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: 01 Jan 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced several reclassification rulings in the January 1, 2015 edition of Customs Bulletin and Decisions. One of those reclassifications will result in a significant lowering of the tariff applicable to textile sponges. At issue are the classification and the applicable tariff for a regenerated cellulose sponge that contains talc on its non-scratch woven cloth side as natural or artificial abrasive powder or grain on a base of textile material. These items had previously been classified under HTSUS subheading 5603.00.30 and subject to a 16% duty, but CBP has ruled that they may be reclassified under HTSUS subheading 6805.30.50 and thus duty-free. The principal suppliers of these products are Canada, the Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

379 Other non-metallic mineral products n.e.c.
6805 Natural or artificial abrasive powder or grain, on a base of textile material, of paper, of paperboard or of other materials, whether or not cut to shape or sewn or otherwise made up.
680510 On a base of woven textile fabric only
680520 On a base of paper or paperboard only
680530 On a base of other materials

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