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-11-29/pdf/2018-25953.pdf
09/19/2018RuleExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Material From CambodiaThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from Cambodia. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by CBP Dec. 03-28, and last...2018-20316DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from Cambodia. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by CBP Dec. 03-28, and last extended by CBP Dec. 13-15, are due to expire on September 19, 2018. The Acting Under Secretary 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 five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this further extension through September 19, 2023. 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. CBP Dec. 08-40 contains the amended Designated List of archaeological material from Cambodia to which the restrictions apply.extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-material-from-cambodiahttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-09-19/pdf/2018-20316.pdf
08/20/2018Proposed RuleModernized Drawback; CorrectionThis document corrects a proposed regulation in a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register of August 2, 2018, regarding Modernized Drawback. Specifically, CBP inadvertently proposed in 19 CFR 190.32(d)(2) an exemption for...2018-17847DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis document corrects a proposed regulation in a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the Federal Register of August 2, 2018, regarding Modernized Drawback. Specifically, CBP inadvertently proposed in 19 CFR 190.32(d)(2) an exemption for drawback claims for wine which included an imprecise reference to the entirety of paragraph (b). The reference should have been only to paragraphs (b)(1) and (b)(2), the specific paragraphs regarding the ``lesser of'' rule. As is evident from the entirety of the proposed rule, paragraph (b)(3), which implements the statutory prohibition on double drawback, applies to all drawback claims for wine. This technical correction remedies a clerical error that occurred when the language of paragraph (b)(3) was moved from a different part of the proposed regulations.modernized-drawback-correctionhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-08-20/pdf/2018-17847.pdf
08/16/2018RuleRefund of Alcohol Excise TaxThis document updates language in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the current organization of CBP and the Department of the Treasury. The document also eliminates a restriction pertaining to CBP's authority to refund...2018-17710DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis document updates language in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the current organization of CBP and the Department of the Treasury. The document also eliminates a restriction pertaining to CBP's authority to refund excessive duties, taxes, fees, or interest imposed on distilled spirits, wine, and beer to facilitate implementation of Subpart A (Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform) of Part IX of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed December 22, 2017, commonly referred to as the Craft Beverage Modernization Act.refund-of-alcohol-excise-taxhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-08-16/pdf/2018-17710.pdf
08/02/2018Proposed RuleModernized DrawbackThis document proposes to amend U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to implement changes to the drawback regulations as directed by the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA). These proposed regulations establish...2018-16279DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis document proposes to amend U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to implement changes to the drawback regulations as directed by the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA). These proposed regulations establish a new process for drawback pursuant to TFTEA which liberalizes the merchandise substitution standard, simplifies recordkeeping requirements, extends and standardizes timelines for filing drawback claims, and requires the electronic filing of drawback claims. TFTEA allows a transition period wherein drawback claimants will have the choice between filing claims under the existing process detailed in the current regulations or filing claims under the proposed new process. This document explains how filings during the transition period will work, discusses the interim policy guidance procedures for filing claims prior to these regulations becoming final, and proposes to make TFTEA-related changes, dealing with bonds, regarding joint and several liability for the importer of the goods and the drawback claimant, and technical corrections and conforming changes to CBP regulations. This document also proposes to clarify the prohibition on 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 the substituted merchandise is the subject of a different claim for refund or drawback of tax under any provision of the Internal Revenue Code. CBP is proposing these amendments regarding excise taxes to protect the revenue by clarifying the relationship between drawback claims and Federal excise tax liability. Further, CBP proposes to add a basic importation and entry bond condition to foster compliance.modernized-drawbackhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-08-02/pdf/2018-16279.pdf
07/09/2018RuleImport Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Material From LibyaThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to continue the import restrictions on archaeological and ethnological material from Libya previously imposed on an emergency basis in a final rule published on December 5,...2018-14637DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to continue the import restrictions on archaeological and ethnological material from Libya previously imposed on an emergency basis in a final rule published on December 5, 2017. These restrictions are being imposed pursuant to an agreement between the United States and Libya that has been entered into under the authority of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act. The document also contains the Designated List of Archaeological and Ethnological Material of Libya that describes the articles to which the restrictions apply. Accordingly, this document amends the CBP regulations by removing Libya from the listing of countries for which emergency actions imposed the import restrictions, and adding Libya to the list of countries for which an agreement has been entered into for imposing import restrictions.import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-and-ethnological-material-from-libyahttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-07-09/pdf/2018-14637.pdf
06/12/2018RuleAir Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS)To address ongoing aviation security threats, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is amending its regulations pertaining to the submission of advance air cargo data to implement a mandatory Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program for any...2018-12315DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTo address ongoing aviation security threats, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is amending its regulations pertaining to the submission of advance air cargo data to implement a mandatory Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program for any inbound aircraft required to make entry under the CBP regulations that will have commercial cargo aboard. The ACAS program requires the inbound carrier or other eligible party to electronically transmit specified advance cargo data (ACAS data) to CBP for air cargo transported onboard U.S.-bound aircraft as early as practicable, but no later than prior to loading of the cargo onto the aircraft. The ACAS program enhances the security of the aircraft and passengers on U.S.-bound flights by enabling CBP to perform targeted risk assessments on the air cargo prior to the aircraft's departure for the United States. These risk assessments will identify and prevent high-risk air cargo from being loaded on the aircraft that could pose a risk to the aircraft during flight.air-cargo-advance-screening-acashttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-06-12/pdf/2018-12315.pdf
05/08/2018RuleRules 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...2018-09268INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.rules-of-general-application-adjudication-and-enforcementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-05-08/pdf/2018-09268.pdf
04/12/2018RuleCBP 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...2018-07624DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.cbp-decision-no-18-04-definition-of-importer-security-filing-importerhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-04-12/pdf/2018-07624.pdf
04/11/2018RuleExtension 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...2018-07381DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.extension-of-port-limits-of-savannah-gahttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-04-11/pdf/2018-07381.pdf
04/02/2018RuleCivil 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...2018-06486DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentIn 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.civil-monetary-penalty-adjustments-for-inflationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-04-02/pdf/2018-06486.pdf
02/27/2018RuleExtension 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...2018-03946DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-archaeological-material-from-belizehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-02-27/pdf/2018-03946.pdf
02/22/2018RuleTechnical 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...2018-03581DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.technical-amendment-to-list-of-user-fee-airports-name-changes-of-several-airports-and-the-additionhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2018-02-22/pdf/2018-03581.pdf
12/26/2017RuleRules 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...2017-27671INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.rules-of-general-applicationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-12-26/pdf/2017-27671.pdf
12/15/2017RuleDonations 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),...2017-27065DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.donations-of-technology-and-related-support-services-to-enforce-intellectual-property-rightshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-12-15/pdf/2017-27065.pdf
12/08/2017RuleCivil 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...2017-26506DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.civil-monetary-penalty-adjustments-for-inflationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-12-08/pdf/2017-26506.pdf
12/05/2017RuleEmergency 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...2017-26278DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.emergency-import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-and-ethnological-materials-from-libyahttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-12-05/pdf/2017-26278.pdf
11/24/2017RuleTechnical 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...2017-25436DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.technical-amendment-to-list-of-user-fee-airports-removal-of-meadows-field-airport-bakersfield-ca-andhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-11-24/pdf/2017-25436.pdf
