CFR Title 19 Customs Duties

CFR Title 19 – Customs Duties

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2018-08-20Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentModernized 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...2018-17847"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-20/pdf/2018-17847.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/20/2018-17847/modernized-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 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.
2018-08-16RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentRefund 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...2018-17710"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-16/pdf/2018-17710.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/16/2018-17710/refund-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 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.
2018-08-02Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentModernized 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...2018-16279"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-08-02/pdf/2018-16279.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/02/2018-16279/modernized-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 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.
2018-07-09RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentImport 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,...2018-14637"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-07-09/pdf/2018-14637.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/07/09/2018-14637/import-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, 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.
2018-06-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentAir 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...2018-12315"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-12/pdf/2018-12315.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/06/12/2018-12315/air-cargo-advance-screening-acasTo 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.
2018-05-08RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules of General Application, Adjudication and EnforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application, adjudication, and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to make certain technical corrections, to...2018-09268"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-05-08/pdf/2018-09268.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/05/08/2018-09268/rules-of-general-application-adjudication-and-enforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application, adjudication, and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to make certain technical corrections, to clarify certain provisions, to harmonize different parts of the Commission's rules, and to address concerns that have arisen in Commission practice. The intended effect of the proposed amendments is to facilitate compliance with the Commission's Rules and improve the administration of agency proceedings.
2018-04-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCBP Decision No. 18-04; Definition of Importer Security Filing ImporterThis final rule adopts a proposed amendment to expand the definition of an Importer Security Filing (ISF) Importer, the party that is responsible for filing the ISF, for certain types of shipments. The changes are necessary to ensure that the...2018-07624"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-12/pdf/2018-07624.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/04/12/2018-07624/cbp-decision-no-18-04-definition-of-importer-security-filing-importerThis final rule adopts a proposed amendment to expand the definition of an Importer Security Filing (ISF) Importer, the party that is responsible for filing the ISF, for certain types of shipments. The changes are necessary to ensure that the definition of ISF Importer includes parties that have a commercial interest in the cargo and the best access to the required information.
2018-04-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Port Limits of Savannah, GAThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, proposed amendments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to the expansion of the geographical limits of the port of entry of Savannah, Georgia. The port limits will be...2018-07381"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-11/pdf/2018-07381.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/04/11/2018-07381/extension-of-port-limits-of-savannah-gaThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, proposed amendments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to the expansion of the geographical limits of the port of entry of Savannah, Georgia. The port limits will be expanded to make the boundaries more easily identifiable to the public and to allow for uniform and continuous service to the extended area of Savannah, Georgia. This change is part of CBP's continuing program to use its personnel, facilities, and resources more efficiently and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
2018-04-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCivil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for InflationIn this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) is making the 2018 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary penalties. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) was signed into law...2018-06486"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-04-02/pdf/2018-06486.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/04/02/2018-06486/civil-monetary-penalty-adjustments-for-inflationIn this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) is making the 2018 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary penalties. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) was signed into law on November 2, 2015. Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust civil monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this final rule adjusts DHS's civil monetary penalties for 2018 pursuant to the 2015 Act and OMB guidance. The new penalties will be effective for penalties assessed after April 2, 2018 whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015.
2018-02-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological Material From BelizeThis final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from Belize. These restrictions, which were imposed by CBP Dec. 13-05, are due to expire on...2018-03946"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-27/pdf/2018-03946.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/27/2018-03946/extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-archaeological-material-from-belizeThis final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from Belize. These restrictions, which were imposed by CBP Dec. 13-05, are due to expire on February 27, 2018, unless extended. The Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State (Department of State), has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, the restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to indicate this additional extension. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the Department of State under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act, which implements the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. CBP Dec. 13-05 contains the Designated List of archaeological material that describes the articles to which the restrictions apply.
2018-02-22RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Amendment to List of User Fee Airports: Name Changes of Several Airports and the Addition of Five AirportsThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the name changes of several airports and the designation of user fee status for five additional airports: South Texas...2018-03581"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-02-22/pdf/2018-03581.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/02/22/2018-03581/technical-amendment-to-list-of-user-fee-airports-name-changes-of-several-airports-and-the-additionThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the name changes of several airports and the designation of user fee status for five additional airports: South Texas International Airport at Edinburg in Edinburg, Texas; Florida Keys Marathon Airport in Marathon, Florida; Appleton International Airport in Appleton, Wisconsin; South Bend International Airport in South Bend, Indiana; and Conroe-North Houston Regional Airport in Conroe, Texas. User fee airports are those airports which, while not qualifying for designation as international or landing rights airports, have been approved by the Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the services of CBP officers for the processing of aircraft entering the United States, and the passengers and cargo of those aircraft.
2017-12-26RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules of General ApplicationThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning the Privacy Act. The amendment is designed to delete certain exemptions that pertain only to systems of records that...2017-27671"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-26/pdf/2017-27671.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/12/26/2017-27671/rules-of-general-applicationThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning the Privacy Act. The amendment is designed to delete certain exemptions that pertain only to systems of records that the Commission has removed and to add exemptions that pertain to a new system of records.
2017-12-15RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDonations of Technology and Related Support Services To Enforce Intellectual Property RightsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations relating to the enforcement of intellectual property rights. This final rule implements section 308(d) of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA),...2017-27065"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-15/pdf/2017-27065.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/12/15/2017-27065/donations-of-technology-and-related-support-services-to-enforce-intellectual-property-rightsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations relating to the enforcement of intellectual property rights. This final rule implements section 308(d) of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA), which requires CBP to prescribe regulatory procedures for the donation of technologies, training, or other related services for the purpose of assisting CBP in intellectual property enforcement.
2017-12-08RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCivil Monetary Penalty Adjustments for InflationThis rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to adjust for inflation the amounts that CBP can assess as civil monetary penalties for the following three violations-- transporting passengers between coastwise points in the...2017-26506"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-08/pdf/2017-26506.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/12/08/2017-26506/civil-monetary-penalty-adjustments-for-inflationThis rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to adjust for inflation the amounts that CBP can assess as civil monetary penalties for the following three violations-- transporting passengers between coastwise points in the United States by a non-coastwise qualified vessel; towing a vessel between coastwise points in the United States by a non-coastwise qualified vessel; and dealing in or using an empty stamped imported liquor container after it has already been used once. These adjustments are being made in in accordance with the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) which was enacted on November 2, 2015. Other CBP civil penalty amounts were adjusted pursuant to this 2015 Act in previously published rule documents published in the Federal Register on July 1, 2016, and January 27, 2017, but the adjustments for these three civil penalties were inadvertently left out of those documents.
2017-12-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentEmergency Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Materials From LibyaThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of emergency import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from Libya. The Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy...2017-26278"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-12-05/pdf/2017-26278.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/12/05/2017-26278/emergency-import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-and-ethnological-materials-from-libyaThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of emergency import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from Libya. The Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions warrant the imposition of emergency import restrictions on categories of archaeological and ethnological materials from Libya, which represent the cultural heritage of Libya. This document contains the Designated List of Archaeological and Ethnological Material of Libya that describes the types of objects or categories of archaeological or ethnological material to which the import restrictions apply. The emergency import restrictions imposed on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from Libya will be in effect for a five-year period. These restrictions are being imposed pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act, which implements the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property.
2017-11-24RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Amendment to List of User Fee Airports: Removal of Meadows Field Airport, Bakersfield, CA and the Addition of Griffiss International Airport, Rome, NY; Van Nuys Airport, Van Nuys, CA; Cobb County Airport-McCollum Field, Kennesaw, GA; and Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport, Monroe, NCThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the removal of user fee status for Meadows Field Airport in Bakersfield, California and the designation of user fee status...2017-25436"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-24/pdf/2017-25436.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/11/24/2017-25436/technical-amendment-to-list-of-user-fee-airports-removal-of-meadows-field-airport-bakersfield-ca-andThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the removal of user fee status for Meadows Field Airport in Bakersfield, California and the designation of user fee status for four additional airports: Griffiss International Airport in Rome, New York; Van Nuys Airport in Van Nuys, California; Cobb County Airport-McCollum Field in Kennesaw, Georgia; and Charlotte-Monroe Executive Airport in Monroe, North Carolina. User fee airports are those airports which, while not qualifying for designation as international or landing rights airports, have been approved by the Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the services of CBP officers for the processing of aircraft entering the United States, and the passengers and cargo of those aircraft.
