HTS

  • GLOBAL HS CLASS PARITY

    QUESTION: What are the benefits of having parity to the sixth-digit, subheading-level for HS classifications across various countries/geographies (e.g. US, CA, MX, EU, CN)? We recently received a classification ruling from CBSA for a product where even at the heading level doesn’t match up with how we classify this product globally. The new classification that […]

  • 2022 HTS UPDATES

    QUESTION: Have the official US HTS changes that are effective 1/1/2022 been announced?  If so, where can we find the latest information regarding anticipated HTS updates?  I have reviewed the recommendations and the WCO correlation tables, would the recommendation usually mirror the actual changes?  With so many changes planned, we want to prepare in advance […]

  • Dispute over HS codes

    QUESTION: We sell and export goods to inter-company/related parties globally. We have a situation where one of our inter-company parties in Brazil does not agree with the HS classification we use for one of our products. We will continue to use the HS code we believe (and have sufficient proof from US CBP) on our […]

  • HTS changes

    QUESTION: I am seeing information about new changes to the HTS coming for 2022.  Does anyone have information on this as to what type of changes? ========== Answers: See WCO 2022 HS correlation tables and amendments here: http://www.wcoomd.org/en/topics/nomenclature/instrument-and-tools/hs-nomenclature-2022-edition.aspx ========== I could be wrong, but I do not believe there are details available on this yet.  […]

  • ANSWERS TO Question on Substantial transformation

    QUESTION: Sending products/items to  3 PLM facility in EU, there the facility will pick and pack creating a kit for export. 90 % of the items are made in the USA and 10 % of Asian origin since the 3PLM facility will pick and pack all the item and will make a kit in their […]

  • Answers to Question on 8471.41.0150 vs 8471.50.0150

    QUESTION: Can someone explain the nuances between 8471.41.0150 and 8471.50.0150. Ruling N303442 discusses both but without much explanation. ============ Answers: 8471.41 must contain both an input unit and an output unit.  8471.50 may contain either an input unit or an output unit, but not both.  If you carefully read the product descriptions presented by the […]

  • ANSWER TO Question on XVV for burglar alarms

    QUESTION: Scenario: A group of components, similar to the 5-piece kit described in ruling N301630 (except the siren component does not have a display), is imported as a set put up for retail sale.  When components are imported separately, they are imported under their respective HTS codes, none of which is 8531.10.0035.  The siren component […]

  • Answers to QUESTION ON CPSC AND HTS CODES

    QUESTION: My company recently began receiving CPSC (Consumer product) “under review” messages.  We import furniture, but not for children.  I found the list of products CPSC is concerned with however I couldn’t find specific HTS codes that CPSC is monitoring.  2 questions: Has anyone else “all of a sudden” begun receiving these messages for HTS […]

  • Answers to Question on HTS changes

    QUESTION: I am seeing information about new changes to the HTS coming for 2022.  Does anyone have information on this as to what type of changes? ========== Answers: See WCO 2022 HS correlation tables and amendments here: http://www.wcoomd.org/en/topics/nomenclature/instrument-and-tools/hs-nomenclature-2022-edition.aspx ========== I could be wrong, but I do not believe there are details available on this yet.  […]