Department of Homeland Security August 5, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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.