International Trade Administration December 17, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Commercial Service-Client Focus Groups
Document Number: E8-29621
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Changes in Procedures for Florence Agreement Program
Document Number: E8-29128
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This action invites public comment on a proposal to amend the regulations that govern the duty-free entry of scientific instruments and apparatus into the United States by educational and nonprofit institutions. The amendments are being proposed for the purpose of making technical changes required by the passage of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004, updating the regulations to comport with current Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') practices and changes made in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') and adding a Web site address for Statutory Import Programs Staff (``SIPS''). We also propose amending the regulations to reflect the new nomenclature changes made necessary by the transfer of the legacy Customs Service of the Department of the Treasury to the Department of Homeland Security (``DHS'').