CUSTOMS PROPOSES CHANGES TO RULINGS PROCESS
U.S. Customs has proposed changes to how it issues administrative rulings and related written determinations and decisions on prospective and current import transactions under the agency’s regulations.
The agency said the changes would amend its rulings process to include Customs modernization provisions in the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, and to “clarify current administrative practice and otherwise improve the layout and readability of the present regulatory texts.”
Customs’ Office of Regulations and Rulings will take comments from the industry about the proposed rulemaking through Sept. 17. For more information, access the Federal Register at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2001_register&docid=01-17630-filed.pdf .