| 2002N-0278 - Prior Notice of Imported Food Under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002; Reopening of Comment Period|
|FDA Comment Number :||EC465|
|Submitter :||Mr. Richard Belanger||Date & Time:||05/17/2004 06:05:27|
|Organization :||U.S. Business Alliance for Customs Modernization|
| The U.S. Business Alliance for Customs Modernization (BACM) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the prior notice interim final rule (IFR) originally published in the Federal Register of October 10, 2003 (68 FR 58974). The comments herein were invited by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Federal Register notice of April 14, 2004 (69 FR 19763) reopening the comment period. BACM is a coalition of U.S. companies that import and export extensively, filing over 2 million entries valued at more than $130 billion per year. BACM is dedicated to modernization of U.S. Customs laws, regulations and policies and is committed to the facilitation of trade to the greatest extent possible consistent with customs compliance.
BACM companies include American Honda, Archer Daniels Midland, BP-Amoco, Caterpillar, Daimler Chrysler Corporation, Ford, General Electric, General Mills, General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, J.C. Penney, Limited Brands, Lowe?s, Mattel, Microsoft, Nike, Nissan North America, Sara Lee, Sears, Shell, Sony Electronics, Target Corporation, Toyota and Wal-Mart.