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TTB NEWSLETTER | Weekly News

April 24, 2020


IN THIS ISSUE

Greetings! This week we invite you to view our application processing times pages, and we share information from CBP relating to the COVID-19 temporary postponement of due dates for importers.

TTB APPLICATION PROCESSING TIMES

You have applied for a permit, certificate of label approval, or other approval from TTB. Now how long will it take to process your application?

Our Current Processing Times charts show up-to-date processing information for applications by calendar days. Use this information to estimate when your application is likely to be processed. You can always check the status of your application at any time by logging into your account if you applied online.

Label Application
Processing Times

Processing times are listed by commodity and the number of days to process

Beverage Alcohol Formula Application Processing Times

Processing times are listed by application type and number of days to process

Permits Application
Processing Times

Average turnaround times to process applications to operate a new business

TEMPORARY POSTPONEMENT OF THE TIME TO DEPOSIT CERTAIN ESTIMATED DUTIES, TAXES, AND FEES DURING THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY CONCERNING THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19) OUTBREAK

SOURCE: Federal Register Volume 85, Number 78 (Wednesday, April 22, 2020)

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

ACTION: Temporary final rule.

SUMMARY: In light of the President's Proclamation Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) (Presidential Proclamation 9994) under the National Emergencies Act on March 13, 2020, and the President's Executive Order entitled “National Emergency Authority to Temporarily Extend Deadlines for Certain Estimated Payments” authorizing the Secretary of the Treasury to exercise the authority under section 318(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, issued on April 18, 2020, the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the designee of the Secretary of Homeland Security (U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)), is amending the CBP regulations to temporarily postpone the deadline for importers of record with a significant financial hardship to deposit certain estimated duties, taxes, and fees that they would ordinarily be obligated to pay as of the date of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, for merchandise entered in March or April 2020, for a period of 90 days from the date that the deposit would otherwise have been due but for this emergency action. This temporary postponement does not permit return of any deposits of estimated duties, taxes, and/or fees that have been paid. This temporary postponement also does not apply to entries, or withdrawals from warehouse, subject to certain specified trade remedies, and any entry summary that includes merchandise subject to those trade remedies is not eligible under this rule.

DATES: Effective date: April 20, 2020. Comments must be received by May 20, 2020.

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