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Notice of Revocation of Customs Broker Licenses
Document Number: 2011-29876
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Pursuant to section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (19 U.S.C. 1641) and Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations at section 111.30(d), the following Customs broker licenses are revoked without prejudice.
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of OMNI Hydrocarbon Measurement, Inc. as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2011-27003
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Omni Hydrocarbon Measurement, Inc., Crosby, Texas 77532, has been re- approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils, for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection to conduct the gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the gauger services this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/ operations_support/labs_scientific_svcs/org_and_operations.xm l.
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2011-26997
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Inspectorate America Corporation, Savannah, Georgia 31415, has been re- approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils, for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analysis or gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operations_support/labs_ scientific_svcs/org_and_operations.xml.
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of SGS North America, Inc. as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2011-26996
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, SGS North America, Inc., Bayonne, New Jersey 07002, has been re-approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils, for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analysis or gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operations_support/labs_ scientific_svcs/org_and_operations.xml.
Accreditation and Approval of SGS North America, Inc. as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2011-26977
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13, SGS North America, Inc., Carson, California 90746, has been approved to gauge and test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils, for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analysis or gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/ operations_support/labs_scientific_svcs/org_and_operations.xm l.
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of Intertek Caleb Brett as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2011-26976
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Intertek Caleb Brett, Ponce, Puerto Rico 00717-2235, has been re- approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils, for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection to conduct the gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the gauger services this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/ operations_support/labs_scientific_svcs/org_and_operations.xm l.
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval Intertek Testing Services as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2011-22719
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13, Intertek Testing Services/Caleb Brett, Corpus Christi, Texas 78406, has been re-approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils, and to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analysis or gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific tests or gauger services this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operations_ support/labs_scientific_svcs/org_and_operations.xml.
Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of SGS North America, Inc. as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2011-22717
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, SGS North America, Inc., Baytown, Texas 78408, has been re-approved to gauge petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils, for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analysis or gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection to conduct the gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the gauger services this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to http://www.cbp.gov/xp/ cgov/import/operations_support/labs_scientific_svcs/org_and_ operations.xml.
Entry of Merchandise
Document Number: 2011-6840
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Courtesy Notice of Liquidation
Document Number: 2010-5635
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document proposes to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) pertaining to the method by which CBP issues courtesy notices of liquidation. Courtesy notices of liquidation provide informal, advanced notice of the liquidation date and are not required by statute. Currently, CBP provides an electronic and a paper courtesy notice for importers of record whose entry summaries are electronically filed in the Automated Broker Interface (ABI). In an effort to streamline the notification process and reduce printing and mailing costs, CBP proposes to discontinue mailing paper courtesy notices of liquidation to importers of record whose entry summaries are filed in ABI.
Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Certain Categories of Archaeological Material From the Pre-Hispanic Cultures of the Republic of El Salvador
Document Number: 2010-4783
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material from the Pre-Hispanic cultures of the Republic of El Salvador (El Salvador). The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 95-20 and extended by CBP Decision (Dec.) 05-10 are due to expire on March 8, 2010. The Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional 5 years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension until March 8, 2015. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. T.D. 95-20 contains the Designated List of archaeological material representing Pre-Hispanic cultures of El Salvador, and describes the articles to which the restrictions apply.
Drawback of Internal Revenue Excise Tax
Document Number: 2010-4379
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, 19 Cfr Parts 113 and 191
This document withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2009, that proposed amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to: preclude the filing of a substitution drawback claim for internal revenue excise tax paid on imported merchandise in situations where no excise tax was paid upon the substituted merchandise or where the substituted merchandise is the subject of a different claim for refund or drawback of tax under any provision of the Internal Revenue Code; and add a basic importation and entry bond condition to foster compliance with the amended drawback provision. The notice is being withdrawn to permit further consideration of the relevant issues involved in the proposed rulemaking.
Customs and Border Protection's Bond Program
Document Number: E9-30920
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document proposes amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the centralization of the continuous bond program at Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) Revenue Division, Office of Finance. Pursuant to this centralization, continuous bonds must be filed at the Revenue Division via mail, fax, or in an electronic format, and the Revenue Division will assume the bond functions previously performed at the port level. The authority to approve single transaction bonds will remain with port directors. The changes proposed in this document support CBP's bond program by ensuring an efficient and uniform approach to the approval, maintenance, and periodic review of continuous bonds. Additionally, the proposed changes update provisions to accommodate the use of information technology and modern business practices.
Remote Location Filing
Document Number: E9-30736
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document adopts as a final rule, with changes, the proposed amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) regarding Remote Location Filing (RLF). RLF is a planned component of the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP), authorized by section 414 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as added by section 631 within the Customs Modernization provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act. RLF allows a participating NCAP filer to electronically file with CBP those consumption entries and related information that CBP can process in a completely electronic data interchange system from a location other than where the goods will arrive in the United States.
``Imported Directly'' Requirement Under the United States Bahrain Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: E9-30737
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document adopts as a final rule, without change, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations in title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) which were published in the Federal Register on May 22, 2009, as CBP Dec. 09-17 to change certain provisions relating to the requirement under the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (BFTA) that a good must be ``imported directly'' from one BFTA Party to the other Party to qualify for preferential tariff treatment. The change involved removing the condition that a good passing through the territory of an intermediate country while en route from a Party to the other Party must remain under the control of the customs authority of the intermediate country. This change more closely conformed these regulatory provisions to the BFTA and the BFTA implementing statute.
Class 9 Bonded Warehouse Procedures
Document Number: E9-30735
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document adopts as a final rule, with modifications set forth in this document, amendments proposed to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations with respect to the requirements applicable to the operation of Class 9 bonded warehouses, which are also known as ``duty- free sales enterprises'' or ``duty-free stores.'' The amendments in this document will extend the blanket withdrawal procedure for duty- free merchandise under certain circumstances and expand and create a uniform time period for Class 9 proprietors to file an entry, provide written confirmation of certain shortages, overages, and damages, and to pay duties, taxes, and interest on overages and shortages. The amendments in this document will also permit Class 9 warehouses to utilize existing technological systems more effectively. In addition, this document sets forth technical amendments to the applicable regulations to extend the time period for which merchandise may remain in a bonded warehouse under certain circumstances. The amendments will facilitate the efficient operation of Class 9 warehouses and also ensure adequate records are maintained for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') trade enforcement purposes.
Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements; Correction
Document Number: E9-30570
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document contains correcting amendments to the interim final rule entitled ``Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements'' published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2008. The interim final rule, which requires the submission of an Importer Security Filing (ISF) for cargo arriving in the United States by vessel and a bond to secure compliance with the ISF requirement, inadvertently omitted the liability amounts for breach of the importer security filing bond and neglected to make provision for using the importer security filing bond to secure a single ISF transaction. This document clarifies the bond terms applicable to the importer security filing bond as set forth in an Appendix to the Customs and Border Protection bond regulations by adding the liability amounts for a breach of the bond and by adding a paragraph to cover a single transaction.
Technical Amendments to List of CBP Preclearance Offices in Foreign Countries: Addition of Halifax, Canada and Shannon, Ireland
Document Number: E9-29190
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document amends title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to reflect that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has added preclearance stations in Halifax, Canada and Shannon, Ireland. CBP officers at preclearance stations conduct inspections and examinations to ensure compliance with U.S. customs, immigration, and agriculture laws, as well as other laws enforced by CBP at the U.S. border. Such inspections and examinations prior to arrival in the United States generally enable passengers to exit the domestic terminal or connect directly to a U.S. domestic flight without undergoing further CBP processing.
Extension of Port Limits of Columbus, OH
Document Number: E9-29057
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-12-07
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to CBP's field organization by extending the geographical limits of the port of Columbus, Ohio, to include the Rickenbacker Intermodal Terminal and supporting infrastructure so that it will be within the newly defined port limits. The change will make the boundaries more easily identifiable to the public. The change is part of a continuing program to more efficiently utilize CBP's personnel, facilities, and resources, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
Further Consolidation of CBP Drawback Centers
Document Number: E9-28674
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-12-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect a planned closing of the CBP drawback center at the Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach (``Los Angeles''), California. CBP believes that the further consolidation in the number of drawback processing centers from five to four is necessary because of decreases in claim filings and drawback claim values at the Los Angeles center. This proposed closure of this drawback center is intended to conserve resources, increase efficiency, exercise fiscal responsibility, and promote greater uniformity in the processing of drawback claims.
Drawback of Internal Revenue Excise Tax
Document Number: E9-28285
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document provides a second 30-day extension period for interested parties to submit comments on the proposal to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to preclude the filing of substitution drawback claims for internal revenue excise tax paid on imported merchandise in situations where no excise tax was paid upon the substituted merchandise or where the substituted merchandise is the subject of a different claim for refund or drawback of excise tax under any provision of the Internal Revenue Code. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2009, with comments due on or before November 16, 2009. A related proposed rulemaking prepared by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) within the Department of the Treasury was published in the same edition of the Federal Register, with comments due on or before December 14, 2009. A subsequent notice extending the time within which the public may submit comments on CBP's proposed rulemaking to coincide with the December 14, 2009 TTB comment deadline was published in the Federal Register (74 FR 57125) on November 4, 2009. In response to a request from the public to provide additional time to prepare comments on the proposed rule, CBP is extending the comment period for an additional 30 days to January 12, 2010.
