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TREAS/CUSTOMS RIN: 1515-AD49 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Dog and Cat Protection Act 

Amendment to implement certain provisions of the Dog and Cat Protection Act of 2000. The Dog and Cat Protection Act of 2000 prohibits the importation of any products containing dog or cat fur and provides for civil and criminal penalties for violations of the Act. Amendment sets forth the prohibitions on dog and cat fur importations and the penalties for violations. Amendment also implements the provision of the Act pertaining to CBP's certification process of commercial laboratories, both domestic and foreign, that can determine if articles intended to be imported into the United States contain dog or cat fur.

Agency: Department of the Treasury(TREAS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 19 CFR 12    19 CFR 113    19 CFR 151    19 CFR 162   
Legal Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66    19 U.S.C. 1202    19 U.S.C. 1308    19 U.S.C. 1592    19 U.S.C. 1593(a)    19 U.S.C. 1624   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Public Law 106-476  08/09/2001 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/10/2001  66 FR 42163   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/09/2001 
NPRM Comment Period Reopen  01/00/2024 
Additional Information: Transferred from RIN 1515-AC87
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.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Previously reported as 1505-AB31 
Agency Contact:
Donald A. Cousins
Scientific Services Director
Department of the Treasury
Customs Revenue Function
Laboratories & Scientific Services, Office of Information Technology, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Suite 1500 North,
Washington, DC 20229
Phone:202 344-1295
Fax:202 344-2060

Isaac Levy
Attorney-Advisor, Penalties 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:202 325-0028
Fax:202 325-0154