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DHS/USCBP RIN: 1651-AB33 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Mandatory Advance Electronic Information for International Mail Shipments 
Abstract:

This rule requires the United States Postal Service (USPS) to transmit certain advance electronic information to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for international mail shipments pursuant to section 8003 of the Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention Act of 2018 (STOP Act), title VIII of Public Law No. 115-271, the Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act). Section 8003 of the STOP Act amends section 343(a)(3)(K) of the Trade Act of 2002 (19 U.S.C. 1415) to require the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to prescribe regulations to require the transmission of advance electronic information for international mail shipments. This rule also sets forth the applicable civil penalties for international mail shipments that are in violation of section 343(a)(3)(K) of the Trade Act of 2002 as prescribed by section 8007 of the STOP Act.

 
Agency: Department of Homeland Security(DHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 19 CFR 4.7    19 CFR 122.48a    19 CFR 122.48b    19 CFR 123.91    19 CFR 123.92    19 CFR 145.0    19 CFR 145.73    19 CFR 145.74    19 CFR 145.75    ...     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: STOP Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-272, title VIII (October 24, 2018    Trade Act of 2002, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1415)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Other  Statutory  Section 8009 of the STOP Act provides no later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, any necessary regulations shall be prescribed. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.  03/15/2021 

Overall Description of Deadline: Section 8009 of the STOP Act provided no later than October 24, 2019, DHS issue regulations that require the US Postal Service to provide specific AED related to international packages to CBP within specified timeframes. Pub. L. 116-260 sec. 802 extended the deadline to March 15, 2021.

Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  03/15/2021  86 FR 14245   
Interim Final Rule Effective  03/15/2021 
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  05/14/2021 
Interim Final Rule; Reopening of Comment Period  05/25/2021  86 FR 27973   
Interim Final Rule; Reopening Comment Period End  06/24/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Information URL: www.regulations.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Quintin Clarke
Branch Chief, Manifest and Conveyance Security Division, Office of Field Operations
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20229
Phone:202 344-2524
Email: quintin.g.clarke@cbp.dhs.gov