CBP Regulations Updated to Reflect Changes to HTSUS

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Trade Update • November 15, 2022

final rule, effective Nov 15, 2022, has been issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that updates its regulations 19 CFR 102.20 and 102.21, to reflect recent changes in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) that took effect Jan. 1, 2018, and Jan. 1, 2022. These changes included adding or removing various tariff provisions and transferring certain goods to different or newly-created tariff provisions.

The affected regulations, which are based in part on specified changes in tariff classification, comprise a codified system used for determining the following:

  1. the country of origin for marking purposes for goods imported under the Agreement Between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada (USMCA);

  2. determining the country of origin of imported goods for the purposes specified in paragraph 1 of Annex 311 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for outstanding pending NAFTA claims;

  3. determining whether an imported good is a new or different article of commerce under the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement and the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement;

  4. and for determining the country of origin of textile and apparel products (other than those of Israel).

Full details can be found here.

For questions about this final rule and how your goods might be affected, please contact us, we’re here to help.


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