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Establishing U.S. Ports of Entry in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and Implementing the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program
Document Number: E9-942
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Section 702 of the Consolidated Natural Resources Act of 2008 (CNRA) extends the immigration laws of the United States to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) and provides for a visa waiver program for travel to Guam and the CNMI. This rule implements section 702 of the CNRA by amending U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to replace the current Guam Visa Waiver Program with a new Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program. Accordingly, this interim final rule sets forth the requirements for nonimmigrant visitors who seek admission for business or pleasure and solely for entry into and stay on Guam or the CNMI without a visa for a period of authorized stay of no longer than forty-five days. In addition, this rule establishes six ports of entry in the CNMI in order to administer and enforce the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Program and to allow for immigration inspections in the CNMI, including arrival and departure controls, under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
Prohibitions and Conditions for Importation of Burmese and Non-Burmese Covered Articles of Jadeite, Rubies, and Articles of Jewelry Containing Jadeite or Rubies
Document Number: E9-786
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations in title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR) in order to implement the provisions of the Tom Lantos Block Burmese JADE (Junta's Anti-Democratic Efforts) Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-286) (the ``JADE Act'') and Presidential Proclamation 8294 of September 26, 2008, which includes new Additional U.S. Note 4 to Chapter 71 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS''). These amendments are made to implement certain provisions of the JADE Act and the Presidential Proclamation by prohibiting the importation of ``Burmese covered articles'' (jadeite, rubies, and articles of jewelry containing jadeite or rubies, mined or extracted from Burma), and by setting forth conditions for the importation of ``non-Burmese covered articles'' (jadeite, rubies, and articles of jewelry containing jadeite or rubies, mined or extracted from a country other than Burma).
Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements
Document Number: E8-27048
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
To help prevent terrorist weapons from being transported to the United States, vessel carriers bringing cargo to the United States are required to transmit certain information to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) about the cargo they are transporting prior to lading that cargo at foreign ports of entry. This interim final rule requires both importers and carriers to submit additional information pertaining to cargo to CBP before the cargo is brought into the United States by vessel. This information must be submitted to CBP by way of a CBP- approved electronic data interchange system. The required information is reasonably necessary to improve CBP's ability to identify high-risk shipments so as to prevent smuggling and ensure cargo safety and security. These regulations specifically fulfill the requirements of section 203 of the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006 and section 343(a) of the Trade Act of 2002, as amended by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002.
Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2009
Document Number: E8-27823
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document provides notice to customs brokers that the annual fee of $138 that is assessed for each permit held by a broker, whether it may be an individual, partnership, association, or corporation, is due by January 23, 2009. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces this date of payment for 2009 in accordance with the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker License Due to Death of the License Holder
Document Number: E8-27388
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations at section 111.51(a), the following individual Customs broker license and any and all permits have been cancelled due to the death of the broker:
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker Licenses
Document Number: E8-27386
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-19
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.
Advance Information on Private Aircraft Arriving and Departing the United States
Document Number: E8-26621
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-18
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This rule finalizes, with modifications, amendments to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to private aircraft arriving and departing the United States. This final rule requires private aircraft pilots or their designees arriving in the United States from a foreign port or location destined for a U.S. port or location, or departing the United States to a foreign port or location, to transmit electronically to CBP passenger manifest information for each individual traveling onboard the aircraft. This final rule requires private aircraft pilots or their designees to provide additional data elements when submitting a notice of arrival and requires private aircraft pilots or their designees to submit a notice of departure. Private aircraft pilots (or their designees) will be required to submit the notice of arrival and notice of departure information to CBP through an approved electronic data interchange system in the same transmission as the corresponding arrival or departure passenger manifest information. Under this rule, this data must be received by CBP no later than 60 minutes before an arriving private aircraft departs from a foreign location destined for the United States and no later than 60 minutes before a private aircraft departs a U.S. airport or location for a foreign port or place. This rule also expressly acknowledges CBP's authority to restrict aircraft from landing in the United States based on security and/or risk assessments, or, based on such assessments, to specifically designate and limit the airports where aircraft may land or depart.
