U.S. Customs and Border Protection 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

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Accreditation and Approval of Saybolt LP, as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2012-13909
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Saybolt LP, 18251 Cascades Ave. South Suite A, Tukwila, WA 98188, 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/linkhandler/cgov/trade/automated/labsscientifi c svcs/commercialgaugers/gaulist.ctt/gaulist.pdf.
Customs Broker Recordkeeping Requirements Regarding Location and Method of Record Retention
Document Number: 2012-13907
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This document adopts as a final rule, with an additional technical correction, proposed amendments to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding customs broker recordkeeping requirements as they pertain to the location and method of record retention. The amendments permit a licensed customs broker, under prescribed conditions, to store records relating to his or her customs transactions at any location within the customs territory of the United States. The amendments also remove the requirement, as it currently applies to brokers who maintain separate electronic records, that certain entry records must be retained in their original format for the 120-day period after the release or conditional release of imported merchandise. These changes maximize the use of available technologies and serve to conform CBP's recordkeeping requirements to reflect modern business practices without compromising the agency's ability to monitor and enforce recordkeeping compliance.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Information
Document Number: 2012-13906
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Information (CBP Form I-736). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 19304) on March 30, 2012, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Extension of Import Restrictions Imposed on Archaeological and Ethnological Materials From Peru
Document Number: 2012-13859
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-07
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to reflect the extension of import restrictions on certain archaeological and ethnological material from Peru. The restrictions, which were originally imposed by Treasury Decision (T.D.) 97-50 and last extended by CBP Dec. 07-27, are due to expire on June 9, 2012, unless extended. 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, the restrictions will remain in effect for an additional five years, and the CBP regulations are being amended to indicate this third extension. These restrictions are being extended pursuant to determinations of the State Department under the terms of the Convention on Cultural Property Implementation Act in accordance with the 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. 97-50 contains the Designated List of archaeological and ethnological materials that describes the articles to which the restrictions apply.
Cancellation of Bond Subject to Enhanced Bonding Requirements Upon CBP's Acceptance of Qualified Superseding Bond Application
Document Number: 2012-13179
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-31
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This notice announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will cancel a continuous bond where the liability amount was calculated pursuant to enhanced bonding requirements (EBR bond) upon the agency's acceptance of a qualified superseding bond application. CBP will accept a qualified superseding bond application pursuant to this notice only if posted by an importer who was not a litigant in any of the National Fisheries Institute, Inc. v. United States Bureau of Customs & Border Protection (NFI v. CBP) court cases and who establishes, to CBP's satisfaction, that no contingent liability remains secured by the predecessor EBR bond and that the EBR bond does not cover entries that are subject to a pending protest. The superseding bond must also feature a limit of liability that is calculated using CBP's current bond formula and must be for the same time period covered by the EBR bond. Nothing in this Notice should be construed as applying to importers represented by the plaintiffs in the NFI litigation noted above, as their relief was granted by the Court.
Approval of Inspectorate America Corporation, as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2012-12865
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Inspectorate America Corporation, 125 North Post Oak Road, Sulfur, LA 70663, 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, inquires 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/linkhandler/cgov/trade/automated/labsscientifi c svcs/commercialgaugers/gaulist.ctt/gaulist.pdf.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application To Use the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)
Document Number: 2012-12175
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Application to Use the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 14535) on March 12, 2012, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Declaration of Persons Who Performed Repairs or Alterations
Document Number: 2012-10906
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-07
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Declaration of Persons Who Performed Repairs or Alterations. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 10762) on February 23, 2012, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection (COAC)
Document Number: 2012-10837
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
The Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection (COAC) will meet on May 22, 2012, in Savannah, GA. The meeting will be open to the public. As an alternative to on-site attendance, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will also offer a live webcast of the COAC meeting via the Internet.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Bonded Warehouse Proprietor's Submission
Document Number: 2012-10522
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Bonded Warehouse Proprietor's Submission (CBP Form 300). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 6814) on February 9, 2012, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Extension of Port Limits of Indianapolis, IN
Document Number: 2012-9996
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-04-25
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to extend the geographical limits of the port of entry of Indianapolis, Indiana. The proposed extension will make the boundaries more easily identifiable to the public and will allow for uniform and continuous service to the extended area of Indianapolis, Indiana. The proposed change is part of CBP's continuing program to use its personnel, facilities, and resources more efficiently, and to provide better service to carriers, importers, and the general public.
