Thursday, October 18, 2018

KORUS Short Supply Request Filed

The Government of the United States received a request from the Government of Korea, submitted on September 24, 2018, to initiate consultations under the KORUS. The Government of Korea is requesting that the United States and Korea ("the Parties") consider revising the rules of origin for certain yarns, woven fabrics, and knit apparel to address availability of supply of fibers and yarns in the territories of the Parties. The President of the United States may proclaim a modification to the KORUS rules of origin for textile and apparel products after the United States reaches an agreement with the Government of Korea on a modification under the KORUS to address issues of availability of supply of fibers, yarns, or fabrics in the territories of the Parties. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether certain fibers, yarns, and knit fabrics can be supplied by the U.S. domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner.

DATES: Comments must be submitted by November 16, 2018

Request #Input Product DescriptionInput Product HTSEnd-use Product Description
1Certain viscose rayon staple fibers classified in subheadings 5504.10 or 5507.005504.10
5507.00
Cotton yarn (other than sewing thread), containing less than 85% by weight of cotton, not put up for retail sale, classified in heading 52.06
2Certain textured and non-textured cuprammonium rayon filament yarns classified in subheading 5403.395403.39Woven fabrics of artificial filament yarn, including woven fabrics obtained from materials of heading 54.05, classified in heading 54.08
3Certain cashmere yarn classified in heading 51.0851.08Sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, waistcoats (vests) and similar articles, knitted or crocheted, classified in heading 61.10;
Other made up clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted, classified in heading 61.17;
Knitted or crocheted parts of garments or of clothing accessories, classified in heading 61.17

ICE HSI Rhode Island investigation leads to federal conviction, seizure of $500,000 worth of counterfeit goods

On October 12, 2018, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that after a recent multiagency intellectual property rights investigation resulted in federal convictions of two Rhode Island men on counterfeit goods trafficking charges and the seizure of more than $500,000 worth of counterfeit goods, special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Providence went on to coordinate an extraordinary effort that brought about the donation of half of the seized items to a non-governmental organization for use in humanitarian relief efforts.

The leaders of the counterfeit scheme, Stephen Russell and Robert Brown, both of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, were convicted in February and March of this year of trafficking in counterfeit goods charges in Rhode Island federal court; final sentencing in the case is set for January 2019.

Following the culmination of the investigation that shut down the counterfeit enterprise and ended in the successful prosecution of its leaders, HSI Providence Resident Agent in Charge Brendan Cullen his HSI personnel spearheaded an extraordinary effort to allow for the re-purposing and donation of half of the seized items to World Vision, an internationally-recognized humanitarian relief organization that brings aid and comfort to thousands of people in dire need worldwide.

Working closely with ICE's Intellectual Property Rights Center, U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Fines Penalties & Forfeitures division, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and with private sector partners, Cullen and his team worked tirelessly to ensure all required steps were done to allow for the transfer. After the removal of all counterfeit labels, Cullen and the team worked to help get approval from trademark holders, to have all items tested for non-flammability, and then arranged for delivery to World Vision liaisons, who expressed deep gratitude for the gifted items.

In all, more than 1,500 clothing and footwear items out of approximately 3,000 items seized in the investigation were donated to the international humanitarian relief and development non-governmental organization.

Trump Administration Announces Intent to Negotiate Trade Agreements with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom

Trump Administration Announces Intent to Negotiate Trade Agreements with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom

On October 16, 2018, at the direction of the President, United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer notified Congress that the Trump Administration intends to negotiate three separate trade agreements with Japan, the European Union and the United Kingdom.

"Under President Trump’s leadership, we will continue to expand U.S. trade and investment by negotiating trade agreements with Japan, the EU and the United Kingdom," said Ambassador Lighthizer. "Today’s announcement is an important milestone in that process. We are committed to concluding these negotiations with timely and substantive results for American workers, farmers, ranchers, and businesses."

In officially notifying Congress, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is following the procedures set out in the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 – often referred to as Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) – which requires ongoing consultations with Congress. These consultations ensure that USTR develops negotiating positions with the benefit of Congress’ views. USTR will also publish notices in the Federal Register requesting the public’s input on the direction, focus and content of the trade negotiations.

In accordance with TPA, USTR will publish objectives for the negotiations at least 30 days before formal trade negotiations begin.

To read the notification letters sent to Congress regarding Japan, click here.

To read the notification letters sent to Congress regarding the European Union, click here.

To read the notification letters sent to Congress regarding the United Kingdom, click here.

Background Information

U.S.-Japan Trade

U.S. goods and services trade with Japan totaled an estimated $283.6 billion in 2017. Exports were $114 billion; imports were $169.5 billion. The U.S. goods and services trade deficit with Japan was $55.5 billion in 2017.

U.S.-EU Trade

U.S. goods and services trade with the EU totaled nearly $1.2 trillion in 2017. Exports totaled $527 billion; Imports totaled $627 billion. The U.S. goods and services trade deficit with the EU was $100 billion in 2017.

U.S.-UK Trade

U.S. goods and services trade with United Kingdom totaled an estimated $235.9 billion in 2017. Exports were $125.9 billion; imports were $110.0 billion. The U.S. goods and services trade surplus with United Kingdom was $15.9 billion in 2017.

CPSC to Meet with Home Furnishing Alliance on Flammability Issue

On Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Consumer Product Safety Commission officials Allyson Tenney, Michael Taylor, Andrew Lock, Directorate for Laboratory Sciences, and David Miller, Directorate for Epidemiology will participate in the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) 2018 Regulatory Summit. Michael Taylor, David Miller, and Andrew Lock will present on the current status of Furniture Tip over and Upholstered Furniture Flammability.

