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: 16 Jul 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Production subsidy

In a decision issued on July 15, 2016, the Court of International Trade (CIT) issued a remand decision that certain screws are properly considered self-tapping screws and hence are subject to a lower rate of duty. To be more precise, Customs and Border Protection had classified the screws as other wood screws under HTSUS subheading 7318.12.00 (subject to a 12.5% duty), whereas the plaintiff claimed classification as self-tapping screws under HTSUS 7318.14.10 (6.2% duty). The CIT decision, which sides with the plaintiff, follows an earlier decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit that the use of certain screws should be considered in determining their classification.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

429 Other fabricated metal products
7318 Screws, bolts, nuts, coach screws, screw hooks, rivets, cotters, cotterpins, washers (including spring washers) and similar articles, of iron or steel.
731811 Coach screws
731812 Other wood screws
731813 Screw hooks and screw rings
731814 Selftapping screws
731815 Other screws and bolts, whether or not with their nuts or washers
731819 Other
731821 Spring washers and other lock washers
731822 Other washers
731823 Rivets
731824 Cotters and cotterpins
731829 Other

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