Background

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has issued a final rule that, effective Nov. 15, updates its regulations in 19 CFR 102.20 and 102.21 to reflect recent changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the U.S.

The affected regulations prescribe the tariff shift rules used to determine (1) the country of origin of imported goods for marking purposes under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, (2) the country of origin of imported goods for certain purposes for outstanding pending NAFTA claims, (3) whether an imported good is a new or different article of commerce under the free trade agreements with Bahrain and Morocco, and (4) the country of origin of textile and apparel products (other than those of Israel).

CBP is now revising these regulations to reflect modifications to HTSUS numbers that took effect Jan. 1, 2018, and Jan. 1, 2022. These modifications included adding or removing various tariff provisions and transferring certain goods to different or newly-created tariff provisions.

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