Electronic Payment and Refund of Quarterly Harbor Maintenance Fees
Document Number: E9-28132
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-11-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document amends title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations by prescribing an alternative procedure by which payers of the quarterly harbor maintenance fee (HMF) may submit payments or refund requests to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) electronically via an Internet account established by the payer and located at http://www.pay.gov. CBP will continue to accept quarterly HMF payments or refund requests via mail. These changes are intended to provide the trade with expanded electronic payment/refund options and to modernize and enhance CBP's port use fee collection efforts. This document also clarifies the regulations to reflect that both HMF supplemental payments and refund requests must be accompanied by the requisite CBP Form 350 (HMF Amended Quarterly Summary Report) and CBP Form 349 (HMF Quarterly Summary Report). This clarification is necessary to remove any ambiguity as to what forms are required in conjunction with such payments.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Toner Cartridges and Image Drums
Document Number: E9-27350
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document provides notice that the Bureau of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of certain toner cartridges and image drums to be offered to the United States Government under an undesignated government procurement contract. Based upon the facts presented, in the final determination CBP concluded that Japan is the country of origin of the subject toner cartridges and the United States is the country of origin of the subject image drums for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
Drawback of Internal Revenue Excise Tax
Document Number: E9-26268
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-11-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document provides an additional 30 days for interested parties to submit comments on the proposal to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to preclude the filing of substitution drawback claims for internal revenue excise tax paid on imported merchandise in situations where no excise tax was paid upon the substituted merchandise or where the substituted merchandise is the subject of a different claim for refund or drawback of excise tax under any provision of the Internal Revenue Code. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on October 15, 2009, with comments due on or before November 16, 2009. A related proposed rulemaking prepared by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) within the Department of the Treasury was published in the same edition of the Federal Register, with comments due on or before December 14, 2009. In an effort to provide the public with equal opportunity to comment on these related proposals, CBP is extending the comment period to December 14, 2009.
Technical Amendment to List of User Fee Airports: Termination of User Fee Status of Santa Maria Public Airport, Santa Maria, CA
Document Number: E9-25321
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the withdrawal of the user fee airport designation for Santa Maria Public Airport, Santa Maria, California. User fee airports are those airports which, while not qualifying for designation as international or landing rights airports, have been approved by the Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the services of CBP officers for the processing of aircraft entering the United States, and the passengers and cargo of those aircraft.
Technical Amendments to List of User Fee Airports: Removal of User Fee Status for Roswell Industrial Air Center, Roswell, NM and March Inland Port Airport, Riverside, CA and Name Change for Capital City Airport, Lansing, MI
Document Number: E9-25318
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the removal of the user fee designations for the Roswell Industrial Air Center in Roswell, New Mexico and the March Inland Port Airport in Riverside, California, as well as indicating that the Capital City Airport in Lansing, Michigan has changed its name to the Capital Region International Airport. User fee airports are those airports which, while not qualifying for designation as international or landing rights airports, have been approved by the Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the services of CBP officers for the processing of aircraft entering the United States, and the passengers and cargo of those aircraft.
Use of Sampling Methods and Offsetting of Overpayments and Over-Declarations in CBP Audit Procedures; Sampling Under Prior Disclosure
Document Number: E9-25222
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document proposes to amend the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to provide further guidance for the use of sampling methods in CBP audits and prior disclosure cases. It also provides guidance for the offsetting of overpayments and over- declarations when an audit involves a calculation of lost revenue or monetary penalties under 19 U.S.C. 1592. The proposed amendment also includes the deletion of a superfluous term from the audit procedures regulations.
Foreign Repairs to American Vessels
Document Number: E9-25220
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations in title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) to update provisions relating to the declaration, entry, and dutiable status of repair expenditures made abroad for certain vessels. The principal changes set forth in this document involve: conforming the regulations to statutory changes that provide an exemption from vessel repair duties for the cost of certain equipment, repair parts, and materials; and adding a provision to advise that certain free trade agreements between the United States and other countries may limit the duties due on vessel repair expenditures made in foreign countries that are parties to those agreements.
