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CBP Reviewing Information Collections on Exam Stations, Unlading Permits, IPR Enforcement

Thursday, February 11, 2016
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection is accepting comments on the proposed extension without change of the following information collections.

Application to Establish a Centralized Examination Station: A CES is a facility where imported merchandise is made available to CBP officers for physical examination. The information contained in the application is used to determine the suitability of the applicant's facility, the fairness of the fee structure and the knowledge of cargo handling operations and CBP procedures. The names of all corporate officers and all employees who will come in contact with uncleared cargo must be provided so that CBP may perform background investigations. (comments due by April 11)

CBP Form 3171, Application-Permit-Special License Unlading-Lading-Overtime Services: This form is used by commercial carriers and importers as a request for permission to unlade imported merchandise, baggage or passengers. It is also used to request overtime services from CBP officers in connection with lading or unlading of merchandise or the entry or clearance of a vessel, including the boarding of a vessel for preliminary supplies, ship's stores, sea stores or equipment not to be reladen. (comments due by March 14)

Regulations Relating to Recordation and Enforcement of Trademarks and Copyrights: Trademark, trade name and copyright owners seeking border enforcement of their intellectual property rights provide information through the recordation process to assist CBP officers in identifying violating articles at the border. Respondents may submit this information through the IPR e-Recordation website (comments due by April 11)

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