In June, the landing page for the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) on the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (USITC) website (https://hts.usitc.gov) will be refreshed to offer a new look and improved functionality. Two examples of upgraded features will be: (1) the ability to quickly navigate to a specific general note; and (2) options to more easily export each HTS chapter’s tariff section to various file formats.
Each weekday, as many as 20,000 people around the world access information from the HTS for imported goods, including classifications, tariff rates, and much more. This refresh is part of the USITC’s continuing efforts to enhance the user experience with the HTS website, as well as other USITC databases and to comply with Executive Order 14028 to improve system stability and security.
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About the USITC: The mission of the USITC is to investigate and make determinations in proceedings involving imports claimed to injure a domestic industry or violate U.S. intellectual property rights; provide independent analysis and information on tariffs, trade, and competitiveness; and maintain the U.S. tariff schedule.
About the HTS: All goods imported into the United States are subject to the provisions of the HTS, the authoritative compilation of the tariff and statistical provisions applicable to goods in trade. The HTS was enacted by Congress and made effective on January 1, 1989, replacing the former Tariff Schedules of the United States. The USITC maintains and publishes the HTS (in print and on-line) as directed by Congress in the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988. Customs and Border Protection of the Department of Homeland Security is responsible for interpreting and enforcing the HTS.