President Trump End's U.S Subsidy on Chinese Goods Mailed to U.S.

Ever wonder why you can buy Bluetooth earbuds on Ebay from China and get them in a day or two, with POSTAGE INCLUDED, for less than what the postage alone would be to ship them in the U.S.? Well, it turns U.S. taxpayers have been subsidizing China's shipments to the U.S. for decades. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, "The UPU [Universal Postal Union] negotiates global rates and other standards among its 192 members for cross-border mail. The U.N. agency has long used a tiered system that gives discounts to developing countries for packages of 2 kilos (about 4.4 lbs.) or less. Despite China's rise to become the world's second-largest economy, the UPU still classifies it as a 'tier 3' country, meaning it qualifies for the deepest discounts. The U.S. is a 'tier 1' country." President Trump has announced that the U.S. will no longer participate in this subsidy of China and will "self declare" the rate for Chinese shipments into the U.S.

TRIVIA. This not the first time that UPU rates, which had not been adjusted to reflect the reality of the strength of nation's economies, has been in the news. In 1919, Charles Ponzi, sitting in his office at 27 School Street, Boston (a block from the office of Agathon Associates), realized that he could make easy money by taking advantage of the difference between the real cost of postage nation-by-nation, and the artificial exchange rate that the UPU had never updated to reflect the changes in national economies brought about by the Great War. It worked, on a small scale, but became a criminal enterprise when took in more investors' money that there was international postage coupons in circulation to redeem.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Max Brickle's fight to save the Navy Pea Coat

Max Brickle is the owner of Northwest Woolen Mills, a company that provides 50,000 pea coats to the Navy every year. In 2019 the Navy plans to do away with the iconic garment, but Brickle and his team are fighting back.

USITC Institutes Investigation to Assess a Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has instituted an investigation to assess the likely impact of a trade agreement that the President has announced he intends to enter into with Mexico and Canada.

The investigation, United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors, was requested by the U.S. Trade Representative in a letter received on August 31, 2018.

The Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 requires the USITC to prepare a report that assesses the likely impact of the Agreement on the U.S. economy as a whole and on specific industry sectors and the interests of U.S. consumers.  The USITC’s report, which will be public, is due to the President and the Congress no more than 105 days after the President signs the Agreement, which he can do 90 days after he notifies Congress of his intent to do so.  The President notified Congress on August 31, 2018, of his intent to enter into the Agreement.

The USITC will hold a public hearing in connection with the investigation beginning at 9:30 a.m. on November 15, 2018.  Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed no later than 5:15 p.m. on October 29, 2018, with the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436.  For further information, call 202-205-2000.

The USITC also welcomes written submissions for the record.  Written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary of the Commission at the above address and should be submitted at the earliest practical date but no later than 5:15 p.m. on December 20, 2018.  All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be available for public inspection.

Further information on the scope of the investigation and the procedures for written submissions is available in the USITC’s notice of investigation, dated October 12, 2018, which can be obtained from the USITC web site (www.usitc.gov) or by contacting the Office of the Secretary at the above address or 202-205-2000.

Textiles, Apparel, & Sporting Goods Virtual Fair

Textiles, Apparel & Sporting Goods Virtual Fair

The U.S. Commercial Service is offering a unique opportunity for U.S. companies in the Textiles, Apparel, and Sporting goods Industry to promote their Made in the USA products and services to potential buyers and business partners overseas via online promotion on our website.

  • Virtually promote your Made in the USA products and services
  • Connect with foreign buyers via our website

The registration is now open and will close on November 1. Please follow the registration link on the program announcement below and feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Once you register, we will follow-up with you with specific instructions about your company profile and other details.

For more Information

REGISTER HERE

For Questions: Please Contact

Desi Jordanoff
Washington, DC
Desi.Jordanoff@trade.gov
202-482-2390

Anastasia Xenias
New York City, NY
Anastasia.Xenias@trade.gov 212-809-2685

Bobby Hines
Los Angeles, CA
Bobby.hines@trade.gov
213-894-4231

Textiles, Apparel, and Sporting Goods Bio

The Textiles, Apparel and Sporting Goods Team of the U.S. Commercial Service is dedicated to enhancing the global competitiveness of the U.S. Textiles, Apparel, and Sporting Goods industries, expanding market access, and increasing exports. The Textiles, Apparel, and Sporting Goods Team is composed of trade specialists that work to help companies gain access to international sales opportunities, identify international representatives and agents, vet potential international partners, maximize trade show efforts, and understand relevant Textiles, Apparel, and Sporting Goods market opportunities worldwide.

Some of our core services include: market intelligence (market data and statistics), business matchmaking (identifying and evaluating potential partners), Trade Counseling (Market Entry Strategies, Regulations, and Customs information), and Market Access and Fair Trade (Dismantling Barriers to Foreign Trade).

Our team members are experts in international business development and are your best resource for business growth and job creation. We are the primary export assistance resource for the Textiles, Apparel and Sporting Goods industries and should be your first point of contact if you are looking to sell your products and services overseas.

To find your local Trade Specialist from our Textiles, Apparel, and Sporting Goods Global Team please click here.

