In the Oct. 20, 2021, Customs Bulletin and Decisions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is proposing to reclassify unframed automotive side mirrors as rear-view mirrors for vehicles under HTSUS 7009.10.00 (3.9 percent duty) rather than as unframed glass mirrors under HTSUS 7009.91.1000 (7.8 percent duty).

CBP explains that while these mirrors are placed on the exterior of passenger vehicles they reflect the area behind the vehicles. In addition, federal motor vehicle safety standards demonstrate that the commercial definition of rear-view mirrors includes side mirrors.

Ruling NY N253902 would be revoked to reflect this change. Comments on this proposal are due no later than Nov. 19.

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.

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