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: 17 May 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

On May 17, 2017 the Court of International Trade ruled in the case of Sigvaris, Inc. versus United States that certain models of graduated compression arm sleeves and gauntlets are specially designed for the use or benefit of handicapped person, and therefore qualify for duty-free treatment under item 9817.00.96 in the tariff schedule. That ruling effectively eliminated the 14.6% duty that would otherwise be applied to these products if they were classified instead under item 6115.10.40. The court further determined that U.S. Customs and Border Protection had properly classified certain models of graduated compression hosiery under that latter item, and that these will remain subject to the higher duty.

AFFECTED COUNTRIES

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AFFECTED SECTORS AND PRODUCTS

282 Wearing apparel, except fur apparel
6115 Panty hose, tights, stockings, socks and other hosiery, including graduated compression hosiery (for example, stockings for varicose veins) and footwear without applied soles, knitted or crocheted.
611510 Graduated compression hosiery (for example, stockings for varicose veins)

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