Countries Whose Pleasure Vessels May Be Issued Cruising Licenses
Document Number: E8-24523
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-15
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations relating to the list of foreign countries whose pleasure vessels may be issued U.S. cruising licenses. Pursuant to information provided by the British Embassy, the Department of State has recommended that CBP update the listing relating to the United Kingdom.
Notice of Revocation of Customs Broker License
Document Number: E8-24049
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-09
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 license is canceled with prejudice.
Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity Through Partnership Encouragement Acts of 2006 and 2008
Document Number: E8-23008
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-30
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 some changes, interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations which were published in the Federal Register on June 22, 2007, as CBP Dec. 07-43 to implement the duty-free provisions of the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement (``HOPE I'') Act of 2006. The regulatory amendments adopted as a final rule in this document include changes necessitated by enactment of the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement (``HOPE II'') Act of 2008.
Technical Amendment to List of User Fee Airports: Addition of Valley International Airport, Harlingen, TX
Document Number: E8-20990
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-10
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 Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas. 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.
Uniform Rules of Origin for Imported Merchandise
Document Number: E8-20662
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-08
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 proposed rule to amend the Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') regulations to establish uniform rules governing CBP determinations of the country of origin of imported merchandise. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2008 (73 FR 43385), and the comment period was scheduled to expire on September 23, 2008.
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker License Due to Death of the License Holder
Document Number: E8-20677
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations at section 111.51(a), the following individual Customs broker license and any and all permits have been cancelled due to the death of the broker:
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker License
Document Number: E8-20676
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
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.
Entry Requirements for Certain Softwood Lumber Products Exported From Any Country Into the United States
Document Number: E8-19641
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document sets forth interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) that prescribe special entry requirements applicable to certain softwood lumber and softwood lumber products exported from any country into the United States. The softwood lumber and softwood lumber products subject to these interim entry requirements are those described in section 804(a) within Title VIII (Softwood Lumber Act of 2008 or ``the Act'') of the Tariff Act of 1930, as added by section 3301 of Title III, Subtitle D, of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-246, enacted June 18, 2008). Within Title VIII, section 803 requires the President to establish and maintain an importer declaration program with respect to the importation of certain softwood lumber and softwood lumber products and prescribes special entry requirements whereby importers must submit the export price, estimated export charge, if any, and an importer declaration with the entry summary. There are also new recordkeeping requirements applicable to certain imports of softwood lumber home packages and kits which are subject to declaration requirements, but which are not subject to the softwood lumber importer declaration program of section 803 of the Act. These interim amendments set forth the procedural and documentation requirements necessary to implement the entry requirements specified in the statute.
First Sale Declaration Requirement
Document Number: E8-19640
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of Treasury
This document establishes an importer declaration requirement pursuant to section 15422(a) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 to assist Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in gathering information for all goods entered for consumption or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on the transaction valuation of goods imported into the United States. Effective for a one-year period beginning August 20, 2008, all importers will be required to provide a declaration to CBP at the time of filing a consumption entry when, in a series of sequential sales, the transaction value of the imported merchandise is determined on the basis of the ``first or earlier sale'' of goodsthe first sale in which the goods are ``sold for exportation to the United States'' or any other sale earlier than the last sale prior to the introduction of the merchandise into the United States. CBP will then report the frequency of the use of the ``first sale'' rule and other associated data to the International Trade Commission (ITC) on a monthly basis.
Expansion of Global Entry Pilot Program
Document Number: E8-18724
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is currently conducting a pilot international registered traveler program, referred to as Global Entry, at three airports. This document announces the expansion of the pilot to four additional airports and to additional terminals at one of the airports at which Global Entry is currently operational.
