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Classification of Fiber Optic Ribbon to be Revised

Monday, August 07, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is proposing to reclassify multi-mode optical fiber ribbon cable as optical fiber bundles and cables under HTSUS 9001.10.00 (6.7 percent duty) rather than as optical fiber cables under HTSUS 8544.70.00 (duty-free). CBP explains that this product falls squarely within the meaning of “bundle” provided by the fiber optic industry because it contains individual fibers bound together within a single plastic jacket. In addition, the product is not fiber optic cable because it lacks strength members and a protective outer jacketing.

Ruling NY N247006 would be revoked to reflect this change. Comments on this proposal are due by Sept. 1.

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