11/01/2017RuleProcedures 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...2017-23878DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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).procedures-to-adjust-customs-cobra-user-fees-to-reflect-inflationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-11-01/pdf/2017-23878.pdf
10/30/2017RuleRemoving 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...2017-23560DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.removing-the-prohibition-on-the-importation-of-jadeite-or-rubies-mined-or-extracted-from-burma-andhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-10-30/pdf/2017-23560.pdf
09/28/2017RuleChanges 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...2017-20495DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.changes-to-the-in-bond-processhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-09-28/pdf/2017-20495.pdf
09/28/2017RuleExtension 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...2017-20785DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.extension-of-import-restrictions-on-archaeological-and-ecclesiastical-ethnological-materials-fromhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-09-28/pdf/2017-20785.pdf
09/27/2017Proposed RuleRules 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...2017-20615INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.rules-of-general-applicationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-09-27/pdf/2017-20615.pdf
09/19/2017RuleExtension 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.)...2017-20056DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-and-ethnological-materials-from-thehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-09-19/pdf/2017-20056.pdf
07/28/2017RuleTechnical 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...2017-15888DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentU.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.technical-corrections-to-us-customs-and-border-protection-regulationshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-07-28/pdf/2017-15888.pdf
07/17/2017Proposed RuleProcedures 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...2017-14824DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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).procedures-to-adjust-customs-cobra-user-fees-to-reflect-inflationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-07-17/pdf/2017-14824.pdf
07/17/2017Proposed RuleExtension 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...C1-2017-13983DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security Department https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/17/C1-2017-13983/extension-of-port-limits-of-savannah-gahttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-07-17/pdf/C1-2017-13983.pdf
07/13/2017RuleElectronic 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...2017-14549DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.electronic-information-for-cargo-exported-from-the-united-states-technical-amendmentshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-07-13/pdf/2017-14549.pdf
07/03/2017Proposed RuleExtension 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...2017-13983DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentU.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.extension-of-port-limits-of-savannah-gahttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-07-03/pdf/2017-13983.pdf
06/30/2017RuleModernization 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...2017-13829DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.modernization-of-the-customs-brokers-examinationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-06-30/pdf/2017-13829.pdf
06/08/2017RuleMerchandise 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...2017-11908DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.merchandise-produced-by-convict-forced-or-indentured-labor-conforming-amendment-and-technicalhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-06-08/pdf/2017-11908.pdf
06/07/2017RuleExtension 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...2017-11841DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-and-ethnological-materials-from-peruhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-06-07/pdf/2017-11841.pdf
01/27/2017RuleDelay 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...2017-01962DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentOn 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.delay-of-effective-date-for-toxic-substance-control-act-chemical-substance-import-certificationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-01-27/pdf/2017-01962.pdf
01/27/2017RuleDelay 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...2017-01963DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentOn 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.delay-of-effective-date-for-importations-of-certain-vehicles-and-engines-subject-to-federalhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-01-27/pdf/2017-01963.pdf
01/27/2017RuleRegulatory 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...2017-01580DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.regulatory-implementation-of-the-centers-of-excellence-and-expertisehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-01-27/pdf/2017-01580.pdf
01/17/2017Proposed RuleDonations 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...2017-00653DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.donations-of-technology-and-support-services-to-enforce-intellectual-property-rightshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-01-17/pdf/2017-00653.pdf
01/05/2017RuleSteel 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...2016-31667DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.steel-import-monitoring-and-analysis-systemhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2017-01-05/pdf/2016-31667.pdf
12/27/2016RuleToxic 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...2016-31055DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.toxic-substance-control-act-chemical-substance-import-certification-process-revisionshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-12-27/pdf/2016-31055.pdf
12/27/2016RuleImportations 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...2016-31050DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.importations-of-certain-vehicles-and-engines-subject-to-federal-antipollution-emission-standardshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-12-27/pdf/2016-31050.pdf
12/20/2016RuleRegulatory 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...2016-29719DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentIn 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.regulatory-implementation-of-the-centers-of-excellence-and-expertisehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-12-20/pdf/2016-29719.pdf
12/12/2016RuleElectronic 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...2016-29656DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.electronic-notice-of-liquidationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-12-12/pdf/2016-29656.pdf
12/06/2016RuleImport 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...2016-29191DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-archaeological-material-from-egypthttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-12-06/pdf/2016-29191.pdf
12/06/2016RuleExtension 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,...2016-29279DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-archaeological-and-ethnological-materials-fromhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-12-06/pdf/2016-29279.pdf
12/01/2016RuleFOIA 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...2016-28819INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.foia-improvement-act-rules-of-general-applicationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-12-01/pdf/2016-28819.pdf
11/23/2016RuleExtension 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...2016-28355DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-archaeological-and-ethnological-material-fromhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-11-23/pdf/2016-28355.pdf
11/22/2016RuleFreedom 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...2016-28095DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.freedom-of-information-act-regulationshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-11-22/pdf/2016-28095.pdf
10/28/2016RuleNew 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,...2016-26075DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.new-mailing-address-for-the-national-commodity-specialist-division-regulations-and-rulings-office-ofhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-10-28/pdf/2016-26075.pdf
10/21/2016RuleInvestigation 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...2016-25489DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.investigation-of-claims-of-evasion-of-antidumping-and-countervailing-dutieshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-10-21/pdf/2016-25489.pdf
10/14/2016Proposed RuleElectronic 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...2016-24858DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.electronic-notice-of-liquidationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-10-14/pdf/2016-24858.pdf
10/13/2016Proposed RuleSteel 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....2016-24649DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.steel-import-monitoring-and-analysis-systemhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-10-13/pdf/2016-24649.pdf
09/30/2016RuleRules 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...2016-23229INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.rules-relating-to-the-submission-and-consideration-of-petitions-for-duty-suspensions-and-reductionshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-09-30/pdf/2016-23229.pdf
09/30/2016RuleNotice 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)....2016-23578DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.notice-of-arrival-for-importations-of-pesticides-and-pesticidal-deviceshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-09-30/pdf/2016-23578.pdf
09/14/2016Proposed RuleModernization 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,...2016-21935DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.modernization-of-the-customs-brokers-examinationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-09-14/pdf/2016-21935.pdf
09/08/2016RuleInvestigation 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...2016-21582DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentU.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.investigation-of-claims-of-evasion-of-antidumping-and-countervailing-duties-correctionhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-09-08/pdf/2016-21582.pdf
08/29/2016Proposed RuleToxic 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...2016-20546DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.toxic-substance-control-act-chemical-substance-import-certification-process-revisionshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-08-29/pdf/2016-20546.pdf
08/26/2016RuleAdministrative 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...2016-20581DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.administrative-exemption-on-value-increased-for-certain-articleshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-08-26/pdf/2016-20581.pdf
