Argentina Beef Imports Approved for the Electronic Certification System (eCERT), 2172-2173 [2022-00462]

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Miguelina Perez, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2022–00480 Filed 1–12–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY U.S. Customs and Border Protection Argentina Beef Imports Approved for the Electronic Certification System (eCERT) U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: General notice. AGENCY: This document announces that the export certification requirement for certain imports of beef from the Argentine Republic (Argentina) subject to a tariff-rate quota will be accomplished through the Electronic Certification System (eCERT). All imports of beef from Argentina that are subject to the tariff-rate quota must have a valid export certificate with a corresponding eCERT transmission at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption. The United States Government (USG) has approved the request from Argentina to transition, from the way the USG currently receives export certificates from Argentina, to eCERT as the method of transmission. The transition to eCERT will not change the tariff-rate quota filing process or requirements. Importers will continue to provide the export certificate numbers from Argentina in the same manner as when currently filing entry summaries with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The format of the export certificate numbers will remain the same for the corresponding eCERT transmissions. DATES: The use of the eCERT process for certain Argentinian beef importations subject to a tariff-rate quota will be effective for beef entered, or withdrawn from a warehouse, for consumption on or after January 18, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Peterson, Chief, Quota and Agriculture Branch, Trade Policy and Programs, Office of Trade, (202) 384–8905, or HQQUOTA@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background There is an existing tariff-rate quota on certain beef from the Argentine Republic (Argentina) pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 3 of chapter 2 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The tariff-rate quota for beef from Argentina was established by section 6 of the Presidential Proclamation No. 6763 (December 23, 1994), as a result of the Uruguay Round Agreements, approved by Congress in section 101 of the E:\FR\FM\13JAN1.SGM 13JAN1 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 9 / Thursday, January 13, 2022 / Notices Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3511(a), Pub. L. 103–465, 108 stat. 4814). Tariff-rate quotas permit a specified quantity of merchandise to be entered or withdrawn for consumption at a reduced duty rate during a specified period. Furthermore, section 2012.3 of title 15 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) states that beef may only be entered as a product of an eligible country for a tariff-rate quota if the importer makes a declaration to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that a valid export certificate is in effect with respect to the beef. In addition, the CBP regulations, at 19 CFR 132.15, set forth provisions relating to the requirement that an importer must possess a valid export certificate at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, to claim the in-quota tariff rate of duty on entries of beef subject to the tariff-rate quota. The Electronic Certification System (eCERT) is a system developed by CBP that uses electronic data transmissions of information normally associated with a required export document, such as a license or certificate, to facilitate the administration of quotas and ensure that the proper restraint levels are charged without being exceeded. Argentina currently submits export certificates to CBP via email, and in the administration of the quota, CBP validates these certificates with the certificate numbers provided by importers on their entry summaries. Argentina requested to participate in the eCERT process to comply with the United States’ tariff-rate quota for beef exported from Argentina for importation into the United States. CBP has coordinated with Argentina to implement the eCERT process, and now Argentina is ready to participate in this process by transmitting its export certificates to CBP via eCERT. Foreign countries participating in eCERT transmit information via a global network service provider, which allows connectivity to CBP’s automated electronic system for commercial trade processing, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). Specific data elements are transmitted to CBP by the importer of record (or an authorized customs broker) when filing an entry summary with CBP, and those data elements must match eCERT data from the foreign country before an importer may claim any applicable in-quota tariff rate of duty. An importer may claim an in-quota tariff rate when merchandise is entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption, only if the information transmitted by the importer matches the information transmitted by the foreign government. If there is no transmission VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:18 Jan 12, 2022 Jkt 256001 by the foreign government upon entry, an importer must claim the higher overquota tariff rate.1 An importer may subsequently claim the in-quota tariff rate under certain limited conditions.2 This document announces that Argentina will be implementing the eCERT process for transmitting export certificates for beef entries subject to the tariff-rate quota. Imported merchandise that is entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after January 18, 2022, must match the eCERT transmission of an export certificate from Argentina in order for an importer to claim the in-quota tariff rate. The transition to eCERT will not change the tariff-rate quota filing process or requirements. Importers will continue to provide the export certificate numbers from Argentina in the same manner as when currently filing entry summaries with CBP. The format of the export certificate numbers will not change as a result of the transition to eCERT. CBP will reject entry summaries that claim an in-quota tariff rate when filed without a valid export certificate in eCERT. Dated: January 7, 2022. AnnMarie R. Highsmith, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade. 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AGENCY: 1 If there is no associated foreign government eCERT transmission available upon entry of the merchandise, an importer may enter the merchandise for consumption subject to the overquota tariff rate or opt not to enter the merchandise for consumption at that time (e.g., transfer the merchandise to a customs bonded warehouse or foreign trade zone or export or destroy the merchandise). 2 If an importer enters the merchandise for consumption subject to the over-quota tariff rate and the associated foreign government eCERT transmission becomes available afterwards, an importer may claim the in-quota rate of duty by filing a post summary correction (before liquidation) or a protest under 19 CFR part 174 (after liquidation). In either event, the in-quota rate of duty is allowable only if there are still quota amounts available within the original quota period. 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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Argentina Beef Imports Approved for the Electronic Certification 
System (eCERT)

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

ACTION: General notice.

