About the USITC Information about the agency, the mission, & history
Information about the U. S. International Trade Commission’s mission and history as an independent, quasi-judicial federal agency with broad investigative responsibilities on matters of trade.
Commissioners Commissioners, biographies and photos.
The bi-partisan USITC Commission is comprised of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Administrative Law Judges Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) biographies and photos
Administrative Law Judges conduct the trial phase of Commission investigations under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337). They rule on motions during the trial stage and, following the trial, make an initial determination as to whether a violation of section 337 exists.
Offices A listing of the USITC offices and contact information.
USITC offices assist in investigating imports claimed to injure a domestic industry, in investigating violations of U.S. intellectual property rights, and in providing independent analysis and information on tariffs, trade and competitiveness.
USITC’s current Strategic Plan, along with previous editions and related documents including USITC’s Budget Justifications and Performance Plans, Annual Performance Reports and Performance and Accountability Reports.
USITC’s role and activities in conducting antidumping (AD), countervailing duty (CVD), and review (Five-year Sunset) and Global/Bilateral Safeguards investigations
General Factfinding A listing of Probable Effect Studies, Industry Assessments and Negotiation Background Information
Unfair Import Information about the USITC’s role and activities in conducting unfair import investigations under Section 337
Import Injury Antidumping (AD), Countervailing Duty (CVD) and Safeguard Investigations
Investigations of market injury to U.S. domestic industry by foreign companies due to product dumping and/or subsidization under Sections 701 or 731 under Title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 or injury due to substantially increase imports under sections 201 or 202 of the Trade Act of 1974 or section 302 of the NAFTA Implementation Act.
General Factfinding Current general fact-finding investigations being conducted by the Offices of Economics and of Industries.
The USITC conducts investigations on matters involving international trade and industry competitiveness. These investigations often concern the likely impact of changes in trade policy such as trade agreements on the U.S. economy, industries, and workers or provide assessments of U.S. industries.
Unfair Import Injury Intellectual Property Rights Infringement
Access information about USITC investigations regarding claims of intellectual property rights infringement, including patent, copyright and trademarks, and other forms of unfair competition involving imported products under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930.
Reports Annual Reports, Statutory Reports and Studies
Staff Publications Working Papers, The Journal of International Commerce and Economics, Executive Briefings on Trade
Commission Publications Library A listing of USITC Commission Publications and Opinions & Reports
Includes publications regarding the following Tariff Act Sections 701,731; 201, 204, 412, 332 and 337 Opinions. Opinions and Reports that include Trade Shifts, Recent Trends, Services Trade,Year in Trade, Safeguards.
Reports Annual and Statutory Reports and Studies
Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade. Several recurring reports are published annually as part of the Commission’s mission to provide independent tariff, trade, and competitiveness-related analysis and information.
Staff Publications Staff Research Papers, Working Papers, The Journal of International Commerce and Economics, The Executive Briefings on Trade
They reflect the opinions and research of individual authors and are not the views of the U.S. International Trade Commission or any of its individual Commissioners.
U.S. merchandise trade and tariff data web interface, Retrieve U.S. merchandise trade data using the data request tool.
Harmonized Tariff Information Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS), HTS Search, Modifications, E-Learning Module & Help
Informational listing regarding the Harmonized Tariff. The USITC (Office of Tariff Affairs and Trade Agreements) is responsible for publishing the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated (HTSA). The HTSA provides the applicable tariff rates and statistical categories for all merchandise imported into the United States.
Tariff Database Future Tariff Rates, Quick lookup of U.S. Tariff Data for specific products, Tariff Programs
Quick lookup; data for individual tariff lines. U.S. Tariff and Trade Data for specific products. This site includes planned staged tariff reductions (where applicable) and 3-year (plus year-to-date) import data.
Tariff Relief Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Petition System (MTBPS)
An open and transparent process for the submission and consideration of requests for temporary duty suspensions and reductions.
By Chapter of HTS :2012-07-01 - Supplement 1, Official Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated
Supplement 1 of the 2012 Harmonized Tariff Schedule is released effective July 1.
This page contains the chapter-by-chapter listing of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule and general notes. The links below correspond to the various sections in the Table of Contents for the Harmonized Tariff Schedule. Clicking on a link will load the corresponding Adobe .pdf file
(Note: Section notes, if any, are attached to the first chapter of each section. "Page down" to view chapter after selecting.)
Section III: Animal or Vegetable Fats and Oils and Their Cleavage Products; Prepared Edible Fats; Animal or Vegetable Waxes
Section IV: Prepared Foodstuffs; Beverages, Spirits, and Vinegar; Tobacco and Manufactured Tobacco Substitutes
Section V: Mineral Products
Section VI: Products of the Chemical or Allied Industries
Section VII: Plastics and Articles Thereof Rubber and Articles Thereof
Section VIII: Raw Hides and Skins, Leather, Furskins and Articles Thereof; Saddlery and Harness; Travel Goods, Handbags and Similar Containers; Articles of Animal Gut (Other Than Silkworm Gut)
Section IX: Wood and Articles of Wood; Wood Charcoal; Cork and Articles of Cork; Manufacturers of Straw,of Esparto or of Other Plaiting Materials; Basketware and Wickerwork
Section XI: Textile and Textile Articles
Section XII: Footwear, Headgear, Umbrellas, Sun Umbrellas, Walking Sticks, Seatsticks, Whips, Riding-Crops and Parts Thereof; Prepared Feathers and Articles Made Therewith; Artificial Flowers; Articles of Human Hair
Section XIII: Articles of Stone, Plaster, Cement, Asbestos, Mica or Similar Materials; Ceramic Products; Glass and Glassware
Section XIV: Natural or Cultured Pearls, Precious or Semiprecious Stones, Precious Metals, Metals Clad With Precious Metal, and Articles Thereof; Imitation Jewelry; Coin
Section XV: Base Metals and Articles of Base Metal
Section XVI: Machinery and Mechanical Appliances; Electrical Equipment; Parts Thereof; Sound Recorders and Reproducers, Television Image and Sound Recorders and Reproducers, and Parts and Accessories of Such Articles
Section XVII: Vehicles, Aircraft, Vessels and Associated Transport Equipment
Section XVIII: Optical, Photographic, Cinematographic, Measuring, Checking, Precision, Medical or Surgical Instruments and Apparatus; Clocks and Watches; Musical Instruments; Parts and Accessories Thereof
Section XIX: Arms and Ammunition; Parts and Accessories Thereof
Section XX: Miscellaneous Manufactured Articles
Section XXI: Works of Art, Collectors' Pieces and Antiques
Section XXII: Special Classification Provisions; Temporary Legislation; Temporary Modifications Proclaimed Pursuant to Trade Agreements Legislation; Additional Import Restrictions Proclaimed Pursuant to Section 22 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, As Amended