Background

The following final revocations and modifications of U.S. Customs and Border Protection rulings are included in the May 5, 2021, Customs Bulletin and Decisions. These changes will be effective with respect to goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after July 5.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

Cotton Yarns

CBP is reclassifying cotton core-spun yarns under HTSUS 5205.12.1000 (5.2 percent duty) or HTSUS 5206.32.0000 (9.2 percent duty) rather than under HTSUS 5606.00.0010 (8 percent duty). CBP explains that these yarns are core-spun yarns, which consists of a core around which fibers are wrapped, rather than gimped yarns, which consist of yarns around which is wrapped spirally another yarn or filament or strip. Ruling HQ H311461 will modify rulings NY N304396 and NY N304440 to reflect this change.

Electronic Drum Kit

CBP has issued ruling HQ H309494 to modify ruling NY N202375 regarding the country of origin for marking purposes of an electronic drum kit. All of the kit’s components are made in China except for one made in Taiwan and another made in Sweden, and the components are packaged together in Sweden without further processing. CBP previously cited the NAFTA marking rules in holding that the kit was a product of China for country of origin marking purposes. However, CBP now states that the NAFTA marking rules do not apply because none of the components are from Mexico, Canada, or the U.S. CBP therefore concludes that the country of origin of the items for marking purposes is China, Taiwan, and Sweden.

Nutritional Supplements

CBP is reclassifying nutritional supplement gummies under HTSUS 2106.90.9897 (6.4 percent duty) rather than HTSUS 2106.90.9500 (10 percent duty). CBP explains that while these items contain more than 10 percent of sugar derived from sugar cane, they are not “principally of crystalline structure” or “in dry amorphous form” when imported and prepared for marketing to the ultimate consumer. Ruling HQ H316413 will revoke ruling NY N314621 to reflect this change.

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