Background

In the Oct. 20, 2021, Customs Bulletin and Decisions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection is reclassifying the following products, effective with respect to goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Dec. 19.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.

Light Sets

CBP is reclassifying black- and white-corded light sets designed to resemble spider webs as other electric lamps under HTSUS 9405.40.84 (3.9 percent duty) rather than as lighting sets of a kind used for Christmas trees under HTSUS 9405.30.0010 (8 percent duty). CBP explains that these light sets do not have a green cord, which the Court of International Trade has determined are “of a kind used for Christmas trees,” and are for use in a corner of a room or doorway, which prevents their use on a Christmas tree. Ruling NY N248187 would be revoked to reflect this change.

Polypropylene Yarn

CBP is reclassifying polypropylene fibrillated yarn as polypropylene twine under HTSUS 5607.49.2500 (9.8 cents/kg + 5.3 percent duty) rather than as synthetic monofilament under HTSUS 5404.90.0000 (duty-free).

The product at issue is 9,999 denier virgin polypropylene fibrillated twine. CBP states that 9,999 denier translates to 11,641 decitex and that yarns measuring more than 10,000 decitex are to be treated as twine, cordage, ropes, and cables, which are classified under heading 5607. In addition, because the product is composed of a manmade, artificial material it cannot be classified in any heading of Chapter 54.

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