Background

In the Feb. 17, 2021, Customs Bulletin and Decisions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is proposing to reclassify an “infinity rose flower box” as other cut flowers under HTSUS 0603.90.0000 (4 percent duty) rather than as other parts of plants under HTSUS 0604.90.6000 (7 percent duty).

The subject item is a cardboard box containing four roses affixed to a sponge, a greeting card, an instruction card, an envelope, and a single ribbon. CBP states that this item is a composite good classified by the component that provides its essential character, which is the roses because they are “the sole reason one would purchase the product.”

Because the item contains roses it is not classified under heading 0604, which provides in relevant part for other parts of plants without flower or flower buds. Instead, it is classified under heading 0603 because the roses are treated to extend their durability and are therefore no longer fresh roses for classification purposes.

Ruling N307028 would be revoked to reflect this change. Comments are due by March 19.

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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