Classification: Import

Questions and answers about Classification: Import

  • HTS MISCLASSIFICATION PROCESS

    QUESTION: We recently discovered a misclassification of one of our products. The duty difference is 7%, however the item also qualifies for NAFTA. I think we still have to file corrections, but just want to check since there essentially would be no difference in duty. Would we be able to just make the change going […]

  • HTS FOR GAS-CHARCOAL GRILLE

    QUESTION: Thoughts on classification of a gas+charcoal combo grill?! Currently being classified under HTS 7321.11.6000 @ 0 Duty (part of section 301 @ 10%) =========== Answers: I suppose it would all depend how you define “portable”. My first thought is that most grills are portable – since they are on wheels most of the time. […]

  • END USE HTS CODE

    QUESTION: We are an importer of a chemical that is used in manufacturing. My company is the reseller, not the end user. My belief is that we should be utilizing the end use HTS code, and not an “other, other” classification. Can anyone in the membership confirm/comment. ========== Answers: There is no such thing as […]

  • HTS codes that are not valid for AES

    QUESTION: Does anyone know the (policy?) reason for why certain (very few) HS classifications are excluded from use in export reporting? http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/aes/documentlibrary/concordance/hts-not-for-aes.html ========== Answers: HTS classifications can typically be used in ACE for export if the HTS and Schedule B are the same code. However, there are instances where they are not. For export you […]

  • INFANT SHOE SIZE

    QUESTION: We have toddler shoes that are sizes 5-10. According to the 2017 Informed Compliance for Footwear, infant would be sizes 11 and under. Sizes 5-11 seem a little large for an infant. Hoping someone in the community can clarify. From the FW 2017 Informed Compliance: Sizes:   Footwear for men, youths and boys covers […]

  • Classification for a kit

    QUESTION: We have a shower enclosure kit which consists of tempered glass, hinges, chrome pull handles, u-channels, polycarbonate bar and neoprene bar.  The supplier provided a NAFTA certificate for the tempered glass panels and all items are being shipped together as an unassembled kit.  The glass is considered the essential character of the shower kit.  […]

  • Classification for a kit

    QUESTION: We have a shower enclosure kit which consists of tempered glass, hinges, chrome pull handles, u-channels, polycarbonate bar and neoprene bar.  The supplier provided a NAFTA certificate for the tempered glass panels and all items are being shipped together as an unassembled kit.  The glass is considered the essential character of the shower kit.  […]

  • Valuation and HTS for item returned for repair

    QUESTION: SCENARIO I work for a U.S. company.  We import an item from a European vendor, make a few minor alterations (minor enough that the tariff classification does not change), and then sell the item to a customer in a different European country.  The customer is now returning units to us that have been used […]

  • HTS OF WIRING DIAGRAM

    QUESTION: What would be the HTS code of a wiring diagram made on Polypropylene with an adhesive back and put on the back of a unit? ========== Answers: So a plastic label?  Assuming it is a square cut label/sticker, I’d put it under 3919.90.5060 USHTS ========== If this is “part” of the finished good that […]

  • MS3314 Suspension Lug

    QUESTION: I’m aware that the MS3314 (Suspension Lug) is mainly used for Military aircraft’s payloads, but I couldn’t find any reference for a Civil aircraft’s payload using the MS3314. please provide any information that the MS3314 (Suspension Lug) were actually used in or with any civil/commercial/industrial application, such as these or others: * Commercial aircraft (which type of the aircraft) towing systems? * Hoisting systems for […]

  • Optical transceiver HTS

    QUESTION: I would like to know how the members would classify optical transceiver for networking purposes with the new tariff breakout. Would you call it a switching and routing apparatus under HTS# 8517620020 or classify as other parts under HTS# 8517620090?  I also heard optical transceivers are now being grouped under 8517.62.0090, which is exempted from the […]