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TFTEA Harmonized Tariff Schedule Unit of Quantity Change

OPA Publication Number: 0866-0319 & 1017-1219

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 State 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.  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. 

For additional information on the HTSUS UOQ changes, please refer to the document links on the right hand side of this page.  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.

Attachment Ext. Size Date
HTSUS UOQ Change Request Fact Sheet PDF 703.83 KB 12/23/2019
TFTEA HTS Unit of Quantity X Change Fact Sheet PDF 335.64 KB 06/05/2019
New HTSUS UOQ List (Dutiable) - Implemented PDF 2.88 MB 12/09/2019
New HTSUS UOQ List (Duty-Free) - Implemented PDF 3.40 MB 12/11/2019
Last Modified: Jan 07, 2020