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Receipt of Domestic Interested Party Petition Concerning the Tariff Classification of a Steel Tube Fitting

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has received a petition submitted on behalf of a domestic interested party requesting the reclassification under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) of a steel tube fitting from Taiwan. CBP classified the steel tube fitting under subheading 7307.99.50, HTSUS, which provides for: ‘‘Tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves), of iron or steel: Other: Other: Other.’’ The 2015 column one, general rate of duty is 4.3 percent ad valorem. Petitioner contends that the proper classification for the steel tube fitting is under subheading 8412.90.90, HTSUS, which provides for: ‘‘Other engines and motors, and parts thereof: Parts: Other.’’ Petitioner asserts that some of its competitors are classifying all or a substantial portion of similar fittings as parts of hydraulic systems, under subheading 8412.90.90, HTSUS, which is duty free, thus placing Petitioner at a competitive disadvantage. This document invites comments with regard to the correctness of the current classification.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
81 FR 6880
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February 9, 2016