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UPDATE TO THE 2022 HTS BASIC EDITION

The basic edition of the official 2022 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) for January 27, 2022, is now available on the Commission’s web site.  The January 27 edition includes provisions reflecting the changes recommended by the World Customs Organization for 2022, which were effective for many countries on January 1, 2022.

This basic edition of the HTS includes:

  • actions taken by the President on December 23, 2021, in Proclamation 10326, which implemented the HS 2022 provisions as of January 27, 2022 and made other changes that were already effective on January 1, 2022;
  • staged reductions in column 1-special duty rates applicable under existing (previously proclaimed) free trade or trade promotion agreements, effective January 1, 2022;
  • statistical changes issued by the Committee for Statistical Annotation of the Tariff Schedules for provisions affected by the HS 2022 update as well as those implemented on January 1, 2022;
  • a change record containing modifications from January 1 and January 27, 2022; and
  • the cumulative change record for actions that took effect during calendar year 2021, as reflected in the on-line HTS available on the USITC website (see the Change Record). 

Ways to Access the HTS

Users may download/export the HTS data from the Commission website https://hts.usitc.gov/export.  Downloads can be done in a variety of formats, including comma delimited, Excel spreadsheet, and machine-readable JSON formats. 

Commission publication 5240, containing the annexes to Proclamation 10326, is available on the Commission’s web site at https://www.usitc.gov/harmonized_tariff_information under “Modifications: Free Trade Agreement Proclamation Annexes.”

A printed version of the 2022 Basic HTS can be ordered from the Government Publishing Office.  

Miscellaneous Tariff Bills (MTBs) and Section 301 Exclusions

The provisions of subchapter II of chapter 99 for temporary duty suspensions or reductions (MTBs) expired on December 31, 2020.  Most product exclusions from the additional tariffs on products of China in subchapter III of chapter 99 have also expired.

Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)

The provisions of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), set forth in HTS general note 4, are not currently in effect. Importers should consult with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP, https://www.cbp.gov) for information about interim procedures for GSP-eligible entries pending possible renewal of the GSP program.

Additional Information

More detailed information on the sources of recent and current changes to the HTS can be found in the document’s Preface at https://hts.usitc.gov/current.  A printed version of the 2022 Basic HTS can be ordered from the Government Publishing Office.