Federal Business Opportunities through October 17, 2018

Recently posted federal business opportunities

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Title:             Senate Page Program Uniforms
Sol. #:            RFQ-2019-012
Agency:            United States Senate
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Title:             Joint Service Lightweight Integrated Suit Technology (JSLIST) Overgarment, Coat and Trousers, Chemical Protective
Sol. #:            SPM1C113R0018
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Replacement Canopy
Sol. #:            70LGLY18PGLB00408
Agency:            Department of Homeland Security
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Title:             NALGENE,HYDRATION S
Sol. #:            SPE8EZ18T1488
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Field Pack
Sol. #:            19Q0029
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             SHOE, M/W, DRESS OXFORD, (NAVY) CERTIFIED
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-0006
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Electrical Overals 8415-01-563-3928
Sol. #:            ElectricalOveralls8415015633928
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             ESAPI - Enhanced Small Arms Protective Inserts  - Synopsis
Sol. #:            SPE1C118R0033
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Electrical Coat; 8415-01-563-4011
Sol. #:            ElectricalCoat8415015634011
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             TENT
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0124
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             APRON,CONSTRUCTION
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T1524
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             CUT RESISTANT GLOVES
Sol. #:            SPMYM219Q0134
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Men's and Women's Light Duty Utility Gloves - LDUG
Sol. #:            8415-01-644-4837
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             TENT,MODULAR,UTILIT
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0047
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Request for Information (RFI) for AWC, Men's & Women's
Sol. #:            All_Weather_Coats_(AWC)_AF_RFI
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Electrical, Coat 8415-01-563-4015
Sol. #:            ElectricalCoat8415015634015
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Parachute Equipment Harness
Sol. #:            FA8629-19-RFI-5000
Agency:            Department of the Air Force
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Title:             Uniform Rental
Sol. #:            19-U-5000
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
Sol. #:            7FCI-L3-030084-B
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             Electrical Coveralls 8415-01-563-4008
Sol. #:            ElectricalCoveralls8415015634008
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             VISOR,FLYER'S HELME
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0016
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             DECORATION SET,INDI
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0104
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Total Solutions for Law Enforcement, Security, Facilities Management, Fire, Rescue
Sol. #:            7FCI-L3-030084-B
Agency:            General Services Administration
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Title:             EARPAD SET,FLYER'S
Sol. #:            SPE1C119Q0015
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Type I, Class 2 ACU Coats
Sol. #:            SPE1C119R0TBD
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Turnout Fire-Fighting Clothing
Sol. #:            N00104-18-Q-X053
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             BAG,WATER
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0330
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             UNDERSHIRT,EXTREME
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0339
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Army Liners Fabric Pre-Cuts for Trunk APFU Program
Sol. #:            CT2252A-18
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Retention Publicity Items
Sol. #:            60002_01
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             COMMERCIAL CARPETING
Sol. #:            SPMYM218Q9999
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Zumro Tent Shelters (Model 400)
Sol. #:            W912LA-18-T-6079 
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             MICRO POLY DENIER - BERRY COMPLIANT
Sol. #:            CT2250-18
Agency:            Department of Justice
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Title:             Dress Trousers, Dress Coats, Dress Slacks
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-XXXX
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             FLY,TENT
Sol. #:            SPE1C119T0097
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Blauer B. Dry Parka with removable nylon Liner or equal product. 
Sol. #:            DESPS1827
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             DISH TOWELS - Crash 17" x 33" Delivered 250 Dozen per month, 3000 dozen per year Phoenix VA Medical Center POP: Oct 2018 through Sept 2023 
Sol. #:            36C25819Q0015
Agency:            Department of Veterans Affairs
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Title:             TYR Pouches
Sol. #:            FLWUSAMPSTER0014
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             CLOTH, SILICA 
Sol. #:            SPMYM219Q0095
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Chemical Gloves
Sol. #:            N0025319Q0010
Agency:            Department of the Navy
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Title:             INSIGNIA,SERVICE CA
Sol. #:            SPE1C118T2030
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             CLOTH, SILICA 
Sol. #:            SPMYM2-18-Q-3531
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Senshi Belt
Sol. #:            FLWUSAMPSTER0013
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Luminous Tape Belt
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-0002
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             Inflatable Maintenance Shelters
Sol. #:            W9124V-18-R-5011
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             Uniform Rental
Sol. #:            19-U-5000
Agency:            Department of the Army
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Title:             INSIGNIA,SHOULDER S
Sol. #:            SPE1C118Q0352
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Title:             AIRSAVE SURVIVAL VEST, TYPE I & II
Sol. #:            SPE1C1-19-R-0001
Agency:            Defense Logistics Agency
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Clients of Agathon Associates and subscribers to Agathon Associates' Trade Advisor Service can find links to the full solicitations at www.agathonassociates.com/textile-pri/berry/fbo.htm. You will need to enter your username and password. If you do not know your username and password email David Trumbull at david@agathonassociates.com.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Air Force Apparel Contract Awarded

Creighton AB Inc., Reidsville, North Carolina, has been awarded a maximum $35,000,000 fixed-price contract for Air Force lightweight jackets. This was a competitive acquisition with two responses received. This is a one-year base contract with four one-year option periods. Maximum dollar amount is for the life of the contract. Locations of performance are New York and North Carolina, with an Oct. 11, 2023, performance completion date. Using military service is Air Force. Type of appropriation is fiscal 2019 through 2024 defense working capital funds. The contracting activity is the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (SPE1C1-19-D-1104).

Friday, October 12, 2018

CBP Implementation of H.R. 4318, The Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018

On September 13, 2018 the President signed into law the H.R. 4318 Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018 (MTB). The MTB amends the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) to suspend and reduce tariffs on 1,660 products through December 31, 2020. The amendments are pursuant to the new process established in the American Manufacturing and Competitiveness Act of 2016 (H.R. 4923 / P.L. 114-159).