08/25/2016Proposed RuleModification 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...2016-20417DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.modification-of-regulations-regarding-basis-for-normal-valuehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-08-25/pdf/2016-20417.pdf
08/23/2016RuleProhibition 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...2016-20057DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.prohibition-on-importation-of-jadeite-or-rubies-mined-or-extracted-from-burma-and-articles-ofhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-08-23/pdf/2016-20057.pdf
08/22/2016RuleInvestigation 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...2016-20007DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentIn 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.investigation-of-claims-of-evasion-of-antidumping-and-countervailing-dutieshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-08-22/pdf/2016-20007.pdf
08/17/2016Proposed RuleImportations 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...2016-18761DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.importations-of-certain-vehicles-and-engines-subject-to-federal-antipollution-emission-standardshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-08-17/pdf/2016-18761.pdf
08/15/2016RuleImport 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...2016-19491DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-and-ethnological-material-of-syriahttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-08-15/pdf/2016-19491.pdf
08/02/2016RuleCorrection 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.,...2016-18305DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.correction-to-applicability-date-for-modification-of-regulations-regarding-price-adjustments-inhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-08-02/pdf/2016-18305.pdf
07/08/2016Proposed RuleNorth 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...2016-16088DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThe 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.north-american-free-trade-agreement-preference-overridehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-07-08/pdf/2016-16088.pdf
07/06/2016Proposed RuleDefinition 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....2016-15687DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThe 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.definition-of-importer-security-filing-importerhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-07-06/pdf/2016-15687.pdf
06/20/2016Proposed RuleCorrection 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...2016-14427DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.correction-to-applicability-date-for-modification-of-regulations-regarding-price-adjustments-inhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-06-20/pdf/2016-14427.pdf
05/20/2016Proposed RuleModification 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...2016-11864DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.modification-of-regulation-regarding-written-argument-establishing-word-limits-for-case-and-rebuttalhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-05-20/pdf/2016-11864.pdf
04/01/2016RuleSpecial Classes of MerchandiseThe 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...2016-07558DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security Department special-classes-of-merchandisehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-04-01/pdf/2016-07558.pdf
03/22/2016RuleCustoms 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...2016-06323DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentU.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.customs-and-border-protections-bond-program-correctionhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-03-22/pdf/2016-06323.pdf
03/21/2016RuleFlights 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...2016-06371DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCurrent 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.flights-to-and-from-cubahttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-03-21/pdf/2016-06371.pdf
03/15/2016RuleExtension 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...2016-05811DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-archaeological-and-ethnological-materials-fromhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-03-15/pdf/2016-05811.pdf
01/15/2016RuleUnited 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...2016-00628DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.united-states-australia-free-trade-agreementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-01-15/pdf/2016-00628.pdf
01/15/2016RuleExtension 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...2016-00735DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-material-originating-in-italy-andhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2016-01-15/pdf/2016-00735.pdf
12/10/2015RuleArticles 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...2015-31129DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security Department articles-conditionally-free-subject-to-a-reduced-rate-etchttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-12-10/pdf/2015-31129.pdf
11/13/2015RuleCustoms 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...2015-28503DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.customs-and-border-protections-bond-programhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-11-13/pdf/2015-28503.pdf
10/26/2015RuleAutomated 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)...2015-27103DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentU.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.automated-commercial-environment-ace-filings-for-electronic-entryentry-summary-cargo-release-andhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-10-26/pdf/2015-27103.pdf
10/13/2015RuleAutomated 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...2015-25729DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.automated-commercial-environment-ace-filings-for-electronic-entryentry-summary-cargo-release-andhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-10-13/pdf/2015-25729.pdf
10/06/2015RuleExtension 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...2015-25413DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.extension-of-import-restrictions-on-certain-categories-of-archaeological-material-from-thehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-10-06/pdf/2015-25413.pdf
09/24/2015Proposed RuleRules 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...2015-23597INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.rules-of-general-application-adjudication-and-enforcementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-09-24/pdf/2015-23597.pdf
09/18/2015RuleDisclosure 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...2015-23543DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.disclosure-of-information-for-certain-intellectual-property-rights-enforced-at-the-borderhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-09-18/pdf/2015-23543.pdf
09/01/2015RuleInvestigations 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...2015-21441INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.investigations-of-whether-injury-to-domestic-industries-results-from-imports-sold-at-less-than-fairhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-09-01/pdf/2015-21441.pdf
08/07/2015RuleLiberalization 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...2015-19466DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.liberalization-of-certain-documentary-evidence-required-as-proof-of-exportation-on-drawback-claimshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-08-07/pdf/2015-19466.pdf
08/06/2015RuleDates 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...2015-19353DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentOn 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.dates-of-application-of-amendments-to-the-antidumping-and-countervailing-duty-laws-made-by-the-tradehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-08-06/pdf/2015-19353.pdf
07/29/2015Proposed RuleFreedom 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...2015-18388DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.freedom-of-information-act-regulationshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-07-29/pdf/2015-18388.pdf
07/09/2015RuleRules 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...2015-16435INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.rules-of-general-application-investigations-relating-to-global-and-bilateral-safeguard-actionshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-07-09/pdf/2015-16435.pdf
06/25/2015RuleEnforcement 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...2015-15544DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.enforcement-and-compliance-changes-to-room-number-of-apodockets-unit-and-web-address-for-electronichttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-06-25/pdf/2015-15544.pdf
05/11/2015RuleTechnical 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...2015-11291DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.technical-corrections-to-the-north-american-free-trade-agreement-uniform-regulationshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-05-11/pdf/2015-11291.pdf
03/06/2015RuleExtension 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)....2015-05060DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-categories-of-archaeological-material-from-thehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-03-06/pdf/2015-05060.pdf
02/11/2015RuleDocumentation 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...2015-02776DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.documentation-related-to-goods-imported-from-us-insular-possessionshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-02-11/pdf/2015-02776.pdf
02/10/2015RuleUnited 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...2015-02720DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.united-states-australia-free-trade-agreementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-02-10/pdf/2015-02720.pdf
02/06/2015Proposed RuleRules 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...2015-02388INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.rules-of-general-application-investigations-relating-to-global-and-bilateral-safeguard-actionshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2015-02-06/pdf/2015-02388.pdf
12/31/2014Proposed RuleModification 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...2014-30664DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.modification-of-regulations-regarding-price-adjustments-in-antidumping-duty-proceedingshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-12-31/pdf/2014-30664.pdf
11/26/2014RuleTechnical 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,...2014-28010DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.technical-amendment-boarding-of-vessels-at-cbp-portshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-11-26/pdf/2014-28010.pdf
11/20/2014RuleEnforcement 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...2014-27530DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.enforcement-and-compliance-change-of-electronic-filing-system-namehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-11-20/pdf/2014-27530.pdf