United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: E8-17968
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document adopts as a final rule, with some changes, interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (``CFR'') which were published in the Federal Register on June 29, 2007, as CBP Dec. 07-51 to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement signed by the United States and the Kingdom of Morocco.
Electronic Payment and Refund of Quarterly Harbor Maintenance Fees
Document Number: E8-17967
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-05
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document proposes to amend title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations by prescribing alternative procedures by which payers of the quarterly harbor maintenance fee (HMF) may submit their 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. It is also proposed to clarify the regulations to state that each HMF quarterly payment, whether paper or electronic, must be accompanied by a CBP Form 349 (HMF Quarterly Summary Report). The changes proposed in this document are intended to provide the trade with expanded electronic payment/refund options for quarterly HMFs and to modernize and enhance CBP's port use fee collection efforts.
Uniform Rules of Origin for Imported Merchandise
Document Number: E8-17025
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-07-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') Regulations to establish uniform rules governing CBP determinations of the country of origin of imported merchandise. This proposal would extend application of the country of origin rules codified in 19 CFR part 102. Those rules have proven to be more objective and transparent and provide greater predictability in determining the country of origin of imported merchandise than the system of case-by-case adjudication they would replace. The proposed change also will aid an importer's exercise of reasonable care. In addition, this document proposes to amend the country of origin rules applicable to pipe fittings and flanges, printed greeting cards, glass optical fiber, and rice preparations. Finally, this document proposes amendments to the textile regulations set forth in Sec. 102.21 to make corrections so that the regulations reflect the language of section 334(b)(5) of the Uruguay Round Agreement Act.
United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: E8-16799
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-23
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 two technical corrections, interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations which were published in the Federal Register on October 16, 2007, as CBP Dec. 07-81 to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement entered into by the United States and the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker Licenses Due to Death of the License Holder
Document Number: E8-16559
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations at section 111.51(a), the following individual Customs broker licenses and any and all permits have been cancelled due to the death of the broker:
Technical Corrections to Customs and Border Protection Regulations
Document Number: E8-15622
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-07-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) periodically reviews its regulations to ensure that they are current, correct, and consistent. Through this review process, CBP discovered a number of discrepancies. This document amends various sections of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations to remedy those discrepancies.
List of User Fee Airports: Additions of Capital City Airport, Lansing, MI and Kelly Field Annex, San Antonio, TX
Document Number: E8-14125
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-23
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 designations for Capital City Airport in Lansing, Michigan, and Kelly Field Annex in San Antonio, Texas. 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.
Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: E8-13252
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-13
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This rule amends title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (``CFR'') on an interim basis to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the Dominican RepublicCentral AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement.
Changes to the Visa Waiver Program To Implement the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) Program
Document Number: E8-12673
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This rule amends Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations to implement the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) requirements under section 711 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, for aliens who wish to enter the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) at air or sea ports of entry. This rule establishes ESTA and delineates the data fields DHS has determined will be collected by the system. As required under section 711 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, the Secretary of Homeland Security will announce implementation of a mandatory ESTA system by publication of a notice in the Federal Register no less than 60 days before the date on which ESTA becomes mandatory for all VWP travelers. Once ESTA is mandatory, all VWP travelers must either obtain travel authorization in advance of travel under ESTA or obtain a visa prior to traveling to the United States. Currently, aliens from VWP countries must provide certain biographical information to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers at air and sea ports of entry on a paper form Nonimmigrant Alien Arrival/Departure (Form I-94W). Under this interim final rule, VWP travelers will provide the same information to CBP electronically before departing for the United States. Once ESTA is mandatory and all carriers are capable of receiving and validating messages pertaining to the traveler's ESTA status as part of the traveler's boarding status, DHS will eliminate the I-94W requirement. By automating the I-94W process and establishing a system to provide VWP traveler data in advance of travel, CBP will be able to determine the eligibility of citizens and eligible nationals from VWP countries to travel to the United States and whether such travel poses a law enforcement or security risk, before such individuals begin travel to the United States. ESTA will provide for greater efficiencies in the screening of international travelers by allowing CBP to identify subjects of potential interest before they depart for the United States, thereby increasing security and reducing traveler delays upon arrival at U.S. ports of entry.
