ANNOUNCEMENT 20 Jan 2016

In January 2016, the government of the United States of America announced a change in import duties.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising
Inception date: 21 Mar 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a set of reclassification rulings in the January 20, 2016 edition of Customs Bulletin and Decisions that resulted in elimination of the tariff applicable to clutch cylinders. CBP reclassified two hydraulic clutch components used in motor vehicles, with both of the changes resulting in the elimination of 2.9% tariffs by treating the items in question under duty-free subheadings. These include clutch master cylinders that are now classified under HTSUS 8413.50.00 rather than 8708.93.7500, and caliper pistons that are now classified under HTSUS 8412.21.00 rather than 8708.93.7500. Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Korea, Italy, Japan, and Mexico are the principal suppliers of this product. The final revocation and modification became effective for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after March 21, 2016.

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