Questions and answers about HTSUS

  • Availability of new US tariff schedule with WCO changes

    QUESTION: Where can I find a copy of the 2022 HTS with the WCO changes?  I’m referring to the entire new tariff schedule, not just a list of the changes. ========== Answers: Here the website for USHTS 2022 Preliminary edition ========== President Biden signed Proclamation 10326 To Modify the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the […]

  • 2022 HTS IN EXCEL

    QUESTION: Does anyone have an excel spreadsheet of the 2022 HTS codes that you would be willing to share? ============ Answers: The entire harmonized tariff schedule is available at: I understand that the 2022 HTS is supposed to be effective in late January. =========== Hello, Here is an excel spreadsheet that I created based […]

  • 2022 HTS AND SCH B

    QUESTION: With the new Tariff changes will there be changes to the Schedule B as well? ========== Answer: If the heading and subheading change, then yes.  If only the statistical – possibly.  For example – 8803 to 8807, the heading and subheading Sched B would mirror the HTS.  In my ERP, I will search out […]

  • 2022 HTS update timing

    QUESTION: Does anyone in the membership know when the 2022 HTS update will actually go into effect? I keep reading that it will be 30 days after presidential proclamation, but I don’t see that the presidential proclamation has actually happened. If it really has not happened, then the changes cannot go into effect on January […]


    QUESTION: Does anyone have an HTS correlation table in Excel related to the WCO 2022 tariff changes? =========== Answer: The EU has a correlation table, but to my knowledge the US does not. ===========

  • 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 […]