Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC), 37467-37468 [2020-13368]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 120 / Monday, June 22, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [1651–0090] Agency Information Collection Activities: Commercial Invoice U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: 60-Day notice and request for comments; extension of an existing collection of information. AGENCY: 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 of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than August 21, 2020) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice must include the OMB Control Number 1651–0090 in the subject line and the agency name. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Email. Submit comments to: CBP_ PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to: CBP Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229–1177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA information should be directed to Seth Renkema, Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229–1177, Telephone number 202–325–0056 or via email CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. Please note that the contact information provided here is solely for questions regarding this notice. Individuals seeking information about other CBP programs should contact the CBP National Customer Service Center at 877–227–5511, (TTY) 1–800–877–8339, or CBP website at https://www.cbp.gov/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on the SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Jun 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 proposed and/or continuing information collections pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.8. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) suggestions to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) suggestions to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. The comments that are submitted will be summarized and included in the request for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Overview of This Information Collection Title: Commercial Invoice. OMB Number: 1651–0090. Form Number: None. Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the expiration date with no change to the burden hours or to the information collected. Type of Review: Extension (without change). Affected Public: Businesses. Abstract: The collection of the commercial invoice is necessary for conducting adequate examination of merchandise and determination of the duties due on imported merchandise as required by 19 U.S.C. 1481 and 1484 and by 19 CFR 141.81, 141.82, 141.83, 141.84, 141.85, 141.86, 141.87, 141.88, 141.89, 141.90, 141.91, and 141.92 . A commercial invoice is presented to CBP by the importer for each shipment of merchandise at the time the entry summary is filed, subject to the conditions set forth in the CBP regulations. The information is used to ascertain the proper tariff classification and valuation of imported merchandise, as required by the Tariff Act of 1930. To facilitate trade, CBP did not develop a specific form for this information collection. Importers are allowed to use their existing invoices to comply with these regulations. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37467 Estimated Number of Respondents: 38,500. Estimated Number of Annual Responses per Respondent: 1,208. Estimated Number of Total Annual Responses: 46,500,000. Estimated Time per Response: 1 minute. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 744,000. Dated: June 16, 2020. Seth D. Renkema, Branch Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection. [FR Doc. 2020–13291 Filed 6–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection [Docket No. USCBP–2020–0033] Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ACTION: Committee management; notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The meeting will be open to the public via webinar only. There is no on-site, in-person option for this quarterly meeting. DATES: The COAC will meet on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT. Please note that the meeting may close early if the committee has completed its business. Comments must be submitted in writing no later than July 14, 2020. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar link and conference number will be provided to all registrants by 10:00 a.m. EDT on July 15, 2020. For information on facilities or services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the meeting, contact Ms. Florence ConstantGibson, Office of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), at (202) 344–1440 as soon as possible. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Florence Constant-Gibson, Office of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 3.5A, Washington, DC 20229; telephone (202) 344–1440; facsimile (202) 325–4290; or Ms. Valarie M. Neuhart, Acting Executive Director and Designated Federal Officer at (202) 344–1440. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1 37468 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 120 / Monday, June 22, 2020 / Notices Notice of this meeting is given under the authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix. The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) provides 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 the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of the Treasury. Pre-registration: For members of the public who plan to participate via webinar, please register online at https://teregistration.cbp.gov/ index.asp?w=203 by 5:00 p.m. EDT on July 14, 2020. For members of the public who are pre-registered to attend the webinar and later need to cancel, please do so by July 14, 2020, utilizing the following link: https:// teregistration.cbp.gov/ cancel.asp?w=203. Please feel free to share this information with other interested members of your organization or association. To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment on the issues the