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CBP Classification Rulings on Toys, Pump Assemblies, Saw Kits, Foods, Gloves

Friday, January 31, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

In the Jan. 29, 2014, Customs Bulletin and Decisions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection proposed to revoke or modify classification rulings on the following products. Comments are due by Feb. 28.

Product: Motor vehicle used to transport pre-mixed feed from a feed kitchen to minks in their pens.
Proposed action: Revocation of NY 849985.
Current classification: HTSUS 8704.21.0000, motor vehicles for the transport of goods (25% duty).
Proposed classification: HTSUS 8436.80.00, other agricultural machinery (duty-free).
Explanation: As machines used on mink farms (which raise minks for a commercial purpose) these vehicles fall under heading 8436.

Product: Electronic circuits referred to as assembled multi-die products.
Proposed action: Revocation of HQ H013678.
Current classification: HTSUS 8543.89.9695, other electrical machines and apparatus (2.6% duty).
Proposed classification: HTSUS 9031.80.80, other instruments, appliances and machines (1.7% duty).

Also in the Jan. 29, 2014, Customs Bulletin and Decisions, CBP revoked or modified classification rulings on the following products, effective March 31.

Product: Aquadoodle toy, a textile fabric mat packaged with two pens intended to be filled with water.
Action: Revocation of HQ W968020, HQ H050118, NY N091640, NY R03958 and NY L88572.
Newruling: HQ H236028.
New classification: HTSUS 9503.00.00, toys (duty-free).

Product: Pump assemblies.
Action: Modification of HQ 088500 and NY D82549.
Newruling: HQ H237855.
New classification: HTSUS 8413.20.00, hand pumps for liquids (duty-free).

Product: Bi-metal hole saw kit used to cut holes through drywall, wood, plastic and metal. Kit consists of six steel hole saws, two mandrels permanently attached to steel pilot drill and one threaded mandrel adapter, all imported in a hard plastic carrying case.
Action: Revocation of NY N090938.
Newruling: HQ H097658.
New classification: HTSUS 8202.99.00, other saw blades (duty-free).

Product: Brussels sprouts with butter sauce.
Action: Modification of NY N202500.
Newruling: HQ H212286.
New classification: HTSUS 2004.90.85, other frozen vegetables (11.2% duty).

Product: Reagent kit used for in vitro diagnostics.
Action: Modification of NY N019762.
Newruling: HQ H035574.
New classification: HTSUS 2844.40.00, mixture containing radioactive chemical elements and isotopes (duty-free).

Product: Polyurethane coated gloves.
Action: Revocation of NY N013115 and modification of NY N042821.
Newruling: HQ H246529.
New classification: HTSUS 6116.10.55, other gloves containing 50% or more by weight of cotton, manmade fibers or other textile fibers (13.2% duty).

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