CBP issues interim rules for Haiti trade
U.S. Customs and Border Protection today implemented an interim rule that puts the details into trade benefits for Haiti approved by Congress and signed by President Bush earlier this year.
CBP published the detailed interim rule in the Federal Register. The interim rule takes effect immediately, and comments on the interim rule must be submitted to the agency by Aug. 21.
The changes stem from the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity Through Partnership Encouragement Act, which provides duty-free imports of apparel assembled in Haiti for shipment to the United States. The act also provides the benefits for wire harness components made for cars.
The detailed interim rule provides guidelines that determine which products meet the conditions required for eligibility for the benefits of the law.