Tariff Affairs

Announcements

  • Revision 1 of the 2017 HTS is now available. The changes contained in this revision reflect the staged rate reductions of Presidential Proclamation 9466 of June 30, 2016; GSP Program changes of Presidential Proclamation XXXX of June 29, 2017; and changes approved by the Committee for Statistical Annotation of Tariff Schedules, effective July 1, 2017.
  • USITC Inv. No. 1205-12 (February 2016):The Commission instituted this investigation on October 2, 2015, pursuant to section 1205 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (19 U.S.C. 3005) (Trade Act of 1988).

  • USITC Inv. No. 1205-11 (July 2015):The Commission instituted this investigation on August 20, 2014, pursuant to section 1205 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (19 U.S.C. 3005) (Trade Act of 1988). Section 1205(a) of the Trade Act of 1988 requires the Commission to keep the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (Harmonized Tariff Schedule or HTS) under continuous review and periodically to recommend to the President such modifications in the HTS as the Commission considers necessary or appropriate to conform the HTS with amendments made to the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (Convention), and for certain other purposes.

  • World Customs Organization Recommendation of June 11, 2015 concerning amendments to the Harmonized System nomenclature.

  • USITC Investigation 1205-11: The International Trade Commission has instituted Investigation 1205-11 to prepare recommended modifications to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule to conform with amendments to the Harmonized System that were recommended by the World Customs Organization, and to address other matters.

  • World Customs Organization Recommendation of June 27, 2014 concerning amendments to the Harmonized System nomenclature.

    Proposed Recommendations to Amend the HTS (Inv. 1205-11) of January 2015  

    Federal Register Notice (Preliminary Report)

    Guide to Filing Comments Electronically

  • The Alphabetical Index to the 2011 edition of the HTS has been restored to the USITC Web site and will be published in the future. Users of the Index had been referred instead to the HTS Online Reference Tool , which provides better search capability and will be further enhanced over time. Users are still encouraged to use the HTS Online Reference Tool for their HTS searches, but, in response to feedback from the importing community, the Alphabetical Index has been restored.