Customs Broker License Examination Individual Eligibility Requirements
Document Number: E8-11732
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-05-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document proposes to amend the requirements that an individual must satisfy in order to take the written examination for an individual broker's license, as administered by Customs and Border Protection (``CBP''). This proposed rule would require that to take the written examination, an individual would be required to be a U.S. citizen on the date of examination who has attained the age of 21 prior to the date of examination and is not an officer or employee of the United States Government. The proposed amendments would more closely align the requirements for taking the written examination with the requirements an individual must satisfy in order to obtain a customs broker's license. As a result, this proposed rule would facilitate the overall customs broker licensing process by helping to ensure that those taking the examination are not automatically precluded from obtaining a license by reason of age, citizenship status, or employment.
International Registered Traveler Pilot Program Name Changed to Global Entry; Program Starting Date Accelerated; Changes to Enrollment Center Information
Document Number: E8-11629
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
On April 11, 2008, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a notice announcing a pilot international registered traveler program, then referred to as International Registered Traveler (IRT), to be operated by CBP to allow for the expedited clearance of pre-approved low-risk air travelers into the United States. This notice announces that the program is now known as Global Entry and that the starting date of the pilot program has been moved up to June 6, 2008. This notice also updates the contact information for the Enrollment Center at Washington Dulles International Airport, Sterling, Virginia.
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker License
Document Number: E8-10319
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-08
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.
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker License Due to Death of the License Holder
Document Number: E8-10318
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations at section 111.51(a), the following individual Customs broker license and any and all permits have been cancelled due to the death of the broker:
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Electric Mini-Trucks
Document Number: E8-10119
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document provides notice that the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of certain electric mini-trucks to be offered to the United States Government under an undesignated government procurement contract. Based on the facts presented, the final determination found that the United States is the country of origin of the electric mini- trucks for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Material of Iraq
Document Number: E8-9343
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-04-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the imposition of import restrictions on Archaeological and Ethnological Material of Iraq pursuant to section 3002 of the Emergency Protection for Iraqi Cultural Antiquities Act of 2004. This document also contains the Designated List of Archaeological and Ethnological Material that describes the types of articles to which the import restrictions apply.
Announcement of Program Pilot: International Traveler (IRT) Registered
Document Number: E8-7643
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This notice announces a pilot international registered traveler program, referred to as International Registered Traveler (IRT) that will be operated by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to allow for the expedited clearance of pre-approved low-risk air travelers into the United States. This pilot will initially be conducted at the John F. Kennedy International Airport, Jamaica, New York; the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, Texas; and the Washington Dulles International Airport, Sterling, Virginia, and may expand to other locations as announced. This notice invites public comments concerning any aspect of the pilot of this international registered traveler program, informs interested members of the public of the eligibility requirements for voluntary participation in the pilot, and describes the basis on which CBP will select participants for the pilot.
United States-Jordan Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: E8-6511
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document adopts as a final rule, without change, interim amendments to title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations which were published in the Federal Register on June 27, 2007, as CBP Dec. 07-50 to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs- related provisions of the United States-Jordan Free Trade Agreement signed by the United States and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Addition of Lithuania to the List of Nations Entitled to Special Tonnage Tax Exemption
Document Number: E8-4641
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-03-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Pursuant to information provided by the Department of State, Customs and Border Protection has found that no discriminating or countervailing duties are imposed by the government of Lithuania on vessels owned by citizens of the United States. Accordingly, vessels of Lithuania are exempt from special tonnage taxes and light money in ports of the United States. This document amends title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations by adding Lithuania to the list of nations whose vessels are exempt from payment of any higher tonnage duties than are applicable to vessels of the United States and from the payment of light money.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Military-Grade Flashlight and Replacement Part
Document Number: E8-2429
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document provides notice that the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of certain military-grade flashlights and their replacement parts to be offered to the United States Government under an undesignated government procurement contract. Based on the facts presented, the final determination found that the United States is the country of origin of both the subject flashlights and their replacement parts for purposes of U.S. Government procurement.
