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2007 Harmonized Tariff Schedules
International Trade Commission Releases
Drafts of Chapters 84, 85, and 90

August 10, 2006

The US International Trade Commission (USITC) recently released draft versions of Chapters 84, 85 and 90 of the 2007 Harmonized Tariff Schedules United States (HTSUS). (Click on the chapter reference links to view pdf documents.) In our newsletter U.S. Updates Tariff Classifications For 2007, we explained why these changes are occurring, and how you can review these changes.   The newly released documents reflect how these changes affect the current tariff. The current HTS text that will be eliminated in 2007 is in "strike out" text, and the new 2007 changes are noted in bold, red italics text.

There are also a few places in chapters 84 and 85 where the text is shaded in pink and followed by bold, black italics. These are places where the USITC is considering the possible reduction of statistical detail for items that will not be changing [mostly] as a result of the international HS 2007 changes. The USITC is accepting comments on these possible changes. Comments on the statistical annotations for the HS 2007 changes are of primary interest to the USITC.

Please contact George R. Tuttle, III at (415) 288-0428 or if you would like more information on how these and other changes to the 2007 HTS will affect products that you import.

George R. Tuttle, III is an attorney with the Law Offices of George R. Tuttle in San Francisco. The information in this article is general in nature, and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to create an attorney-client relationship with respect to any event or occurrence, and may not be considered as such.


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