[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 17 (Wednesday, January 28, 2009)]
[Page 5019]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-1723]



[Public Notice 6495]

Designation of Benefits Under the Foreign Missions Act; 
Diplomatic and Consular Exemption From Tobacco Excise Taxes

    After due consideration of the benefits, privileges and immunities 
provided to missions of the United States under the Vienna Diplomatic 
and Consular Conventions and other governing treaties, and in order to 
facilitate relations between the United States and foreign governments, 
to improve or maintain the availability of tax exemption privileges for 
the United States, and by virtue of the authority vested in me under 
the Foreign Missions Act, 22 U.S.C. 4301 et seq., and Delegation of 
Authority No. 214, Sec.  14, dated September 20, 1994, I hereby 
designate as a benefit under the Act, to be granted to foreign 
diplomatic and consular missions and personnel in the United States on 
the basis of reciprocity and as otherwise determined by the Department, 
to include personnel of international organizations and missions to 
such organizations who are otherwise entitled to exemption from direct 
taxes, exemption from Federal and State or local excise taxes imposed 
with respect to tobacco products (as defined in 26 U.S.C. 5702) 
manufactured, packaged or sold in the United States. Procedures 
governing implementation of this benefit will be established by the 
Department of the Treasury.

DATES: Effective Date: January 28, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Technical Information: Cliff 
Seagroves, 202-647-1395, [email protected].
    Legal Information: Susan Benda, 202-647-0308, [email protected].

    Dated: January 14, 2009.
Eric J. Boswell,
Ambassador, Director of the Office of Foreign Missions and Assistant 
Secretary for Diplomatic Security, Department of State.
 [FR Doc. E9-1723 Filed 1-27-09; 8:45 am]