Announcement of Program for the Private Sector To Participate in Trade-Related Training of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Personnel, 7064 [2018-03233]

Download as PDF 7064 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 33 / Friday, February 16, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Announcement of Program for the Private Sector To Participate in TradeRelated Training of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Personnel U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General notice. AGENCY: This document announces CBP’s and ICE’s process to solicit, evaluate, and select interested parties in the private sector to fulfill agency needs for instruction and related instructional materials for trade-related training, pursuant to section 104 of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA). DATES: Private sector parties interested in providing training to CBP or ICE personnel may submit a training proposal satisfying the criteria set forth below on or after February 16, 2018. ADDRESSES: Private sector parties interested in submitting a request to provide trade-related training should submit proposals as indicated below: CBP proposals should be submitted to tradeseminars@cbp.dhs.gov. ICE proposals should be submitted to IPRCenter@dhs.gov and TTUOperations@ice.dhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions should be addressed to agency-designated personnel below: CBP: Christal Oliphant (202–863– 6517) for anti-dumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVD) seminars; Robert Copyak (202–863– 6014) for intellectual property rights (IPR) and other seminars. ICE: Special Agent Nadine Andrews (703–603–3955). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Background On February 24, 2016, former President Barack Obama signed into law the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA), (Pub. L. 114– 125, 130 Stat. 122, Feb. 24, 2016) (19 U.S.C. 4301 note). Section 104 of the TFTEA directs the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to establish and carry out, on a VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 Feb 15, 2018 Jkt 244001 fiscal year basis, trade-related educational seminars to: (1) Improve the ability of personnel of CBP to classify and appraise imported merchandise; (2) improve the trade enforcement efforts of CBP and ICE personnel; and (3) otherwise improve the ability and effectiveness of CBP and ICE personnel to facilitate legitimate international trade. Interested parties in the private sector that meet the guidelines and criteria set forth in this notice and are selected by CBP or ICE may provide instruction and related instructional materials at these seminars pursuant to section 104. Topics upon which training may be conducted include tariff classification, customs valuation, country of origin (including procedures for identifying merchandise bearing mislabeled country of origin markings), proper assessment of AD/CVD, evasion of duties on imports of textiles, border enforcement of IPR, enforcement of child labor laws, and other topics as appropriate and useful as concerns the trade-related duties and missions of CBP and ICE. Trade-Related Training by Private Sector Parties Interested parties desiring to conduct training under this program will be selected based on: (1) The availability of CBP and ICE personnel for such training; (2) the relevance of the training to the topics specified in section 104; (3) the usefulness of the proposed training as concerns the trade-related duties and missions of CBP and ICE; (4) any existing or future need to train CBP and ICE personnel on identifying and detecting incorrect or false country of origin with respect to imported merchandise; and (5) the expertise and experience of the proposed private sector instructors in the subject matter of the proposed training. Proposals for private sector training should be directed to either CBP or ICE, as appropriate, at the above addresses, and contain the following information and materials: (1) Name, address, telephone number, and email address of the entity proposing the training; (2) Type of business in which the entity is engaged; (3) Topic for the proposed training; (4) Outline of proposed curriculum and instructional materials; (5) Name, address, telephone number, email address, and qualifications of the proposed private sector instructor(s) (including previous experience in conducting training on the proposed topic); (6) Name of the ports or locations at which the training is proposed to be PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 given (which may be conducted at a location provided by the entity proposing the training), as applicable, and the intended audience in CBP and/ or ICE; (7) Proposed dates for the training; (8) Length of the training; and (9) Any previous history of traderelated training provided to CBP and/or ICE. An interested private sector party who submits a proposal to train CBP and/or ICE personnel will be notified whether the proposed training meets the guidelines in this notice and have been selected to conduct the training. As provided for in section 104(d), the Commissioner of CBP will give due consideration to carrying out educational seminars under this program to improve the ability of CBP personnel to enforce specific AD/CVD orders if such training is proposed by a petitioner involved in the action underlying that order. TFTEA does not provide for or authorize any compensation or reimbursement of costs and expenses for private sector parties who participate in training for CBP or ICE personnel under this program. Therefore, no compensation or payment will be made to any private sector parties selected to provide such training. Private sector parties selected to participate will be required to execute a gratuitous services agreement. The procedures set forth herein create no private rights, benefits, or privileges for any person or party. Please note that nothing in TFTEA or this notice precludes or limits CBP or ICE from soliciting private sector parties to participate in specific training programs considered useful to the missions of the agencies or from continuing any such current training programs with private sector parties. Dated: February 13, 2018. Kevin K. McAleenan, Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Thomas D. Homan, Deputy Director and Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. [FR Doc. 2018–03233 Filed 2–15–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P E:\FR\FM\16FEN1.SGM 16FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement


Announcement of Program for the Private Sector To Participate in 
Trade-Related Training of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. 
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Personnel

AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration 
and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Department of Homeland Security.

