Background

In the June 24, 2020, Customs Bulletin and Decisions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is proposing to reclassify nonwoven wipes for people and pets as other nonwovens impregnated with soap or detergent under HTSUS 3401.11.50 (duty-free) or HTSUS 3401.19.00 (duty-free), respectively. CBP had previously classified these items as other nonwovens under HTSUS 3401.19.00, other liquids or creams for washing the skin under HTSUS 3401.30.50 (duty-free), washing preparations under HTSUS 3402.20.5100 (duty-free), or aromatic organic surface-active agents under HTSUS 3402.12.1000 (4 percent duty).

CBP explains that these wipes contain a detergent or other cleansing agent and are therefore not classifiable under heading 3402.

Rulings NY N301154, NY N300856, NY N303558, NY N290033, NY J89299, NY J87912, NY N236829, NY J87145, NY F88830, NY 810044, and NY N242165 would be revoked, and ruling NY N285765 would be modified, to reflect this change. Comments are due by July 24.

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

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