In the Jan. 26, 2022, Customs Bulletin and Decisions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reclassifying a controllable shading system as curtains under HTSUS 6303 (further classification depends on fabric composition, which was not provided) rather than as other mechanical appliances under HTSUS 8479.89.9897 (2.5 percent duty). CBP explains that the shade component, rather than the quiet electronic drive unit, imparts the essential character of this composite good.

Ruling HQ H312768 will revoke ruling NY N010048 to reflect this change, effective with respect to goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after March 27.

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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