CBP Seeks Comments on Customs Country of Origin Marking Requirements for Containers or Holders

 On April 16, 2012, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) of the Department of Homeland Security posted a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on the Country of Origin marking requirements for containers or holders.  CBP would like submitted comments to address one of the following four points:

    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency/component, including whether the information will have practical utility;

    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies/components estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;

    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and

    (4) Minimize the burden of the collections of information on those who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological techniques or other forms of information.

Written comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget are due no later than May 21, 2012.