ANNOUNCEMENT 30 Nov 2016

In November 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: 30 Jan 2017 | Removal date: open ended

Import tariff

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced a reclassification ruling in the November 30, 2016 edition of Customs Bulletin and Decisions that resulted in a decrease in the tariff applicable to kits used to cut holes in wood or metal doors. The item had previously been classified under HTSUS subheading 8207.50.2080 (5% duty) or 8207.50.6000 (5.2% duty), but CBP has ruled that they may be reclassified under HTSUS subheading 8202.99.00 (duty-free). China, Germany, and Japan 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 The final revocation and modification became effective for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after January 30, 2017.

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