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Tariff Schedule Note Updated to Clarify Eligibility of Certain Imports for MPF Exemption

Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued Jan. 3 a notice stating that General Statistical Note 3(c) has been updated in the 2014 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. to indicate that goods imported under the Civil Aircraft Agreement, the Pharmaceutical Agreement or the Intermediate Chemicals for Dyes Agreement (SPIs “C,” “K” and “L,” respectively) that are the product of a country with which the U.S. has a free trade agreement that provides the merchandise processing fee exemption can be imported free of MPF using SPI C#, K# and L# even if the FTA’s more stringent origination rules and imported directly rules are not met. CBP states that this applies to all FTAs that provide the MPF exemption (NAFTA, CAFTA and the FTAs with Chile, Singapore, Australia, Israel, Bahrain, Oman, Peru, Korea, Colombia and Panama).

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