In the Feb. 8, 2023, Customs Bulletin and Decisions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reclassifying the following products, effective with respect to goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after April 9.

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Car Seat Canopies

CBP is reclassifying canopies for child car safety seats as parts of seats under HTSUS 9401.99.90 (duty-free) rather than as other made up articles under HTSUS 6307.90.99 (7 percent duty). Ruling HQ H321952 will modify rulings HQ 953673, NY 882039, and NY N113743 to reflect this change.

The items at issue are made of a woven blend of 50 percent polyester and 50 percent cotton fabric and have two elastic straps.

CIT explains that these items are similar to those classified in heading 9401 in a 1995 federal circuit court ruling in that they are designed to fit over the child safety seats, were sold as parts of the seats to which they are attached, and were imported separately from those seats.

Pipe Fittings

CBP is reclassifying cast ductile iron retainer glands for ductile iron mechanical joints as tube or pipe fittings under HTSUS 7307.19.30 (5.6 percent duty) rather than as articles of iron or steel under HTSUS 7325.99.10 (duty-free) or 7326.90.85 (2.9 percent duty). Ruling HQ H320950 will revoke ruling NY B87364 and modify rulings NY 898504, NY N118077, HQ 967490, NY J82246, and NY B85728 to reflect this change.

Polymer Products

CBP is reclassifying polymer products imported in pellet form for use in the manufacture of plastic products as copolymer blends under HTSUS 3903.90.50 (6.5 percent duty) rather than as copolymers under HTSUS 3903.30.00 (6.5 percent duty). Ruling HQ H287193 will modify ruling NY N278871 to reflect this change.

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