Background

In the Aug. 18, 2021, Customs Bulletin and Decisions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is proposing to reclassify polypropylene fibrillated yarn as polypropylene twine under HTSUS 5607.49.2500 (9.8 cents/kg + 5.3 percent duty) rather than as synthetic monofilament under HTSUS 5404.90.0000 (duty-free). Comments on this proposed change, which would modify ruling NY N277404, are due by Sept. 17.

The product at issue is 9,999 denier virgin polypropylene fibrillated twine. CBP states that 9,999 denier translates to 11,641 decitex and that yarns measuring more than 10,000 decitex are to be treated as twine, cordage, ropes, and cables, which are classified under heading 5607. In addition, because the product is composed of a manmade, artificial material it cannot be classified in any heading of Chapter 54.

For more information on how to seek or utilize classification and other rulings, please contact attorney Deb Stern at (305) 894-1007 or via email.

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