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 May 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a reclassification ruling in the May 6, 2015 edition of Customs Bulletin and Decisions that resulted in a significant lowering of the tariff applicable to certain textile fibers. Polyvinyl alcohol fibers chopped into lengths of less than 5 mm as textile fibers not exceeding 5 mm in length had previously been classified under HTSUS subheading 5503.90.9000 and subject to a 4.3% duty, but CBP has ruled that they may be reclassified under HTSUS subheading 5601.30.00 and thus duty-free. Japan and the Netherlands are the principal suppliers of this product.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

279 Textiles n.e.c.
5601 Wadding of textile materials and articles thereof; textile fibres, not exceeding 5 mm in length (flock), textile dust and mill neps.
560121 Of cotton
560122 Of manmade fibres
560130 Textile flock and dust and mill neps

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