[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 135 (Monday, July 15, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42103-42104]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16897]


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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

U.S. Customs and Border Protection


Agency Information Collection Activities: African Growth and 
Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin

AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland 
Security.

ACTION: 30-Day notice and request for comments; Extension of an 
existing information collection: 1651-0082.

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SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be submitting 
the following information collection request to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act: African Growth and Opportunity Act 
Certificate of Origin (AGOA). This is a proposed extension of an 
information collection that was previously approved. CBP is proposing 
that this information collection be extended with a change to the 
burden hours. This document is published to obtain comments from the 
public and affected agencies. This information collection was 
previously published in the Federal Register (78 FR 26650) on May 7, 
2013, allowing for a 60-day comment period. This notice allows for an 
additional 30 days for public comments. This process is conducted in 
accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10.

DATES: Written comments should be received on or before August 14, 2013 
to be assured of consideration.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on 
this information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed 
to the OMB Desk Officer for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 
Department of Homeland Security, and sent via electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395-5806.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maria Lloyd, U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade, 90 
K Street NE., 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, at 202-325-0369.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CBP invites the general public and affected 
Federal agencies to submit written comments and suggestions on proposed 
and/or continuing information collection requests pursuant to the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13). Your comments should 
address one of the following four points:
    (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency/
component, including whether the information will have practical 
utility;
    (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies/components estimate of 
the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
    (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and
    (4) Minimize the burden of the collections of information on those 
who are to respond, including the use of appropriate automated, 
electronic, mechanical, or other technological techniques or other 
forms of information.
    Title: African Growth and Opportunity Act Certificate of Origin.
    OMB Number: 1651-0082.
    Form Number: None.
    Abstract: The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) was adopted 
by the United States with the enactment of the Trade and Development 
Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-200). The objectives of AGOA are (1) to 
provide for extension of duty-free treatment under the Generalized 
System of Preferences (GSP) to import sensitive articles normally 
excluded from GSP duty treatment, and (2) to provide for the entry of 
specific textile and apparel articles free of duty and free of any

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quantitative limits from the countries of sub-Saharan Africa.
    For preferential treatment under AGOA, the exporter is required to 
prepare a certificate of origin and provide it to the importer. The 
certificate of origin includes information such as contact information 
for the importer; exporter and producer; the basis for which 
preferential treatment is claimed; and a description of the imported 
merchandise. The importers are required to have the certificate in 
their possession at the time of the claim, and to provide it to U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) upon request. The collection of 
this information is provided for in 19 CFR 10.214, 10.215, and 10.216.
    Instructions for complying with this regulation are posted on 
CBP.gov Web site at: http://www.cbp.gov/linkhandler/cgov/trade/priority_trade/textiles/tbts/TBT2001/TBT-01-008.ctt/TBT-01-008.doc.
    Current Actions: This submission is being made to extend the 
expiration date and to revise the burden hours as a result of updated 
estimates of the number of AGOA certificates of origin that are 
prepared and/or submitted to CBP. There are no changes to the 
information collected or to the AGOA certificate of origin.
    Type of Review: Extension with a change to the burden hours.
    Affected Public: Businesses.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 210.
    Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 107.
    Estimated Total Annual Responses: 22,494.
    Estimated Time per Response: 20 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 7,648.

     Dated: July 10, 2013.
 Tracey Denning,
 Agency Clearance Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
[FR Doc. 2013-16897 Filed 7-12-13; 8:45 am]
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