Questions and answers about HTSUS

  • 8471.41.0150 vs 8471.50.0150

    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements 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 […]

  • XVV for burglar alarms

    OT Fact Sheet: Origin Certification Requirements 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 […]

  • 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: ========== I could be wrong, but I do not believe there are details available on this yet.  […]


    QUESTION: I ran across an anomaly in the tariff recently relative to heading 8303.  The HTSUS differs from the Harmonized System Convention. • HTSUS: Armored or reinforced safes, strong-boxes and doors and safe deposit lockers for strong-rooms, cash or deed boxes and the    like, AND PARTS THEREOF, of base metal. • HS: 83.03   Armoured or […]


    QUESTION: We need to ship four printing silk screen stencils to an affiliated company in Switzerland but have difficulty determining the correct HTS code.  The frames are aluminum with an exposed silkscreen and stencil in the center and are used to print on paperboard. ********************’ Answers: Silk screening machines are included in heading 8443, according […]

  • ANSWERS TO Question on Classifications

    QUESTION: Classification for Some items can be different in different country. We have 1 item made/ship from US to MX, it’s under chapter 38 in MX but 29 in US.  Have you ever issue USMCA with 2 HTS code for 1 item? %%%%%%%%%%% ANSWERS: The qualification analysis under any FTA should be made based on […]

  • Answers to Question on Changing tariff codes on entries

    QUESTION: We just acquired a company that’s been using the wrong tariff code (duty free, no China tariff) for a product they were importing.  We have started to use the correct code (duty free + 25% China tariff but there was an exclusion until 12/2020). What is the recommendation for previous entries using incorrect code […]

  • Answers to Question on Node and gateway origin question GRI 3 Kit

    QUESTION: We are trying to determine the correct country of origin for a kit.  Any help is greatly appreciated: Six sensor nodes classified in Chapter 90 that communicate via blue tooth to a gateway classified in 8517.62.0090 that receives the sensor node Bluetooth data.  The gateway transmits the data collected to our mainframe server. Sensor […]

  • ANSWERS TO Question on about “other” cedar lumber

    QUESTION: At the statistical suffix level of HTS 4407.19.10, it states “other cedar” and then lists several genera (genuses).  My product is a different genus of cedar from those listed.  Does my product have to be one of the listed genera in order for me to classify it here as “other cedar”?  Does “other cedar” […]


    QUESTION: Can anyone advise where you are classifying Hand Sanitizers liquid and wipes containing alcohol. Would you use 3824.99.9297 for both.  As far as the disinfectant wipes – would these be classified to 3808.94 or chapter 5603. ************** Answers: Disinfectant wipes= 3808.94. Hand sanitizers liquid is under 3824 has a lot of headings based on […]


    QUESTION: If your oilfield goodie doesn’t fall under a ruling for 8431.43.4000 or 8431.43.8060, and you KNOW it’s in one of those, how do you decide which? Just because it’s used offshore doesn’t make it 8431.43.4000, right?  Some offshore goodies can be 8431.43.8060, right? =========== Answer: Impossible to provide a concise answer without knowing which […]


    QUESTION: Is there a timeline that I can go by when HTS Codes are reviewed and changed? I have a lot of Commodity Codes that have been revised and become obsolete. Just want to be more timely with getting correct HTS codes on my products/items. In other words, is there a certain time when HTS […]