Customs Nixes Plan For Uniform Country-Of-Origin Rules

Law360, New York (September 1, 2011, 7:19 PM EDT) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Tuesday dropped its plans to set up uniform rules on how to designate an import's country of origin after receiving heavy criticism of the two-year-old proposal.

The agency moved forward with efforts to update country-of-origin regulations for specific types of products, but said it would hold off on the broader reform efforts in order to further consider the plan, according to a Federal Register notice to be published Friday.

First proposed in July 2008, the plan called for the agency...
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