Office Of Tariff Affairs And Trade Agreements

All Commission offices, including the Commission`s consulting rooms, are located in the U.S. Trade Commission building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. All written submissions must be addressed to the Secretary of the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. The public protocol for this investigation can be accessed in the Commission`s Electronic Dockets Information System (EDIS) under The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) publishes and manages the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) and provides technical information on its structure and modification. However, the Department of Homeland Security`s Office of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has exclusive authority to interpret the HTS, to adopt legally binding decisions or advice regarding the classification of imports and their processing upon entry into the United States, and to manage customs legislation. The Commission can also set up committees and working groups and speed up the implementation of the agreement by approving pricing plans (Annex 3.3) by speeding up the abolition of tariffs; the specific rules of origin set out in Appendix 4.1, the common guidelines under Article 4.17 and the sections of Annex 9.1 of the public procurement chapter. These changes, combined with the increase in tariffs and the introduction of tariff quotas for imports of covered washing machines and washing machines and certain CSPV products, announced in president 9693 and 9694 proclamations of 23 January 2018, are taking effect.

For classification and enforcement issues, U.S. Customs and Border Guards have released additional information: Harmonized systems for describing and coding goods, commonly referred to as “harmonized system” or “SH,” is an international nomenclature of multi-purpose products developed by the World Customs Organization (WCO). It comprises about 5,000 product categories, each identified by a six-digit code, placed in a legal and logical structure and supported by clearly defined rules to achieve a uniform classification. The system is used by more than 200 countries and economies to serve as the basis for their tariffs and the collection of international trade statistics.

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