| :: Official 2012 HTS Now Available
The official 2012 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) is now available on the USITC website.
This update reflects changes that conform the U.S. HTS with updates to the international Harmonized System (HS), which were recommended by the World Customs Organization. The 2012 HS updates took effect internationally on January 1, 2012, but did not become effective in the United States until February 3, 2012 (U.S. law requires a 30-day wait after the President's implementing proclamation appears in the Federal Register, which in this case was January 4, 2012).
The official 2012 version also includes changes that were included in a preliminary version posted on the USITC website from January 1 through February 3. They include:
The printed version of the 2012 HTS will be available within a few weeks and can be ordered from the Government Printing Office.