2017-11-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentProcedures To Adjust Customs COBRA User Fees To Reflect InflationThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, the amendments proposed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that customs user fees and limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act...2017-23878"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-11-01/pdf/2017-23878.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/11/01/2017-23878/procedures-to-adjust-customs-cobra-user-fees-to-reflect-inflationThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, the amendments proposed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that customs user fees and limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) will be adjusted for inflation in accordance with the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).
2017-10-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentRemoving the Prohibition on the Importation of Jadeite or Rubies Mined or Extracted From Burma, and Articles of Jewelry Containing Jadeite or Rubies Mined or Extracted From BurmaThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to remove the provision relating to the prohibition on the importation of jadeite or rubies mined or extracted from Burma, and articles of jewelry containing jadeite or...2017-23560"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-30/pdf/2017-23560.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/10/30/2017-23560/removing-the-prohibition-on-the-importation-of-jadeite-or-rubies-mined-or-extracted-from-burma-andThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to remove the provision relating to the prohibition on the importation of jadeite or rubies mined or extracted from Burma, and articles of jewelry containing jadeite or rubies mined or extracted from Burma. This reflects the termination of all Burmese sanctions by Executive Order 13742, of October 7, 2016.
2017-09-28RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions on Archaeological and Ecclesiastical Ethnological Materials From GuatemalaThis final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological materials from Guatemala. These restrictions, which were last extended...2017-20785"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-28/pdf/2017-20785.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/09/28/2017-20785/extension-of-import-restrictions-on-archaeological-and-ecclesiastical-ethnological-materials-fromThis final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological materials from Guatemala. These restrictions, which were last extended and revised by CBP Dec. 12-17, are due to expire on September 29, 2017, unless extended. The Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State (Department of State), has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, the restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to indicate this additional extension. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the Department of State under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act, which implements the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. CBP Dec. 12-17 contains the Designated List of archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological materials that describes the articles to which the restrictions apply.
2017-09-28RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentChanges to the In-Bond ProcessThis final rule adopts, with several changes, proposed amendments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding changes to the in-bond process published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2012. The in-bond process allows...2017-20495"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-28/pdf/2017-20495.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/09/28/2017-20495/changes-to-the-in-bond-processThis final rule adopts, with several changes, proposed amendments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding changes to the in-bond process published in the Federal Register on February 22, 2012. The in-bond process allows imported merchandise to be entered at one U.S. port of entry without appraisement or payment of duties and transported by a bonded carrier to another U.S. port of entry or other authorized destination provided all statutory and regulatory conditions are met. At the destination port, the merchandise is entered or exported. The changes in this rule, including the automation of the in-bond process, will enhance CBP's ability to regulate and track in-bond merchandise and ensure that in- bond merchandise is properly entered or exported. This document addresses comments received in response to the proposed rule and makes several changes in response to the comments that further simplify and facilitate the in-bond process.
2017-09-27Proposed RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules of General ApplicationThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning the Privacy Act. The purpose of the proposed amendment is to delete certain exemptions that pertain only to...2017-20615"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-27/pdf/2017-20615.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/09/27/2017-20615/rules-of-general-applicationThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning the Privacy Act. The purpose of the proposed amendment is to delete certain exemptions that pertain only to systems of records that the Commission is removing and to add exemptions that pertain to a new system of records.
2017-09-19RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Materials From the Republic of MaliThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological materials from Mali. These restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.)...2017-20056"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-09-19/pdf/2017-20056.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/09/19/2017-20056/extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-and-ethnological-materials-from-theThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological materials from Mali. These restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 93-74, and last extended by CBP Decision (Dec.) 12-14, are due to expire on September 19, 2017. The Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions warrant the continued imposition of import restrictions on certain archaeological materials and the addition of import restrictions on certain ethnological materials from Mali. The Designated List of cultural property described in CBP Dec. 07-77 is revised in this document to reflect the addition of ethnological materials to include manuscripts dating between the twelfth and twentieth centuries in paper. The import restrictions imposed on the archaeological and ethnological materials from Mali will be in effect for a five-year period, and the CBP regulations are being amended accordingly to reflect this extension through September 19, 2022. These restrictions are being imposed pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act, which implements the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property.
2017-07-28RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Corrections to U.S. Customs and Border Protection RegulationsU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) periodically reviews its regulations to ensure that they are current, correct, and consistent. Through this review process, CBP discovered some discrepancies. This document amends certain sections of title 19 of...2017-15888"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-28/pdf/2017-15888.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/28/2017-15888/technical-corrections-to-us-customs-and-border-protection-regulationsU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) periodically reviews its regulations to ensure that they are current, correct, and consistent. Through this review process, CBP discovered some discrepancies. This document amends certain sections of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to remedy these discrepancies.
2017-07-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentProcedures To Adjust Customs COBRA User Fees To Reflect InflationThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that customs user fees and limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) will be adjusted for inflation in...2017-14824"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-17/pdf/2017-14824.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/17/2017-14824/procedures-to-adjust-customs-cobra-user-fees-to-reflect-inflationThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that customs user fees and limitations established by the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) will be adjusted for inflation in accordance with the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).
2017-07-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Port Limits of Savannah, GAC1-2017-13983"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-17/pdf/C1-2017-13983.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/17/C1-2017-13983/extension-of-port-limits-of-savannah-ga
2017-07-14RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Objects and Ecclesiastical and Ritual Ethnological Materials From CyprusThis 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...2017-14822"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-14/pdf/2017-14822.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/14/2017-14822/extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-objects-and-ecclesiastical-and-ritualThis 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 materials from Cyprus. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision 02-37, and last extended by CBP Dec. 12-13, are due to expire on July 16, 2017. 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 July 16, 2022. 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. 12-13 contains the Amended Designated List of all archaeological objects and Byzantine and Post-Byzantine ecclesiastical and ritual ethnological materials from Cyprus, to which the restrictions apply.
2017-07-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentElectronic Information for Cargo Exported From the United States; Technical AmendmentsThis final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations regarding the requirements to provide data for certain exported cargo to conform to current requirements. Various CBP regulations regarding exported cargo refer to outdated...2017-14549"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-13/pdf/2017-14549.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/13/2017-14549/electronic-information-for-cargo-exported-from-the-united-states-technical-amendmentsThis final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations regarding the requirements to provide data for certain exported cargo to conform to current requirements. Various CBP regulations regarding exported cargo refer to outdated regulations or requirements of the U.S. Census Bureau, including the requirement to submit a paper Shipper's Export Declaration (SED). The U.S. Census Bureau's Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) have been amended to eliminate the SED and to require that the information that was previously provided on the paper SED be filed electronically through the Automated Export System. This rule amends the CBP regulations to incorporate the current requirements. The rule also makes related conforming changes as well as non-substantive editorial and nomenclature changes.
2017-07-03Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Port Limits of Savannah, GAU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to extend the geographical limits of the port of entry of Savannah, Georgia. The proposed extension will make the boundaries more easily identifiable to the public and will allow for uniform and...2017-13983"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-07-03/pdf/2017-13983.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/07/03/2017-13983/extension-of-port-limits-of-savannah-gaU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to extend the geographical limits of the port of entry of Savannah, Georgia. The proposed extension will make the boundaries more easily identifiable to the public and will allow for uniform and continuous service to the extended area of Savannah, Georgia. The proposed change is part of CBP's continuing program to use its personnel, facilities, and resources more efficiently and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
2017-06-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentModernization of the Customs Brokers ExaminationThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, the amendments proposed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations concerning the customs broker's examination provisions. Specifically, this rule transitions the examination to a...2017-13829"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-06-30/pdf/2017-13829.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/06/30/2017-13829/modernization-of-the-customs-brokers-examinationThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, the amendments proposed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations concerning the customs broker's examination provisions. Specifically, this rule transitions the examination to a computer automated customs broker examination, adjusts the dates of the examination to account for the fiscal year transition period and payment schedule requirements, and increases the examination fee to cover the cost of delivering the exam.
