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Reminder: Upcoming U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule Unit of Quantity Change

Posted December 10, 2019


To ensure that the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) is aligned with the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act (TFTEA), which was signed into law on February 24, 2016, CBP has worked with the United States International Trade Commission and the United States Census Bureau to change HTSUS units of quantities (UOQ) that were previously listed as “X” to specific quantities, such as kilograms (“kg”), number (“No.”), etc.

The first HTSUS UOQ update was made on January 1, 2019, and converted all the dutiable ten digit statistical suffixes that previously had a UOQ of “X” to a specific quantity. On June 30, 2019, a list of the new UOQs for non-dutiable statistical suffixes with a UOQ of “X” posted to cbp.gov.

The next update HTSUS UOQ update is tentatively scheduled to be implemented on January 1, 2020, and will convert all the remaining statistical suffixes with a UOQ of “X” to a specific quantity.

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Additional information on the HTSUS UOQ changes can be found here. Questions about this initiative should be emailed to 484f@cbp.dhs.gov. Any comments about the new proposed UOQs for the duty-free statistical suffixes that previously had a UOQ of "X", which will be implemented on 01/01/2020, should also be sent to 484f@cbp.dhs.gov.


 

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