ANNOUNCEMENT 19 Aug 2015

In August 2015, 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: 19 Oct 2015 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a reclassification ruling in the August 19, 2015 edition of Customs Bulletin and Decisions that resulted in reduction of the tariff applicable to doll pens. Ball point pens shaped like dolls or other figures had previously been classified under HTSUS subheading 9608.10.0000 ($0.08 each + 5.4% duty), but CBP has ruled that they may be reclassified under HTSUS subheading 9503.00.00 and thus duty-free. China is the principal supplier of this product. The final revocation and modification became effective for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after October 19, 2015.

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