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 an increase in the tariff applicable to a specially designed portion of drain pipe that allows a dishwasher drain to be connected directly to a drain assembly. The item had previously been classified under HTSUS subheading 3917.22.0000 (3.1% duty), but CBP has ruled that they may be reclassified under HTSUS subheading 3917.40.00 and thus subject to a 5.3% duty. 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 The final revocation and modification became effective for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after October 24, 2016.