ANNOUNCEMENT 17 Aug 2016

In August 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: 17 Oct 2016 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import tariff

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a reclassification ruling in the August 17, 2016 edition of Customs Bulletin and Decisions that resulted in an increase/decrease in the tariff applicable to kits used to cut holes in wood or metal doors to facilitate the installation of door locksets. The item had previously been classified under HTSUS subheadings 8207.50.2080 (5% duty) and 8207.50.6000 (5.2% duty), but CBP has ruled that they may be reclassified under HTSUS subheading 8202.99.00 and thus duty-free. China, Germany, Japan, and Korea 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 The final revocation and modification became effective for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after October 17, 2016.

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