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CBP Rulings on Pullovers, Chemicals, Jewelry Boxes

Friday, April 26, 2013
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In the April 24, 2013, Customs Bulletin and Decisions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection proposed to revoke or modify rulings on the following products. Comments are due by May 20.

Product: Pullover garment.
Proposed action: Revocation of NY N187601 and NY N196161.
Current classification: HTSUS 6110.90.90, pullovers of other textile materials (32% duty).
Proposed classification: HTSUS 6110.30.30, pullovers of manmade fibers (32% duty).
Explanation: The yarn from which the pullover is made was classified in NY N187601 as metalized yarn under HTSUS 5605, and a pullover made wholly of metalized yarn would be classified under HTSUS 6110.90.90. This is contrary to the classification in NY N196161 (HTSUS 6110.30.30), which must therefore be revoked. However, CBP is also proposing to revoke NY N187601 after concluding that the yarn comprising the pullover is not metalized but polyester. As a result, entries of the subject pullover made before the effective date of the proposed new ruling would continue to be classified under HTSUS 6110.90.90, and those made afterward would be classified under HTSUS 6110.30.30.

Product: Apomorphine hydrochloride ampules.
Proposed action: Modification of NY 188116.
Current determination: Ampules are NAFTA originating and the country of origin for NAFTA marking purposes is France.
Proposed determination: Country of origin for NAFTA marking purposes is Canada.
Explanation: The manufacturing that occurs in Canada is more than minor processing.

Also in the April 24, 2013, Customs Bulletin and Decisions, CBP modified a classification ruling on the following products, effective June 24.

Product: Jewelry boxes covered in plastic-coated paper.
Action: Modification of HQ 953610.
New ruling: HQ H129655.
New classification: HTSUS 4202.92.90, jewelry boxes with outer surface of sheeting of plastic or textile materials (17.6% duty).

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