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CBP Rulings on Classification of 3-D TV Kits, Dry Suits

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

In the June 26, 2013, Customs Bulletin and Decisions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection proposed to revoke a classification ruling on the following products. Comments are due by July 26.

Product: 3-D television starter pack kit that includes two pairs of 3-D active LCD shutter glasses.
Proposed action: Revocation of NY N123038.
Current classification: HTSUS 9013.80.90, other liquid crystal devices, appliances and instruments (4.5% duty).
Proposed classification: HTSUS 9004.90.00, other spectacles, goggles and the like (2.5% duty).
Explanation: The glasses at issue have the same purpose as polarized spectacles with plastic lenses, which are specifically listed in the Explanatory Notes as falling within the “other” category.

Also in the June 26, 2013, Customs Bulletin and Decisions, CBP modified a classification ruling on the following product, effective with respect to merchandise entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Aug. 26.

Product: Unisex coverall garment designed for over-water and waterborne tactical operations teams.
Action: Modification of NY N068477.
New ruling: HQ H073928.
New classification: HTSUS 6210.50.50, other women’s or girls’ garments of manmade fibers (7.1% duty). Garment is an originating good under NAFTA and the country of origin for marking purposes is Canada, provided a certificate of origin for the garment is completed and signed.

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