Alerts and Updates

Interim Rules of the U.S. - Singapore Free Trade Agreement

August 2, 2007

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued interim rules to implement the preferential tariff treatment and other customs-related provisions of the United States - Singapore Free Trade Agreement, entered into by the United States and the Republic of Singapore.

These interim rules relate to rules of origin, customs administration and operations under the FTA and, in particular, affect trade in textile and apparel goods, and trade in goods under the FTA's Integrated Sourcing Initiative. Comments to these interim rules are to be submitted by 10 August 2007.

For Further Information

If you would like more information relating to these interim rules, the U.S. - Singapore Free Trade Agreement or on trade matters in general, or if you require assistance in preparing your comments to these interim rules for submission, please contact Brian S. Goldstein in the United States or Eduardo Ramos-Gómez in our Singapore office, or any attorney in the firm with whom you are regularly in contact.

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