On December 1, 2008, the U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) submitted comments on the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the Department of the Treasury's Proposed Uniform Rules of Origin for Importer Merchandise Rule. The proposed rule would amend CBP’s regulations by establishing uniform rules governing determinations of the country of origin (COO) of imported merchandise and amend the COO rules for certain products to reflect various international agreements.
A copy of Advocacy's letter may be found at http://www.sba.gov/advo/laws/comments/cbp08_1201.html and a fact sheet summarizing
Advocacy's letter can be found at http://www.sba.gov/advo/laws/comments/factscbp08_1201.pdf.
If you have any questions regarding Advocacy's position on this issue, please do not hesitate to contact Bruce Lundegren at 202-205-6533.
For more information about the Office of Advocacy, please visit the SBA website at http://www.sba.gov/advo/ or telephone 202-205-6533.
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