2017-06-08RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentMerchandise Produced by Convict, Forced, or Indentured Labor; Conforming Amendment and Technical CorrectionsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations to reflect section 910 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 by removing the ``consumptive demand'' clause from the regulations concerning the prohibition on...2017-11908"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-06-08/pdf/2017-11908.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/06/08/2017-11908/merchandise-produced-by-convict-forced-or-indentured-labor-conforming-amendment-and-technicalThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations to reflect section 910 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 by removing the ``consumptive demand'' clause from the regulations concerning the prohibition on the importation of merchandise produced by convict, forced, or indentured labor. It also updates the regulations to reflect the correct name of the agency and includes a minor procedural change with regard to the filing of proof of admissibility.
2017-06-07RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Materials From PeruThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from Peru. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury...2017-11841"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-06-07/pdf/2017-11841.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/06/07/2017-11841/extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-and-ethnological-materials-from-peruThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from Peru. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 97-50 and last extended by CBP Dec. 12-11, are due to expire on June 9, 2017, unless extended. The Acting Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. The Designated List of archaeological and ethnological materials described in T.D. 97-50 is revised in this document to reflect the addition of Colonial period documents and manuscripts. Accordingly, the restrictions will remain in effect for an additional 5 years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to indicate this fourth extension. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act, which implements the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property.
2017-01-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentRegulatory Implementation of the Centers of Excellence and ExpertiseThis document provides an additional 60 days for interested parties to submit comments on the interim final rule that amended the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations establishing the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (``Centers'') as...2017-01580"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-27/pdf/2017-01580.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/27/2017-01580/regulatory-implementation-of-the-centers-of-excellence-and-expertiseThis document provides an additional 60 days for interested parties to submit comments on the interim final rule that amended the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations establishing the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (``Centers'') as a permanent organizational component of the agency and transitioning certain additional trade functions to the Centers. The interim final rule was published in the Federal Register on December 20, 2016, with comments due on or before January 19, 2017. To have as much public participation as possible in the formulation of the final rule, CBP is extending the comment period to March 20, 2017.
2017-01-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDelay of Effective Date for Importations of Certain Vehicles and Engines Subject to Federal Antipollution Emission StandardsOn December 27, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a Final Rule in the Federal Register announcing amendments to CBP regulations relating to the importation into the United States of certain vehicles and engines under the Clean...2017-01963"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-27/pdf/2017-01963.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/27/2017-01963/delay-of-effective-date-for-importations-of-certain-vehicles-and-engines-subject-to-federalOn December 27, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a Final Rule in the Federal Register announcing amendments to CBP regulations relating to the importation into the United States of certain vehicles and engines under the Clean Air Act (CAA) in order to harmonize the documentation requirements applicable to different classes of vehicles and engines that are subject to the CAA's emission standards. That document further amended the regulations to permit importers to file the required U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Declaration Forms with CBP electronically, and amended non- substantive provisions to update regulatory citations and delete obsolete provisions. The changes announced in that Final Rule were to be effective January 26, 2017. This notice announces that the effective date of the Final Rule is delayed for 60 days from January 20, 2017.
2017-01-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDelay of Effective Date for Toxic Substance Control Act Chemical Substance Import Certification Process RevisionsOn December 27, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a Final Rule in the Federal Register announcing amendments to CBP regulations regarding the requirement to file a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) certification when importing...2017-01962"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-27/pdf/2017-01962.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/27/2017-01962/delay-of-effective-date-for-toxic-substance-control-act-chemical-substance-import-certificationOn December 27, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a Final Rule in the Federal Register announcing amendments to CBP regulations regarding the requirement to file a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) certification when importing into the customs territory of the United States chemicals in bulk form or as part of mixtures and articles containing a chemical or mixture. That document amended the regulations to establish an electronic option for importers to file the required U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) TSCA certifications, to clarify and add certain definitions, and to eliminate the paper-based blanket certification process. The changes announced in that Final Rule were to be effective January 26, 2017. This notice announces that the effective date of the Final Rule is delayed for 60 days from January 20, 2017.
2017-01-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDonations of Technology and Support Services To Enforce Intellectual Property RightsThis document proposes amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to the enforcement of intellectual property rights. Specifically, CBP is proposing amendments to implement a section of the Trade Facilitation and...2017-00653"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-17/pdf/2017-00653.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/17/2017-00653/donations-of-technology-and-support-services-to-enforce-intellectual-property-rightsThis document proposes amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to the enforcement of intellectual property rights. Specifically, CBP is proposing amendments to implement a section of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 which requires CBP to prescribe regulatory procedures for the donation of technologies, training, or other support services for the purpose of assisting CBP in intellectual property enforcement. The proposed regulations would enhance CBP's intellectual property rights enforcement capabilities.
2017-01-05RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentSteel Import Monitoring and Analysis SystemThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is extending the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system until March 21, 2022. The purpose of the SIMA system is to provide to the public statistical data on steel imports entering the United...2016-31667"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-01-05/pdf/2016-31667.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/05/2016-31667/steel-import-monitoring-and-analysis-systemThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is extending the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system until March 21, 2022. The purpose of the SIMA system is to provide to the public statistical data on steel imports entering the United States roughly five weeks earlier than it would otherwise be available. Aggregate data collected from the steel import licenses are made available to the public on a weekly basis following review by the Department.
2016-12-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentToxic Substance Control Act Chemical Substance Import Certification Process RevisionsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding the requirement to file a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) certification when importing into the customs territory of the United States chemicals in bulk form or...2016-31055"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-27/pdf/2016-31055.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/27/2016-31055/toxic-substance-control-act-chemical-substance-import-certification-process-revisionsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding the requirement to file a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) certification when importing into the customs territory of the United States chemicals in bulk form or as part of mixtures and articles containing a chemical or mixture. This document amends the regulations to establish an electronic option for importers to file the required U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) TSCA certifications, consistent with the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006. This document further amends the regulations to clarify and add certain definitions, and to eliminate the paper-based blanket certification process. The document was prepared in consultation with EPA, the agency with primary responsibility for implementing TSCA.
2016-12-27RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentImportations of Certain Vehicles and Engines Subject to Federal Antipollution Emission StandardsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations relating to the importation into the United States of certain vehicles and engines under the Clean Air Act (CAA) in order to harmonize the documentation requirements...2016-31050"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-27/pdf/2016-31050.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/27/2016-31050/importations-of-certain-vehicles-and-engines-subject-to-federal-antipollution-emission-standardsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations relating to the importation into the United States of certain vehicles and engines under the Clean Air Act (CAA) in order to harmonize the documentation requirements applicable to different classes of vehicles and engines that are subject to the CAA's emission standards. This document further amends the regulations to permit importers to file the required U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Declaration Forms with CBP electronically, and amends non- substantive provisions to update regulatory citations and delete obsolete provisions.
2016-12-20RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentRegulatory Implementation of the Centers of Excellence and ExpertiseIn 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) developed a test to incrementally transition the operational trade functions that traditionally reside with port directors to the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (Centers). The purpose of the test...2016-29719"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-20/pdf/2016-29719.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/20/2016-29719/regulatory-implementation-of-the-centers-of-excellence-and-expertiseIn 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) developed a test to incrementally transition the operational trade functions that traditionally reside with port directors to the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (Centers). The purpose of the test was to broaden the ability of the Centers to make decisions by waiving certain identified regulations to the extent necessary to provide the Center directors, who manage the Centers, with the authority to make the decisions normally reserved for the port directors. At this time, CBP is prepared to end the test and establish the Centers as a permanent organizational component of the agency and to transition certain additional trade functions to the Centers. This rule amends the CBP regulations on an interim basis to implement this organizational change by: Defining the Centers and the Center directors; amending the definition for port directors to distinguish their functions from those of the Center directors; identifying the Center management offices; explaining the process by which importers will be assigned to Centers; providing the importer with an appeals process for its Center assignment; identifying the regulatory functions that will be transitioned from the port directors to the Center directors and those that will be jointly carried out by the port directors and the Center directors; and providing clarification in applicable regulations that payments and documents may continue to be submitted at the ports of entry or electronically.
