IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 06 Jul 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced several reclassification rulings in the May 4, 2016 edition of Customs Bulletin and Decisions. One of those reclassifications will result in a significant lowering of the tariff applicable to cast socks. At issue are the classification and the applicable tariff for socks used to cover the foot while wearing a cast as an accessory used solely or principally with an orthopedic appliance. These items had previously been classified under HTSUS subheading 6115.96.9020 and subject to a 14.6% duty, but CBP has ruled that they may be reclassified under HTSUS subheading 9021.10.00 and thus be duty-free. The decision was made on the reasoning that given its design this item is only suitable to be worn with a cast. The principal suppliers of these products are China, Chinese Taipei, El Salvador, Honduras, India, Pakistan, and the Republic of Korea. Comments on this matter are due no later than June 3, and the final modification will be effective for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after July 5.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

481 Medical & surgical equipment & orthopaedic appliances
9021 Orthopaedic appliances, including crutches, surgical belts and trusses; splints and other fracture appliances; artificial parts of the body; hearing aids and other appliances which are worn or carried, or implanted in the body, to compensate for a defect
902110 Orthopaedic or fracture appliances
902121 Artificial teeth
902129 Other
902131 Artificial joints
902139 Other
902140 Hearing aids, excluding parts and accessories
902150 Pacemakers for stimulating heart muscles, excluding parts and accessories
902190 Other

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