Thursday, January 22, 2009

(R.G. Edmonson — Journal of Commerce)

A White House order to federal agencies to halt work on pending regulations may affect the timing of Customs and Border Protection's Importer Security Filing or 10+2 ruler.

Early Wednesday, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel ordered agencies to stop pending rules until the new administration can make a “legal and policy review of each.”

“I think they’re trying to keep their options open on things like 10+2 and other rules that are not yet final. We’re working on getting a clarification from OMB,” said Ray Bucheger, a federal policy and legislative consultant with FBB Federal Relations in Washington. He said the new administration apparently wants to review the overall rule-making process rather than the Customs rule itself. Read more here.