committee will consider prior to the formulation of recommendations as listed in the Agenda section below. Comments must be submitted in writing no later than July 14, 2020, and must be identified by Docket No. USCBP–2020–0033, and may be submitted by one (1) of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Email: tradeevents@cbp.dhs.gov. Include the docket number in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 325–4290, Attention Florence Constant-Gibson. • Mail: Ms. Florence ConstantGibson, Office of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 3.5A, Washington, DC 20229. Instructions: All submissions received must include the words ‘‘Department of Homeland Security’’ and the docket number (USCBP–2020–0033) for this action. Comments received will be posted without alteration at http:// www.regulations.gov. Please do not submit personal information to this docket. Docket: For access to the docket or to read background documents or comments, go to http:// www.regulations.gov and search for Docket Number USCBP–2020–0033. To submit a comment, click the ‘‘Comment SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Jun 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 Now!’’ button located on the top-right hand side of the docket page. There will be multiple public comment periods held during the meeting on July 15, 2020. Speakers are requested to limit their comments to two (2) minutes or less to facilitate greater participation. Please note that the public comment period for speakers may end before the time indicated on the schedule that is posted on the CBP web page, http://www.cbp.gov/trade/ stakeholder-engagement/coac. Agenda The COAC will hear from the current subcommittees on the topics listed below and then will review, deliberate, provide observations, and formulate recommendations on how to proceed: 1. The Rapid Response Subcommittee will provide updates and recommendations from the Broker Exam Modernization Working Group and the United States—Mexico—Canada Agreement (USMCA) Working Group. The subcommittee will also discuss the COAC COVID–19 Recommendations and White Paper and the Executive Order on Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery as well as announce the creation of a new Rapid Response Working Group that will focus on automotive certification requirements under USMCA. 2. The Intelligent Enforcement Subcommittee will provide updates and recommendations from the working groups under its jurisdiction for COAC’s consideration. The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Working Group continues to work on a background paper on the issue of a Bad Actors list. The concept is related to information sharing—using existing data more effectively to identify bad actors, such as counterfeiters, based on information from both the trade and the U.S. Government. Through the subcommittee, CBP is creating another IPR working group to address industry feedback regarding the Combating Counterfeit & Pirated Goods Presidential Memorandum with plans for recommendations on these issues. The AD/CVD Working Group continues to discuss complex issues with pipe spools and trade remedies and plans to present recommendations on these issues. The Bond Working Group has continued discussions with CBP on bond amounts and requirements for Foreign Trade Zones and Pipeline Operators and plans to present recommendations on these issues. The Forced Labor Working Group will report on progress of its assessment of the current e-Allegations submissions mechanism (portal) and process for reporting forced labor violations and deliver an industry PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 collaboration white paper and related recommendations. 3. The Secure Trade Lanes Subcommittee will provide updates on the four working groups currently operating under the subcommittee. The Trusted Trader Working Group will provide details on activities focusing on the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) trade compliance implementation, developing a methodology for managing program benefits, PGA (Partner Government Agency) engagement, and new forced labor requirements. The subcommittee will provide an update of the In-Bond Working Group’s analysis of tradespecific pain points within the current In-Bond processes by mode and will make recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the InBond regulations. The Export Modernization Working Group will provide updates on its progress in updating the export data elements and recommendations on changes to remove redundancy and promote efficiency of data submission in support of U.S. exports. The Remote and Autonomous Cargo Processing Working Group will provide updates on the use of image technology for trains crossing land borders and leveraging partnerships through the donations acceptance programs. Additionally, this working group will provide an update on the concept of a driver identification card for a more streamlined and efficient border crossing for non-Free and Secure Trade Lane (FAST) drivers. 4. The Next Generation Facilitation Subcommittee will provide an update on the progress of the Unified Entry Working Group which is moving towards an operational framework by analyzing specific pain points within the entry process. The Emerging Technologies Working Group will cover its assessment of various technologies that could be adapted for CBP and trade issues. Meeting materials will be available by July 13, 2020, at: http://www.cbp.gov/ trade/stakeholder-engagement/coac/ coac-public-meetings. Dated: June 17, 2020. Valarie M. Neuhart, Acting Executive Director, Office of Trade Relations. [FR Doc. 2020–13368 Filed 6–19–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P E:\FR\FM\22JNN1.SGM 22JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 120 (Monday, June 22, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37467-37468]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-13368]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection

