ANNOUNCEMENT 18 Nov 2020

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced a reclassification ruling that increased the duties imposed on the import of digital blood pressure monitors.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Customs Bulletin, 2020-November/Vol.54/No45, 19 CFR PART 177, “Revocation of Two Ruling Letters, Modification of A Ruling Letter, and Revocation of Treatment Relating to The Tariff Classification of Digital Blood Pressure Monitors. Available at: https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2020-Nov/Vol_54_No_45_%20complete.pdf

Inception date: 17 Jan 2021 | Removal date: open ended

Import tariff

On 18 November 2020, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a ruling relating to the tariff classification of digital blood pressure monitors. With the ruling, the CBP reclassified the digital blood pressure monitors as other electro-diagnostic apparatus under HTSUS 9018.19.95 rather than as optical instruments under HTSUS 9018.90.50. With the new classification, the import tariff of the subject product has increased from a duty-free rate to 3.4 percent.

This ruling will become effective 60 days after publication in the Customs Bulletin (on or after January 17, 2021).

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