Classification: Import

Questions and answers about Classification: Import

  • HTS 3923.90.00 BUCKETS

    QUESTION: Are buckets under 3923.90.00 only for holding  liquids? (there is a reference to gallon capacity, and I cannot find any reference to this particular question in the section or chapter notes) Buckets are also found under 3926.90.1000…. **************** Answers:Look at the heading – 3923 is for Articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, […]

  • Definition of “accessories” in classification nomenclature

    QUESTION: When classifying products, there always seems to be a provision for “parts and accessories”.   How are “parts” and “accessories” defined?   What is an accessory?   Can anyone point to examples of “accessories” and any CBP informed compliance or rulings that address how “parts” and “accessories” are defined? ========== Answers: As a thumb rule about the […]

  • 740.17(b)(2) CLASSIFICATION REQUESTS

    QUESTION: We provide repair/replace services for end-of-life and/or obsolete customer-owned telecommunication equipment. Our customers are not the OEM. We also act as the IOR/EOR on their behalf. When I use the OEM website for ECCN information, there are some items that are classified as 5A002.A.1, 740.17(b)(2)(i)(A) RESTRICTED. I believe that ENC applies for the countries […]

  • 740.17(b)(2) CLASSIFICATION REQUESTS

    QUESTION: We provide repair/replace services for end-of-life and/or obsolete customer-owned telecommunication equipment. Our customers are not the OEM. We also act as the IOR/EOR on their behalf. When I use the OEM website for ECCN information, there are some items that are classified as 5A002.A.1, 740.17(b)(2)(i)(A) RESTRICTED. I believe that ENC applies for the countries […]

  • HTS Classification Justification Document

    QUESTION: Would anyone in the membership be willing to share a document or the outline of a document they use to record the justifications for hts classifications assigned to their goods or materials? ========== I cannot share the document. Item description forms are used to enter products into our product system. That same form is […]

  • HTS FOR PRODUCT DISPLAY TRAY

    QUESTION: Does anyone have a good way of determining when a PDQ/display tray should be classified with its contents vs. separately? Specifically when the product is shipped inside the display and then placed inside a master shipping carton. Rulings appear to go both ways and do not help clear it up for me.  ========== Answers: […]

  • HTS for Portable Home Greenhouse

    QUESTION: My company imports portable home greenhouses that have metal frames with plastic covers that we have been importing under HTS 3926.90.9985. Our broker has suggested that these belong under HTS 9403.20.0050. I have looked at many cross rulings where they are put under HTS 9406.90.012, which is for prefabricated buildings, so this one is […]

  • End result classification change of Russian raw material

    QUESTION: Is a U.S. importer permitted to purchase items (rolls) from Turkey that contain raw materials purchased from Russia during the current sanctions against Russia?  The Turkish vendor sources raw material from Russia in the manufacture of the roll.  It is definitely an end result classification change, and the roll does not contain 100% of […]

  • 8471.80 vs 8544.42

    QUESTION: I do not work in the electronics industry but do import and export cables that we purchase that are used to connect cameras, laptops, systems etc. I have been researching the classification of USB Cables with connectors on CROSS.  CROSS consistently comes up with two different HS Codes 8471.80 and 8544.42.  Two completely different […]

  • Stuffed Animal

    QUESTION: Is there a way to import a “stuffed animal” without it being designated as a “toy?” I have seen a few ruling that classify similar products in the 9503 area. Since it is not labeled for children, and is essentially a small pillow shaped as an animal, US HTS I  believe would be 9503.00.0090. […]

  • Spun-bound polyethylene fibers Classification

    QUESTION: Has anyone come across classifying (HTS) spun-bound polyethylene fibers . (Cannot name the brand, but sometimes you see it on homes being built, made from 100% synthetic material made from high-density spun-bound polyethylene fibers.).  There are a few places it could fall under (4823 / 5603 / 4202).  Is the direction to go based […]

  • How to report cake knife and serving set

    QUESTION: We have to import 1000 wedding cake knife and serving set made of base metal.  It is classified under two HTS codes 8211929030 8215200000 We are a self filer company.  I am wondering how you report the HTS in ABI correctly.  Do we report the UOM as 1000 sets or as 2000pcs. ========== Answers: […]