Disclosure of Information for Certain Intellectual Property Rights Enforced at the Border
Document Number: 2012-9762
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This document amends, on an interim basis, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to importations of merchandise bearing recorded trademarks or recorded trade names. The interim amendments, effective upon publication in the Federal Register, allow CBP, subject to limitations, to disclose to an intellectual property right holder information appearing on merchandise or its retail packaging that may comprise information otherwise protected by the Trade Secrets Act, for the purpose of assisting CBP in determining whether the merchandise bears a counterfeit mark. Such information will be provided to the right holder in the form of photographs or a sample of the goods and/or their retail packaging in their condition as presented to CBP for examination and alphanumeric codes appearing on the goods. The information will include, but not be limited to, serial numbers, universal product codes, and stock keeping unit (SKU) numbers appearing on the imported merchandise and its retail packaging, whether in alphanumeric or other formats. These changes provide a pre-seizure procedure for disclosing information about imported merchandise suspected of bearing a counterfeit mark for the limited purpose of obtaining the right holder's assistance in determining whether the mark is counterfeit or not.
Technical Amendment to Cuba Airport List: Addition of Recently Approved Airports
Document Number: 2012-9510
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-20
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by updating the list of airports authorized to accept aircraft traveling to or from Cuba.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Country of Origin Marking Requirements for Containers or Holders
Document Number: 2012-9466
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Country of Origin Marking Requirements for Containers or Holders. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 6817) on February 9, 2012, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Regulations Relating to Recordation and Enforcement of Trademarks and Copyrights
Document Number: 2012-9163
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Regulations Relating to Recordation and Enforcement of Trademarks and Copyrights (Part 133 of the CBP Regulations). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 3488) on January 24, 2012, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Passenger List/Crew List
Document Number: 2012-9161
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Passenger List/Crew List (CBP Form I-418). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 2561) on January 18, 2012, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Tuna-Tariff-Rate Quota; the Tariff-Rate Quota for Calendar Year 2012 Tuna Classifiable Under Subheading 1604.14.22, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).
Document Number: 2012-9131
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-17
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. 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 2012.
Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2012-8655
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-11
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Intertek USA, Inc., 2717 Maplewood Dr., Sulphur, LA 70663, 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, inquires 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/linkhandler/cgov/trade/automated/labsscientifi c svcs/commercialgaugers/gaulist.ctt/gaulist.pdf.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Lien Notice
Document Number: 2012-8637
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Lien Notice (CBP Form 3485). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Transfer of Cargo to a Container Station
Document Number: 2012-8632
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Transfer of Cargo to a Container Station. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 3487) on January 24, 2012, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Agreement
Document Number: 2012-8628
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Agreement (CBP Form I-760). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 6137) on February 7, 2012, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Extension of Bond for Temporary Importation
Document Number: 2012-8626
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Application for Extension of Bond for Temporary Importation (CBP Form 3173). This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 6136) on February 7, 2012, allowing for a 60- day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Cargo Container and Road Vehicle Certification for Transport Under Customs Seal
Document Number: 2012-8624
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-10
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Cargo Container and Road Vehicle for Transport under Customs Seal. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Test Concerning Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Document Image System (DIS)
Document Number: 2012-8246
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document announces U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) plan to conduct a National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning document imaging. During the test, certain Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) participants will be able to submit electronic images of a specific set of CBP and Participating Government Agency (PGA) forms and supporting information to CBP. Specifically, importers, and brokers, will be allowed to submit official CBP documents and specified PGA forms via the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). This notice also describes test particulars including commencement date, eligibility, procedural and documentation requirements, and test development and evaluation methods. The test will be known as the Document Image System (DIS) Test.
Changes in the Statutory Authority for Petitions for Relief
Document Number: 2012-7814
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document amends U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations by making technical corrections to reflect the repeal of one of the underlying statutory authorities regarding petitions for relief from a fine, penalty, forfeiture, or liquidated damages under a law administered by CBP. Administrative petitioning rights are not affected by removal of this authority because CBP has other existing statutory authority for these provisions. This document also amends regulations to reflect changes in delegation authority as effected by the transfer of CBP to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and makes non-substantive editorial and nomenclature changes.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Importers of Merchandise Subject to Actual Use Provisions
Document Number: 2012-7813
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-02
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: Importers of Merchandise Subject to Actual Use Provisions. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 3785) on January 25, 2012, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Information
Document Number: 2012-7622
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-30
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Information (CBP Form I-736). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Automated Commercial Environment Required for the Transmission of Advance Ocean and Rail Cargo Information
Document Number: 2012-7558
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-29
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Various U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations require the transmission of advance cargo information to CBP through a CBP-approved electronic data interchange (EDI) system. CBP recently completed the testing of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) for the transmission of advance ocean and rail cargo information. This notice announces that, after a six month transition period, ACE will be the only CBP-approved EDI for submitting required advance information for ocean and rail cargo.
Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2012-7414
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Intertek Caleb Brett, 6050 Egret Court, Benicia, CA 94510, 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, inquires 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Certificate of Registration
Document Number: 2012-7413
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-28
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Certificate of Registration. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Quarterly IRS Interest Rates Used in Calculating Interest on Overdue Accounts and Refunds on Customs Duties
Document Number: 2012-7226
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-27
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 April 1, 2012, the interest rates for overpayments will be 2 percent for corporations and 3 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 3 percent for both corporations and non-corporations. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and Customs and Border Protection personnel.
Members of a Family for Purpose of Filing a CBP Family Declaration
Document Number: 2012-7122
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-27
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is proposing to revise its regulations regarding U.S. returning residents who are eligible to file a single customs declaration for members of a family traveling together upon arrival in the United States. Specifically, CBP is proposing to expand the definition of the term ``members of a family residing in one household'' to allow more U.S. returning residents to file a family customs declaration for articles acquired abroad. CBP anticipates that this proposed change will reduce the amount of paperwork that CBP officers would need to review during inspection and, therefore, facilitate passenger processing. CBP believes that this proposed change would more accurately reflect relationships between members of the public who are traveling together as a family.
Interest on Untimely Paid Vessel Repair Duties
Document Number: 2012-7229
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This document adopts as a final rule, without change, the proposed amendments to the CBP regulations that provide that where an owner or master of a vessel documented under the laws of the United States fails to timely pay the duties determined to be due to CBP that are associated with the purchase of equipment for, or repair to, the vessel while it is outside the United States, interest will accrue on the amounts owed to CBP and that person will be liable for interest. The purpose of this document is to ensure that the CBP regulations reflect that CBP collects interest as part of its inherent revenue collection functions in situations where an owner or master of a vessel fails to pay the vessel repair duties determined to be due within 30 days of CBP issuing the bill.
Expansion of Global Entry to Additional Airports
Document Number: 2012-7227
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has established an international trusted traveler program, referred to as Global Entry, at twenty major U.S. airports. Global Entry allows pre-approved, low-risk participants expedited entry into the United States using Global Entry kiosks located at designated airports. This document announces the expansion of the program to include four additional airports.
Permissible Sharing of Client Records by Customs Brokers
Document Number: 2012-7223
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This document withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on October 27, 2010, that proposed amendments to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations that would allow brokers, upon the client's consent in a written authorization, to share client information with affiliated entities related to the broker so that these entities may offer non-customs business services to the broker's clients. Although the proposed rule was prepared in response to a request from a member of the broker community seeking to allow brokers to share clients' information for marketing purposes, there was opposition to the proposal from brokers due to the condition on sharing the information that CBP included in the document to protect importers' proprietary information. The notice is being withdrawn to permit further consideration of the relevant issues involved in the proposed rulemaking.
