Final Rule Implementation for the Foreign Trade Regulations with Corrections

July 28, 2017

Final Rule Implementation for the Foreign Trade Regulations with Corrections

by Nicole

by Nicole

The Final Rule of the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), Title 15, Part 30 was implemented on July 18, 2017. The amendments reflect the implementation of the International Trade Data System (ITDS), in accordance with the Executive Order 13659, Streamlining the Export/Import Process for American Businesses. Section 405 of the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act of 2006 (Pub. L. 109-347, 120 Stat. 1884) established the ITDS.

In the Final Rule the Census Bureau amended the appendices section. Appendices B, C, E, and F were removed and Appendix D was revised and redesignated as the new Appendix B. There are a few sections of the FTR that are not updated to reflect the changes to the appendices. The below table identifies the sections of the FTR that are incorrect. The Census Bureau is working with the Federal Register to ensure that these corrections are incorporated into the FTR.

Sections Affected Changes
30.1(c) Exemption legend definition Replace reference to Appendix D with Appendix B.
30.1(c) Postdeparture filing citation definition Replace reference to Appendix D with Appendix B.
30.4(b)(4)(ii)(A) Replace reference to Appendix D with Appendix B.
30.6(a)(18) Remove reference to Appendix B because the AES Filing Codes were removed.
30.7(b) Replace reference to Appendix D with Appendix B.
30.8 Replace reference to Appendix D with Appendix B.
30.8(b) Replace reference to 30.46 with 30.4(c)(2) because the section is reserved.
30.35 Replace reference to Appendix D with Appendix B.
Appendix B (IX) Replace reference to 30.40(d) with 30.40(c).
Additionally, the definition of Kimberley Process Certificate (KPC) will be added to the FTR with a later rule.

Please find the Final Rule in its entirety at https://federalregister.gov/d/2017-07646. For further information or questions about the FTR, contact the Trade Regulations Branch (TRB), ITMD at 800-549-0595, Option 3.

Email: itmd.askregs@census.gov

Online: census.gov/trade

Blog: globalreach.blogs.census.gov

The entire FTR along with other information, including a list of frequently asked questions, can be found at: census.gov/trade

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