CBP - Proposed changes to CBP Form 3229 certificate-of-origin procedures 

January 13:  The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued for publication in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking that, if finalized, would:
  • Eliminate the requirement that a customs official at the port of export verify and sign CBP Form 3229, Certificate of Origin for U.S. Insular Possessions
  • Require that the importer present this form only upon CBP’s request, rather than with each entry as is currently required

Read the notice of proposed rulemaking [PDF 255 KB]

The intention of these changes is to streamline the certification process, to modernize the entry process by making it more efficient, and to reduce the overall administrative burden on the importing trade as well as on CBP.

Importers would still be required to maintain and have possession of CBP Form 3229 or be subject to a recordkeeping penalty.

Comments concerning the proposed changes are due 60 days after January 14, 2014—which is the scheduled date of publication of the proposed rules in the Federal Register.

For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:

Douglas Zuvich

(312) 665-1022

Andrew Siciliano

(631) 425-6057

John L. McLoughlin

(267) 256-2614

Todd R. Smith

(949) 885-5617

Luis A. Abad

(212) 954-3094

Amie Ahanchian

(202) 533-3247

Or your local KPMG Trade & Customs professional.

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