Drawback of Internal Revenue Excise Tax
Document Number: E9-24789
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-10-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document proposes to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to preclude situations where imported merchandise subject to Federal excise tax is allowed into the United States, in effect, 99 percent free of that tax through application of a drawback claim. Specifically, the proposed amendments would preclude the filing of a substitution drawback claim for internal revenue excise tax paid on imported merchandise in situations where no excise tax was paid upon the substituted merchandise or where the substituted merchandise is the subject of a different claim for refund or drawback of tax under any provision of the Internal Revenue Code. This document also proposes to amend title 19 by adding a basic importation and entry bond condition to foster compliance with the amended drawback provision. These proposed amendments are necessary to protect the revenue by clarifying the relationship between drawback claims and Federal excise tax liability.
Technical Correction To Remove Obsolete Compliance Date Provisions From Electronic Cargo Information Regulations
Document Number: E9-24668
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This final rule removes the compliance date provisions of various sections of the CBP regulations pertaining to mandatory advance electronic transmission of in-bound and out-bound cargo information. As all the provisions requiring advance electronic transmission of cargo information are now in effect because the various dates or events described in the compliance date paragraphs triggering the compliance date have occurred, the compliance date paragraphs are now obsolete.
Customs Broker License Examination Appeals
Document Number: E9-24489
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-10-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations, which govern the licensing and conduct of customs brokers. The rule specifies the proper CBP official who is authorized to decide the final administrative appeal of a failing grade on the customs broker written examination. The current regulations provide that the final administrative appeal on a failing grade on the broker's exam should be sent in writing to the Secretary of Homeland Security, or her designee. This final rule amends the CBP regulations to specify that examinees should submit final administrative appeals to the Assistant Commissioner, Office of International Trade.
Increase in Certain Personal Duty Exemptions Extended to Returning U.S. Residents
Document Number: E9-23158
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document amends title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) by making technical corrections to those regulatory provisions within part 148 that set forth personal duty exemption amounts authorized by the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). These technical corrections are necessary to conform title 19 of the CFR to amendments to the HTSUS effected by section 381 of the Trade Act of 2002 and section 2004(d)(8)(A) and (B) of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004, which increased personal duty exemption amounts.
Entry of Certain Cement Products From Mexico Requiring a Commerce Department Import License
Document Number: E9-23157
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document amends title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) by removing regulations originally promulgated to provide special entry requirements for certain cement products from Mexico requiring a United States Department of Commerce import license and to include certain required entry documentation in the ``List of Records Required for the Entry of Merchandise'' set forth in the Appendix to Part 163 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Since the underlying trade agreement that necessitated these regulations expired on March 31, 2009, they are no longer necessary and are obsolete.
Cargo Container and Road Vehicle Certification Pursuant to International Conventions: Designated Certifying Authorities
Document Number: E9-17876
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations in title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) concerning the certification of cargo containers for international transport pursuant to international customs conventions. These amendments reflect that the Commissioner of CBP has designated Lloyd's Register North America, Inc., as an authority in certifying containers for international transport under customs seal. This document further
Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements; Correction
Document Number: E9-16539
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-14
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document contains correcting amendments to the interim final rule entitled ``Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements'' published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2008. The interim final rule's regulatory text was inadvertently silent regarding the time frame for transmitting an Importer Security Filing for shipments intended to be transported in-bond for immediate exportation or for transportation and exportation. This document also corrects two CBP Responses to two comments in the preamble text to align them with the regulatory text. One correction involves when a carrier's obligation to transmit container status messages ends and the other concerns when an Importer Security Filing must be updated.
Extension of Port Limits of Columbus, OH
Document Number: E9-11551
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-05-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This notice of proposed rulemaking proposes to extend the geographical limits of the port of Columbus, Ohio, to include the Rickenbacker Intermodal Terminal and additional territory that likely will be needed for supporting infrastructure so that it will be within the newly defined port limits. The proposed change would make the boundaries more easily identifiable to the public. The proposed change is part of CBP's continuing program to more efficiently utilize its personnel, facilities, and resources, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
Extension of Port Limits of St. Louis, MO
Document Number: E9-11538
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document amends the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations pertaining to Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) field organization by extending the geographical limits of the port of St. Louis, Missouri to include the entire expanded Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The change is part of CBP's continuing program to more efficiently utilize its personnel, facilities, and resources, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
Accreditation and Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E9-7645
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Inspectorate America Corporation, 16025-C Jacintoport Blvd., Houston, TX 77015, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories: http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operationssupport/labsscientifi c svcs/commercialgaugers/.
Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: E9-7640
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Inspectorate America Corporation, 8367 Paris Ave., Baton Rouge, LA 70814, has been approved to gauge petroleum, petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific gauger service this entity is approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories: http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operations support/labsscientificsvcs/commercialgaugers/
Approval of the Strawn Group, as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: E9-7632
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, The Strawn Group, 3855 Villa Ridge, Houston, TX 77068, has been approved to gauge petroleum, petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific gauger service this entity is approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories: http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/ import/operationssupport/labsscientificsvcs/commercialgaugers /.
Accreditation of Saybolt LP, as a Commercial Laboratory
Document Number: E9-7623
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12, Saybolt LP, 109 Woodland Dr., Laplace, LA 70068, has been accredited to test petroleum, petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test this entity is accredited to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the website listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories: http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operations support/labsscientificsvcs/commercialgaugers/.
Accreditation and Approval of Quality Custom Inspections & Laboratories, LLC, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E9-7621
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Quality Custom Inspections & Laboratories, LLC, 402 Pasadena Blvd., Pasadena, TX 77506, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories: http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operationssupport/labs scientificsvcs/commercialgaugers/.
Accreditation and Approval of Saybolt LP, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E9-7618
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Saybolt LP, 1809 Magnolia Ave, Port Neches, TX 77651, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories: http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operations support/labsscientificsvcs/commercialgaugers/.
Accreditation and Approval of NMC Global Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E9-7615
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, NMC Global Corporation, 1107 Center St., Pasadena, TX 77506, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products, organic chemicals and vegetable oils for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. Anyone wishing to employ this entity to conduct laboratory analyses and gauger services should request and receive written assurances from the entity that it is accredited or approved by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the specific test or gauger service requested. Alternatively, inquiries regarding the specific test or gauger service this entity is accredited or approved to perform may be directed to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to cbp.labhq@dhs.gov. Please reference the Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories: http://cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operationssupport/labsscientifi c svcs/commercialgaugers/.
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker Licenses
Document Number: E9-7614
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Pursuant to section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (19 U.S.C. 1641) and the Customs Regulations (19 CFR 111.51), the following Customs broker licenses and all associated permits are cancelled without prejudice.
Tuna-Tariff-Rate Quota; The Tariff-Rate Quota for Calendar Year 2009 Tuna Classifiable Under Subheading 1604.14.22, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)
Document Number: E9-7612
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Each year the tariff-rate quota for tuna described in subheading 1604.14.22, HTSUS, is based on the apparent United States consumption of tuna in airtight containers during the preceding Calendar Year. This document sets forth the tariff-rate quota for Calendar Year 2009.
Cost or Value of Foreign Repairs, Alterations, or Processing
Document Number: E9-7154
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on March 13, 2009 (74 FR 10849), that proposed to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations to exclude from the dutiable value of repairs, alterations, or processing performed abroad on articles exported from the United States and returned under subheading 9802.00.40, 9802.00.50, or 9802.00.60, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), the value of U.S.-origin parts used in the foreign repairs, alterations, or processing. The notice is being withdrawn to permit further consideration of the relevant issues involved in the proposed rulemaking.
Cost or Value of Foreign Repairs, Alterations, or Processing
Document Number: E9-5481
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-03-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations to exclude from the dutiable value of repairs, alterations, or processing performed abroad on articles exported from the United States and returned under subheading 9802.00.40, 9802.00.50, or 9802.00.60, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), the value of U.S.-origin parts used in the foreign repairs, alterations, or processing. The proposed changes would provide an incentive to use U.S.-origin parts in the foreign repairs, alterations, or processing of articles entered under the above- referenced HTSUS provisions.
Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological Material From Honduras
Document Number: E9-5001
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document amends Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain categories of archaeological material from the Pre-Columbian cultures of the Republic of Honduras (Honduras) that were imposed by CBP Decision (Dec.) 04-08 and expire on March 12, 2009. The Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State, has determined that conditions continue to warrant the imposition of import restrictions. Accordingly, these import restrictions will remain in effect for an additional 5 years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to reflect this extension until March 12, 2013. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the United States Department of State made under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the 1970 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. CBP Dec. 04-08 contains the Designated List of archaeological material that describes the articles to which the restrictions apply.
Technical Amendment to List of User Fee Airports: Addition of St. Augustine Airport, St. Augustine, FL
Document Number: E9-3540
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-02-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations by revising the list of user fee airports to reflect the recent user fee airport designation for St. Augustine Airport in St. Augustine, Florida. User fee airports are those airports which, while not qualifying for designation as international or landing rights airports, have been approved by the Commissioner of CBP to receive, for a fee, the services of CBP officers for the processing of aircraft entering the United States, and the passengers and cargo of those aircraft.