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TREAS/CUSTOMS RIN: 1515-AE35 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Disclosure of Information Regarding Abandoned Merchandise 

This document proposes to amend the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations pertaining to disclosure of information regarding merchandise bearing suspected counterfeit trademarks. The proposed amendment would create a procedure for the disclosure of information otherwise protected by the Trade Secrets Act to a trademark owner when merchandise bearing suspected counterfeit trademarks has been voluntarily abandoned.

Agency: Department of the Treasury(TREAS)  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: 19 CFR 127    19 CFR 133   
Legal Authority: 15 U.S.C. 1124    19 U.S.C. 1526(e)    19 U.S.C. 1595a(c)    19 U.S.C. 1624   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/27/2019  84 FR 44790   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/28/2019 
NPRM Comment Period Extended  10/29/2019  84 FR 57832   
NPRM Comment Period Extended End  11/15/2019 
Final Rule  01/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Charles Steuart
Chief, Intellectual Property Rights Branch
Department of the Treasury
Customs Revenue Function
Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 90 K Street NE., 10th Floor,
Washington, DC 20229-1177
Phone:202 325-0093
Fax:202 325-0120