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CBP Classification Rulings on Textile Costumes, LED Bulbs, Bushings, File Organizers

Monday, July 07, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

In the July 2, 2014, “Customs Bulletin and Decisions,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection proposed to revoke classification rulings on the following products. Comments are due by Aug. 1.

Product: LED light bulbs.
Proposed action: Revocation of NY N233864.
Current classification: HTSUS 9405.40.60, other electric lamps (six percent duty).
Proposed classification: HTSUS 8543.70.70, electric luminescent lamps (two percent duty).

Product: Textile costumes.
Proposed action: Revocation of the following rulings.
NY N027014
NY K83403
NY L81066
NY L82278
NY L82673
NY L84051
NY L84065
NY L84592
NY L86277
NY L86408
NY L86785
NY L88866
NY L89162
NY L89639
NY M80259
NY M82564
NY M82555
NY M82557
NY M82870
NY M83049
NY M83412
NY M83459
NY M83583
NY M83609
NY M83667
NY M83566
NY M83567
NY M83296
NY M83801
NY M84006
NY M84061
NY M84056
NY M84062
NY M84282
NY M84306
NY M84605
NY N003786
NY N004139
NY N005598
NY N008032
NY N008367
NY N008669
NY N008745
NY N008373
NY N009114
NY N009115
NY N009917
NY N011304
NY N016963
NY N017888
NY N018623
NY N018979
NY N019574
NY N020170
NY N021727
NY N021728
NY N022634
NY N023081
NY N024183
NY N025200
NY N027005
NY N028720
NY N029295
NY N031058
NY N031081
NY N042615
NY N075960
Current classification: HTSUS 9505, festive articles.
Proposed classification: HTSUS 6204.43.4040, girls’ dresses (16 percent duty).
Explanation: The costumes have been designed and constructed as wearing apparel for repetitive use given their elaborate styling features and durable construction.

Also in the July 2, 2014, “Customs Bulletin and Decisions,” CBP revoked or modified classification rulings on the following products, effective Sept. 2.

Product: Plastic bushing with a lip or flange that is used in a steering assembly for a marine water-jet propulsion system.
Action: Modification of NY N041816.
New ruling: HQ H230059.
New classification: HTSUS 8483.30.80, other plain shaft bearings (4.5 percent duty).
Explanation: The bushing serves as both a radial and an axial bearing, the form and function of which are both described by heading 8483.

Product: Expanding file organizer with a paperboard exterior and a fold-over lid with a metal carry handle and twist lock.
Action: Revocation of NY N073247.
New ruling: HQ H235455.
New classification: HTSUS 4202.19.00, other cases (20 percent duty).
Explanation: This item organizes, stores, protects and carries filed documents and therefore shares the same essential characteristics as the named containers of heading 4202. CBP rejected an argument that the organizers must share these characteristics in the same manner as the named examples in subheading 4202.19.00.

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