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Updates to U.S. tariff schedule; changes to tariffs on imports from EU, China

Updates to U.S. tariff schedule

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


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Revision 5 implements recent changes to Section 301 tariffs on the European Union related to the large civil aircraft dispute at the World Trade Organization.

  • 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. These changes took effect March 5.

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 is made to the existing exclusion for silicon at U.S. Note 20(y)(2).


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