Classification System Changes Expected to Take Effect in 2017 Issued by ITC
The International Trade Commission has made available (see link below) a document outlining 234 changes to the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System that World Customs Organization member countries will implement by Jan. 1, 2017. The ITC has also instituted an investigation on corresponding changes that will be necessary to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S. Proposed recommendations are anticipated this December, at which time the ITC will solicit public comments. The ITC’s final recommendations will be submitted to the president by July 2015, and following a 60-day congressional layover period the president may proclaim the HTSUS modifications.