Classification: Import

Questions and answers about Classification: Import

  • EN 1516 FURTHER PREPARED

    QUESTION: I am reading the ENs for Heading 1516.  It states:  “Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their fractions, partly or wholly hydrogenated, inter-esterified, re-esterified or elaidinized, whether or not refined, but not further prepared” Does anyone in the ICPA community work with this HS Code and how do you define “further prepared”?  What would be […]

  • STEM CELLS HTS

    QUESTION: What would be the proper tariff classification for human bone marrow stem cells that are used for R&D purposes only and NOT for a patient? HS Code 3001.90 has a use provision (organo-therapeutic/therapeutic/prophylactic) that does not apply in this case. =========== Answers: The only provision that comes to mind is 0511.99.4070 (Animal products NESOI:other:other:other:other).  […]

  • SYSTEM CLASSIFICATION – HTS

    QUESTION: We are exporting a complete system that includes a mixer, a control panel and a sprayer.   The ultimate function of the system is to spray a solution onto vegetables. The mixer mixes a powder with water of a certain temperature. The control panel is a PLM/HCI that controls the amount and rate at which […]

  • HTS FOR SOLAR STAKE LIGHTS

    QUESTION: I struggle with classifying solar stake lights every year, so I wanted to ask the membership if anyone has any tips or general guidelines you follow to help you classify these types of items. My issue lies in the fact that there are rulings in CROSS for many different classifications with different types of […]

  • HTS FOR MACHINE MOTORS

    QUESTION: We manufacture different types of large equipment and machinery (mixing, spraying, conveyors etc) used in fresh produce and agricultural food packing houses that we ship as a unit.  These each have a single HS Code for the piece of equipment.   However, we ship replacement parts for the equipment.  One of the common replacement parts […]

  • DIFFERING HTS BY USE – NOT DETERMINED BEFORE IMPORT

    QUESTION: We are an importer of an aluminum valve body that can be used in both hand-operated and actuated valves.  When used in  hand-operated valves it would be classified as 8481.90.5000.  When used in an actuated valve it is classified as 8481.90.6000.   Our challenge? At the time of importation we have not determined which type […]

  • HTS CHEMICAL REACTION RULE

    QUESTION: In regard to the chemical reaction rule for chapters 39-40, am I correct to assume, if the material being produced (in a way that complies with the chemical reaction rule) is a combination of materials from all over the world, it still qualifies?  ============ Answers: Yes =========== The source of the input materials would […]

  • HTS for Production v. Test Parts

    QUESTION: Would test parts, especially those that are only partially completed (i.e., not able to be used in production because they are in an unfinished state) be classified under the production part HTS or under 9031.90 as an accessory to a measuring tool?  Or somewhere else? Also, would the type of test make a difference?  […]

  • Component Hierarchy within Composite Products

    QUESTION: Could any of the membership offer guidance on the proper protocol in analyzing Composite Products to determine Classification–note the USE, Application, and Customer Expectations are all the same?  My understanding is 1.) the Value of the individual component parts is most important, followed by 2.) the weight of the component parts to the whole weight, […]

  • CLASSIFYING COMPOSITE MATERIALS

    QUESTION: Could any of the membership offer guidance on the proper protocol in analyzing Composite Products to determine classification?  My understanding is 1.) the Value of the individual component parts is most important, followed by 2.) the weight of the component parts to the whole weight, then 3.) the Percentage make up of component parts to the […]

  • Classification of Spare parts, tools, Accessories and Equipment and machine Sub Assemblies

    QUESTION: Does CBP have any guidance available on the classification of subassemblies of larger machines and equipment?   I am guessing that in some cases, the subassembly could be considered a part and accessory of the piece of equipment.  But in other cases, it would be classified as a separate item.   The equipment is composed of […]

  • HTS FOR USB CABLES

    QUESTION: 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 Chapters and Headings. 8471.80 – “Automatic data processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form […]