In the July 7, 2021, Customs Bulletin and Decisions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reclassifying insulated stainless steel beverage containers as vacuum vessels under HTSUS 9617.00.10 (7.2 percent duty) rather than as steel household articles under HTSUS 7323.93.0080 (2 percent duty). CBP explains that these items have a double-walled construction that performs temperature retention and therefore meet the terms of heading 9617 whether or not they have an additional outer casing.

Ruling HQ H303684 will revoke rulings NY N297758, NY N297169, NY N254461, and NY N264760 to reflect this change, effective with respect to goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Sept. 5.

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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