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DHS/USCBP RIN: 1651-AB01 Publication ID: Fall 2016 
Title: The U.S. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card Program 

Pursuant to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Travel Cards Act of 2011 and the APEC Business Travel Card Operating Framework, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is establishing the U.S. Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Travel Card Program. APEC is an economic forum whose primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region. APEC is comprised of 21 members, including the United States. One of APEC's initiatives is the APEC Business Travel Card Program. The U.S. APEC Business Travel Card Program will enable eligible persons access to fast-track immigration lanes at foreign APEC economies. This rule sets forth the eligibility requirements, application procedures and fee.

Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 8 CFR 103.7    8 CFR 235.13   
Legal Authority: Pub. L. 112-54    125 Stat. 550   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  05/13/2014  79 FR 27161   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  06/12/2014 
Interim Final Rule Effective  06/12/2014 
Final Rule  12/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
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RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
James K. Pace
Trusted Traveler Program, Office of Field Operations, CBP, DHS
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,
Washington, DC 20229
Phone:202 285-4792