Proposed Interpretation of the Expression “Sold for Exportation to the United States” for Purposes of Applying the Transaction Value Method of Valuation in a Series of Sales
Document Number: E8-2198
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-07
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document provides an additional 30 days for interested parties to submit comments on Customs and Border Protection's proposed interpretation of the phrase ``sold for exportation to the United States'' for purposes of applying the transaction value method of valuation in a series of sales importation scenario. The proposed interpretation was published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2008, and the comment period was scheduled to expire on March 24, 2008.
Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements
Document Number: E8-1864
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-02-01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document provides an additional 15 days for interested persons to submit comments on the proposed rule to amend the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to require both importers and carriers to submit additional information pertaining to cargo before the cargo is brought into the United States by vessel. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on January 2, 2008, and the comment period was scheduled to expire on March 3, 2008.
Notice of Issuance of Final Determination Concerning Printers
Document Number: E8-1685
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-31
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document provides notice that the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of certain printers which may be offered to the United States Government under an undesignated government procurement contract. CBP has concluded that the operations performed in each of two scenarios will result in the goods being considered products of the Netherlands.
Proposed Interpretation of the Expression “Sold for Exportation to the United States” for Purposes of Applying the Transaction Value Method of Valuation in a Series of Sales
Document Number: E8-1140
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
``Transaction value'' is the primary method of appraising imported merchandise and is defined in 19 U.S.C. 1401a as ``the price actually paid or payable for merchandise when sold for exportation to the United States,'' plus specified additions to that amount. This document provides notice to interested parties that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) proposes a new interpretation of the phrase ``sold for exportation to the United States'' for purposes of applying the transaction value method of valuation in a series of sales importation scenario. CBP proposes that in a transaction involving a series of sales, the price actually paid or payable for the imported goods when sold for exportation to the United States is the price paid in the last sale occurring prior to the introduction of the goods into the United States, instead of the first (or earlier) sale. Under this proposal, transaction value will normally be determined on the basis of the price paid by the buyer in the United States. This proposed interpretation reflects the conclusions of the Technical Committee on Customs Valuation as set forth in Commentary 22.1, entitled ``Meaning of the Expression `Sold for Export to the Country of Importation' in a Series of Sales.''
Class 9 Bonded Warehouse Procedures
Document Number: E8-522
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-16
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document proposes amendments 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 proposed amendments would extend the blanket withdrawal procedure for Class 9 bonded warehouses to cover vessel supplies 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. In addition, the proposed amendments would permit Class 9 warehouses to utilize technological systems more effectively. The proposed changes would 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: E8-50
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on January 2, 2008, in the Federal Register, which proposed new information submission requirements for importers and carriers pertaining to cargo before the cargo is brought to the United States by vessel. That document contained two errors in the ``Addresses'' section regarding the docket number and the name of the CBP Office. To ensure that the public has the correct information for submitting comments on this proposed rule, this document provides those corrections.
Notice of Revocation of Customs Broker Licenses
Document Number: E7-25611
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-04
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 are canceled with prejudice.
Notice of Availability and Public Open House Announcement for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Proposed Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of Tactical Infrastructure, U.S. Border Patrol, San Diego Sector, CA
Document Number: E7-25589
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) identifying and assessing the potential impacts associated with the proposed construction, operation, and maintenance of tactical infrastructure, to include a primary pedestrian fence, supporting patrol roads, and other infrastructure in two distinct sections along the U.S./Mexico international border within CBP's San Diego Border Patrol Sector. The two fence sections would be approximately 0.8 miles and 3.6 miles in length. Newly constructed access and patrol roads to support each fence section would be 0.8 miles and 5.2 miles respectively. This Federal Register notice announces the availability of and invites public comments on the draft EIS. This document also announces a public open house on the Draft EIS.
Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements
Document Number: E7-25306
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-01-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
To help prevent terrorist weapons from being transported to the United States, vessel carriers bringing cargo to the United States are currently required to transmit certain information to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) about the cargo they are transporting prior to lading that cargo at foreign ports of entry. This document proposes to require both importers and carriers to submit additional information pertaining to cargo before the cargo is brought into the United States by vessel. CBP must receive this information by way of a CBP-approved electronic data interchange system. The information required is reasonably necessary to further improve the ability of CBP to identify high-risk shipments so as to prevent smuggling and ensure cargo safety and security. The proposed regulations are specifically intended to fulfill the requirements of section 203 of the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006 and section 343(a) of the Trade Act of 2002, as amended by the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002.
Oral Declarations No Longer Satisfactory as Evidence of Citizenship and Identity
Document Number: E7-24691
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
U.S., Canadian and Bermudian citizens entering the United States at land or sea ports-of-entry must establish their identity and citizenship to the satisfaction of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officer. Under current CBP procedures, such individuals may provide any proof of identity and citizenship. While most individuals provide documentary evidence of citizenship, such as a passport or birth certificate, individuals may, depending on the circumstances, be admitted on an oral declaration. Accordingly, CBP is amending its field guidance procedures to instruct CBP officers that citizenship ordinarily may not be established using only an oral declaration. This Notice informs the public that, effective January 31, 2008, all travelers will be expected to present documents proving citizenship, such as a birth certificate, and government-issued documents proving identity, such as a driver's license, when entering the United States through land and sea ports of entry.
Customs Brokers User Fee Payment for 2008
Document Number: E7-24435
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document provides notice to customs brokers that the annual fee of $138 that is assessed for each permit held by a broker, whether it may be an individual, partnership, association, or corporation, is due by February 15, 2008. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announces this date of payment for 2008 in accordance with the Tax Reform Act of 1986.
Announcement of an Additional Public Open House for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Construction, Maintenance, and Operation of Tactical Infrastructure, U.S. Border Patrol, Rio Grande Valley Sector, TX
Document Number: E7-23898
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This notice supplements information provided in the November 16, 2007, Federal Register Notice of Availability and Public Open House Announcement for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed construction, maintenance, and operation of tactical infrastructure along approximately 70 miles of the U.S./Mexico international border within the U.S. Border Patrol Rio Grande Valley Sector, Texas. In addition to the previously announced public open houses concerning the Draft EIS to be held on December 11, 2007 in McAllen, TX, and December 12, 2007, in Brownsville, TX, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) invites public participation at a third public open house to be held on December 13, 2007, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 08526 in Rio Grande City, TX.
Hawaiian Coastwise Cruises
Document Number: E7-22788
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-11-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document proposes new criteria to be used by Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to determine whether non-coastwise- qualified vessels are in violation of the Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA) when engaging in cruise itineraries in which passengers board at a U.S. port, the vessel calls at several Hawaiian ports, and then the vessel proceeds to a foreign port or ports for a brief period, before ultimately returning to the original U.S. port of embarkation where the passengers disembark to complete their cruise. CBP believes these itineraries are contrary to the PVSA because it appears that the primary objective of the foreign stop is evasion of the PVSA.
FBI Fingerprint Fee
Document Number: E7-22646
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection
This document announces that the fee collected by Customs and Border Protection regarding the submission of fingerprints for those applying for certain positions or requesting various identification cards which necessitate a fingerprint records check, will be raised to a total of $32.49 to offset the fee being charged Customs and Border Protection by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.