Under previous MTBs, Congress determined which products should be eligible for duty suspension and reduction. Under the new process, the U.S. International Trade Commission collects industry petitions and public comments, analyzes the data, and makes final determinations with federal agency input.

MTB's duty suspensions and reductions are effective for goods entered or withdrawn from a warehouse for consumption on or after October 13, 2018, which is 30 days after the date of the enactment, and will remain in effect until December 31, 2020. All MTB provisions are in HTSUS subchapter II to chapter 99. CBP Office of Trade, Trade Transformation Office (TTO) will have all HTSUS 9902.01 - 9902.18 numbers programmed in the Automated Commercial Environment prior to the October 13 implementation date.

SECTION 301 TRADE REMEDIES: Since approximately half of the 1,660 MTB-eligible items are produced in China, there is overlap with Section 301 tariffs. Products of China subject to Section 301 tariffs can benefit from MTB's suspensions and reductions for the general (column 1) rate of duty, but remain subject to the 25 percent ad valorem rate of duty imposed by headings 9903.88.01 and 9903.88.02 or 10 percent ad valorem rate of duty imposed by headings 9903.88.03 and 9903.88.04.

Tariff Suspensions and Reductions Effective Tomorrow

The long-awaited Miscellaneous Tariff Bill duty suspensions and reductions go into effect for goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after Saturday, October 13, 2018.

In fourth quarter of 2016, the U.S. International Trade Commission accepted petitions for temporary duty suspensions on articles not available domestically. After the ITC, with input from the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Customs ad Border Protection, did a thorough analysis of each request, a list of recommended duty suspensions and reductions was submitted to congress. The expectation was that congress and the president would act in fourth quarter 2017, with the result that the suspensions and reductions would go into effect around January 1, 2018. However, in the current climate in Washington, the process was delayed and the MTB was not enacted until September 13, 2018, with an effective date 30 days thereafter.

For an item to be included in the final MTB is was necessary:

  1. that no domestic producer of the product objected,
  2. that Customs could enforce the provision (objective description of the article, not a request made based on an end use), and
  3. that no single provision would result in more than $500,000 in lost tariff revenue.

As regards that third provision, you will note that in some cases, such as in the case of acrylic fiber, a single article was sub-divided into several provisions so that no single request exceeded the monetary cap. In other cases, for example, in the case of footwear, the duty will be reduced, but not entirely suspended, in order to stay under the monetary cap.

The complete list of suspensions and reductions may be viewed at https://www.congress.gov/115/bills/hr4318/BILLS-115hr4318enr.pdf.

With suspensions and reductions being implemented on the weekend, there is some confusion. For example, the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, as published on the website of the ITC still, as of this morning, has not been updated to reflect these changes.

Yesterday Customs notified brokers that:

"Harmonized System Update (HSU) 1816 was created on October 10, 2018 and contains 6,042 ABI records and 1,516 harmonized tariff records. This update includes modifications made as a result of H.R. 4318: Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018. The modified records are currently available to all ABI participants and can be retrieved electronically via the procedures indicated in the CATAIR."

Therefore, your customs broker should be able to file your entries, starting tomorrow, with the duty suspensions or reductions.

IMPORTANT NOTES 1. The Customs Entry Summary Form, CBP Form 7501" does not have room for the long descriptions of the articles subject to the duty suspensions or reductions. That's okay, just be sure to maintain documentation showing that the article corresponds to the full description. 2. In the case of duty suspensions that were in effect in the past and are being re-instated, NOTE, that the Chapter 99 classification number has changed. All the old, expired provisions were completely deleted and new ones created, even if the new one is identical to the old one. In the past as new duty suspensions were created they were added after the existing ones, with the result that the order in which they were listed reflected more the chronology of the process than the character of the articles. Now the duty suspensions are listed in an order that reflects the order of the statistical classification of the goods in the tariff schedule, meaning provisions relating to fiber are all near each other, followed by provisions relating to yarn, followed by provisions relating to apparel, and so forth. 2. Customs can ask for additional proof, including laboratory analysis. Especially in the case of new provisions, where the inspector at the local port may not be familiar with the articles, there may be some question initially. You'll probably have no problems, and if you do they will likely go ago once a few shipments have come through and Customs becomes familiar with your products. 3. In drafting the provisions filed by Agathon Associates on behalf of clients, we described the articles using the definitions in Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, a source that Customs frequently cites, so we should be able to get Customs on the same page with us regarding definitions. 4. The duty suspensions and reductions relate only to the general import duty ("column 1 duty"). The suspensions have no effect on Section 232 duties on steel and aluminum or Section 301 duties on certain articles from China. For example, cashmere yarn has a 4% general column 1 duty. Since September 24th, cashmere yarn from China has been subject to an addition 10% Section 301 duty, for a total of 14%. Starting Saturday the 4% is removed, but, in the case of yarn from China, the 10% remains.

Here is an UNOFFICIAL list of articles that may be of interest to readers of this blog.

