Changes to the In-Bond Process

Docket ID: USCBP-2012-0002
Agency: Customs and Border Protection Bureau (USCBP)
Parent Agency: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Under the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations, imported merchandise may be transported in-bond. The in-bond process allows imported merchandise to be entered at one U.S. port of entry without appraisement or payment of duties and transported by a bonded carrier to another U.S. port of entry provided all statutory and regulatory conditions are met. At the destination port, the merchandise is entered into the commerce of the United States and duties paid or the merchandise is exported. The changes in this rule, including the automation of the in-bond process, would enhance CBP's ability to regulate and track in-bond merchandise and ensure that the in-bond merchandise is properly entered or exported. Among other things, the changes further simplify and facilitate the in-bond process as the paper in-bond application (CBP Form 7512) is eliminated and carriers or their agents are required to electronically file the in-bond application.
RIN: 1515-AD81
Impacts and Effects: International
CFR Citation: 19 CFR 4.82,19 CFR 10.60,19 CFR 12.5,19 CFR 12.11,19 CFR 18,19 CFR 19.15,19 CFR 113.63,19 CFR 122.18,19 CFR 123,19 CFR 141.61,19 CFR 142.18,19 CFR 142.28,19 CFR 143.1,19 CFR 144,19 CFR 146
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Spring 2016
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 19 U.S.C. 66, 19 U.S.C. 1448, 19 U.S.C. 1484, 19 U.S.C. 1490, 19 U.S.C. 1551, 19 U.S.C. 1551a, 19 U.S.C. 1552, 19 U.S.C. 1553a, 19 U.S.C. 1557, 19 U.S.C. 1565, 19 U.S.C. 1623, 19 U.S.C. 1624, 19 U.S.C. 1646a, 19 U.S.C. 1553
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Undetermined
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: Yes
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM02/22/201277 FR 10622
NPRM Comment Period End04/23/2012
Final Action07/00/2016
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Keyword(s): Transportation of merchandise in-bond
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Aug 27, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/22/2012
ID: USCBP-2012-0002-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/26/2012
ID: USCBP-2012-0002-0053

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/11/2012
ID: USCBP-2012-0002-0052


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Gary Schreffler
Program Manager
Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.
Washington, DC 20229
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