10/23/2014RuleNotice 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...2014-25358DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.notice-of-arrival-restrictions-applicable-to-flights-carrying-persons-who-have-recently-traveled-tohttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-10-23/pdf/2014-25358.pdf
09/26/2014RuleTechnical 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...2014-22939DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.technical-amendment-to-list-of-user-fee-airports-addition-of-john-wayne-airport-in-santa-anahttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-09-26/pdf/2014-22939.pdf
08/08/2014RuleRules 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...2014-18685INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.rules-of-general-applicationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-08-08/pdf/2014-18685.pdf
08/08/2014RuleTechnical 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...2014-18759DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.technical-amendment-to-the-list-of-cbp-preclearance-offices-in-foreign-countries-addition-of-abuhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-08-08/pdf/2014-18759.pdf
07/22/2014RuleClosing 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...2014-17190DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.closing-of-the-jamieson-line-new-york-border-crossinghttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-07-22/pdf/2014-17190.pdf
06/25/2014RuleConduct 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...2014-14675INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.conduct-of-antidumping-and-countervailing-duty-investigations-and-reviewshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-06-25/pdf/2014-14675.pdf
05/27/2014RuleAfrican 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...2014-11692DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.african-growth-and-opportunity-act-agoa-and-generalized-system-of-preferences-and-trade-benefitshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-05-27/pdf/2014-11692.pdf
05/21/2014RuleUnited 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...2014-11576DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.united-states-panama-trade-promotion-agreementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-05-21/pdf/2014-11576.pdf
04/22/2014RuleNon-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...2014-08186DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentEnforcement 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.non-application-of-previously-withdrawn-regulatory-provisions-governing-targeted-dumping-inhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-04-22/pdf/2014-08186.pdf
04/17/2014Proposed RuleRules 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...2014-08699INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.rules-of-general-applicationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-04-17/pdf/2014-08699.pdf
03/14/2014RuleTrademarks, 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,...2014-05804DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security Department trademarks-trade-names-and-copyrightshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-03-14/pdf/2014-05804.pdf
01/16/2014RuleImport 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...2014-00615DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-archaeological-and-ecclesiastical-ethnological-material-fromhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-01-16/pdf/2014-00615.pdf
01/14/2014Proposed RuleDocumentation 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...2014-00485DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.documentation-related-to-goods-imported-from-us-insular-possessionshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-01-14/pdf/2014-00485.pdf
01/13/2014RuleExtension 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...2014-00388DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-archaeological-material-from-chinahttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2014-01-13/pdf/2014-00388.pdf
12/23/2013RuleImport 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...2013-30570DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentEffective 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.import-administration-change-of-agency-name-for-supplies-for-use-in-emergency-relief-workhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-12-23/pdf/2013-30570.pdf
12/18/2013RuleMembers 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...2013-30075DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.members-of-a-family-for-purpose-of-filing-cbp-family-declarationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-12-18/pdf/2013-30075.pdf
11/27/2013RuleTechnical 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,...2013-27967DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.technical-corrections-relating-to-the-procedures-for-the-production-or-disclosure-of-information-inhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-11-27/pdf/2013-27967.pdf
11/19/2013Proposed RuleModification 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...2013-27442DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.modification-of-regulations-regarding-time-limits-for-submission-of-information-pertaining-tohttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-11-19/pdf/2013-27442.pdf
10/23/2013RuleUnited 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...2013-23897DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.united-states-panama-trade-promotion-agreementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-10-23/pdf/2013-23897.pdf
10/22/2013RuleImport 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...2013-24710DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentEffective 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.import-administration-change-of-agency-namehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-10-22/pdf/2013-24710.pdf
10/01/2013Proposed RuleNon-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...2013-23646DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentImport 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.non-application-of-previously-withdrawn-regulatory-provisions-governing-targeted-dumping-inhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-10-01/pdf/2013-23646.pdf
10/01/2013RuleUnited 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...2013-23837DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.united-states-colombia-trade-promotion-agreementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-10-01/pdf/2013-23837.pdf
09/20/2013RuleExtension 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...2013-22853DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.extension-of-time-limitshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-09-20/pdf/2013-22853.pdf
09/16/2013RuleExtension 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...2013-21803DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-material-from-cambodia-from-the-bronzehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-09-16/pdf/2013-21803.pdf
09/06/2013RuleExtension 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...2013-21772DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentU.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.extension-of-port-limits-of-indianapolis-inhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-09-06/pdf/2013-21772.pdf
08/02/2013RuleUse 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...2013-18547DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.use-of-market-economy-input-prices-in-nonmarket-economy-proceedingshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-08-02/pdf/2013-18547.pdf
07/17/2013RuleCertification 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...2013-17045DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.certification-of-factual-information-to-import-administration-during-antidumping-and-countervailinghttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-07-17/pdf/2013-17045.pdf
07/10/2013RuleCustoms 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...2013-16653DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security Department customs-brokershttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-07-10/pdf/2013-16653.pdf
07/05/2013RuleInadmissibility 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...2013-16223DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.inadmissibility-of-consumer-products-and-industrial-equipment-noncompliant-with-applicable-energyhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-07-05/pdf/2013-16223.pdf
06/18/2013Proposed RuleProposed 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...2013-14004INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.proposed-amendments-to-rules-of-practice-and-procedurehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-06-18/pdf/2013-14004.pdf
05/30/2013RuleUnited 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...2013-12849DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.united-states-korea-free-trade-agreementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-05-30/pdf/2013-12849.pdf
05/21/2013RuleRules 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...2013-11998INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.rules-of-adjudication-and-enforcementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-05-21/pdf/2013-11998.pdf
04/19/2013RuleRules 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...2013-08931INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.rules-of-general-application-and-adjudication-and-enforcementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-04-19/pdf/2013-08931.pdf
04/17/2013RuleRegulation 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...2013-09041DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce 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 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.regulation-strengthening-accountability-of-attorneys-and-non-attorney-representatives-appearinghttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-04-17/pdf/2013-09041.pdf
04/10/2013RuleDefinition 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...2013-08227DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.definition-of-factual-information-and-time-limits-for-submission-of-factual-informationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-04-10/pdf/2013-08227.pdf
03/05/2013RuleImport 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...2013-05151DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-archaeological-material-from-belizehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-03-05/pdf/2013-05151.pdf
02/28/2013RuleModification 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...2013-04620DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.modification-of-the-port-limits-of-green-bay-wihttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-02-28/pdf/2013-04620.pdf
02/26/2013Proposed RuleEstablishment 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...2013-04320DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.establishment-of-due-process-procedures-on-license-like-processeshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-02-26/pdf/2013-04320.pdf
02/15/2013RuleSteel 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...2013-03619DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.steel-import-monitoring-and-analysis-systemhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-02-15/pdf/2013-03619.pdf
01/29/2013RuleInternet 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...2013-01757DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.internet-publication-of-administrative-seizure-and-forfeiture-noticeshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-01-29/pdf/2013-01757.pdf
01/24/2013RuleTechnical 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,...2013-01166DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.technical-corrections-regarding-the-methods-of-collection-of-certain-user-fees-by-cbphttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-01-24/pdf/2013-01166.pdf
01/16/2013Proposed RuleModification 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...2013-00833DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.modification-of-regulation-regarding-the-extension-of-time-limitshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2013-01-16/pdf/2013-00833.pdf
12/28/2012RuleOpening 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...2012-31328DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.opening-of-boquillas-border-crossing-and-update-to-the-class-b-port-of-entry-descriptionhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-12-28/pdf/2012-31328.pdf
12/26/2012RuleClosing 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...2012-31105DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.closing-of-the-port-of-whitetail-mthttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-12-26/pdf/2012-31105.pdf
12/10/2012RuleTechnical 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...2012-29752DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.technical-amendment-to-list-of-user-fee-airports-addition-of-bozeman-yellowstone-internationalhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-12-10/pdf/2012-29752.pdf
12/10/2012RuleTechnical 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...2012-29632DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentU.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.technical-corrections-to-us-customs-and-border-protection-regulationshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-12-10/pdf/2012-29632.pdf
12/06/2012RuleInformal 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...2012-29193DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCurrently, 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.informal-entry-limit-and-removal-of-a-formal-entry-requirementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-12-06/pdf/2012-29193.pdf
11/13/2012Proposed RuleSteel 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...2012-27539DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.steel-import-monitoring-and-analysis-systemhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-11-13/pdf/2012-27539.pdf
10/18/2012RuleUnited 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...2012-25668DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.united-states-peru-trade-promotion-agreementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-10-18/pdf/2012-25668.pdf
10/18/2012RuleSpecial 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...2012-25792DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security Department special-classes-of-merchandisehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-10-18/pdf/2012-25792.pdf
09/28/2012RuleExtension 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...2012-23959DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.extension-of-import-restrictions-on-archaeological-and-ethnological-materials-from-guatemalahttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-09-28/pdf/2012-23959.pdf
09/26/2012RuleUnited 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...2012-23604DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.united-states-colombia-trade-promotion-agreementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-09-26/pdf/2012-23604.pdf
09/25/2012RuleTechnical 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...2012-23499DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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).technical-corrections-relating-to-the-rules-of-origin-for-goods-imported-under-the-nafta-and-forhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-09-25/pdf/2012-23499.pdf
09/24/2012Proposed RuleClosing 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...2012-23498DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentU.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.closing-of-the-jamieson-line-ny-border-crossinghttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-09-24/pdf/2012-23498.pdf
09/19/2012RuleExtension 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.)...2012-23057DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-material-from-malihttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-09-19/pdf/2012-23057.pdf
09/06/2012RuleVessels 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...2012-21999DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security Department vessels-in-foreign-and-domestic-tradeshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-09-06/pdf/2012-21999.pdf
08/15/2012Proposed RuleProhibitions 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...2012-20001DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.prohibitions-and-conditions-on-the-importation-and-exportation-of-rough-diamondshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-08-15/pdf/2012-20001.pdf
08/01/2012RuleExtension 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...2012-18670DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentOn 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.extension-of-import-restrictions-on-archaeological-objects-and-ecclesiastical-and-ritualhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-08-01/pdf/2012-18670.pdf
07/26/2012Proposed RuleChanges 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...2012-18187DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentU.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.changes-to-the-in-bond-process-correctionhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-07-26/pdf/2012-18187.pdf
07/17/2012Proposed RuleCorrection 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....2012-17284DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce Department correction-to-modification-of-regulations-regarding-the-definition-of-factual-information-and-timehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-07-17/pdf/2012-17284.pdf
07/12/2012Proposed RuleRules 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...2012-16603INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.rules-of-general-application-adjudication-and-enforcementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-07-12/pdf/2012-16603.pdf
07/10/2012Proposed RuleModification 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...2012-16715DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.modification-of-regulations-regarding-the-definition-of-factual-information-and-time-limits-forhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-07-10/pdf/2012-16715.pdf
06/28/2012Proposed RuleProposed 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...2012-15436DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.proposed-modification-to-regulation-concerning-the-use-of-market-economy-input-prices-in-nonmarkethttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-06-28/pdf/2012-15436.pdf
06/26/2012Proposed RuleRegulation 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...2012-15381DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce 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 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.regulation-strengthening-accountability-of-attorneys-and-non-attorney-representatives-appearinghttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-06-26/pdf/2012-15381.pdf
06/25/2012RuleRules 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....2012-15346INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.rules-for-investigations-relating-to-global-and-bilateral-safeguard-actions-market-disruption-tradehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-06-25/pdf/2012-15346.pdf
06/08/2012RuleCustoms 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...2012-13907DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.customs-broker-recordkeeping-requirements-regarding-location-and-method-of-record-retentionhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-06-08/pdf/2012-13907.pdf
06/07/2012RuleExtension 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...2012-13859DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-and-ethnological-materials-from-peruhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-06-07/pdf/2012-13859.pdf
05/25/2012RuleFinal 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...2012-12791DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentImport 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.final-withdrawal-of-regulations-pertaining-to-imports-of-cotton-woven-fabric-and-short-supplyhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-05-25/pdf/2012-12791.pdf
05/21/2012RuleModification 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....2012-12257DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.modification-to-regulation-concerning-the-revocation-of-antidumping-and-countervailing-duty-ordershttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-05-21/pdf/2012-12257.pdf
04/25/2012Proposed RuleExtension 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...2012-9996DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentU.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.extension-of-port-limits-of-indianapolis-inhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-04-25/pdf/2012-9996.pdf
04/24/2012RuleDisclosure 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...2012-9762DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.disclosure-of-information-for-certain-intellectual-property-rights-enforced-at-the-borderhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-04-24/pdf/2012-9762.pdf
04/20/2012RuleTechnical 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.2012-9510DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by updating the list of airports authorized to accept aircraft traveling to or from Cuba.technical-amendment-to-cuba-airport-list-addition-of-recently-approved-airportshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-04-20/pdf/2012-9510.pdf
04/02/2012RuleChanges 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...2012-7814DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.changes-in-the-statutory-authority-for-petitions-for-reliefhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-04-02/pdf/2012-7814.pdf
03/27/2012Proposed RuleMembers 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....2012-7122DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentU.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.members-of-a-family-for-purpose-of-filing-a-cbp-family-declarationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-03-27/pdf/2012-7122.pdf
03/26/2012Proposed RulePermissible 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...2012-7223DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.permissible-sharing-of-client-records-by-customs-brokershttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-03-26/pdf/2012-7223.pdf
