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U.S. Tariff Schedule Updates: Certain Imports from EU and China

Posted March 11, 2020


The U.S. International Trade Commission has issued Revision 5 to the 2020 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the US in paper format

This latest revision implements recent changes to the administrations Section 301 tariffs on the European Union in connection with the ongoing aircaft subsidy dispute at the World Trade Organization.

European Imports
  • New subheading 9903.89.52 was added for newly tariffed knives from the United Kingdom and Germany.
  • Subheading 9903.89.05 was to be amended to increase the tariff on new airplanes from France, Germany, Spain and the UK from 10% to 15%, but the change was not actually made in the tariff schedule.
  • Notes 21(a), (g) and (q) are amended to reflect the changes, including the removal of a classification for blended scotch and Irish whiskies that carried no additional duty. 

Both these changes took effect March 5, 2020.

Chinese Imports
  • In Revision 5, the ITC also implemented a recent round of exclusions from Section 301 tariffs on products from China.
  • A new paragraph was added to chapter 99, subchapter III at U.S. Note 20(y)(112) for electric skateboards now excluded from the second list of tariffs.
  • A technical correction has also been made to the existing exclusion for silicon at U.S. Note 20(y)(2).

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