Agency Information Collection Activities: African Growth and Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin, 28096 [2016-10809]

Download as PDF 28096 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 89 / Monday, May 9, 2016 / Notices of the facts and who is authorized under a proper power of attorney by that consignee, a declaration from the consignee on CBP Form 3347A, Declaration of Consignee When Entry is Made by an Agent, shall be filed with the entry summary. If this declaration is filed, then no bond to produce a declaration of the consignee is required. CBP Form 3347A is provided for by 19 CFR 141.19(b)(2). CBP Forms 3347 and 3347A are authorized by 19 U.S.C. 1485 and are accessible at http://www.cbp.gov/xp/ cgov/toolbox/forms/. Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection with no change to the estimated burden hours or to the information collected. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses. CBP Form 3347: Estimated Number of Respondents: 900. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 6. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 5,400. Estimated Time per Response: 6 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 540. CBP Form 3347A: Estimated Number of Respondents: 50. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 6. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 300. Estimated Time per Response: 6 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 30. Dated: May 4, 2016. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2016–10810 Filed 5–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES [1651–0082] Agency Information Collection Activities: African Growth and Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments; extension of an existing collection of information. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:44 May 06, 2016 Jkt 238001 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: African Growth and Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin (AGOA). CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 8, 2016 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be mailed to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229–1177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229–1177, at 202– 325–0265. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13). The comments should address: (a) Whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimates of the burden of the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden including the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and (e) the annual cost burden to respondents or record keepers from the collection of information (total capital/startup costs and operations and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the CBP request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. In this document, CBP is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection: Title: African Growth and Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin. OMB Number: 1651–0082. Form Number: None. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Abstract: The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was adopted by the United States with the enactment of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106–200). The objectives of AGOA are (1) to provide for extension of duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) to import sensitive articles normally excluded from GSP duty treatment, and (2) to provide for the entry of specific textile and apparel articles free of duty and free of any quantitative limits from the countries of sub-Saharan Africa. For preferential treatment under AGOA, the exporter is required to prepare a certificate of origin and provide it to the importer. The certificate of origin includes information such as contact information for the importer, exporter and producer; the basis for which preferential treatment is claimed; and a description of the imported merchandise. The importers are required to have the certificate in their possession at the time of the claim, and to provide it to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) upon request. The collection of this information is provided for in 19 CFR 10.214, 10.215, and 10.216. Instructions for complying with this regulation are posted on CBP.gov Web site at: http://www.cbp.gov/trade/ priority-issues. Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this information collection without change to the estimated burden hours or the information collected. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses. Estimated Number of Respondents: 210. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 107. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 22,470. Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,640. Dated: May 4, 2016. Tracey Denning, Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2016–10809 Filed 5–6–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 89 (Monday, May 9, 2016)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-10809]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[1651-0082]


Agency Information Collection Activities: African Growth and 
Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin

AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland 
Security.

ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments; extension of an 
existing collection of information.

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SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of 
Homeland Security will be submitting the following information 
collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for 
review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: 
African Growth and Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin (AGOA). CBP is 
proposing that this information collection be extended with no change 
to the burden hours or to the information collected. This document is 
published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before July 8, 2016 to 
be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be mailed to U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Attn: Tracey Denning, Regulations and Rulings, Office of 
Trade, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information 
should be directed to Tracey Denning, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade, 90 K Street NE., 
10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, at 202-325-0265.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP invites the general public and other 
Federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information 
collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 
104-13). The comments should address: (a) Whether the collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimates of the burden of 
the collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to 
minimize the burden including the use of automated collection 
techniques or the use of other forms of information technology; and (e) 
the annual cost burden to respondents or record keepers from the 
collection of information (total capital/startup costs and operations 
and maintenance costs). The comments that are submitted will be 
summarized and included in the CBP request for OMB approval. All 
comments will become a matter of public record. In this document, CBP 
is soliciting comments concerning the following information collection:
    Title: African Growth and Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin.
    OMB Number: 1651-0082.
    Form Number: None.
    Abstract: The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was adopted 
by the United States with the enactment of the Trade and Development 
Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-200). The objectives of AGOA are (1) to 
provide for extension of duty-free treatment under the Generalized 
System of Preferences (GSP) to import sensitive articles normally 
excluded from GSP duty treatment, and (2) to provide for the entry of 
specific textile and apparel articles free of duty and free of any 
quantitative limits from the countries of sub-Saharan Africa.
    For preferential treatment under AGOA, the exporter is required to 
prepare a certificate of origin and provide it to the importer. The 
certificate of origin includes information such as contact information 
for the importer, exporter and producer; the basis for which 
preferential treatment is claimed; and a description of the imported 
merchandise. The importers are required to have the certificate in 
their possession at the time of the claim, and to provide it to Customs 
and Border Protection (CBP) upon request. The collection of this 
information is provided for in 19 CFR 10.214, 10.215, and 10.216.
    Instructions for complying with this regulation are posted on 
CBP.gov Web site at: http://www.cbp.gov/trade/priority-issues.
    Action: CBP proposes to extend the expiration date of this 
information collection without change to the estimated burden hours or 
the information collected.
    Type of Review: Extension (without change).
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 210.
    Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 107.
    Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 22,470.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,640.

     Dated: May 4, 2016.
Tracey Denning,
 Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2016-10809 Filed 5-6-16; 8:45 am]
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