TEXTILE LUGGAGE (Chapter 42)

9902.12.37 Doll diaper bags, with an outer surface of cotton textile material, each measuring not over 25 cm in width, 22 cm in height exclusive of handles and 10 cm in depth; such bags designed to hold and carry doll diapers and other dollrelated accessories and having an attached flap designed to serve as a diaper changing mat for dolls (provided for in subheading 4202.92.15)

9902.12.38 Sleeping bag carrying bags (‘‘stuff sacks’’), of woven taffeta fabric of polyester with 160 or more but not over 210 thread count, formed from 22 or more but not over 112 decitex yarns; such bags or sacks each weighing 25 g/m2 or more but not over 250 g/ m2, having a drawstring closure, measuring 77.5 cm or more but not over 127.7 cm in circumference, valued not over $2 each, not presented with or containing sleeping bags (provided for in subheading 4202.92.31)

9902.12.39 Backpacks or totes, each with an outer surface of man-made fiber textile material, specially designed for carrying dolls and containing straps, sleeves, netting or other restraints specifically designed to hold a doll in place, incorporating one or more exterior windows through which a doll can be viewed (provided for in subheading 4202.92.31). NOTE, reduced to 4.0% duty.

9902.12.40 Backpacks or totes, each with an outer surface of man-made fiber textile material, specially designed for carrying dolls and containing straps, sleeves, netting or other restraints specifically designed to hold a doll in place, not incorporating any exterior windows through which a doll can be viewed (provided for in subheading 4202.92.31)

9902.12.41 Shopping bags with outer surface of spun-bonded fabric of polypropylene or nonwoven fabric of polypropylene (provided for in subheading 4202.92.31). NOTE, reduced to 16.5% duty.

9902.12.42 Backpacks of man-made fibers, each containing a padded compartment designed for a laptop or tablet, with hard molded plastic shell in the shape of a shield on one outer surface (provided for in subheading 4202.92.31)

9902.12.43 Backpacks of man-made fibers, each containing a padded compartment designed for a laptop or tablet, with hard molded plastic shell in the shape of one or more animals or animal parts on one outer surface (provided for in subheading 4202.92.31)

9902.12.44 Backpacks of man-made fibers, each containing a padded compartment designed for a laptop or tablet, with hard molded plastic shell in a shape other than a shield or animals or animal parts on one outer surface (provided for in subheading 4202.92.31)

9902.12.45 Backpacks with outer surface of 230 decitex fabric of nylon and with laminated polyester knitted backing inner surface; such backpacks each weighing 0.85 kg but not over 1 kg, measuring 0.018 m3 but not over 0.022 m3 in volume; valued $14 or more but not over $21 each; the foregoing each presented with a detachable front pouch having its own shoulder strap (provided for in subheading 4202.92.31)

9902.12.46 Binocular carrying cases with outer surface of camouflage-printed woven fabric of man-made fibers coated with plastics, each with a padded interior and both a zipper and magnetic closures, designed to be carried on the front side of the body and supported by shoulder straps stabilized with a back harness, weighing no more than 382.544 g, valued $20 or more (provided for in subheading 4202.92.91)

9902.12.47 Bags of man-made fibers, with outer surface of textile materials, the foregoing designed for use on janitorial, cleaning and housekeeping carts (provided for in subheading 4202.92.91)

9902.12.48 Drawstring bags with outer surface of sheeting of plastic or of textile materials, such bags of nylon, presented packaged in sets of 5 bags per set and labeled for retail sale, each bag with capacity of less than 1 liter in volume (provided for in subheading 4202.92.91)

9902.12.49 Cases or containers with outer surface of sheeting of plastics or of man-made fibers, the foregoing specially shaped or fitted for, and with labeling, logo or other descriptive information on the exterior of the case or container or retail packaging indicating its intention to be used for, electronic games of heading 9504 or accessories thereof (provided for in subheadings 4202.92.91 and 4202.92.97)

FIBER, YARN, AND FABRIC (Chapters 51-60, & 70)

9902.12.69 Fine animal hair of Kashmir (cashmere) goats, processed beyond the degreased or carbonized condition (provided for in subheading 5102.11.90)

9902.12.70 Camel hair, not processed in any manner beyond the degreased or carbonized condition (provided for in subheading 5102.19.20)

9902.12.71 Camel hair, processed beyond the carbonized condition (provided for in subheading 5102.19.90)

9902.12.72 Noils of camel hair (provided for in subheading 5103.10.00)

9902.12.73 Fine animal hair of Kashmir (cashmere) goats, carded or combed (provided for in subheading 5105.31.00)

9902.12.74 Camel hair, carded or combed (provided for in subheading 5105.39.00)

9902.12.75 Yarn of carded hair of Kashmir (cashmere) goats, having a yarn count of 19.35 metric or higher (provided for in subheading 5108.10.80)

9902.12.76 Yarn of carded hair of Kashmir (cashmere) goats, having a yarn count less than 19.35 metric, not put up for retail sale (provided for in subheading 5108.10.80)

9902.12.77 Yarn of carded camel hair (provided for in subheading 5108.10.80)

9902.12.78 Yarn of combed cashmere or yarn of camel hair, not put up for retail sale (provided for in subheading 5108.20.80)

9902.12.79 Woven fabrics of carded vicuna hair, containing 85 percent or more by weight of vicuna hair and of a weight not exceeding 300 g/m2 (provided for in subheading 5111.11.70)

9902.12.80 Woven fabrics of carded vicuna hair, containing 85 percent or more by weight of vicuna hair and of a weight exceeding 300 g/m2 (provided for in subheading 5111.19.60)

9902.12.81 Woven fabrics of combed vicuna hair, such fabrics containing 85 percent or more by weight of vicuna hair, of a weight not exceeding 200 g/m2 (provided for in subheading 5112.11.60)

9902.12.82 Woven fabrics of combed vicuna hair, such fabrics containing 85 percent or more by weight of vicuna hair and of a weight exceeding 200 g/m2 (provided for in subheading 5112.19.95)