ACTION: General notice.

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SUMMARY: This document announces CBP's and ICE's process to solicit, 
evaluate, and select interested parties in the private sector to 
fulfill agency needs for instruction and related instructional 
materials for trade-related training, pursuant to section 104 of the 
Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (TFTEA).

DATES: Private sector parties interested in providing training to CBP 
or ICE personnel may submit a training proposal satisfying the criteria 
set forth below on or after February 16, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Private sector parties interested in submitting a request to 
provide trade-related training should submit proposals as indicated 
below:
    CBP proposals should be submitted to [email protected].
    ICE proposals should be submitted to [email protected] and 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions should be addressed to 
agency-designated personnel below:
    CBP: Christal Oliphant (202-863-6517) for anti-dumping and 
countervailing duties (AD/CVD) seminars; Robert Copyak (202-863-6014) 
for intellectual property rights (IPR) and other seminars.
    ICE: Special Agent Nadine Andrews (703-603-3955).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 24, 2016, former President Barack Obama signed into law 
the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA), (Pub. L. 114-
125, 130 Stat. 122, Feb. 24, 2016) (19 U.S.C. 4301 note). Section 104 
of the TFTEA directs the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) and the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs 
Enforcement (ICE) to establish and carry out, on a fiscal year basis, 
trade-related educational seminars to: (1) Improve the ability of 
personnel of CBP to classify and appraise imported merchandise; (2) 
improve the trade enforcement efforts of CBP and ICE personnel; and (3) 
otherwise improve the ability and effectiveness of CBP and ICE 
personnel to facilitate legitimate international trade. Interested 
parties in the private sector that meet the guidelines and criteria set 
forth in this notice and are selected by CBP or ICE may provide 
instruction and related instructional materials at these seminars 
pursuant to section 104.
    Topics upon which training may be conducted include tariff 
classification, customs valuation, country of origin (including 
procedures for identifying merchandise bearing mislabeled country of 
origin markings), proper assessment of AD/CVD, evasion of duties on 
imports of textiles, border enforcement of IPR, enforcement of child 
labor laws, and other topics as appropriate and useful as concerns the 
trade-related duties and missions of CBP and ICE.

Trade-Related Training by Private Sector Parties

    Interested parties desiring to conduct training under this program 
will be selected based on: (1) The availability of CBP and ICE 
personnel for such training; (2) the relevance of the training to the 
topics specified in section 104; (3) the usefulness of the proposed 
training as concerns the trade-related duties and missions of CBP and 
ICE; (4) any existing or future need to train CBP and ICE personnel on 
identifying and detecting incorrect or false country of origin with 
respect to imported merchandise; and (5) the expertise and experience 
of the proposed private sector instructors in the subject matter of the 
proposed training.
    Proposals for private sector training should be directed to either 
CBP or ICE, as appropriate, at the above addresses, and contain the 
following information and materials:
    (1) Name, address, telephone number, and email address of the 
entity proposing the training;
    (2) Type of business in which the entity is engaged;
    (3) Topic for the proposed training;
    (4) Outline of proposed curriculum and instructional materials;
    (5) Name, address, telephone number, email address, and 
qualifications of the proposed private sector instructor(s) (including 
previous experience in conducting training on the proposed topic);
    (6) Name of the ports or locations at which the training is 
proposed to be given (which may be conducted at a location provided by 
the entity proposing the training), as applicable, and the intended 
audience in CBP and/or ICE;
    (7) Proposed dates for the training;
    (8) Length of the training; and
    (9) Any previous history of trade-related training provided to CBP 
and/or ICE.
    An interested private sector party who submits a proposal to train 
CBP and/or ICE personnel will be notified whether the proposed training 
meets the guidelines in this notice and have been selected to conduct 
the training.
    As provided for in section 104(d), the Commissioner of CBP will 
give due consideration to carrying out educational seminars under this 
program to improve the ability of CBP personnel to enforce specific AD/
CVD orders if such training is proposed by a petitioner involved in the 
action underlying that order.
    TFTEA does not provide for or authorize any compensation or 
reimbursement of costs and expenses for private sector parties who 
participate in training for CBP or ICE personnel under this program. 
Therefore, no compensation or payment will be made to any private 
sector parties selected to provide such training. Private sector 
parties selected to participate will be required to execute a 
gratuitous services agreement.
    The procedures set forth herein create no private rights, benefits, 
or privileges for any person or party.
    Please note that nothing in TFTEA or this notice precludes or 
limits CBP or ICE from soliciting private sector parties to participate 
in specific training programs considered useful to the missions of the 
agencies or from continuing any such current training programs with 
private sector parties.

    Dated: February 13, 2018.
Kevin K. McAleenan,
Acting Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Thomas D. Homan,
Deputy Director and Senior Official Performing the Duties of the 
Director, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 2018-03233 Filed 2-15-18; 8:45 am]
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