ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Jan 2015In January 2015, the government of the United States of America announced a change in import duties.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced several reclassification rulings in the January 1, 2015 edition of Customs Bulletin and Decisions. One of those reclassifications will result in a significant lowering of the tariff applicable to plush animals with gel packs. At issue are the classification and the applicable tariff for plush animals with gel packs that are used to treat minor children's injuries. These items had previously been classified under HTSUS subheading 6307.90.98 and subject to a 7% duty, but CBP has ruled that they may be reclassified under HTSUS subheading 9503.00.00 and thus duty-free. The principal suppliers of these products are Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Mexico, and Vietnam.