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Ruling Revocations and Modifications on Light Towers, Printer Ribbons, Bags, Etc.

Monday, July 11, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The following proposed revocations and modifications of U.S. Customs and Border Protection classification rulings are included in the July 6, 2016, Customs Bulletin and Decisions. Comments are due no later than Aug. 5.

Portable Light Towers. CBP is proposing to reclassify portable light towers designed for providing light to open spaces and jobsites as electric generating sets under HTSUS 8502.11.00 (2.5 percent duty) rather than as electric lamps under HTSUS 9405.40.6000 (6 percent duty). Ruling NY N026470 would be revoked to reflect this change.

Thermal Transfer Ribbons. CBP is proposing to reclassify thermal transfer ribbons as parts of printing machinery under HTSUS 8443.99.25 (duty-free) rather than as typewriter or similar ribbons under HTSUS 9612.10.10 and 9612.10.90. Rulings HQ 958899, HQ 958572, NY 814940 and NY 814490 would be revoked to reflect this change.

Chemical Compounds. CBP is proposing to reclassify Galaxolide® mixtures (chemical compounds used in the fragrance industry) as mixtures with a basis of one or more odoriferous substances, of a kind used in industry, under HTSUS 3302.90.1050 (duty-free) rather than as heterocyclic compounds with oxygen hetero-atoms only under HTSUS 2932.99.7000 (6.5 percent duty). Rulings NY N196797 and NY C85217 would be revoked to reflect this change.

Luggage and Other Bags. CBP is proposing to reclassify a rolling Pullman case, backpacks, a tote bag and an insulated lunch bag as bags with an outer surface of other than textile materials under HTSUS 4202.12.20 (20 percent duty; Pullman case), 4202.92.10 (3.4 percent duty; lunch bag), and 4202.92.45 (20 percent duty; backpacks and tote bag) rather than as bags with an outer surface of textile materials under HTSUS 4202.12.8070 (Pullman case; 17.6 percent duty), 4202.92.0807 (7 percent duty; lunch bag) and 4202.92.30 (17.6 percent duty; backpacks and tote bag). Rulings NY M82559 and NY M84189 would be revoked to reflect this change.

Bike Parts. CBP is proposing to reclassify cranks and chain rings that are parts of bicycle cotterless-type crank sets as cotterless-type crank sets and parts thereof under HTSUS 8714.96.50 (duty-free) rather than as other parts and accessories under HTSUS 8714.99.8000 (10 percent duty). Rulings NY K81790, NY K80388 and HQ 083052 would be modified to reflect this change.

Cable Cutters. CBP is proposing to reclassify cable cutters made of heat-treated drop forged steel as metal cutting shears under HTSUS 8203.30.0000 (duty-free) rather than as pliers under HTSUS 8203.20.6030 (12 cents/dozen + 5.5 percent duty). Ruling NY N021177 would be revoked to reflect this change.

All-in-One Computers. CBP is proposing to reclassify the LG Chromebase, an all-in-one computer, as an automated data processing machine under HTSUS 8471.49.0000 (duty-free) rather than as an electrical machine under HTSUS 8543.70.9650 (2.6 percent duty). Ruling NY N257812 would be revoked to reflect this change.

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