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

Duty-Free Treatment of Certain Visual and Auditory Materials
Document Number: 2012-4091
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-22
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 U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to permit an applicant to file the documentation required for duty-free treatment of certain visual and auditory materials of an educational, scientific, or cultural character under subheading 9817.00.40, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), at any time prior to the liquidation of the entry. This change allots more time for the importer to provide the necessary certification documentation to CBP and serves to align the filing of required certification documentation with a change in CBP policy that extended the liquidation cycle for entries in the ordinary course of business from 90 days to 314 days after the date of entry.
Changes to the In-Bond Process
Document Number: 2012-2819
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-22
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of the Treasury
Under the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations, imported merchandise may be transported in-bond. This process allows imported merchandise to be entered at one U.S. port of entry without appraisement or payment of duties and transported by a bonded carrier to another U.S. port of entry provided all statutory and regulatory conditions are met. At the destination port, the merchandise is officially entered into the commerce of the United States and duties paid, or, the merchandise is exported. CBP is proposing various changes to the in-bond regulations to enhance CBP's ability to regulate and track in-bond merchandise and to ensure that the in-bond merchandise is properly entered and duties are paid or that the in-bond merchandise is exported. Among other things, the proposed changes would: eliminate the paper in-bond application (CBP Form 7512) and require carriers or their agents to electronically file the in-bond application; require additional information on the in-bond application including the six- digit Harmonized Tariff Schedule number, if available, and information relevant to the safety and security of the in-bond merchandise; establish a 30-day maximum time to transport in-bond merchandise between United States ports, for all modes of transportation except pipeline; require carriers to electronically request permission from CBP before diverting the in-bond merchandise from its intended destination port to another port; and require carriers to report the arrival and location of the in-bond merchandise within 24 hours of arrival at the port of destination or port of export. CBP also proposes various other changes, including the restructuring of the in-bond regulations, so that they are more logical and better track the in-bond process. At this time, CBP is not proposing to change the in-bond procedures found in the air commerce regulations, except to change certain times periods to conform to the proposed changes in this document.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Declaration of Owner and Declaration of Consignee When Entry Is Made by an Agent
Document Number: 2012-3852
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-21
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: Declaration of Owner and Declaration of Consignee When Entry is made by an Agent (CBP Forms 3347 and 3347A). 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 proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (76 FR 75893) on December 5, 2011, 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: NAFTA Regulations and Certificate of Origin
Document Number: 2012-3825
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-21
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: NAFTA Regulations and Certificate of Origin. This is a proposed revision and extension of an information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing that this information collection be revised with a change to the burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 76983) on December 9, 2011, 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: Bonded Warehouse Proprietor's Submission
Document Number: 2012-2926
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-09
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 Bonded Warehouse Proprietor's Submission (CBP Form 300). This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Exemptions From Entry Requirements and Report of Arrival Requirements for Certain Department of Defense Vessels and Aircraft
Document Number: 2012-2925
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-09
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Certain vessels and aircraft owned or chartered by the Department of Defense (DoD) are exempt from entry requirements and, in some cases, reporting requirements upon their arrival in the United States from a foreign place. This rule proposes to expand those exemptions to include additional DoD-owned or chartered vessels and aircraft when transporting certain cargo or passengers.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Country of Origin Marking Requirements for Containers or Holders
Document Number: 2012-2924
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-09
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 Country of Origin Marking Requirements for Containers or Holders. This request for comment is being made pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13).
Internet Publication of Administrative Seizure and Forfeiture Notices
Document Number: 2012-2842
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-02-08
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Agency Information Collection Activities: Guam-CNMI Visa Waiver Agreement
Document Number: 2012-2769
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-07
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Agency Information Collection Activities: Application for Extension of Bond for Temporary Importation
Document Number: 2012-2765
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-07
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Notice of Cancellation of Customs Broker Licenses
Document Number: 2012-2658
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-06
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection (COAC)
Document Number: 2012-2478
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-03
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection