U.S. Customs and Border Protection August 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Re-Accreditation and Re-Approval of SGS North America Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: E7-17031
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 151.13, SGS North America Inc., 925 Corn Products Road, Corpus Christi, Texas 78409, 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 U.S. 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 U.S. Customs and Border Protection by calling (202) 344-1060. The inquiry may also be sent to http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/import/operationssupport/ labsscientificsvcs/organdoperations.xml.
Modification and Extension of the Post-Entry Amendment Processing Test
Document Number: E7-16415
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces a modification of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) Post-Entry Amendment Processing test. The test allows the amendment of entry summaries prior to liquidation. The modification to the test requires the filer of a post-entry amendment to submit an individual amendment letter no later than 20 days prior to the scheduled liquidation date for the subject entry summary. This document also sets forth that CBP is terminating the supplemental information letter policy so that the post-entry amendment procedure will be the only procedure for submitting post summary adjustments on entry summaries prior to liquidation. Except for the modification set forth in this document, the test procedure is the same as that set forth in previously published Federal Register notices. The document also announces that the test is being extended for another year.
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: E7-15154
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice advises the public of the quarterly Internal Revenue Service interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties. For the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2007, the interest rates for overpayments will remain at 7 percent for corporations and 8 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will remain at 8 percent. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel.