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CBP Ruling Changes on Yard Waste Bags, Fuel, Furniture Parts, Photomask Pellicles

Friday, December 02, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The following proposed and final revocations and modifications of U.S. Customs and Border Protection classification rulings are included in the Nov. 30, 2016, Customs Bulletin and Decisions. Comments on the proposed revocations and modifications are due no later than Dec. 30 and the final revocations and modifications will be effective for goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Jan. 30.

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Yard Waste/Recycling Bags. CBP is proposing to reclassify reusable bags of woven polypropylene strips used for yard waste and recycling as bags of a kind used for packing under HTSUS 6305.32.0010 (8.5 percent duty) rather than as other made up articles under HTSUS 6307.90.9986 (7 percent duty). Ruling HQ 955639 would be revoked to reflect this change.

Renewable Diesel. CBP is reclassifying a fuel produced from vegetable oils and animal fats and used to power diesel engines as hydrocarbon mixtures under HTSUS 2710.19.45 (10.5 cents/bbl) rather than as other chemical preparations under HTSUS 3824.90.9290 (5 percent duty). Ruling HQ H258443 will revoke ruling NY N250961 to reflect this change.

Cam Fastener. CBP is reclassifying a cam fastener and dowel composed of zinc, which are used to fasten or bind parts of furniture together, as other articles of zinc under HTSUS 7907.00.60 (3 percent duty) rather than as other furniture and parts thereof under HTSUS 9403.90.8041 (duty-free). Ruling HQ H263900 will revoke ruling NY N259010 to reflect this change.

Photomask Pellicles. CBP is reclassifying photomask pellicles as other articles of plastic under HTSUS 3926.90.9995 (5.3 percent duty) rather than as parts of machines and apparatus of a kind used solely for the manufacture of electronic integrated circuits under HTSUS 8486.90.00 (duty free). Ruling HQ H266971 will revoke rulings HQ H055635, HQ H055636, HQ H031396, and NY N121378 to reflect this change.

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