ANNOUNCEMENT 11 Mar 2015In March 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 March 11, 2015 edition of Customs Bulletin and Decisions. One of those reclassifications will result in a significant lowering of the tariff applicable to lighted penguin lawn ornament composed of a coated metal frame decorated in multiple plastic beads. These items had previously been classified under HTSUS subheading 3926.90.3500 and subject to a 5.6% duty, but CBP has ruled that they may be reclassified under HTSUS subheading 9505.10.2500 and thus duty-free. China is the principal supplier of this product.