On December 29, 2009, CBP adopted as a final rule, interim amendments to its regulations enforcing the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (BFTA) to more closely conform these regulations to the BFTA and its implementing statute. The amendments related to the requirement that a good must be “imported directly” from one BFTA party to the other to qualify for preferential tariff treatment under the BFTA. Specifically, the amendments removed the condition that a good passing through a non-BFTA country en route from one BFTA party to the other must remain under the control of the customs authority of the non-BFTA country. The final rule is effective January 28, 2010.