The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) posted an update to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) with their annual July 1, HTS changes. Most are based on the ITC’s 484(f) Committee Changes to the HTS and Schedule B and are effective July 1, 2021.
NAFTA: The ‘Special Duty Rate’ column in all Chapters that showed a Special Program Indicator (SPI) used under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) of ‘CA’ and ‘MX’ were removed. General Note 12 for NAFTA was also removed.
Summary of 484(f) HTS changes:
- Subheading 0306.17.00 -new breakout for Farmed Frozen Cold-Water Shrimp.
- Subheading 0505.10.00 -changed reference to standards for stuffing feather and down from ‘GSA’ to ‘ASTM D4522’.
- Subheading 0702.00 -new breakout for Fresh Tomatoes for ‘Round’ (aka ‘Globe’, Slicing’, ‘Beefsteak’), where ‘Round’ is defined in a new Stat Note 2 to Chapter 7. Also some new breakouts for ‘Roma’ Tomatoes.
- HTS 0709.99.9010 -new HTS for Fresh or Chilled Cilantro.
- Subheading 0810.10. & 0810.20 -new breakout for ‘Certified Organic’ Strawberries, Raspberries, and Blackberries.
- HTS 0810.90.4610 -new HTS for Fresh Tomatillos.
- Subheading 0813.20.20 -new breakdown for Dried Prunes.
- Subheading 2903.39.20 -new breakdown for 3 specific Fluorinated Hydrocarbons (HFC-32, HFC-125, & HFC-143A).
- Subheading 2931.39.00 & 3808.93.50 -new breakdown for N-(Phosphonomethyl) Glycine (Glyphosate) and its Salts and Esters, and Mixtures containing it.
- Subheading 3808.94.50 -new breakdown for Other Hand Sanitizers and Disinfectants, with hand sanitizers defined in new Stat Note 1 in Chapter 38.
- Subheading 3918.10.10 -new breakdown for Vinyl Floorcoverings and Tile based on new Stat Note 2 in Chapter 39.
- HTS Subheadings of 7208.27, 7208.39, 7209.16, 7209.17, 7210.49, & 7210.50-new breakdown for ‘Advanced’ or ‘Ultra’ High Strength Steel, which is defined in new Stat Note 4 to Chapter 72. They continue to require a Steel License, and Section 232 requirements.
Questions regarding July 1, 2021 HTS Changes may be directed to your Livingston account manager.