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Foreign trade zones are established under the Foreign Trade Zones Act and the general regulations and rules of procedure of the Foreign Trade Zones Board contained in 15 CFR part 400. This part 146 of the Customs Regulations governs the admission of merchandise into a foreign trade zone, manipulation, manufacture, or exhibition in a zone; exportation of the merchandise from a zone; and transfer of merchandise from a zone into Customs territory.
This is a list of United States Code sections, Statutes at Large, Public Laws, and Presidential Documents, which provide rulemaking authority for this CFR Part.
This list is taken from the Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules provided by GPO [Government Printing Office].
It is not guaranteed to be accurate or up-to-date, though we do refresh the database weekly. More limitations on accuracy are described at the GPO site.
§ 66 - Rules and forms prescribed by Secretary
§ 81a - Definitions
§ 81b - Establishment of zones
§ 81c - Exemption from customs laws of merchandise brought into foreign trade zone
§ 81d - Customs officers and guards
§ 81e - Vessels entering or leaving zone; coastwise trade
§ 81f - Application for establishment and expansion of zone
§ 81g - Granting of application
§ 81h - Rules and regulations
§ 81i - Cooperation of Board with other agencies
§ 81j - Cooperation of other agencies with Board
§ 81k - Agreements as to use of property
§ 81l - Facilities to be provided and maintained
§ 81m - Permission to others to use zone
§ 81n - Operation of zone as public utility; cost of customs service
§ 81o - Residents of zone
§ 81p - Accounts and recordkeeping
§ 81q - Transfer of grant
§ 81r - Revocation of grants
§ 81s - Offenses
§ 81t - Separability
§ 81u - Right to alter, amend, or repeal chapter
§ 1202 - Harmonized Tariff Schedule
§ 1623 - Bonds and other security
§ 1624 - General regulations
Title 19 published on 2015-11-19
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 19 CFR Part 146 after this date.
This document provides an additional 60 days for interested parties to submit comments on the interim final rule that amended the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations establishing the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (“Centers”) as a permanent organizational component of the agency and transitioning certain additional trade functions to the Centers. The interim final rule was published in the Federal Register on December 20, 2016, with comments due on or before January 19, 2017. To have as much public participation as possible in the formulation of the final rule, CBP is extending the comment period to March 20, 2017.
In 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) developed a test to incrementally transition the operational trade functions that traditionally reside with port directors to the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (Centers). The purpose of the test was to broaden the ability of the Centers to make decisions by waiving certain identified regulations to the extent necessary to provide the Center directors, who manage the Centers, with the authority to make the decisions normally reserved for the port directors. At this time, CBP is prepared to end the test and establish the Centers as a permanent organizational component of the agency and to transition certain additional trade functions to the Centers. This rule amends the CBP regulations on an interim basis to implement this organizational change by: Defining the Centers and the Center directors; amending the definition for port directors to distinguish their functions from those of the Center directors; identifying the Center management offices; explaining the process by which importers will be assigned to Centers; providing the importer with an appeals process for its Center assignment; identifying the regulatory functions that will be transitioned from the port directors to the Center directors and those that will be jointly carried out by the port directors and the Center directors; and providing clarification in applicable regulations that payments and documents may continue to be submitted at the ports of entry or electronically.