2016-12-12RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentElectronic Notice of LiquidationThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, proposed amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations reflecting that official notice of liquidation, suspension of liquidation, and extension of liquidation will be posted...2016-29656"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-12/pdf/2016-29656.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/12/2016-29656/electronic-notice-of-liquidationThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, proposed amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations reflecting that official notice of liquidation, suspension of liquidation, and extension of liquidation will be posted electronically on the CBP Web site. The regulatory revisions reflect that official notice of liquidation will no longer be posted at the customhouses or stations and that official notices of suspension of liquidation and extension of liquidation will no longer be mailed. Additionally, this rule makes certain technical corrections to the CBP regulations to reflect statutory amendments.
2016-12-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological and Ethnological Materials From the Plurinational State of BoliviaThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from the Plurinational State of Bolivia (``Bolivia''). The restrictions,...2016-29279"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-06/pdf/2016-29279.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/06/2016-29279/extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-archaeological-and-ethnological-materials-fromThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect an extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from the Plurinational State of Bolivia (``Bolivia''). The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 01-86 and last extended by CBP Dec. 11-24, are due to expire on December 4, 2016. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension through December 4, 2021. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. T.D. 01-86 contains the Designated List of archaeological and ethnological materials from Bolivia to which the restrictions apply.
2016-12-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentImport Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological Material From EgyptThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from the Arab Republic of Egypt (Egypt). These restrictions are being imposed pursuant...2016-29191"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-06/pdf/2016-29191.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/06/2016-29191/import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-archaeological-material-from-egyptThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of import restrictions on certain archaeological material from the Arab Republic of Egypt (Egypt). These restrictions are being imposed pursuant to an agreement between the United States and Egypt that has been entered into under the authority of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. The final rule amends CBP regulations by adding Egypt to the list of countries for which a bilateral agreement has been entered into for imposing cultural property import restrictions. The final rule also contains the designated list that describes the types of archaeological material to which the restrictions apply.
2016-12-01RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionFOIA Improvement Act; Rules of General ApplicationThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') issues a final rule amending its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application to reflect amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') made by the...2016-28819"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-12-01/pdf/2016-28819.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/01/2016-28819/foia-improvement-act-rules-of-general-applicationThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') issues a final rule amending its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application to reflect amendments to the Freedom of Information Act (``FOIA'') made by the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016 (``Improvement Act''). Among other things, the Improvement Act requires the Commission to amend its FOIA regulations to extend the deadline for administrative appeals for FOIA decisions, to add information on dispute resolution services, and to amend the way the Commission charges fees for FOIA requests.
2016-11-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological and Ethnological Material From GreeceThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological material from the Hellenic Republic (Greece). The restrictions, which were...2016-28355"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-23/pdf/2016-28355.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/23/2016-28355/extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-archaeological-and-ethnological-material-fromThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological material from the Hellenic Republic (Greece). The restrictions, which were originally imposed by CBP Decision (CBP Dec.) 11-25, are due to expire on November 21, 2016. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that factors continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions and no cause for suspension exists. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension until November 21, 2021. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act that implemented the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. CBP Dec. 11-25 contains the Designated List of archaeological and ecclesiastical ethnological material from Greece, to which the restrictions apply.
2016-11-22RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFreedom of Information Act RegulationsThis rule amends the Department's regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The regulations have been revised to update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions, and to incorporate changes brought about by the...2016-28095"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-11-22/pdf/2016-28095.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/11/22/2016-28095/freedom-of-information-act-regulationsThis rule amends the Department's regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The regulations have been revised to update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions, and to incorporate changes brought about by the amendments to the FOIA under the OPEN Government Act of 2007. Additionally, the regulations have been updated to reflect developments in the case law.
2016-10-28RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentNew Mailing Address for the National Commodity Specialist Division, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade; Technical CorrectionThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that the mail room servicing the Director, National Commodity Specialist Division, Regulations and Rulings, in the Office of Trade, has relocated within New York,...2016-26075"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-28/pdf/2016-26075.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/28/2016-26075/new-mailing-address-for-the-national-commodity-specialist-division-regulations-and-rulings-office-ofThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that the mail room servicing the Director, National Commodity Specialist Division, Regulations and Rulings, in the Office of Trade, has relocated within New York, and a new location has been established to receive non-electronic correspondence. E-rulings procedures will remain the same and are not affected by the change in office location.
2016-10-21RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentInvestigation of Claims of Evasion of Antidumping and Countervailing DutiesThis document provides an additional 60 days for interested parties to submit comments on the interim final rule that amended the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations setting forth procedures for CBP to investigate claims of evasion of...2016-25489"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-21/pdf/2016-25489.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/21/2016-25489/investigation-of-claims-of-evasion-of-antidumping-and-countervailing-dutiesThis document provides an additional 60 days for interested parties to submit comments on the interim final rule that amended the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations setting forth procedures for CBP to investigate claims of evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders in accordance with section 421 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. The interim final rule was published in the Federal Register on August 22, 2016, with comments due on or before October 21, 2016. To have as much public participation as possible in the formulation of the final rule, CBP is extending the comment period to December 20, 2016.
2016-10-14Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentElectronic Notice of LiquidationThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that official notice of liquidation, suspension of liquidation, and extension of liquidation will be posted electronically on the CBP Web site. This...2016-24858"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-14/pdf/2016-24858.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/14/2016-24858/electronic-notice-of-liquidationThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that official notice of liquidation, suspension of liquidation, and extension of liquidation will be posted electronically on the CBP Web site. This document also proposes regulatory revisions to reflect that official notice of liquidation will no longer be posted at the customhouses or stations and that official notices of suspension of liquidation and extension of liquidation will no longer be mailed. Additionally, this document proposes to make certain technical corrections to the CBP regulations.
2016-10-13Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentSteel Import Monitoring and Analysis SystemThe Department of Commerce (the Department) publishes this proposed rule to request public comments on proposed modifications to the regulations for the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) System that would extend the system until March, 2022....2016-24649"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-13/pdf/2016-24649.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/10/13/2016-24649/steel-import-monitoring-and-analysis-systemThe Department of Commerce (the Department) publishes this proposed rule to request public comments on proposed modifications to the regulations for the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) System that would extend the system until March, 2022. Extension of the authority for the SIMA System will ensure the Department's ability to track as early as possible certain steel mill imports into the United States and make the import data publicly available approximately five weeks in advance of the full public trade data release by the Bureau of the Census. Having such access to information about steel imports provides the public with greater knowledge to evaluate current market conditions.
2016-09-30RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentNotice of Arrival for Importations of Pesticides and Pesticidal DevicesThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to the importation of pesticides and pesticidal devices into the United States subject to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)....2016-23578"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-30/pdf/2016-23578.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/30/2016-23578/notice-of-arrival-for-importations-of-pesticides-and-pesticidal-devicesThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to the importation of pesticides and pesticidal devices into the United States subject to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Specifically, CBP is amending the regulations to permit the option of filing an electronic alternative to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ``Notice of Arrival of Pesticides and Devices'' (NOA) paper form, with entry documentation, via any CBP-authorized electronic data interchange system. This change will support modernization initiatives, including implementation of the International Trade Data System (ITDS). This document also makes non-substantive conforming and editorial changes to the CBP regulations.
2016-09-30RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules Relating to the Submission and Consideration of Petitions for Duty Suspensions and ReductionsThe United States International Trade Commission (Commission) is adopting interim rules that will amend the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure and establish a new part governing the submission and consideration of petitions for duty...2016-23229"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-30/pdf/2016-23229.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/30/2016-23229/rules-relating-to-the-submission-and-consideration-of-petitions-for-duty-suspensions-and-reductionsThe United States International Trade Commission (Commission) is adopting interim rules that will amend the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure and establish a new part governing the submission and consideration of petitions for duty suspensions and reductions under the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016.
2016-09-14Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentModernization of the Customs Brokers ExaminationThis document proposes to update the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations concerning the customs broker's examination provisions. Specifically, this document proposes to transition to a computer automated customs broker examination,...2016-21935"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-14/pdf/2016-21935.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/14/2016-21935/modernization-of-the-customs-brokers-examinationThis document proposes to update the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations concerning the customs broker's examination provisions. Specifically, this document proposes to transition to a computer automated customs broker examination, increase the examination fee to cover the increased cost of delivering the exam, and adjust the dates of the examination to account for the fiscal year transition period and payment schedule requirements.
