U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a General Notice in the Federal Register on October 29, 2008, announcing the Importer Self-Assessment-Product Safety Pilot (ISA-PS). Applications for this voluntary partnership with both CBP and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) are being accepted from importers who are ISA participants. From the applications received, CBP will designate a limited number of importers to participate in the pilot program. CBP and CPSC are expected to review the ISA-PS pilot two years after its effective date to measure its effects and achievements, and to determine whether it will become a permanent program.
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