Inadmissibility of Consumer Products and Industrial Equipment Noncompliant With Applicable Energy Conservation or Labeling Standards
Document Number: 2012-7105
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-03-26
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This document proposes amendments to the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to provide that if certain imports do not comply with applicable energy conservation or labeling standards, CBP will refuse admission when so notified by the Department of Energy (DOE) or the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and CBP may, upon a recommendation from DOE or FTC, conditionally release the goods so that they may be brought into compliance. Specifically, CBP will refuse admission into the customs territory of the United States to consumer products and industrial equipment deemed noncompliant with the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA) and its implementing regulations, and for which CBP has received written notice from the DOE or the FTC that identifies merchandise as noncompliant with applicable EPCA requirements. In lieu of immediate refusal of admission, and upon written or electronic notice by DOE or FTC, CBP may conditionally release under bond to the importer such noncompliant products or equipment for purposes of reconditioning, re-labeling, or other action so as to bring the subject product or equipment into compliance with applicable energy conservation and labeling admissibility standards. If the subject import is not timely brought into compliance, CBP, at the direction of DOE or FTC, will issue a refusal of admission notice to the importer and demand redelivery of the subject products to CBP custody. A failure to comply with a demand for redelivery will result in the assessment of liquidated damages. This proposed regulation, if adopted, will implement the mandate of the EPCA, as amended, to preclude admission into the United States of certain consumer products and industrial equipment that do not meet applicable labeling or energy conservation requirements.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection 2012 West Coast Trade Symposium: “Transforming Trade for a Stronger Economy”
Document Number: 2012-7079
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-23
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a document in the Federal Register on March 19, 2012, announcing that it will be holding two trade symposia this year. One trade symposium will be held on the West Coast on May 10, 2012, and the other will be on the East Coast later in the year. This document corrects that March 19 document to note that the theme of this year's symposia has been changed to ``Transforming Trade for a Stronger Economy''; and to inform the public that the fees have changed for both attendance at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center and for access to the live web- casting of the event; that the trade symposium will now be one hour longer, running from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.; and that registration will open to the public on or about March 20, 2012.
Agency Information Collection Activities: JADE Act
Document Number: 2012-6762
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-21
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act: JADE Act. This is a proposed extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be extended with no change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 1947) on January 12, 2012, allowing for a 60- day comment period. This notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection 2012 West Coast Trade Symposium: “Harmonizing Trade for a Stronger Economy”
Document Number: 2012-6589
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
This year, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be holding two trade symposia. One trade symposium will be held on the West Coast in May and the other will be on the East Coast later in the year. This document announces that CBP will convene the 2012 West Coast Trade Symposium to discuss issues relating to the agency's role in international trade initiatives and programs. This year marks our twelfth year hosting trade symposia. Members of the international trade and transportation communities and other interested parties on the West Coast are encouraged to attend.
United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement
Document Number: 2012-6554
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-03-19
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
This rule amends the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations on an interim basis to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States- Korea Free Trade Agreement.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application To Use the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)
Document Number: 2012-5840
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-12
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
As part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, CBP invites the general public and other Federal agencies to comment on an information collection requirement concerning the Application to Use the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Accreditation of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Laboratory
Document Number: 2012-5748
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12, Intertek USA, Inc., 15602 Jacintoport Blvd. Stolthaven Terminal, Houston, TX 77015, 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 Web site listed below for a complete listing of CBP approved gaugers and accredited laboratories. http://cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/trade/automated/labsscientifi c svcs/commercialgaugers/gaulist.ctt/gaulist.pdf
Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2012-5747
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Intertek USA, Inc., 5401 Evergreen Ave., Jacksonville, FL 32208, 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, inquires 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/linkhandler/cgov/trade/automated/labsscientifi csvcs/ commercialgaugers/gaulist.ctt/gaulist.pdf.
Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2012-5746
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Intertek USA, Inc., 3741 Red Bluff Road, Suite 105, Pasadena, TX 77503, 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, inquires 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/linkhandler/cgov/trade/automated/labsscientifi c svcs/commercialgaugers/gaulist.ctt/gaulist.pdf.
Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2012-5742
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Intertek USA, Inc., 109-B Freedom Boulevard, Yorktown, VA 23692, 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, inquires 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/linkhandler/cgov/trade/automated/labsscientifi c svcs/commercialgaugers/gaulist.ctt/gaulist.pdf.
Approval of INTERTEK USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger
Document Number: 2012-5741
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, Intertek USA, Inc., 1020 Holland Sylvania Road, Holland, OH 43528, 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, inquires 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/linkhandler/cgov/trade/automated/labs scientificsvcs/commercialgaugers/gaulist.ctt/gaulist.pdf.
Accreditation and Approval of Intertek USA, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Document Number: 2012-5738
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, Intertek USA, Inc., 1145 Fourth Street, Gretna, LA 70053, 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/linkhandler/cgov/trade/automated/labsscientifi csvcs/ commercialgaugers/gaulist.ctt/gaulist.pdf.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR)
Document Number: 2012-5460
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-07
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Agency Information Collection Activities: General Declaration
Document Number: 2012-5459
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-07
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Agency Information Collection Activities: Customs Modernization Act Recordkeeping Requirements
Document Number: 2012-5458
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-07
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection