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 surgical drapes. Self-adhesive surgical drapes had previously been classified under HTSUS subheading 3919.90.5060 and subject to a 5.8% duty, but CBP has ruled that they may be reclassified under HTSUS subheading 3005.10.50 and thus duty-free. Brazil, China, Finland, Germany, Mexico, and the United Kingdom are the principal suppliers of this product.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

352 Pharmaceutical products
3005 Wadding, gauze, bandages and similar articles (for example, dressings, adhesive plasters, poultices), impregnated or coated with pharmaceutical substances or put up in forms or packings for retail sale for medical, surgical, dental or veterinary purposes.
300510 Adhesive dressings and other articles having an adhesive layer
300590 Other

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