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Tariff Schedule Amended to Reflect HS Changes, Correct Technical Errors

Thursday, December 08, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

President Obama has issued a proclamation making the following changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S.

- modifications to (a) reflect amendments to the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System and (b) provide for the continuation of previously proclaimed staged duty reductions under the U.S. free trade agreements with Australia, Morocco, the Dominican Republic and Central America, Oman, Peru, Korea, and Panama for goods classifiable in the amended provisions (effective with respect to goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Jan. 3, 2017)

- corrections to technical errors in a previous proclamation modifying the HTSUS to (a) implement the duty reductions under the expanded World Trade Organization Information Technology Agreement (effective with respect to goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after July 1, 2016) and (b) reflect the extension through Sept. 30, 2025, of the regional apparel program and the third-party fabric program under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (effective with respect to goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Dec. 1, 2016)

- removal of additional U.S. Note 4 to Chapter 71 to reflect the revocation of the ban on imports of jadeite and rubies, and articles of jewelry containing jadeite and rubies, mined or extracted from Burma

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