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Classification Ruling Changes on Aquatic Articles, Play Tables, Hospital Garments, Jewelry

Monday, August 29, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The following proposed revocations and modifications of U.S. Customs and Border Protection classification rulings are included in the Aug. 24, 2016, Customs Bulletin and Decisions. Comments on the proposed revocations and modifications are due no later than Sept. 23 and the final revocations and modifications will be effective for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Oct. 24.

Inflatable Aquatic Articles. CBP is proposing to reclassify plastic inflatable floats meant for use in calm open water as other sports or outdoor games under HTSUS 9506.99.6080 (4 percent duty) rather than as other inflatable articles under HTSUS 3926.90.7500 (4.2 percent duty) or other water sports equipment under HTSUS 9506.29.0080 (duty-free). Rulings NY K88277, NY F84500 and NY N019683 would be revoked to reflect this change.

Polyetheramine. CBP is reclassifying JEFFAMINE D-2000 polyetheramine as an other polyether under HTSUS 3907.20.0000 (6.1 percent duty) rather than as an other synthetic polymer under HTSUS 3911.90.9010 (6.5 percent duty). Ruling HQ H262287 will revoke ruling NY N255361 to reflect this change.

Play Tables with Detachable Mobile Seats. CBP is reclassifying play tables with detachable mobile seats as other toys labeled for use by persons under three years of age under HTSUS 9503.00.0071 (duty-free) rather than as a seat under HTSUS 9401.80.4045 (duty-free). Ruling HQ H166336 will modify ruling NY N074173 to reflect this change.  

Hospital Patient Garments. CBP is reclassifying unisex hospital patient tops as women’s ensemble blouses under HTSUS 6204.23.0055 (26.9 percent duty) and unisex hospital patient shorts as women’s ensemble shorts under HTSUS 6404.23.0045 (28.6 percent duty). The tops are currently classified as women’s blouses under HTSUS 6206.40.3030 (26.9 percent duty) and the shorts are classified as women’s shorts under HTSUS 6204.63.3532 (28.6 percent duty). Ruling HQ H262283 will revoke ruling NY N257998 to reflect this change.

Jewelry Charms. CBP is reclassifying jewelry charms containing cubic zirconia stones as jewelry of semiprecious stones under HTSUS 7116.20.0580 (3.3 percent duty) rather than as other imitation jewelry under HTSUS 7117.19.9000 (11 percent duty). Ruling HQ H063616 will modify ruling NY N053948 to reflect this change.

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