The Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service has issued a final rule intended to ensure that importers are being assessed on the same products as domestic manufacturers under the Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research, and Information Order.
This order is funded by assessments (currently $0.000386/kg) on importers and manufacturers of 100,000 short tons or more of paper and paper-based packaging per year. Assessments are used for projects to promote subject goods.
Effective March 10, AMS has updated the list of Harmonized Tariff Schedule numbers for goods subject to this order to reflect changes made by the International Trade Commission. The updated list includes HTSUS numbers under headings 4802, 4804, 4805, 4807, 4810, and 4811.
AMS has also inserted language that allows assessment collection to continue even if HTS numbers change in the future.
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