DATE: September 11, 2001
SUBJECT: Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS); Caribbean Basin Country End Products
SOURCE: Federal Register, September 11, 2001, Vol. 66, No. 176, page 47112
AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD)
ACTION: Interim Rule
SYNOPSIS: DOD is amending DFARS 252.225-7007, Buy America Act -- Trade Agreements -- Balance of Payments Program, and DFARS 252.225-7021, Trade Agreements, to remove Panama from the definition of "Caribbean Basin country," and to clarify which Caribbean Basin country products are subject to duty-free treatment.
DATES: This interim rule is effective September 11, 2001. Comments on the interim rule must be submitted on or before November 13, 2001.
ADDRESSES: Respondents may submit comments directly on http://emissary.acq.osd.mil/dar/dfars.nsf/pubcomm; by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; to Defense Acquisition Regulations Council, Attn: Amy Williams, OUSD (AT&L) DP (DAR), IMD 3C132, 3062 Defense Pentagon, Washington, DC 20301-3062; or by fax to 703-602-0350. Cite DFARS Case 2001-D302 when submitting comments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy Williams, 703-602-0288.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: This interim rule implements Section 211 of the United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (Title II of Public Law 106-200), and determinations of the United States Trade Representative published on October 10, 2000, November 21, 2000, and December 15, 2000. It amends paragraph (a)(1) of both DFARS 252.225-7007 and DFARS 252.225-7021 by removing Panama from the definition of "Caribbean Basin country," and clarifies which Caribbean Basin country products are subject to duty-free treatment by adding the following paragraph (e) to both clauses:
|(e) The HTSUS [Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States] is available on the Internet at http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/impoexpo/impoexpo.htm. The following sections of the HTSUS provide information regarding duty-free status of articles specified in paragraph (a)(2)(ii)(A) of this clause:|
|(1) General Note 3(c), Products Eligible for Special Tariff Treatment.|
|(2) General Note 17, Products of Countries Designated as Beneficiary Countries Under the United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act of 2000.|
|(3) Section XXII, Chapter 98, Subchapter II, Articles Exported and Returned, Advanced or Improved Abroad, U.S. Note 7(b).|
|(4) Section XXII, Chapter 98, Subchapter 98, Subchapter XX, Goods Eligible for Special Tariff Benefits Under the United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act.|
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panoptic Enterprises at 703-451-5953 or by e-mail to Panoptic@FedGovContracts.com.
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