CBP Posts New Units of Measure for HTS Reporting

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) posted notice of previous and future changes to units of measure (UOM), used to report quantity, under the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (USHTS).

Under the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA), all UOM which have no specific quantity required would be updated to include a reporting quantity.  This update is being done because UOM are required under TFTEA Drawback.

An ‘X’ UOM was used to indicate that there are no UOM required for a USHTS.

On January 1, 2019, all dutiable HTS with a previous ‘X’ reporting were update to require a reporting quantity, such as No. (number), or KG (kilogram), etc. To view UOMs that have already changed, please use link for ‘dutiable HTS’.

On January 1, 2020, all duty free HTS currently having a reporting quantity of ‘X’ are expected to be updated to require a reporting quantity.  To view the forthcoming UOMs for those USHTS due to change, please use link for ‘duty free HTS’.

If you have any questions regarding changes to the reporting quantity for USHTS where there were no previous UOM required, Livingston can help!  Please contact either your Livingston account manager or our regulatory affairs group at usregaffairs@livingstonintl.com