[Federal Register: November 25, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 227)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
19 CFR Part 191
AGENCY: Customs Service, Department of the Treasury.
ACTION: Correcting amendment.
SUMMARY: This document corrects an error appearing in an appendix to the final regulations relating to drawback (T.D. 98-16) that were published in the Federal Register (63 FR 10970) on March 5, 1998.
EFFECTIVE DATE: April 6, 1998.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Margaret R. McKenna, Duty and Refund Determination Branch, 202-927-2077.
The final regulations (T.D. 98-16) that were published in the Federal Register on March 5, 1998 (63 FR 10970) revised part 191 of the Customs Regulations relating to drawback (19 CFR part 191). These final regulations contained an error in one of the general manufacturing drawback rulings in Appendix A to part 191, that could prove misleading. This document corrects the error.
Need for Correction
In Appendix A to part 191, the introductory text for general manufacturing drawback ruling ``IV.'' incorrectly describes the exported articles that are manufactured under the ruling as burlap or other textile material. As made clear in the body of the general ruling, however, the exported articles in fact consist of bags or meat wrappers. The bags or meat wrappers are manufactured from imported burlap or other textile material.
The general ruling is largely a republication of a general drawback contract that formerly appeared in the Customs Bulletin in T.D. 83-53, 17 Cust. Bull. 96 (1983). As published, the introductory text in T.D. 83-53 misdescribed the exported articles. This error was repeated in the corresponding introductory text of general manufacturing drawback ruling ``IV.'' in Appendix A to part 191.
Accordingly, this document corrects the introductory text of general manufacturing drawback ruling ``IV.'' to properly reflect the exported articles that are manufactured under the ruling.
List of Subjects in 19 CFR Part 191
Drawback, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
Amendment to the Regulations
Accordingly, Appendix A to part 191, Customs Regulations (19 CFR part 191, Appendix A), is corrected by making the following correcting amendment.
The general authority citation for part 191 continues to read as follows:
Authority: 19 U.S.C. 66, 1202 (General Note 20, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States), 1313, 1624. * * * * *
In Appendix A to part 191, following the heading of general manufacturing drawback ruling ``IV.'', the introductory text immediately preceding paragraph ``A.'' of the general ruling is revised to read as follows: ``Drawback may be allowed under 19 U.S.C. 1313(a) upon the exportation of bags or meat wrappers manufactured with the use of imported burlap or other textile material, subject to the following special requirements:''
Dated: November 19, 1998. Harold M. Singer, Chief, Regulations Branch.
[FR Doc. 98-31488Filed11-24-98; 8:45 am]
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