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Import Duty on Trampoline Safety Enclosures Would Increase Under CBP Proposal

Monday, February 26, 2018
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is proposing to reclassify a trampoline safety enclosure under HTSUS 9506.91.0030 (4.6 percent duty) rather than under HTSUS 9506.99.6080 (4 percent duty). Ruling NY R03134 would be revoked to reflect this change. Comments on this proposal are due no later than March 23.

The item at issue is composed of polyethylene mesh netting assembled on a zinc steel frame with foam tubes that are designed to be attached to a trampoline by means of zinc clamps. CBP states that it has classified recreational trampolines as exercise equipment under HTSUS 9506.91.0030 and that Note 3 to Chapter 95 provides that parts and accessories suitable for use solely or principally with articles of this chapter are to be classified with those articles. Because the items at issue are identifiable as such accessories, CBP states, they are classifiable under that subheading.

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