ANNOUNCEMENT 24 Aug 2016In August 2016, 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 August 24, 2016 edition of Customs Bulletin and Decisions that resulted in a decrease in the tariff applicable to jewelry charms containing cubic zirconia stones. The item had previously been classified under HTSUS subheading 7117.19.9000 (11% duty), but CBP has ruled that they may be reclassified under HTSUS subheading 7116.20.0580 and thus subject to a 3.3% duty. 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 The final revocation and modification became effective for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after October 24, 2016.