ANNOUNCEMENT 20 Oct 2021

U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced a reclassification ruling that changed the import duties on spider web lights.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE

Customs Bulletin and Decision, VOL. 55, NO. 41, “Revocation of One Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to The Tariff Classification of Spider Web Lights”. Available at: https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2021-Oct/Vol_55_No_41_complete.pdf

Inception date: 19 Dec 2021 | Removal date: open ended

Import tariff

On 20 October 2021, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) issued a ruling relating to the tariff classification of spider web lights. With the ruling, CBP reclassified black and white-corded light sets designed to resemble spider webs as other electric lamps under HTSUS 9405.40.84 rather than as lighting sets of a kind used for Christmas trees under HTSUS 9405.30.0010. With the new classification, the import tariff of the subject product has decreased from 8 percent duty to 3.9 percent duty.

This ruling will become effective on or after December 19, 2021.

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