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Information Collections on Cigarette Lighters, Drawback for Exported Wine Under Review

Thursday, March 28, 2013
By Shawn McCausland
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is accepting comments through April 29 on the proposed extension of an information collection associated with the CPSC’s safety standard

for disposable and novelty cigarette lighters.CPSC regulations implementing this standard, which requires all models of such lighters to be resistant to operation by children younger than 5 years of age, prescribe requirements for a reasonable testing program to support certificates of compliance. Manufacturers and importers must submit a description of each model of lighter, results of surrogate qualification tests for compliance with the standard, and other information before the introduction of each model of lighter into commerce. Manufacturers, importers and private labelers must also establish and maintain records to demonstrate successful completion of all required tests to support the certificates of compliance they issue.

The Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau is accepting through April 29 comments on the proposed extension of form TTB F 5120.24, Drawback on Wines Exported. Exporters of wines that were produced, packaged, manufactured or bottled in the U.S. may file a claim for drawback of the taxes that have been paid or determined on the wine. This form enables TTB to protect the revenue and prevent fraudulent claims.

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