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Classification Rulings on Auto Parts, Printer Cartridges, Drugs, Tobacco Wrappers, Dental Equipment

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

In the Sept. 3, 2014, “Customs Bulletin and Decisions,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection proposed to modify classification rulings on the following products. Comments are due by Oct. 3.

Product: Phosphor plate barrier envelopes used in dental X-rays.
Proposed action: Modification of NY N050327.
Current classification: HTSUS 3926.90.9980, other articles of plastics (5.3 percent duty).
Proposed classification: HTSUS 9022.90.60, other parts of X-ray apparatus (0.8 percent duty).

Also in the Sept. 3, 2014, “Customs Bulletin and Decisions,” CBP revoked or modified classification rulings on the following products, effective Nov. 3.

Product: Tobacco wrappers used for the hand-rolling of loose tobacco filler into cigarettes.
Action: Revocation of NY C82943.
New ruling: HQ H073917.
New classification: HTSUS 2403.91.2000, homogenized or reconstituted tobacco suitable for use as wrapper tobacco (62 cents/kg).

Product: Automobile heater controller assembly.
Action: Revocation of NY N075384.
New ruling: HQ H083278.
New classification: HTSUS 8537.10.90, other boards, panels, etc. for electric control or the distribution of electricity (2.7 percent duty).

Product: Amevive ®, a drug containing alefacept as the active ingredient that is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis.
Action: Revocation of NY J80522.
New ruling: HQ H207575.
New classification: HTSUS 3002.10.02, modified immunological products (duty-free).

Product: Phenylketonuria nutritional supplements.
Action: Revocation of NY N006049, NY N006048 and NY N005717.
New ruling: HQ H240613.
New classification: HTSUS 2106.90.9998, other food preparations (6.4 percent duty).

Product: Printer cartridges designed to be used solely with dye sublimation printers.
Action: Modification of NY N022500.
New ruling: HQ H097674.
New classification: HTSUS 8443.99.25, other parts and accessories of printers (duty-free).

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