Background

In the Feb. 24, 2021, Customs Bulletin and Decisions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reclassifying wine cooler display cabinets as furniture for storage and display incorporating refrigerating or freezing equipment under HTSUS 8418.50.00 (duty-free) rather than as other refrigerating or freezing equipment under HTSUS 8418.69.0180 (duty-free).

The subject item employs a thermoelectric cooling system and is designed to store up to 12 wine bottles in horizontal and standing positions. It features slide-out shelves, a curved glass door, an interior light, and an LED digital display. CBP states that as this item is a counter-top cabinet that stores, displays, and refrigerates wine bottles, classification is proper under subheading 8418.50.

Ruling HQ H304964 will revoke ruling NY N300132 to reflect this change.

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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