2016-09-08RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentInvestigation of Claims of Evasion of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties; CorrectionU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an interim final rule on August 22, 2016, in the Federal Register, concerning investigation of claims of evasion of antidumping and countervailing duties. In accordance with section 421 of the Trade...2016-21582"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-09-08/pdf/2016-21582.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/08/2016-21582/investigation-of-claims-of-evasion-of-antidumping-and-countervailing-duties-correctionU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an interim final rule on August 22, 2016, in the Federal Register, concerning investigation of claims of evasion of antidumping and countervailing duties. In accordance with section 421 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, the rule amended the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations to set forth procedures for CBP to investigate claims of evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders. That document inadvertently omitted a comma in the definition of ``evade or evasion.'' This document corrects the text in that definition.
2016-08-29Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentToxic Substance Control Act Chemical Substance Import Certification Process RevisionsThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding the requirement to file a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) certification when importing into the customs territory of the United States chemicals in...2016-20546"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-29/pdf/2016-20546.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/29/2016-20546/toxic-substance-control-act-chemical-substance-import-certification-process-revisionsThis document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding the requirement to file a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) certification when importing into the customs territory of the United States chemicals in bulk form or as part of mixtures and articles containing a chemical or mixture. The proposed regulations include an electronic option for filing TSCA certifications, consistent with the Security and Accountability for Every Port Act of 2006. This document also proposes to clarify and add certain definitions, and to eliminate the paper-based blanket certification process. The document was prepared in consultation with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the agency with primary responsibility for implementing TSCA.
2016-08-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentAdministrative Exemption on Value Increased for Certain ArticlesThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations to implement section 901 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 by raising from $200 to $800 the value of certain articles that may be imported by one person...2016-20581"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-26/pdf/2016-20581.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/26/2016-20581/administrative-exemption-on-value-increased-for-certain-articlesThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations to implement section 901 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 by raising from $200 to $800 the value of certain articles that may be imported by one person on one day free of duty and tax. This document also makes clarifying and conforming amendments to the regulations.
2016-08-25Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentModification of Regulations Regarding Basis for Normal ValueThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') proposes to modify the regulations pertaining to the use of constructed value or third country sales for purposes of determining normal value, where the exporting country does not constitute a viable...2016-20417"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-25/pdf/2016-20417.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/25/2016-20417/modification-of-regulations-regarding-basis-for-normal-valueThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') proposes to modify the regulations pertaining to the use of constructed value or third country sales for purposes of determining normal value, where the exporting country does not constitute a viable market, and is seeking comments from parties. This modification, if adopted, will specify that, where the exporting country does not constitute a viable market, the Department normally will calculate normal value based upon constructed value. This modification would invert the preexisting order of preference that, where the exporting country does not constitute a viable market, the Department normally calculates normal value based on sales in a viable third country. The Department proposes this modification in light of certain advantages of constructed value over third country sales, such as availability of cost of production information and comparability to U.S. prices.
2016-08-23RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentProhibition on Importation of Jadeite or Rubies Mined or Extracted From Burma, and Articles of Jewelry Containing Jadeite or Rubies Mined or Extracted From BurmaThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations to update the provisions relating to the prohibition on importation of jadeite or rubies mined or extracted from Burma, and articles of jewelry containing jadeite or...2016-20057"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-23/pdf/2016-20057.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/23/2016-20057/prohibition-on-importation-of-jadeite-or-rubies-mined-or-extracted-from-burma-and-articles-ofThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations to update the provisions relating to the prohibition on importation of jadeite or rubies mined or extracted from Burma, and articles of jewelry containing jadeite or rubies mined or extracted from Burma, following the expiration of the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003, as amended by the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta's Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act of 2008. The CBP regulations are amended to reflect the import prohibitions set forth in Executive Order 13651 of August 6, 2013.
2016-08-22RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentInvestigation of Claims of Evasion of Antidumping and Countervailing DutiesIn accordance with section 421 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, this rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations to set forth procedures for CBP to investigate claims of evasion of antidumping and...2016-20007"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-22/pdf/2016-20007.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/22/2016-20007/investigation-of-claims-of-evasion-of-antidumping-and-countervailing-dutiesIn accordance with section 421 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, this rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations to set forth procedures for CBP to investigate claims of evasion of antidumping and countervailing duty orders.
2016-08-17Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentImportations of Certain Vehicles and Engines Subject to Federal Antipollution Emission StandardsThis document proposes amendments to the U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations relating to the importation into the United States of certain vehicles and engines subject to federal antipollution emission standards under the Clean Air Act...2016-18761"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-17/pdf/2016-18761.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/17/2016-18761/importations-of-certain-vehicles-and-engines-subject-to-federal-antipollution-emission-standardsThis document proposes amendments to the U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations relating to the importation into the United States of certain vehicles and engines subject to federal antipollution emission standards under the Clean Air Act (CAA). Compliance with these emission standards must be demonstrated to CBP by either filing, or retaining and producing upon request, the appropriate U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) declaration form or by establishing that the subject imports are exempt from this requirement. CBP is proposing to amend its regulations to harmonize the documentation requirements applicable to different classes of vehicles and engines that are subject to the CAA's emission standards. This document also proposes to permit the required EPA emission compliance forms to be filed with CBP electronically. CBP is proposing other non- substantive amendments to update regulatory citations and delete obsolete provisions. The proposed changes set forth in this document support consistency in the administration of CBP's vehicle and engine imports program. In addition, electronic filing of EPA declaration forms will support key modernization initiatives, expedite the entry and clearance process, enhance targeting and enforcement objectives, and connect CBP with partner government agencies and the trade community through a single window access point.
2016-08-15RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentImport Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Material of SyriaThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of import restrictions on archaeological and ethnological material of Syria pursuant to the Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property...2016-19491"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-15/pdf/2016-19491.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/15/2016-19491/import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-and-ethnological-material-of-syriaThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of import restrictions on archaeological and ethnological material of Syria pursuant to the Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act. This document also contains the Designated List of Archaeological and Ethnological Material of Syria that describes the types of objects or categories of archaeological or ethnological material that are subject to import restrictions, if unlawfully removed from Syria on or after March 15, 2011.
2016-08-02RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentCorrection to Applicability Date for Modification of Regulations Regarding Price Adjustments in Antidumping Duty ProceedingsThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is modifying the applicability date contained in the final rule published in the Federal Register on March 24, 2016. The original applicability date language did not convey the Department's intention, i.e.,...2016-18305"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-08-02/pdf/2016-18305.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/08/02/2016-18305/correction-to-applicability-date-for-modification-of-regulations-regarding-price-adjustments-inThe Department of Commerce (the Department) is modifying the applicability date contained in the final rule published in the Federal Register on March 24, 2016. The original applicability date language did not convey the Department's intention, i.e., to apply the newly amended regulations to all segments of proceedings initiated on or after the effective date contained in the rule. This action is necessary to ensure that there is no ambiguity in the application of the modified regulations.
2016-07-08Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentNorth American Free Trade Agreement; Preference OverrideThe United States, Canada and Mexico have agreed to liberalize provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) preference rules of origin that relate to certain goods, including certain spices. However, such liberalization cannot take...2016-16088"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-08/pdf/2016-16088.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/07/08/2016-16088/north-american-free-trade-agreement-preference-overrideThe United States, Canada and Mexico have agreed to liberalize provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) preference rules of origin that relate to certain goods, including certain spices. However, such liberalization cannot take effect unless U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) amends its regulations to allow the NAFTA preference override to apply to certain spice products and other food products. This document proposes such an amendment.