[Docket No. USCBP-2020-0033]


Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC)

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

ACTION: Committee management; notice of Federal Advisory Committee 
Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) 
will hold its quarterly meeting on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The 
meeting will be open to the public via webinar only. There is no on-
site, in-person option for this quarterly meeting.

DATES: The COAC will meet on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, from 1:00 p.m. 
to 5:00 p.m. EDT. Please note that the meeting may close early if the 
committee has completed its business. Comments must be submitted in 
writing no later than July 14, 2020.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar link and 
conference number will be provided to all registrants by 10:00 a.m. EDT 
on July 15, 2020. For information on facilities or services for 
individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance at the 
meeting, contact Ms. Florence Constant-Gibson, Office of Trade 
Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), at (202) 344-1440 
as soon as possible.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Florence Constant-Gibson, Office 
of Trade Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 
Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 3.5A, Washington, DC 20229; telephone 
(202) 344-1440; facsimile (202) 325-4290; or Ms. Valarie M. Neuhart, 
Acting Executive Director and Designated Federal Officer at (202) 344-
1440.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of this meeting is given under the 
authority of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix. The 
Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) provides 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 the Department of Homeland Security and the Department 
of the Treasury.
    Pre-registration: For members of the public who plan to participate 
via webinar, please register online at https://teregistration.cbp.gov/index.asp?w=203 by 5:00 p.m. EDT on July 14, 2020. For members of the 
public who are pre-registered to attend the webinar and later need to 
cancel, please do so by July 14, 2020, utilizing the following link: 
https://teregistration.cbp.gov/cancel.asp?w=203.
    Please feel free to share this information with other interested 
members of your organization or association.
    To facilitate public participation, we are inviting public comment 
on the issues the committee will consider prior to the formulation of 
recommendations as listed in the Agenda section below.
    Comments must be submitted in writing no later than July 14, 2020, 
and must be identified by Docket No. USCBP-2020-0033, and may be 
submitted by one (1) of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Email: [email protected]. Include the docket number 
in the subject line of the message.
     Fax: (202) 325-4290, Attention Florence Constant-Gibson.
     Mail: Ms. Florence Constant-Gibson, Office of Trade 
Relations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue 
NW, Room 3.5A, Washington, DC 20229.
    Instructions: All submissions received must include the words 
``Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket number (USCBP-2020-
0033) for this action. Comments received will be posted without 
alteration at http://www.regulations.gov. Please do not submit personal 
information to this docket.
    Docket: For access to the docket or to read background documents or 
comments, go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket Number 
USCBP-2020-0033. To submit a comment, click the ``Comment Now!'' button 
located on the top-right hand side of the docket page.
    There will be multiple public comment periods held during the 
meeting on July 15, 2020. Speakers are requested to limit their 
comments to two (2) minutes or less to facilitate greater 
participation. Please note that the public comment period for speakers 
may end before the time indicated on the schedule that is posted on the 
CBP web page, http://www.cbp.gov/trade/stakeholder-engagement/coac.

Agenda

    The COAC will hear from the current subcommittees on the topics 
listed below and then will review, deliberate, provide observations, 
and formulate recommendations on how to proceed:
    1. The Rapid Response Subcommittee will provide updates and 
recommendations from the Broker Exam Modernization Working Group and 
the United States--Mexico--Canada Agreement (USMCA) Working Group. The 
subcommittee will also discuss the COAC COVID-19 Recommendations and 
White Paper and the Executive Order on Regulatory Relief to Support 
Economic Recovery as well as announce the creation of a new Rapid 
Response Working Group that will focus on automotive certification 
requirements under USMCA.
    2. The Intelligent Enforcement Subcommittee will provide updates 
and recommendations from the working groups under its jurisdiction for 
COAC's consideration. The Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Working 
Group continues to work on a background paper on the issue of a Bad 
Actors list. The concept is related to information sharing--using 
existing data more effectively to identify bad actors, such as 
counterfeiters, based on information from both the trade and the U.S. 
Government. Through the subcommittee, CBP is creating another IPR 
working group to address industry feedback regarding the Combating 
Counterfeit & Pirated Goods Presidential Memorandum with plans for 
recommendations on these issues. The AD/CVD Working Group continues to 
discuss complex issues with pipe spools and trade remedies and plans to 
present recommendations on these issues. The Bond Working Group has 
continued discussions with CBP on bond amounts and requirements for 
Foreign Trade Zones and Pipeline Operators and plans to present 
recommendations on these issues. The Forced Labor Working Group will 
report on progress of its assessment of the current e-Allegations 
submissions mechanism (portal) and process for reporting forced labor 
violations and deliver an industry collaboration white paper and 
related recommendations.
    3. The Secure Trade Lanes Subcommittee will provide updates on the 
four working groups currently operating under the subcommittee. The 
Trusted Trader Working Group will provide details on activities 
focusing on the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) 
trade compliance implementation, developing a methodology for managing 
program benefits, PGA (Partner Government Agency) engagement, and new 
forced labor requirements. The subcommittee will provide an update of 
the In-Bond Working Group's analysis of trade-specific pain points 
within the current In-Bond processes by mode and will make 
recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the In-
Bond regulations. The Export Modernization Working Group will provide 
updates on its progress in updating the export data elements and 
recommendations on changes to remove redundancy and promote efficiency 
of data submission in support of U.S. exports. The Remote and 
Autonomous Cargo Processing Working Group will provide updates on the 
use of image technology for trains crossing land borders and leveraging 
partnerships through the donations acceptance programs. Additionally, 
this working group will provide an update on the concept of a driver 
identification card for a more streamlined and efficient border 
crossing for non-Free and Secure Trade Lane (FAST) drivers.
    4. The Next Generation Facilitation Subcommittee will provide an 
update on the progress of the Unified Entry Working Group which is 
moving towards an operational framework by analyzing specific pain 
points within the entry process. The Emerging Technologies Working 
Group will cover its assessment of various technologies that could be 
adapted for CBP and trade issues.
    Meeting materials will be available by July 13, 2020, at: http://www.cbp.gov/trade/stakeholder-engagement/coac/coac-public-meetings.

    Dated: June 17, 2020.
Valarie M. Neuhart,
Acting Executive Director, Office of Trade Relations.
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