9902.12.83 Woven fabrics of cotton, bleached, of yarn numbers 43 to 68, put up in continuous rolls measuring 74 cm or more but not over 184 cm in width and 1640 m or more but not over 6500 m in length (provided for in subheading 5208.21.40)

9902.12.84 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing more than 50 percent but less than 85 percent by weight of cotton and containing polyester, bleached, pique weave, measuring 290 cm or greater in width (provided for in subheading 5211.20.29)

9902.12.85 Woven fabrics of cotton, containing over 50 percent but less than 85 percent by weight of cotton and containing polyester, dyed, pique weave, measuring 290 cm or greater in width (provided for in subheading 5211.39.00)

9902.12.86 Monofilament yarn of nylon, of 53 decitex or more but not over 58 decitex, with no cross-sectional dimension exceeding 1 mm; untwisted or with twist of fewer than 5 turns/m, not put up for retail sale, fully oriented; the foregoing with consistent diameter to be suitable for silk-screening (provided for in subheading 5402.45.90)

9902.12.87 Synthetic (polyvinyl alcohol) filament yarn, untwisted, measuring from 1100 to 1330 decitex (dtex) and consisting of 200 filaments, certified by the importer as having from 6.8 to 8.2 cN/dtex tenacity and with elongation at break from 7.7 to 13.5 percent (provided for in subheading 5402.49.91)

9902.12.88 Synthetic filament yarn (other than sewing thread) not put up for retail sale, single, with a twist exceeding 50 turns/m, of nylon or other polyamides, measuring 23 or more but not over 840 decitex, each formed from 4 to 68 filaments and containing 10 percent or more by weight of nylon 12 (provided for in subheading 5402.51.00)

9902.12.89 High tenacity single yarn of viscose rayon, with a decitex equal to or greater than 1,000, the foregoing not put up for retail sale and other than sewing thread (provided for in subheading 5403.10.30)

9902.12.90 High tenacity single yarn of viscose rayon, with a decitex less than 1,000 (provided for in subheading 5403.10.30)

9902.12.91 High tenacity multiple (folded) or cabled yarn of viscose rayon (provided for in subheading 5403.10.60)

9902.12.92 Single filament yarn of viscose rayon (other than sewing thread), not put up for retail sale, untwisted or with a twist not exceeding 120 turns per meter (provided for in subheading 5403.31.00)

9902.12.93 Single filament yarn of viscose rayon, with a twist exceeding 120 turns/m (provided for in subheading 5403.32.00)

9902.12.94 Synthetic monofilament of polypropylene, of 67 decitex or more and of which no cross-sectional dimension exceeds 1 mm (provided for in subheading 5404.19.80)

9902.12.95 Monofilament of nylon, of 67 decitex or more and with no cross-sectional dimension exceeding 1 mm, the foregoing without consistent diameter (provided for in subheading 5404.19.80)

9902.12.96 Monofilament of nylon, of 67 decitex or more and of which no cross-sectional dimension exceeds 1 mm; designed with consistent diameter to be suitable for silk-screening (provided for in subheading 5404.19.80)

9902.12.97 Fabrics containing 85 percent or more by weight of textured polyester filaments, plain woven, of yarns of different colors, weighing 96 g/m2 or more but less than 170 g/m2, measuring 142.2 cm or more in width; such fabric with weft yarns of polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) giving the fabric sideways stretch, with 31 or more but not over 36 single yarns per cm dyed light beige in the warp and 14 or more but not over 18 single yarns per cm dyed light brown in the weft (provided for in subheading 5407.53.20)

9902.12.98 Acrylic fiber tow containing at least 85 percent but not more than 92 percent by weight of acrylonitrile units, containing a minimum of 35 percent by weight of water, presented in the form of raw white (undyed) filament with an average filament measure between 2 and 5 decitex per filament and an aggregate measure in the tow bundle between 660,000 and 1,200,000 decitex, with a length greater than 2 meters (provided for in subheading 5501.30.00)

9902.12.99 Acrylic filament tow containing 85 percent or more by weight of acrylonitrile units and 2 percent or more but not over 3 percent of water, raw white (undyed), crimped, with an average decitex of 2.2 (plus or minus 10 percent) and an aggregate filament measure in the tow bundle between 660,000 and 1,200,000 decitex, with a length greater than 2 m (provided for in subheading 5501.30.00)

9902.13.01 Acrylic fiber tow containing 85 percent or more by weight of acrylonitrile units and 2 percent or more but not over 3 percent of water, raw white (undyed), crimped, with an average decitex of 3.3 (plus or minus 10 percent) and an aggregate filament measure in the tow bundle between 660,000 and 1,200,000 decitex, with a length greater than 2 meters (provided for in subheading 5501.30.00)

9902.13.02 Acrylic filament tow (polyacrylonitrile tow), containing by weight 92 percent or more of polyacrylonitrile, not more than 0.01 percent of zinc and 2 percent or more but not over 8 percent of water, dyed, presented in the form of bundles of crimped product each containing 214,000 filaments (plus or minus 10 percent) with an average decitex of 2.75 (plus or minus 10 percent) and length greater than 2 meters (provided for in subheading 5501.30.00)

9902.13.03 Acrylic filament tow (polyacrylonitrile tow) containing by weight 92 percent or more of polyacrylonitrile, not more than 0.01 percent of zinc and 2 percent or more but not over 8 percent of water, dyed, presented in the form of bundles of crimped product each containing 214,000 filaments (plus or minus 10 percent) with an average decitex of 3.3 (plus or minus 10 percent) and length greater than 2 meters (provided for in subheading 5501.30.00)

