ANNOUNCEMENT 06 May 2015In May 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 a reclassification ruling in the May 6, 2015 edition of Customs Bulletin and Decisions that resulted in a significant lowering of the tariff applicable to surgical drapes. Self-adhesive surgical drapes had previously been classified under HTSUS subheading 3919.90.5060 and subject to a 5.8% duty, but CBP has ruled that they may be reclassified under HTSUS subheading 3005.10.50 and thus duty-free. Brazil, China, Finland, Germany, Mexico, and the United Kingdom are the principal suppliers of this product.