Classification: Import

Questions and answers about Classification: Import

  • 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 […]

  • To Get a Binding Ruling or Not To Get a Binding Ruling?

    QUESTION: Although I have been doing my current import-focused work for the past three years, I came from an export world where tendering voluntary disclosures mitigated some potentially very heavy monetary penalties and potential export prohibitions. This seems to be a function of the way Customs law is written. With that in mind, in a […]

  • Harmonized Tariff Number/Schedule B

    QUESTION: Hello,  I have tried researching for information about a software license that is not in the form of paper, but installed inside a power sensor. I can not find any HTS or Schedule B number that I am comfortable with. Any help is appreciated. ========== In general, when commodities are shipped and imported with […]

  • EPA TSCA 20 High-Priority Substances (chemicals) HTS

    QUESTION: Does anyone have a List of HTS numbers corresponding to the 20 High-Priority Substances (chemicals) identified by EPA under TSCA that will be subject to fees? EPA is requesting manufacturers (including importers) to self-identify the import of 20 High-Priority Substances (chemicals) that may be subject to fee obligations under 40 CFR 700.45, associated with […]

  • GRI 2A – 3B UNASSEMBLED MACHINERY

    QUESTION: Per the below scenario, what is the membership’s take on compliantly applying GRI 2(a) or GRI 3(b) on the complete, unassembled wear liner?  This would essentially declare either subheading 8474.90 or 4016.90 based on the complete liner predominate wear composition.  Or should each liner segment be classified (GRI 1)? Scenario: Full wear liner replacement […]

  • HTS CLASS

    QUESTION: I work for a company that is foreign owned. We have manufacturing sites in several countries. The instruments we manufacture have to be “globally” classified with an HTS number. The instruments we manufacture are not “specifically” named in the HTS headings. We arrive at our classification determination based on the function of the instrument. […]

  • CLASSIFICATION OWNERSHIP

    QUESTION: Who should classify hardware items? Our company routes everything through central trade compliance resources who work with product experts; I have seen other companies train the product experts to do the classifications themselves. I’m looking for other models that may be out there as to who does classifications. And should the same people classify […]

  • 9801 AS PART OF A SET

    QUESTION: We ship to China an accessory that is part of a set that would qualify as set under GRI 3. The main component of the set is Made in China. The accessory sent from the US to be included in the set is made in Germany. Could we breakdown the set to claim 9801 […]