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CBP Classification Rulings on Bath Trim, Paint Mixing Unit Parts, Novelty Drinking Vessels

Monday, November 17, 2014
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In the Nov. 12, 2014, Customs Bulletin and Decisions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection proposed to revoke or modify classification rulings on the following products. Comments are due by Dec. 12.

Product: Chrome-plated brass escutcheons used as a trim component for use in bathtubs and showers.
Proposed action: Modification of NY I86062 and NY 803902.
Current classification: HTSUS 8481.90.10, copper parts of hand operated and check appliances (3 percent duty), or 7418.20.10, brass sanitary ware and parts thereof (3.7 percent duty).
Proposed classification: HTSUS 7419.99.50, other articles of copper (duty-free).

Product: Chrome-plated steel escutcheons used to cover the hole on the bathroom shower wall where the shower arm projects.
Proposed action: Revocation of NY L89621.
Current classification: HTSUS 7324.90.0000, iron or steel sanitary ware and parts thereof (duty-free).
Proposed classification: HTSUS 7326.90.85, other articles of iron or steel (2.9 percent duty).

Product: Parts of a paint mixing unit.
Proposed action: Revocation of NY I89639 and modification of NY R01329.
Current classification: HTSUS 9403.20.0020, metal racks, shelves and similar fixtures (duty-free), and 9403.90.8040, other furniture parts (duty-free).
Proposed classification: HTSUS 8479.90.94, other parts of machines having individual functions not elsewhere specified or included (duty-free).

Also in the Nov. 12, 2014, Customs Bulletin and Decisions, CBP revoked classification rulings on the following products, effective for merchandise entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Jan. 12, 2015.

Product: Dolomite ceramic novelty drinking vessels.
Action: Revocation of NY N131398.
New ruling: HQ H217616.
New classification: HTSUS 6912.00.44, other drinking vessels (10 percent duty), or 6912.00.48, other tableware and kitchenware (9.8 percent duty).

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