Country of Origin Marking for the Republic of Kosovo, 21970-21971 [E8-8753]

Download as PDF 21970 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 79 / Wednesday, April 23, 2008 / Notices Research; 93.862, Genetics and Developmental Biology Research; 93.88, Minority Access to Research Careers; 93.96, Special Minority Initiatives, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: April 16, 2008. Jennifer Spaeth, Director, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. E8–8720 Filed 4–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. Hand Delivery/Courier: Office of the Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Room 835, 500 C Street, SW., Washington, DC 20472. Instructions: All submissions received must include the Docket ID FEMA– 2007–0008. Comments received will also be posted without alteration at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. 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E-mail: FEMA-RULES@dhs.gov. Include Docket ID in the subject line of the message. Facsimile: (866) 466–5370. Mail: Office of Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Room VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Apr 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), Public Law 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 1 et seq.). The NAC will meet for the purpose of reviewing the progress of the newly formed subcommittees, will receive an update on the Regional Advisory Councils, transition issues and other matters. Public Attendance: The meeting is open to the public. Please note that the meeting may close early, if all business is finished. Persons with disabilities who require special assistance should advise the Designated Federal Officer of their anticipated special needs as early as possible. Members of the public who wish to make comments on Thursday May 15, between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. are requested to register in advance. In order to allow as many people as possible to speak, speakers are requested to limit their remarks to 3 minutes. For those wishing to submit written comments, please follow the procedure noted above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: April 15, 2008. R. David Paulison, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency. [FR Doc. E8–8828 Filed 4–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–48–P PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Country of Origin Marking for the Republic of Kosovo Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security; Department of the Treasury. ACTION: Notice of policy. AGENCIES: SUMMARY: On February 18, 2008, the United States recognized the Republic of Kosovo as a sovereign and independent state and announced that full diplomatic relations would begin immediately. This document notifies the public of the name and English spelling that is to be used for country of origin marking on merchandise imported into the United States from the Republic of Kosovo. The notice also establishes a transition period during which Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will permit the importation of merchandise from the newly independent state with the marking, ‘‘Serbia.’’ DATES: April 23, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Mojica, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, (202) 572–8789. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 304 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1304), provides that, unless excepted, every article of foreign origin (or its container) imported into the United States shall be marked in a conspicuous place as legibly, indelibly, and permanently as the nature of the article (or its container) will permit, in such a manner as to indicate to the ultimate purchaser in the United States the English name of the country of origin of the article. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has authority pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1304 to determine the character of the words and phrases or abbreviations thereof that will be acceptable as indicating the country of origin, and may require the addition of any other words or symbols which may be appropriate to prevent deception or mistake as to the origin of the article. In view of the political independence of the Republic of Kosovo, and in recognition of their independent status by the United States as of February 18, 2008, merchandise originating in that country and imported into the United States is subject to marking with the English name of the independent state. The short form English name of the E:\FR\FM\23APN1.SGM 23APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 79 / Wednesday, April 23, 2008 / Notices newly independent country is: ‘‘Kosovo.’’ It is acceptable for merchandise to be marked using long form names such as ‘‘Republic of Kosovo,’’ provided that the short form name is part of the phrase. Recognizing that manufacturers and importers may need time to adjust to these changes, and that an abrupt change could cause undue hardship, CBP will permit goods from the Republic of Kosovo to be marked ‘‘Serbia’’ until February 18, 2009. After that date, all merchandise originating in the Republic of Kosovo will be required to be marked with the new names as set forth above. Dated: April 16, 2008. Daniel Baldwin, Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. E8–8753 Filed 4–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [Docket No. USCBP–2008–0049] Notice of Meeting of The Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (COAC) U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Notice of Federal Advisory Committee meeting. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (popularly known as ‘‘COAC’’) will meet on May 9, 2008, in Washington, DC. The meeting will be open to the public. DATE: COAC will meet Friday, May 9th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please note that the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business. If you plan to attend, please contact Ms. Wanda Tate on or before Tuesday, May 6, 2008. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building in the Horizon Ballroom, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20004. Written material and comments should reach the contact person listed below by May 2nd. Requests to have a copy of your material distributed to each member of the committee prior to the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Apr 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 meeting should reach the contact person at the address below by May 2, 2008. Comments must be identified by USCBP–2008–0049 and may be submitted by one of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: traderelations@dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: 202–344–2064. • Mail: Ms. Wanda Tate, Office of International Affairs and Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, Room 8.5C, Washington, DC 20229. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments received by the COAC, go to http://www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Wanda Tate, Office of International Affairs and Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Room 8.5C, Washington, DC 20229; traderelations@dhs.gov; telephone 202– 344–1440; facsimile 202–344–2064. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C., app.), DHS hereby announces the meeting of the Departmental Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Related Homeland Security Functions (COAC). COAC is tasked with providing advice to the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on matters pertaining to the commercial operations of CBP and related functions within DHS or the Department of the Treasury. The sixth meeting of the tenth term of COAC will be held at the date, time and location specified above. A tentative agenda for the meeting is set forth below. Tentative Agenda 1. Post Incident Response. 2. Advance Trade Data (‘‘10+2’’). 3. Secure Freight Initiative. 4. C–TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) and CSI (Container Security Initiative). PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21971 5. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 79 (Wednesday, April 23, 2008)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-8753]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Country of Origin Marking for the Republic of Kosovo

AGENCIES: Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland 
Security; Department of the Treasury.

ACTION: Notice of policy.

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SUMMARY: On February 18, 2008, the United States recognized the 
Republic of Kosovo as a sovereign and independent state and announced 
that full diplomatic relations would begin immediately. This document 
notifies the public of the name and English spelling that is to be used 
for country of origin marking on merchandise imported into the United 
States from the Republic of Kosovo. The notice also establishes a 
transition period during which Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will 
permit the importation of merchandise from the newly independent state 
with the marking, ``Serbia.''

DATES: April 23, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Mojica, Regulations and 
Rulings, Office of International Trade, (202) 572-8789.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    Section 304 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1304), 
provides that, unless excepted, every article of foreign origin (or its 
container) imported into the United States shall be marked in a 
conspicuous place as legibly, indelibly, and permanently as the nature 
of the article (or its container) will permit, in such a manner as to 
indicate to the ultimate purchaser in the United States the English 
name of the country of origin of the article. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) has authority pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1304 to determine 
the character of the words and phrases or abbreviations thereof that 
will be acceptable as indicating the country of origin, and may require 
the addition of any other words or symbols which may be appropriate to 
prevent deception or mistake as to the origin of the article.
    In view of the political independence of the Republic of Kosovo, 
and in recognition of their independent status by the United States as 
of February 18, 2008, merchandise originating in that country and 
imported into the United States is subject to marking with the English 
name of the independent state. The short form English name of the

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newly independent country is: ``Kosovo.'' It is acceptable for 
merchandise to be marked using long form names such as ``Republic of 
Kosovo,'' provided that the short form name is part of the phrase.
    Recognizing that manufacturers and importers may need time to 
adjust to these changes, and that an abrupt change could cause undue 
hardship, CBP will permit goods from the Republic of Kosovo to be 
marked ``Serbia'' until February 18, 2009. After that date, all 
merchandise originating in the Republic of Kosovo will be required to 
be marked with the new names as set forth above.

    Dated: April 16, 2008.
Daniel Baldwin,
Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Trade, U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection.
 [FR Doc. E8-8753 Filed 4-22-08; 8:45 am]
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