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SUMMARY: This document announces that the export certification 
requirement for certain imports of beef from the Argentine Republic 
(Argentina) subject to a tariff-rate quota will be accomplished through 
the Electronic Certification System (eCERT). All imports of beef from 
Argentina that are subject to the tariff-rate quota must have a valid 
export certificate with a corresponding eCERT transmission at the time 
of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption. The United 
States Government (USG) has approved the request from Argentina to 
transition, from the way the USG currently receives export certificates 
from Argentina, to eCERT as the method of transmission. The transition 
to eCERT will not change the tariff-rate quota filing process or 
requirements. Importers will continue to provide the export certificate 
numbers from Argentina in the same manner as when currently filing 
entry summaries with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The format of 
the export certificate numbers will remain the same for the 
corresponding eCERT transmissions.

DATES: The use of the eCERT process for certain Argentinian beef 
importations subject to a tariff-rate quota will be effective for beef 
entered, or withdrawn from a warehouse, for consumption on or after 
January 18, 2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Peterson, Chief, Quota and 
Agriculture Branch, Trade Policy and Programs, Office of Trade, (202) 
384-8905, or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    There is an existing tariff-rate quota on certain beef from the 
Argentine Republic (Argentina) pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 3 of 
chapter 2 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS). The tariff-rate quota for beef from Argentina was established 
by section 6 of the Presidential Proclamation No. 6763 (December 23, 
1994), as a result of the Uruguay Round Agreements, approved by 
Congress in section 101 of the

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Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3511(a), Pub. L. 103-465, 108 
stat. 4814). Tariff-rate quotas permit a specified quantity of 
merchandise to be entered or withdrawn for consumption at a reduced 
duty rate during a specified period. Furthermore, section 2012.3 of 
title 15 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) states that beef may 
only be entered as a product of an eligible country for a tariff-rate 
quota if the importer makes a declaration to U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) that a valid export certificate is in effect with 
respect to the beef. In addition, the CBP regulations, at 19 CFR 
132.15, set forth provisions relating to the requirement that an 
importer must possess a valid export certificate at the time of entry, 
or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, to claim the in-quota 
tariff rate of duty on entries of beef subject to the tariff-rate 
quota.
    The Electronic Certification System (eCERT) is a system developed 
by CBP that uses electronic data transmissions of information normally 
associated with a required export document, such as a license or 
certificate, to facilitate the administration of quotas and ensure that 
the proper restraint levels are charged without being exceeded. 
Argentina currently submits export certificates to CBP via email, and 
in the administration of the quota, CBP validates these certificates 
with the certificate numbers provided by importers on their entry 
summaries. Argentina requested to participate in the eCERT process to 
comply with the United States' tariff-rate quota for beef exported from 
Argentina for importation into the United States. CBP has coordinated 
with Argentina to implement the eCERT process, and now Argentina is 
ready to participate in this process by transmitting its export 
certificates to CBP via eCERT.
    Foreign countries participating in eCERT transmit information via a 
global network service provider, which allows connectivity to CBP's 
automated electronic system for commercial trade processing, the 
Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). Specific data elements are 
transmitted to CBP by the importer of record (or an authorized customs 
broker) when filing an entry summary with CBP, and those data elements 
must match eCERT data from the foreign country before an importer may 
claim any applicable in-quota tariff rate of duty. An importer may 
claim an in-quota tariff rate when merchandise is entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse, for consumption, only if the information transmitted by 
the importer matches the information transmitted by the foreign 
government. If there is no transmission by the foreign government upon 
entry, an importer must claim the higher over-quota tariff rate.\1\ An 
importer may subsequently claim the in-quota tariff rate under certain 
limited conditions.\2\
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    \1\ If there is no associated foreign government eCERT 
transmission available upon entry of the merchandise, an importer 
may enter the merchandise for consumption subject to the over-quota 
tariff rate or opt not to enter the merchandise for consumption at 
that time (e.g., transfer the merchandise to a customs bonded 
warehouse or foreign trade zone or export or destroy the 
merchandise).
    \2\ If an importer enters the merchandise for consumption 
subject to the over-quota tariff rate and the associated foreign 
government eCERT transmission becomes available afterwards, an 
importer may claim the in-quota rate of duty by filing a post 
summary correction (before liquidation) or a protest under 19 CFR 
part 174 (after liquidation). In either event, the in-quota rate of 
duty is allowable only if there are still quota amounts available 
within the original quota period.
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    This document announces that Argentina will be implementing the 
eCERT process for transmitting export certificates for beef entries 
subject to the tariff-rate quota. Imported merchandise that is entered, 
or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after January 18, 
2022, must match the eCERT transmission of an export certificate from 
Argentina in order for an importer to claim the in-quota tariff rate. 
The transition to eCERT will not change the tariff-rate quota filing 
process or requirements. Importers will continue to provide the export 
certificate numbers from Argentina in the same manner as when currently 
filing entry summaries with CBP. The format of the export certificate 
numbers will not change as a result of the transition to eCERT. CBP 
will reject entry summaries that claim an in-quota tariff rate when 
filed without a valid export certificate in eCERT.

    Dated: January 7, 2022.
AnnMarie R. Highsmith,
Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Trade.
[FR Doc. 2022-00462 Filed 1-12-22; 8:45 am]
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