03/26/2012Proposed RuleInadmissibility 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...2012-7105DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.inadmissibility-of-consumer-products-and-industrial-equipment-noncompliant-with-applicable-energyhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-03-26/pdf/2012-7105.pdf
03/26/2012RuleInterest 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...2012-7229DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.interest-on-untimely-paid-vessel-repair-dutieshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-03-26/pdf/2012-7229.pdf
03/19/2012RuleUnited 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.2012-6554DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.united-states-korea-free-trade-agreementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-03-19/pdf/2012-6554.pdf
02/22/2012RuleDuty-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...2012-4091DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.duty-free-treatment-of-certain-visual-and-auditory-materialshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-02-22/pdf/2012-4091.pdf
02/22/2012Proposed RuleChanges 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...2012-2819DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentUnder 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.changes-to-the-in-bond-processhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-02-22/pdf/2012-2819.pdf
02/14/2012RuleAntidumping 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,...2012-3290DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.antidumping-proceedings-calculation-of-the-weighted-average-dumping-margin-and-assessment-rate-inhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-02-14/pdf/2012-3290.pdf
02/09/2012Proposed RuleExemptions 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...2012-2925DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCertain 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.exemptions-from-entry-requirements-and-report-of-arrival-requirements-for-certain-department-ofhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-02-09/pdf/2012-2925.pdf
02/08/2012Proposed RuleInternet 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...2012-2842DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.internet-publication-of-administrative-seizure-and-forfeiture-noticeshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-02-08/pdf/2012-2842.pdf
02/03/2012Proposed RuleWithdrawal 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.2012-2227DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentImport 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.withdrawal-of-regulations-pertaining-to-imports-of-cotton-woven-fabric-and-short-supply-procedureshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-02-03/pdf/2012-2227.pdf
01/26/2012RuleRules 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...2012-1500INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.rules-for-investigations-relating-to-global-and-bilateral-safeguards-actions-market-disruption-tradehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2012-01-26/pdf/2012-1500.pdf
12/01/2011RuleImport 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...2011-30905DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-archaeological-and-ethnological-material-from-greecehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-12-01/pdf/2011-30905.pdf
12/01/2011RuleExtension 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...2011-30897DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-and-ethnological-material-from-boliviahttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-12-01/pdf/2011-30897.pdf
11/17/2011RuleRules 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...2011-29664INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.rules-of-adjudication-and-enforcementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-11-17/pdf/2011-29664.pdf
11/09/2011Proposed RuleModification 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...2011-29028DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentU.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.modification-of-the-port-limits-of-green-bay-wihttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-11-09/pdf/2011-29028.pdf
11/03/2011RuleUnited 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.2011-28471DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.united-states-peru-trade-promotion-agreementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-11-03/pdf/2011-28471.pdf
11/03/2011RuleAddition 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...2011-28472DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThe 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.addition-of-the-cook-islands-to-the-list-of-nations-entitled-to-special-tonnage-tax-exemptionhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-11-03/pdf/2011-28472.pdf
10/28/2011Proposed RuleInformal 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...2011-27879DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.informal-entry-limit-and-removal-of-a-formal-entry-requirementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-10-28/pdf/2011-27879.pdf
10/28/2011Proposed RuleOpening 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...2011-27792DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.opening-of-boquillas-border-crossing-and-update-to-the-class-b-port-of-entry-descriptionhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-10-28/pdf/2011-27792.pdf
10/25/2011RuleCBP 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...2011-27511DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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).cbp-audit-procedures-use-of-sampling-methods-and-offsetting-of-overpayments-and-over-declarationshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-10-25/pdf/2011-27511.pdf
10/21/2011RuleUnited 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...2011-27310DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.united-states-oman-free-trade-agreementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-10-21/pdf/2011-27310.pdf
10/19/2011RuleRules 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...2011-26664INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.rules-of-adjudication-and-enforcementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-10-19/pdf/2011-26664.pdf
10/06/2011RulePractice 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...2011-25646INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.practice-and-procedure-rules-of-general-application-safeguards-antidumping-and-countervailing-dutyhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-10-06/pdf/2011-25646.pdf
10/03/2011RuleModification 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...2011-24666DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.modification-of-regulations-regarding-the-practice-of-accepting-bonds-during-the-provisionalhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-10-03/pdf/2011-24666.pdf
09/02/2011RuleRules 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...2011-22588DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.rules-of-origin-for-imported-merchandisehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-09-02/pdf/2011-22588.pdf
09/02/2011RuleCertification 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...2011-22344DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.certification-of-factual-information-to-import-administration-during-antidumping-and-countervailinghttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-09-02/pdf/2011-22344.pdf
08/24/2011RuleCourtesy 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...2011-21620DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentU.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.courtesy-notice-of-liquidation-correctionhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-08-24/pdf/2011-21620.pdf
08/24/2011Proposed RuleClosing 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...2011-21624DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentU.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.closing-of-the-port-of-whitetail-mthttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-08-24/pdf/2011-21624.pdf
08/19/2011Proposed RuleDuty-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...2011-21275DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.duty-free-treatment-of-certain-visual-and-auditory-materialshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-08-19/pdf/2011-21275.pdf
07/29/2011RuleRules of OriginThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is reopening2011-19372DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security Department rules-of-originhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-07-29/pdf/2011-19372.pdf
07/06/2011RuleAntidumping 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...2011-16352DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.antidumping-and-countervailing-duty-proceedings-electronic-filing-procedures-administrativehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-07-06/pdf/2011-16352.pdf
07/06/2011Proposed RulePractice 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...2011-16360INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.practice-and-procedure-rules-of-general-application-safeguards-antidumping-and-countervailing-dutyhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-07-06/pdf/2011-16360.pdf
06/02/2011RuleTechnical 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...2011-13615DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.technical-amendment-to-list-of-user-fee-airports-addition-of-dallas-love-field-municipal-airporthttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-06-02/pdf/2011-13615.pdf
05/27/2011RuleTechnical 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,...2011-13283DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.technical-amendment-to-list-of-user-fee-airports-addition-of-naples-municipal-airport-naples-flhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-05-27/pdf/2011-13283.pdf
05/12/2011RuleTechnical 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...2011-11248DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.technical-corrections-to-remove-obsolete-references-to-non-automated-carriers-from-electronic-cargohttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-05-12/pdf/2011-11248.pdf
05/02/2011RuleAdjudication 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...2011-10552INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.adjudication-and-enforcementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-05-02/pdf/2011-10552.pdf
04/26/2011Proposed RuleModification 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,...2011-10045DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.modification-of-regulations-regarding-the-practice-of-accepting-bonds-during-the-provisionalhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-04-26/pdf/2011-10045.pdf
04/25/2011RuleTechnical 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...2011-9883DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.technical-amendment-to-list-of-cbp-preclearance-offices-in-foreign-countries-addition-of-dublinhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-04-25/pdf/2011-9883.pdf
04/01/2011Proposed RuleInterest 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...2011-7815DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.interest-on-untimely-paid-vessel-repair-dutieshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-04-01/pdf/2011-7815.pdf
03/24/2011RuleCountry 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...2011-6945DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCustoms 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.country-of-origin-of-textile-and-apparel-products-correctionhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-03-24/pdf/2011-6945.pdf
03/22/2011RuleEntry 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...2011-6840DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security Department entry-of-merchandisehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-03-22/pdf/2011-6840.pdf
03/17/2011RuleCountry 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...2011-6253DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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'').country-of-origin-of-textile-and-apparel-productshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-03-17/pdf/2011-6253.pdf
03/15/2011RuleExtension 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...2011-5879DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-archaeological-and-ethnological-materials-fromhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-03-15/pdf/2011-5879.pdf
02/14/2011RuleTechnical 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...2011-3265DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCustoms 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.technical-correction-completion-of-entry-and-entry-summary-declaration-of-value-correctionhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-02-14/pdf/2011-3265.pdf
02/10/2011RuleCertification 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...2011-2761DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.certification-of-factual-information-to-import-administration-during-antidumping-and-countervailinghttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-02-10/pdf/2011-2761.pdf
02/08/2011RuleLand 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...2011-2694DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.land-border-carrier-initiative-programhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-02-08/pdf/2011-2694.pdf
02/01/2011Proposed RuleAntidumping 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...2011-1946DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentOn 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.antidumping-proceedings-calculation-of-the-weighted-average-dumping-margin-and-assessment-rate-inhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-02-01/pdf/2011-1946.pdf
01/28/2011RuleAirports 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...2011-2011DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentUnder 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.airports-of-entry-or-departure-for-flights-to-and-from-cubahttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-01-28/pdf/2011-2011.pdf
01/19/2011RuleExtension 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...2011-882DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.''extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-material-originating-in-italy-andhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-01-19/pdf/2011-882.pdf
01/14/2011RuleTechnical 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...2011-679DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.technical-corrections-matters-subject-to-protest-and-various-protest-time-limitshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-01-14/pdf/2011-679.pdf
01/06/2011RuleUnited 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...2010-33350DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.united-states-oman-free-trade-agreementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2011-01-06/pdf/2010-33350.pdf
12/30/2010RuleTechnical 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...2010-32912DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCustoms 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.technical-correction-completion-of-entry-and-entry-summary-declaration-of-valuehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-12-30/pdf/2010-32912.pdf
12/28/2010Proposed RuleAntidumping 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...2010-32632DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.antidumping-proceedings-calculation-of-the-weighted-average-dumping-margin-and-assessment-rate-inhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-12-28/pdf/2010-32632.pdf
11/15/2010RuleTechnical 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...2010-28709DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCustoms 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.technical-corrections-to-customs-and-border-protection-regulationshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-11-15/pdf/2010-28709.pdf
10/27/2010Proposed RulePermissible 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...2010-27106DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.permissible-sharing-of-client-records-by-customs-brokershttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-10-27/pdf/2010-27106.pdf
10/20/2010RuleExtension 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...2010-26383DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-categories-of-archaeological-material-from-thehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-10-20/pdf/2010-26383.pdf
10/01/2010Proposed RuleRules 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...2010-24563INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.rules-of-adjudication-and-enforcementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-10-01/pdf/2010-24563.pdf
08/26/2010RuleCBP 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...2010-21253DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCustoms 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.cbp-dec-10-29-technical-corrections-to-customs-and-border-protection-regulationshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-08-26/pdf/2010-21253.pdf
08/26/2010RuleEntry 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...2010-21244DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.entry-requirements-for-certain-softwood-lumber-products-exported-from-any-country-into-the-unitedhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-08-26/pdf/2010-21244.pdf
08/26/2010RuleCustoms 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...2010-21254DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.customs-broker-license-examination-individual-eligibility-requirementshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-08-26/pdf/2010-21254.pdf
08/17/2010RuleDominican 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...2010-20246DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.dominican-republic-central-america-united-states-free-trade-agreementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-08-17/pdf/2010-20246.pdf
07/28/2010Proposed RuleAntidumping 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...2010-18389DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.antidumping-and-countervailing-duty-proceedings-electronic-filing-procedures-administrativehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-07-28/pdf/2010-18389.pdf
06/30/2010RuleAdministrative 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...2010-15580DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentOn 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.administrative-process-for-seizures-and-forfeitures-under-the-immigration-and-nationality-act-andhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-06-30/pdf/2010-15580.pdf
06/21/2010Proposed RuleImport 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....2010-14940DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentOn 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.import-administration-ia-access-pilot-programhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-06-21/pdf/2010-14940.pdf
06/08/2010Proposed RuleImport Administration IA ACCESS Pilot ProgramThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is creating a2010-13733DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is creating aimport-administration-ia-access-pilot-programhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-06-08/pdf/2010-13733.pdf
05/05/2010RuleFurther 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...2010-10506DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.further-consolidation-of-cbp-drawback-centershttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-05-05/pdf/2010-10506.pdf
03/23/2010Proposed RuleCustoms 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)...2010-6362DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.customs-broker-recordkeeping-requirements-regarding-location-and-method-of-record-retentionhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-03-23/pdf/2010-6362.pdf
03/23/2010RuleProhibitions 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...2010-6387DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.prohibitions-and-conditions-for-importation-of-burmese-and-non-burmese-covered-articles-of-jadeitehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-03-23/pdf/2010-6387.pdf
03/16/2010Proposed RuleCourtesy 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...2010-5635DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.courtesy-notice-of-liquidationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-03-16/pdf/2010-5635.pdf
03/08/2010RuleExtension 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...2010-4783DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-categories-of-archaeological-material-from-thehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-03-08/pdf/2010-4783.pdf
03/02/2010Proposed RuleDrawback 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...2010-4379DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.drawback-of-internal-revenue-excise-taxhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-03-02/pdf/2010-4379.pdf
01/05/2010Proposed RuleCustoms 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...E9-30920DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2010/01/05/E9-30920/customs-and-border-protections-bond-programhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2010-01-05/pdf/E9-30920.pdf
12/30/2009RuleRemote 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),...E9-30736DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/30/E9-30736/remote-location-filinghttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-12-30/pdf/E9-30736.pdf
12/29/2009RuleClass 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...E9-30735DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/29/E9-30735/class-9-bonded-warehouse-procedureshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-12-29/pdf/E9-30735.pdf
12/29/2009Rule``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,...E9-30737DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/29/E9-30737/imported-directly-requirement-under-the-united-states-bahrain-free-trade-agreementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-12-29/pdf/E9-30737.pdf
12/24/2009RuleImporter 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...E9-30570DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/24/E9-30570/importer-security-filing-and-additional-carrier-requirements-correctionhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-12-24/pdf/E9-30570.pdf
12/17/2009Proposed RuleLand 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...E9-29954DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/17/E9-29954/land-border-carrier-initiative-programhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-12-17/pdf/E9-29954.pdf
12/08/2009RuleTechnical 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...E9-29190DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/08/E9-29190/technical-amendments-to-list-of-cbp-preclearance-offices-in-foreign-countries-addition-of-halifaxhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-12-08/pdf/E9-29190.pdf
12/07/2009RuleExtension 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...E9-29057DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/07/E9-29057/extension-of-port-limits-of-columbus-ohhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-12-07/pdf/E9-29057.pdf
12/01/2009Proposed RuleFurther 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...E9-28674DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/12/01/E9-28674/further-consolidation-of-cbp-drawback-centershttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-12-01/pdf/E9-28674.pdf
11/25/2009Proposed RuleDrawback 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...E9-28285DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/11/25/E9-28285/drawback-of-internal-revenue-excise-taxhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-11-25/pdf/E9-28285.pdf
11/24/2009RuleElectronic 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)...E9-28132DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/11/24/E9-28132/electronic-payment-and-refund-of-quarterly-harbor-maintenance-feeshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-11-24/pdf/E9-28132.pdf
11/04/2009Proposed RuleDrawback 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...E9-26268DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/11/04/E9-26268/drawback-of-internal-revenue-excise-taxhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-11-04/pdf/E9-26268.pdf
10/21/2009RuleTechnical 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...E9-25318DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/10/21/E9-25318/technical-amendments-to-list-of-user-fee-airports-removal-of-user-fee-status-for-roswell-industrialhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-10-21/pdf/E9-25318.pdf
10/21/2009Proposed RuleUse 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...E9-25222DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/10/21/E9-25222/use-of-sampling-methods-and-offsetting-of-overpayments-and-over-declarations-in-cbp-audit-procedureshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-10-21/pdf/E9-25222.pdf
10/21/2009RuleTechnical 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...E9-25321DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/10/21/E9-25321/technical-amendment-to-list-of-user-fee-airports-termination-of-user-fee-status-of-santa-mariahttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-10-21/pdf/E9-25321.pdf
10/20/2009RuleForeign 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...E9-25220DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/10/20/E9-25220/foreign-repairs-to-american-vesselshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-10-20/pdf/E9-25220.pdf
10/15/2009Proposed RuleDrawback 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...E9-24789DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/10/15/E9-24789/drawback-of-internal-revenue-excise-taxhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-10-15/pdf/E9-24789.pdf
10/14/2009RuleTechnical 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...E9-24668DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/10/14/E9-24668/technical-correction-to-remove-obsolete-compliance-date-provisions-from-electronic-cargo-informationhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-10-14/pdf/E9-24668.pdf
10/13/2009RuleCustoms 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...E9-24489DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/10/13/E9-24489/customs-broker-license-examination-appealshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-10-13/pdf/E9-24489.pdf
09/25/2009RuleEntry 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...E9-23157DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/09/25/E9-23157/entry-of-certain-cement-products-from-mexico-requiring-a-commerce-department-import-licensehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-09-25/pdf/E9-23157.pdf
09/25/2009RuleIncrease 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...E9-23158DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/09/25/E9-23158/increase-in-certain-personal-duty-exemptions-extended-to-returning-us-residentshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-09-25/pdf/E9-23158.pdf
07/27/2009RuleCargo 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...E9-17876DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/07/27/E9-17876/cargo-container-and-road-vehicle-certification-pursuant-to-international-conventions-designatedhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-07-27/pdf/E9-17876.pdf
07/14/2009RuleImporter 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...E9-16539DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/07/14/E9-16539/importer-security-filing-and-additional-carrier-requirements-correctionhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-07-14/pdf/E9-16539.pdf
06/17/2009RuleExtension 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,...E9-14229DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://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-inhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-06-17/pdf/E9-14229.pdf
05/28/2009RuleEstablishing 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...E9-12345DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentOn 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/05/28/E9-12345/establishing-us-ports-of-entry-in-the-commonwealth-of-the-northern-mariana-islands-cnmi-andhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-05-28/pdf/E9-12345.pdf
05/22/2009RuleImported 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...E9-11986DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/05/22/E9-11986/imported-directly-requirement-under-the-united-states-bahrain-free-trade-agreementhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-05-22/pdf/E9-11986.pdf
05/18/2009Proposed RuleExtension 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...E9-11551DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/05/18/E9-11551/extension-of-port-limits-of-columbus-ohhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-05-18/pdf/E9-11551.pdf
05/18/2009RuleExtension 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...E9-11538DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/05/18/E9-11538/extension-of-port-limits-of-st-louis-mohttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-05-18/pdf/E9-11538.pdf
05/12/2009RuleMexican 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...E9-10955DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/05/12/E9-10955/mexican-cement-import-licensing-systemhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-05-12/pdf/E9-10955.pdf
03/30/2009Proposed RuleCost 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,...E9-7154DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/03/30/E9-7154/cost-or-value-of-foreign-repairs-alterations-or-processinghttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-03-30/pdf/E9-7154.pdf
03/18/2009RuleSteel 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...E9-6013DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/03/18/E9-6013/steel-import-monitoring-and-analysis-systemhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-03-18/pdf/E9-6013.pdf
03/13/2009Proposed RuleCost 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...E9-5481DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/03/13/E9-5481/cost-or-value-of-foreign-repairs-alterations-or-processinghttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-03-13/pdf/E9-5481.pdf
03/11/2009RuleExtension 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...E9-5001DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/03/11/E9-5001/extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-material-from-hondurashttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-03-11/pdf/E9-5001.pdf
02/19/2009RuleTechnical 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...E9-3540DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/02/19/E9-3540/technical-amendment-to-list-of-user-fee-airports-addition-of-st-augustine-airport-st-augustine-flhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-02-19/pdf/E9-3540.pdf
01/16/2009RuleRevised 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...E9-860INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionThe 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/01/16/E9-860/revised-procedures-and-requests-for-information-during-adequacy-phase-of-five-year-reviewshttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-01-16/pdf/E9-860.pdf
01/16/2009RuleProhibitions 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...E9-786DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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).https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/01/16/E9-786/prohibitions-and-conditions-for-importation-of-burmese-and-non-burmese-covered-articles-of-jadeitehttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-01-16/pdf/E9-786.pdf
01/16/2009RuleImport 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...E9-848DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentThis 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/01/16/E9-848/import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-archaeological-material-from-chinahttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-01-16/pdf/E9-848.pdf
01/16/2009RuleEstablishing 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....E9-942DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSection 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).https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/01/16/E9-942/establishing-us-ports-of-entry-in-the-commonwealth-of-the-northern-mariana-islands-cnmi-andhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2009-01-16/pdf/E9-942.pdf
12/12/2008Proposed RuleSteel 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...E8-28683DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentThe 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.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/12/12/E8-28683/steel-import-monitoring-and-analysis-systemhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2008-12-12/pdf/E8-28683.pdf
12/10/2008RuleWithdrawal 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.E8-29225DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentImport Administration issues this interim final rule for the purpose of withdrawing the regulatory provisions governing the targeted dumping analysis in antidumping duty investigations.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2008/12/10/E8-29225/withdrawal-of-the-regulatory-provisions-governing-targeted-dumping-in-antidumping-dutyhttps://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2008-12-10/pdf/E8-29225.pdf
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