Commerce Releases New Certification Regulations
July 17, 2013
In a July 17 Federal Register notice, U.S. Department of Commerce published a final rule outlining changes to its regulations regarding certification of factual information. The amended regulations include the following changes:
- Certifications will be required to contain the name of the submission, relevant segment, identity of the certifier, and the date the submission is filed or due.
- Submissions that are “procedural”, including extension requests, review requests, entries of appearances, etc., will no longer require certifications.
- Government certifications will no longer reference U.S. criminal law to placate concerns of a potential waiver of sovereign immunity.
- Case briefs and rebuttal case briefs will not need to be certified.
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