In the Feb. 21, 2024, Customs Bulletin and Decisions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection proposed to reclassify glass containers imported with lids as other glass containers under HTSUS 7010.90.50 (duty-free) rather than as other non-electrical light fittings under HTSUS 9405.50.40 (6 percent duty) or decorative glassware under HTSUS 7013.99.50 (30 percent duty).

The products at issue are cylindrical glass vessels that are imported empty and then filled with a wick and candle wax in the U.S. CBP therefore believes that, in their condition as imported, these items (1) possess no particular distinguishing features that would establish their identity or use as candle holders, (2) lack any decorative features, and (3) do not have the physical characteristics of either drinking glasses or other household storage containers.

Rulings NY N094595, NY N266863, NY N260440, HQ 950426, and HQ 957982 would be revoked to reflect the proposed reclassification. Comments on this proposal are due no later than March 22.

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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