U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued the draft agenda for the 73rd session of the World Customs Organization’s Harmonized System Committee, which is being held in Brussels March 6-19. The HSC’s responsibilities include issuing classification decisions on the interpretation of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System, which can take the form of published tariff classification opinions or amendments to the Explanatory Notes. The committee also considers amendments to the legal text of the Harmonized System.

For more information on classification issues at the WCO or HSC, please contact attorney Deb Stern at (305) 894-1007 or via email.

The HSC is slated to consider a number of issues at its upcoming meeting, including a possible strategic review of the HS and changes of threshold values for the next review cycles. Also up for consideration is the classification of numerous goods, including the following.

- ammonium nitrate in gel form

- apparel of laminated textile materials

- Bluetooth headphones

- broadcast monitors

- commercial utility vehicles

- connected fitness mirrors

- cotton buds with plastic sticks

- CPU cooling devices

- display cover glass

- edamame beans

- electric scooters

- facial wipes

- festive articles

- fruit beer

- hardened proteins

- lighted Santa Claus decorations

- meat and cheese substitutes

- power drills/drivers

- powdered cooked chicken

- power strips

- reverse vending machines

- RF generators and matching networks

- serving and delivering robots

- sesame snacks

- spray dispensers

- tempeh

- transformer bushings

- turboshaft engines

- vehicle safety seat belts

- works trucks

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