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: 19 Oct 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a reclassification ruling in the August 19, 2015 edition of Customs Bulletin and Decisions that resulted in increase of the tariff applicable to battery backups. Lithium power sources designed to provide ten years of battery backup power for certain semiconductors had previously been classified under HTSUS subheading 8504.40.9540 (1.5% duty), but CBP has ruled that they may be reclassified under HTSUS subheading 8506.50.00 and thus subject to a 2.7% duty. Canada, China, Germany, Japan, and Mexico are the principal suppliers of this product. The final revocation and modification became effective for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after October 19, 2015.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

464 Accumulators, primary cells & primary batteries; parts
8506 Primary cells and primary batteries.
850610 Manganese dioxide
850640 Silver oxide
850650 Lithium
850660 Airzinc
850680 Other primary cells and primary batteries
850690 Parts

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