Monday, June 30, 2008

CFR Amended to Implement CAFTA-DR Provisions

On June 13, 2008, U.S. Customs and Border Protection “CBP” published an interim rule in the Federal Register outlining amendments to Title 19, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) related to the Dominican Republic-Central America-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR). The interim rule was effective June 13, 2008.

The majority of the regulations have been included within Subpart J of Part 10 in the CFR (19 CFR Part 10, Subpart J); however, the Federal Register Notice discusses all changes to the CFR, including those outside of Subpart J, Part 10.

The full text of the interim rule, including instructions for submitting comments, can be accessed online at: The changes to 19 CFR Part 10 can also be seen in the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.

CBP is soliciting comments, due by August 12, 2008, related to the “economic, environmental or federalism effects that might result from this interim rule”. Comments must be identified by docket number and submitted by one of the following methods:

Federal eRulemaking Portal: Docket number USCBP–2008–0060.

Trade and Commercial Regulations Branch, Regulations and Rulings
U.S. Customs and Border Protection

1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., (Mint Annex)

Washington, DC 20229.

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