2016-07-06Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDefinition of Importer Security Filing ImporterThe Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements regulations were implemented in 2009 as an interim final rule to improve CBP's ability to identify high-risk shipments in order to prevent smuggling and improve cargo safety and security....2016-15687"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-06/pdf/2016-15687.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/07/06/2016-15687/definition-of-importer-security-filing-importerThe Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements regulations were implemented in 2009 as an interim final rule to improve CBP's ability to identify high-risk shipments in order to prevent smuggling and improve cargo safety and security. These regulations require certain cargo information to be submitted to CBP via an Importer Security Filing (ISF) before the cargo is loaded on a vessel that is destined to the United States. These regulations fulfill the requirements of section 203 of the SAFE Port Act of 2006 and section 343 of the Trade Act of 2002, as amended by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. The ISF Importer is the party that is required to file the ISF. This notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) proposes to expand the definition of ISF Importer for certain types of shipments to ensure that the party that has the best access to the required information will be the party that is responsible for filing the ISF.
2016-06-20Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentCorrection to Applicability Date for Modification of Regulations Regarding Price Adjustments in Antidumping Duty ProceedingsThe Department of Commerce (the Department) proposes to modify the applicability date contained in the final rule published in the Federal Register on March 24, 2016, Modification of Regulations Regarding Price Adjustments in Antidumping Duty...2016-14427"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-06-20/pdf/2016-14427.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/06/20/2016-14427/correction-to-applicability-date-for-modification-of-regulations-regarding-price-adjustments-inThe Department of Commerce (the Department) proposes to modify the applicability date contained in the final rule published in the Federal Register on March 24, 2016, Modification of Regulations Regarding Price Adjustments in Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 81 FR 15641, and is seeking comments from parties. The original applicability date language did not convey the Department's intention, i.e., to apply the newly amended regulation to all segments of proceedings initiated on or after the effective date contained in the Federal Register notice. This action is necessary to ensure that there is no ambiguity in the application of the modified regulations.
2016-05-20Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentModification of Regulation Regarding Written Argument: Establishing Word Limits for Case and Rebuttal Briefs in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty ProceedingsThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') proposes to modify the regulation pertaining to written argument in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings and is seeking comments from parties. This modification, if adopted, is intended to...2016-11864"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-05-20/pdf/2016-11864.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/05/20/2016-11864/modification-of-regulation-regarding-written-argument-establishing-word-limits-for-case-and-rebuttalThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') proposes to modify the regulation pertaining to written argument in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings and is seeking comments from parties. This modification, if adopted, is intended to establish word limits for submission of case and rebuttal briefs. This action is necessary to streamline the process contained in the current regulation, to better align with current Department practices and to reduce the strain on resources.
2016-04-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentAir Commerce Regulations2016-07559"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-04-01/pdf/2016-07559.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/04/01/2016-07559/air-commerce-regulations
2016-04-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentArticles Conditionally Free, Subject to a Reduced Rate, etc.2016-07555"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-04-01/pdf/2016-07555.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/04/01/2016-07555/articles-conditionally-free-subject-to-a-reduced-rate-etc
2016-04-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCustoms Financial and Accounting Procedure2016-07560"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-04-01/pdf/2016-07560.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/04/01/2016-07560/customs-financial-and-accounting-procedure
2016-04-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentVessels in Foreign and Domestic Trades2016-07553"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-04-01/pdf/2016-07553.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/04/01/2016-07553/vessels-in-foreign-and-domestic-trades
2016-04-01RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentSpecial Classes of Merchandise2016-07558"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-04-01/pdf/2016-07558.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/04/01/2016-07558/special-classes-of-merchandise
2016-03-24RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentModification of Regulations Regarding Price Adjustments in Antidumping Duty ProceedingsThe 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...2016-06698"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-03-24/pdf/2016-06698.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/03/24/2016-06698/modification-of-regulations-regarding-price-adjustments-in-antidumping-duty-proceedingsThe 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 the time of sale unless the interested party demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the Department, its entitlement to such an adjustment. The Department has further adopted in this final rule a non-exhaustive list of factors that it may consider in determining whether to accept a price adjustment that is made after the time of sale.
2016-03-22RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCustoms and Border Protection's Bond Program; CorrectionU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register of November 13, 2015, a final rule amending CBP's bond regulations. In that rule, CBP amended the regulation prescribing bond and rider filing requirements and stated, in the...2016-06323"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-03-22/pdf/2016-06323.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/03/22/2016-06323/customs-and-border-protections-bond-program-correctionU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register of November 13, 2015, a final rule amending CBP's bond regulations. In that rule, CBP amended the regulation prescribing bond and rider filing requirements and stated, in the preamble, that the agency's intent was to provide additional time for the filing of these documents prior to their effective date. Due to a drafting error, one of the provisions inadvertently provides for a more restrictive time frame for filing a continuous bond, associated application, or rider prior to their effective date. This document corrects that provision to conform it to CBP's stated intent to liberalize the bond and rider filing process.
2016-03-21RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFlights to and From CubaCurrent U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations contain a separate subpart O addressing flights to and from Cuba. The provisions in that subpart are either obsolete due to intervening regulatory changes or are duplicative of regulations...2016-06371"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-03-21/pdf/2016-06371.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/03/21/2016-06371/flights-to-and-from-cubaCurrent U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations contain a separate subpart O addressing flights to and from Cuba. The provisions in that subpart are either obsolete due to intervening regulatory changes or are duplicative of regulations applicable to all other similarly situated international flights. This rule therefore amends the regulations by removing subpart O. These amendments are consistent with the President's policy promoting the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba.
2016-03-15RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Archaeological and Ethnological Materials From the Republic of ColombiaThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from the Republic of Colombia (``Colombia''). The restrictions, which...2016-05811"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-03-15/pdf/2016-05811.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/03/15/2016-05811/extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-archaeological-and-ethnological-materials-fromThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological materials from the Republic of Colombia (``Colombia''). The restrictions, which were originally imposed by CBP Decision (Dec.) 06-09 and extended by CBP Dec. 11-06, are due to expire on March 15, 2016. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that factors continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions and no cause for suspension exists. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension until March 15, 2021. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act that implemented the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. CBP Dec. 06-09 contains the Designated List of archaeological and ethnological materials of Colombia to which the restrictions apply.
2016-01-15RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Material Originating in Italy and Representing the Pre-Classical, Classical, and Imperial Roman PeriodsThis document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material originating in Italy and representing the pre-Classical, Classical, and Imperial Roman...2016-00735"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-15/pdf/2016-00735.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/01/15/2016-00735/extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-archaeological-material-originating-in-italy-andThis document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material originating in Italy and representing the pre-Classical, Classical, and Imperial Roman periods of its cultural heritage, ranging in date from approximately the 9th century B.C. through approximately the 4th century A.D. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 01-06 and extended by CBP Decision (CBP Dec.) 06-01 and CBP Dec. 11-03 are due to expire on January 19, 2016. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that factors continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions and no cause for suspension exists. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension until January 19, 2021. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act that implemented the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. CBP Dec. 11-03 contains the Designated List of archaeological material originating in Italy and representing the pre-Classical, Classical, and Imperial Roman periods to which the restrictions apply.
2016-01-15RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentUnited States-Australia Free Trade AgreementThis document adopts as a final rule, with one change, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations that were published in the Federal Register on February 10, 2015, as CBP Dec. 15-03, to implement the preferential...2016-00628"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-01-15/pdf/2016-00628.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/01/15/2016-00628/united-states-australia-free-trade-agreementThis document adopts as a final rule, with one change, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations that were published in the Federal Register on February 10, 2015, as CBP Dec. 15-03, to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement.
2015-12-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentArticles Conditionally Free, Subject to a Reduced Rate, etc.2015-31129"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-12-10/pdf/2015-31129.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/12/10/2015-31129/articles-conditionally-free-subject-to-a-reduced-rate-etc
2015-11-17RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFreedom of Information Act ProceduresThis 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...2015-29183"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-11-17/pdf/2015-29183.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/11/17/2015-29183/freedom-of-information-act-proceduresThis 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 subsequent promulgation of DHS FOIA regulations which provide that the DHS FOIA regulations generally apply to all DHS components, most of the CBP FOIA regulations have been functionally superseded. This document sets forth that, with the exception of a regulation pertaining to the treatment of confidential commercial information, CBP will apply the DHS FOIA and Privacy Act regulations for purposes of administering the FOIA. This final rule removes outdated regulations, aligns CBP's regulatory procedures for processing FOIA requests with those of DHS, thereby creating a consistent standard among the DHS components, and brings CBP within compliance of the FOIA guidelines developed by OMB.
2015-11-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentCustoms and Border Protection's Bond ProgramThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, proposed amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations that serve to centralize the processing of continuous bonds at CBP's Revenue Division within the Office of...2015-28503"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-11-13/pdf/2015-28503.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/11/13/2015-28503/customs-and-border-protections-bond-programThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, proposed amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations that serve to centralize the processing of continuous bonds at CBP's Revenue Division within the Office of Administration. Upon consideration of comments received from the public in response to the proposed rulemaking, and in light of CBP's ongoing efforts concerning the development of electronic bonds, CBP has determined not to proceed at this time with certain proposed regulatory changes relating to the application, approval, and execution of bonds. CBP has also determined not to proceed with proposals relating to provisions that are the subject of other rulemakings currently under inter-departmental review. In the notice of proposed rulemaking, CBP used the terms ``CBP-approved electronic data interchange system'' and ``electronic filing'' to describe the manner by which continuous bonds may be submitted to CBP. In this final rule, these terms are clarified to reflect that continuous bonds may be scanned and submitted to CBP as an email attachment, or by facsimile. This document also amends the CBP regulations to allow for the filing of single transaction bonds pursuant to these methods. In this rulemaking, CBP also clarifies the CBP regulations to reflect that intellectual property rights sample bonds are posted to protect the importer or owner of the sample, and changes provisions of the international carrier bond regarding the payment of fees. Lastly, this final rule adopts non-substantive amendments to the regulations regarding nomenclature and organizational changes, including editorial changes to enhance general readability, and makes technical corrections to reflect statutory amendments.
2015-10-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentAutomated Commercial Environment (ACE) Filings for Electronic Entry/Entry Summary (Cargo Release and Related Entry); CorrectionU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an Interim Final Rule (CBP Dec. 15-14) on October 13, 2015, in the Federal Register, which amends the CBP regulations to reflect that on November 1, 2015, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)...2015-27103"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-10-26/pdf/2015-27103.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/10/26/2015-27103/automated-commercial-environment-ace-filings-for-electronic-entryentry-summary-cargo-release-andU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an Interim Final Rule (CBP Dec. 15-14) on October 13, 2015, in the Federal Register, which amends the CBP regulations to reflect that on November 1, 2015, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will be a CBP-authorized Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) System. That document erroneously included language in Amendatory Instruction 38 that was not consistent with the text of the existing CFR. This document corrects the text in Amendatory Instruction 38.
2015-10-13RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentAutomated Commercial Environment (ACE) Filings for Electronic Entry/Entry Summary (Cargo Release and Related Entry)This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that on November 1, 2015, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will be a CBP-authorized Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) System. This regulatory document...2015-25729"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-10-13/pdf/2015-25729.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/10/13/2015-25729/automated-commercial-environment-ace-filings-for-electronic-entryentry-summary-cargo-release-andThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect that on November 1, 2015, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will be a CBP-authorized Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) System. This regulatory document informs the public that the Automated Commercial System (ACS) is being phased out as a CBP-authorized EDI System for the processing electronic entry and entry summary filings (also known as entry filings). ACE will replace the Automated Commercial System (ACS) as the CBP-authorized EDI system for processing commercial trade data. This document also announces the conclusion of the ACE Cargo Release and the Entry Summary, Accounts and Revenue tests with regard to the entry and entry summary requirements that are now part of the CBP regulations.
2015-10-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions on Certain Categories of Archaeological Material From the Pre-Hispanic Cultures of the Republic of NicaraguaThis document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material from the Pre-Hispanic cultures of the Republic of Nicaragua. The restrictions, which...2015-25413"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-10-06/pdf/2015-25413.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/10/06/2015-25413/extension-of-import-restrictions-on-certain-categories-of-archaeological-material-from-theThis document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material from the Pre-Hispanic cultures of the Republic of Nicaragua. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 00-75 and extended by CBP Decision (CBP Dec.) 05-33 and CBP Dec. 10-32 are due to expire on October 20, 2015. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that factors continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions and no cause for suspension exists. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional 5 years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension until October 20, 2020. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act that implemented the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. T.D. 00-75 contains the Designated List of archaeological material representing Pre-Hispanic cultures of Nicaragua to which the restrictions apply.
2015-09-24Proposed RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules of General Application, Adjudication and EnforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application, adjudication, and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to make certain technical...2015-23597"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-24/pdf/2015-23597.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/09/24/2015-23597/rules-of-general-application-adjudication-and-enforcementThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning rules of general application, adjudication, and enforcement. The amendments are necessary to make certain technical corrections, to clarify certain provisions, to harmonize different parts of the Commission's rules, and to address concerns that have arisen in Commission practice. The intended effect of the proposed amendments is to facilitate compliance with the Commission's Rules and improve the administration of agency proceedings.
2015-09-18RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDisclosure of Information for Certain Intellectual Property Rights Enforced at the BorderThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to importations of merchandise bearing suspected counterfeit trademarks or trade names that are recorded with...2015-23543"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-18/pdf/2015-23543.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/09/18/2015-23543/disclosure-of-information-for-certain-intellectual-property-rights-enforced-at-the-borderThis document adopts as a final rule, with changes, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to importations of merchandise bearing suspected counterfeit trademarks or trade names that are recorded with CBP. Specifically, the amendments allow CBP, for the purpose of obtaining assistance in determining whether merchandise bears a counterfeit mark, to disclose to a trademark or other mark owner information appearing on merchandise or its retail packaging that may otherwise be protected by the Trade Secrets Act. This final rule also amends the CBP regulations to further enhance information-sharing procedures by requiring CBP to release to the importer an unredacted sample or image of the suspect merchandise or its retail packaging any time after presentation of the suspect goods for examination. This change is to reflect that an importer may not have complete information about the marks appearing on imported goods, and release of such unredacted information will assist the importer in providing CBP with a meaningful response to a detention notice. The amendments in this final rule also require CBP to release limited importation information to the mark owner no later than the time of issuance of the detention notice to the importer, rather than within 30 business days from the date of detention. Finally, these amendments require CBP to notify the mark owner that use of any information otherwise protected by the Trade Secrets Act that is disclosed by CBP to the mark owner is for the limited purpose of assisting CBP.
2015-09-01RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionInvestigations of Whether Injury to Domestic Industries Results From Imports Sold at Less Than Fair Value or From Subsidized Exports to the United StatesThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') is amending a provision of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning the conduct of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews. The amendment is designed to...2015-21441"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-09-01/pdf/2015-21441.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/09/01/2015-21441/investigations-of-whether-injury-to-domestic-industries-results-from-imports-sold-at-less-than-fairThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') is amending a provision of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning the conduct of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews. The amendment is designed to facilitate the collection of information and reduce the burden on petitioning parties by changing the information they need to provide in petitions.
2015-08-07RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentLiberalization of Certain Documentary Evidence Required as Proof of Exportation on Drawback ClaimsThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by removing some of the requirements for documentation used to establish proof of exportation for drawback claims. Currently, claimants must provide originally signed documentary...2015-19466"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-08-07/pdf/2015-19466.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/08/07/2015-19466/liberalization-of-certain-documentary-evidence-required-as-proof-of-exportation-on-drawback-claimsThis document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by removing some of the requirements for documentation used to establish proof of exportation for drawback claims. Currently, claimants must provide originally signed documentary evidence or a certified copy of such documentary evidence to establish the date and fact of exportation of articles for drawback purposes. This document also amends various sections of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to reflect that there is no longer a legal requirement that the export invoice for mail shipments be certified. Additionally, this document amends Appendix B to part 191 of title 19 so that the Appendix reflects previous regulatory amendments closing four drawback offices. Finally, this document amends CBP regulations to reflect the change from the legacy agency name of U.S. Customs Service to the current agency name of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and to make other non-substantive editorial changes.
2015-08-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentDates of Application of Amendments to the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Laws Made by the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015On June 29, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015. The Act provides a number of amendments to the antidumping duty (``AD'') and countervailing duty (``CVD'') laws but does not specify dates of application for...2015-19353"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-08-06/pdf/2015-19353.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/08/06/2015-19353/dates-of-application-of-amendments-to-the-antidumping-and-countervailing-duty-laws-made-by-the-tradeOn June 29, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015. The Act provides a number of amendments to the antidumping duty (``AD'') and countervailing duty (``CVD'') laws but does not specify dates of application for those amendments. This notice of determination establishes a date of application for each statutory revision pertaining to the Department of Commerce and provides notice thereof to all interested parties to AD and CVD proceedings and to the public.
2015-07-29Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentFreedom of Information Act RegulationsThis rule proposes to amend the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Department (DHS) is proposing to update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions, and to...2015-18388"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-07-29/pdf/2015-18388.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/07/29/2015-18388/freedom-of-information-act-regulationsThis rule proposes to amend the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) regulations under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The Department (DHS) is proposing to update and streamline the language of several procedural provisions, and to incorporate changes brought about by the amendments to the FOIA under the OPEN Government Act of 2007, among other changes. DHS invites comment on all aspects of this proposal.
2015-07-09RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules of General Application; Investigations Relating to Global and Bilateral Safeguard Actions, Market Disruption, Trade Diversion, and Review of Relief Actions; Investigations With Respect to Commercial Availability of Textile Fabric and Yarn in Sub-Saharan African Countries; Trade Remedy AssistanceThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Government in the Sunshine Act, certain investigations, and trade...2015-16435"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-07-09/pdf/2015-16435.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/07/09/2015-16435/rules-of-general-application-investigations-relating-to-global-and-bilateral-safeguard-actionsThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') amends provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Government in the Sunshine Act, certain investigations, and trade remedy assistance. The amendments are part of the agency's retrospective analysis of its Rules that attempts to determine whether rules should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed so as to make the agency's regulatory program more effective or less burdensome in achieving regulatory objectives.
2015-06-25RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentEnforcement and Compliance; Changes to Room Number of APO/Dockets Unit and Web Address for Electronic Filing System and ACCESS HandbookThe International Trade Administration's Enforcement and Compliance publishes this rule to change the room number of the Administrative Protective Order and Dockets Unit (APO/Dockets Unit). This rule also changes the web address of Enforcement and...2015-15544"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-06-25/pdf/2015-15544.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/06/25/2015-15544/enforcement-and-compliance-changes-to-room-number-of-apodockets-unit-and-web-address-for-electronicThe International Trade Administration's Enforcement and Compliance publishes this rule to change the room number of the Administrative Protective Order and Dockets Unit (APO/Dockets Unit). This rule also changes the web address of Enforcement and Compliance's electronic filing system, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). Finally, this rule changes the web address for the location of the ACCESS Handbook on Electronic Filing. Consistent with this action, this rule makes appropriate conforming changes in the regulations.
2015-05-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Corrections to the North American Free Trade Agreement Uniform RegulationsThis document sets forth amendments to the Customs and Border Protection regulations that implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) entered into by the United...2015-11291"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-05-11/pdf/2015-11291.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/05/11/2015-11291/technical-corrections-to-the-north-american-free-trade-agreement-uniform-regulationsThis document sets forth amendments to the Customs and Border Protection regulations that implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) entered into by the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The amendments reflect technical rectifications to the NAFTA Uniform Regulations agreed upon by the three NAFTA Parties, as well as corrections necessitated by changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. The conforming amendments are required to maintain the United States' obligations under the NAFTA and to ensure that NAFTA traders operate under a uniform tariff and rules of origin regime. The amendments set forth in this document involve no substantive interpretation of the NAFTA or change in policy.
2015-03-06RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentExtension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Categories of Archaeological Material From the Pre-Hispanic Cultures of the Republic of El SalvadorThis final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material from the Pre-Hispanic cultures of the Republic of El Salvador (El Salvador)....2015-05060"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-03-06/pdf/2015-05060.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/03/06/2015-05060/extension-of-import-restrictions-imposed-on-certain-categories-of-archaeological-material-from-theThis final rule amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material from the Pre-Hispanic cultures of the Republic of El Salvador (El Salvador). The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 95-20 and previously extended by T.D. 00-16, CBP Decision (CBP Dec.) 05-10 and CBP Dec. 10-01, are due to expire on March 8, 2015, unless extended. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State (State), has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension until March 8, 2020. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the U.S. Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. T.D. 95-20 contains the Designated List of archaeological material representing Pre-Hispanic cultures of El Salvador, and describes the articles to which the restrictions apply.
2015-02-11RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentDocumentation Related to Goods Imported From U.S. Insular PossessionsThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to eliminate the requirement that a customs official at the port of export verify and sign CBP Form 3229, Certificate of Origin for U.S. Insular Possessions, and to require...2015-02776"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-11/pdf/2015-02776.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/02/11/2015-02776/documentation-related-to-goods-imported-from-us-insular-possessionsThis final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to eliminate the requirement that a customs official at the port of export verify and sign CBP Form 3229, Certificate of Origin for U.S. Insular Possessions, and to require only that the importer present this form, upon CBP's request, rather than with each entry as is currently required. The importer is still required to maintain CBP Form 3229 in its possession or may be subject to the assessment of a recordkeeping penalty if it cannot be produced.
2015-02-10RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentUnited States-Australia Free Trade AgreementThis rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations on an interim basis to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States- Australia Free Trade Agreement entered into by the United...2015-02720"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-10/pdf/2015-02720.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/02/10/2015-02720/united-states-australia-free-trade-agreementThis rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations on an interim basis to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States- Australia Free Trade Agreement entered into by the United States and the Commonwealth of Australia.
2015-02-06Proposed RuleINTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSIONInternational Trade CommissionRules of General Application; Investigations Relating to Global and Bilateral Safeguard Actions, Market Disruption, Trade Diversion, and Review of Relief Actions; Investigations With Respect to Commercial Availability of Textile Fabric and Yarn in Sub-Saharan African Countries; Trade Remedy AssistanceThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Government in the Sunshine Act, certain...2015-02388"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-02-06/pdf/2015-02388.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2015/02/06/2015-02388/rules-of-general-application-investigations-relating-to-global-and-bilateral-safeguard-actionsThe United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') proposes to amend provisions of its Rules of Practice and Procedure concerning the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act, the Government in the Sunshine Act, certain investigations, and trade remedy assistance. The proposed amendments are part of the agency's retrospective analysis of its Rules that attempts to determine whether rules should be modified, streamlined, expanded, or repealed so as to make the agency's regulatory program more effective or less burdensome in achieving regulatory objectives. The Commission requests public comment both on the proposed amendments and on its rules in general.
2014-12-31Proposed RuleDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCECommerce DepartmentModification of Regulations Regarding Price Adjustments in Antidumping Duty ProceedingsThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') proposes to modify two regulations pertaining to price adjustments in antidumping duty proceedings and is seeking comments from parties. These modifications, if adopted, are intended to clarify that the...2014-30664"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-12-31/pdf/2014-30664.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/12/31/2014-30664/modification-of-regulations-regarding-price-adjustments-in-antidumping-duty-proceedingsThe Department of Commerce (``the Department'') proposes to modify two regulations pertaining to price adjustments in antidumping duty proceedings and is seeking comments from parties. These modifications, if adopted, are intended to clarify that the Department generally will not consider a price adjustment that reduces or eliminates a dumping margin unless the party claiming such price adjustment demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the Department, through documentation that the terms and conditions of the adjustment were established and known to the customer at the time of sale.
2014-11-26RuleDEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITYHomeland Security DepartmentTechnical Amendment: Boarding of Vessels at CBP PortsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to conform to U.S. Coast Guard implementing regulations regarding certain boardings of vessels under the Maritime Transportation Act of 2002, as amended (MTSA). Under MTSA,...2014-28010"https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-11-26/pdf/2014-28010.pdfhttps://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2014/11/26/2014-28010/technical-amendment-boarding-of-vessels-at-cbp-portsThis document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to conform to U.S. Coast Guard implementing regulations regarding certain boardings of vessels under the Maritime Transportation Act of 2002, as amended (MTSA). Under MTSA, any person boarding a vessel arriving at a CBP port after that vessel is taken in charge by a CBP officer must comply with Transportation Worker Identification Credential requirements. This document also updates terminology and removes obsolete language in the relevant regulatory section.
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