CUSTOMS ISSUES FINAL RULE ON ADMINISTRATIVE RULINGS
The U.S. Customs Service on Friday adopted a final rule, effective Sept. 16, to amend regulations relevant to issuance of administrative rulings, related written determinations and decisions on prospective and current transactions arising under Customs laws.
The changes involve procedures regarding modification or revocation of rulings on possible transactions, protest review decisions, and treatment previously accorded by Customs to similar transactions.
The amendments are in response to statutory changes made to the administrative ruling process by section 623 of the Customs Modernization provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act.
For more information on the rule, contact John Elkins of the Office of Regulations and Rulings, at (202) 572-8790. The text of the ruling can be found on the Federal Register at: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2002_register&docid=02-20757-filed.pdf.