9902.13.04 Acrylic filament tow containing 85 percent or more by weight of acrylonitrile units and 2 percent or more but not more than 8 percent of water, dyed, such tow with a decitex of 5.0 to 5.6, an aggregate filament measure in the tow bundle between 660,000 and 1,200,000 and a length greater than 2 m (provided for in subheading 5501.30.00)

9902.13.05 Acrylic filament tow containing by weight 92 percent or more of polyacrylonitrile, not more than 0.01 percent of zinc and 2 percent or more but not over 8 percent of water, such tow dyed and presented in the form of bundles of crimped product each containing 315,000 to 360,000 filaments, with each filament of 3.3 decitex and with a length greater than 2 m (provided for in subheading 5501.30.00)

9902.13.06 Acrylic staple fibers (polyacrylonitrile staple) containing at least 85 percent by weight of acrylonitrile units and 2 percent or more but not over 3 percent of water, colored, crimped, with an average decitex of 3.0 (plus or minus 10 percent) and fiber length of 50 mm (plus or minus 10 percent) (provided for in subheading 5503.30.00)

9902.13.07 Modacrylic staple fibers containing 35 percent or more but not over 85 percent by weight of acrylonitrile units and 2 percent or more but not over 3 percent of water, not pigmented (ecru), crimped, with an average decitex of 2.2 (plus or minus 10 percent) and fiber length of 38 mm (plus or minus 10 percent) (provided for in subheading 5503.30.00)

9902.13.08 Modacrylic staple fibers containing 35 percent or more but not over 85 percent by weight of acrylonitrile units and 2 percent or more but not over 3 percent of water, not pigmented (ecru), crimped, with an average decitex of 2.2 (plus or minus 10 percent) and fiber length of 51 mm (plus or minus 10 percent) (provided for in subheading 5503.30.00)

9902.13.09 Modacrylic staple fibers containing 35 percent or more but not over 85 percent by weight of acrylonitrile units and 2 percent or more but not over 3 percent of water, not pigmented (ecru), crimped, with an average decitex of 1.7 (plus or minus 10 percent) and fiber length of 51 mm (plus or minus 10 percent) (provided for in subheading 5503.30.00)

9902.13.10 Acrylic staple fibers containing at least 85 percent by weight of acrylonitrile units and 2 percent or more but not over 3 percent of water, raw white (undyed), crimped, with an average decitex of 1.3 (plus or minus 10 percent) and fiber length of 38 mm (plus or minus 10 percent) (provided for in subheading 5503.30.00)

9902.13.11 Acrylic staple fibers (polyacrylonitrile staple) containing 85 percent or more by weight of acrylonitrile units and 2 percent or more but not over 3 percent of water, dyed (not pigmented), crimped, with an average decitex of 1.3 (plus or minus 10 percent) and fiber length of 40 mm (plus or minus 10 percent) (provided for in subheading 5503.30.00)

9902.13.12 Acrylic staple fibers (polyacrylonitrile staple) containing 85 percent or more by weight of acrylonitrile units and 2 percent or more but not over 3 percent of water, non-pigmented (ecru), crimped, with a decitex between 1.98 and 2.42 and fiber length between 48 and 60 mm (provided for in subheading 5503.30.00)

9902.13.13 Acrylic staple fibers (polyacrylonitrile staple) containing 85 percent or more by weight of acrylonitrile units and 2 percent or more but not over 3 percent of water, colored, crimped, with a decitex between 1.98 and 2.42 and fiber length between 40 and 47.5 mm, certified by the importer as having a solar reflectance index less than 10 (provided for in subheading 5503.30.00)

9902.13.14 Acrylic staple fibers (polyacrylonitrile staple) containing 85 percent or more by weight of acrylonitrile units and 2 percent or more but not over 3 percent of water, colored, crimped, with a decitex between 1.98 and 2.42 and fiber length between 40 and 47.5 mm, certified by the importer as having a solar reflectance index between 10 and 30 (provided for in subheading 5503.30.00)

9902.13.15 Acrylic staple fibers (polyacrylonitrile staple) containing 85 percent or more by weight of acrylonitrile units and 2 percent or more but not over 3 percent of water, colored, crimped, with a decitex between 1.98 and 2.42 and fiber length between 40 and 47.5 mm, certified by the importer as having a solar reflectance index greater than 30 (provided for in subheading 5503.30.00)

9902.13.16 Acrylic staple fibers (polyacrylonitrile staple) containing 85 percent or more by weight of acrylonitrile units and 2 percent or more but not over 3 percent of water, colored, crimped, with a decitex between 1.98 and 2.42 and fiber length between 48 and 60 mm, certified by the importer as having a solar reflectance index less than 10 (provided for in subheading 5503.30.00)

9902.13.17 Acrylic staple fibers (polyacrylonitrile staple) containing 85 percent or more by weight of acrylonitrile units and 2 percent or more but not over 3 percent of water, colored, crimped, with a decitex between 1.98 and 2.42 and fiber length between 48 and 60 mm, certified by the importer as having a solar reflectance index between 10 and 30 (provided for in subheading 5503.30.00)

9902.13.18 Acrylic staple fibers (polyacrylonitrile staple) containing 85 percent or more by weight of acrylonitrile units and 2 percent or more but not over 3 percent of water, colored, crimped, with a decitex between 1.98 and 2.42 and fiber length between 48 and 60mm, certified by the importer as having a solar reflectance index greater than 30 (provided for in subheading 5503.30.00)

9902.13.19 Modacrylic staple fibers containing by weight 2 percent or more but not over 3 percent of water, not pigmented (ecru), crimped, with a decitex of 1.7 and fiber length of 38 mm (provided for in subheading 5503.30.00)

9902.13.20 Acrylic staple fibers (polyacrylonitrile staple), not dyed and not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, containing by weight 92 percent or more of polyacrylonitrile, not more than 0.01 percent of zinc and 2 percent or more but not over 8 percent of water, with a decitex of 5.0 to 5.6, with a fiber shrinkage of 0 to 22 percent and with a cut fiber length of 80 mm to 150 mm (provided for in subheading 5503.30.00)

9902.13.21 Modacrylic staple fibers, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, containing over 35 percent and less than 85 percent by weight of acrylonitrile, 2.7 decitex (plus or minus 2 percent), natural in color, with fiber length between 38 mm and 120 mm (provided for in subheading 5503.30.00)

9902.13.22 Modacrylic staple fibers, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, containing over 35 percent and less than 85 percent by weight of acrylonitrile, 3.9 decitex (plus or minus 2 percent), natural in color, with fiber length between 38 mm and 120 mm (provided for in subheading 5503.30.00)

9902.13.23 Acrylic staple fiber (polyacrylonitrile staple), dyed, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, the foregoing containing by weight 92 percent or more of polyacrylonitrile, not more than 0.01 percent of zinc and 2 percent or more but not over 8 percent of water, with a decitex of 3.3 to 5.6, a fiber shrinkage of from 0 to 22 percent (provided for in subheading 5503.30.00)

9902.13.24 Artificial staple fibers of viscose rayon, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning and containing 28 percent or more but not over 33 percent by weight of silica (provided for in subheading 5504.10.00); the foregoing other than fibers measuring 2.2 decitex in lengths of 38 mm, measuring 4.7 decitex in lengths of 51 mm or measuring 3.3, 4.7 or 5.0 decitex in lengths of 60 mm

9902.13.25 Staple fibers of viscose rayon, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, measuring 0.90 or more but not over 1.30 decitex and having a fiber length each measuring 20 mm or more but not over 150 mm (provided for in subheading 5504.10.00)

9902.13.26 Artificial staple fibers of viscose rayon, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, measuring 0.5 or more but not over 1.0 decitex and having a fiber length each measuring 4 mm or more but not over 20 mm (provided for in subheading 5504.10.00)

9902.13.27 Flame resistant viscose rayon fibers suitable for yarn spinning, with minimum fiber tenacity of 25 cN/tex, based on modal fiber derived from beechwood and containing 20 to 22 percent by weight of phosphorus-based flame retardant agent (provided for in subheading 5504.10.00)

9902.13.28 Viscose rayon staple fibers having a decitex of less than 5.0 and a trilobal multi-limbed cross-section, the limbs having a lengthto-width aspect ratio of at least 2:1, suitable for use in producing goods of heading 9619 (provided for in subheading 5504.10.00). NOTE this is a reduction to 1.7% duty.

9902.13.29 Artificial staple fibers of viscose rayon, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, such fibers containing between 28 percent and 33 percent by weight of silica, measuring 4.7 decitex in lengths of 60 mm (provided for in subheading 5504.10.00)

9902.13.30 Artificial staple fibers of viscose rayon, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, such fibers containing between 28 percent to 33 percent by weight of silica, measuring 3.3 decitex, in lengths of 60 mm (provided for in subheading 5504.10.00)

9902.13.31 Artificial staple fibers, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, of viscose rayon, containing between 28 percent and 33 percent by weight of silica, measuring 5.0 decitex in lengths of 60 mm (provided for in subheading 5504.10.00)

9902.13.32 Artificial staple fibers, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning; of viscose rayon, such fibers containing between 28 percent and 33 percent by weight of silica, measuring 2.2 decitex in 38 mm lengths (provided for in subheading 5504.10.00)

9902.13.33 Artificial staple fibers of viscose rayon, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, containing between 28 and 33 percent by weight of silica, measuring 4.7 decitex in 51 mm lengths (provided for in subheading 5504.10.00)

9902.13.34 Artificial staple fibers of lyocell, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, measuring 1.7 or more but not over 3.3 decitex and having a fiber length each measuring 25 mm or more but not over 51 mm and containing 25 percent by weight of kaolin (provided for in subheading 5504.90.00)

9902.13.35 Acrylic staple fibers, carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning (provided for in subheading 5506.30.00); the foregoing other than such acrylic staple fibers containing by weight 92 percent or more of polyacrylonitrile, not more than 0.01 percent of zinc and 2 percent or more but not over 8 percent of water, dyed or raw white (undyed), with an average decitex of 2.75 to 3.30 or of 11 (plus or minus 10 percent) or if dyed with an average decitex of 5.0 to 5.6 .

9902.13.36 Acrylic staple fibers, carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, containing by weight 92 percent or more of polyacrylonitrile, not more than 0.01 percent of zinc and 2 percent or more but not over 8 percent of water, dyed or raw white (undyed), with an average decitex of 2.75 to 3.30 (plus or minus 10 percent) (provided for in subheading 5506.30.00)

9902.13.37 Acrylic staple fibers, carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, containing by weight 92 percent or more of polyacrylonitrile, not more than 0.01 percent of zinc and 2 percent or more but not over 8 percent of water, such fibers dyed or raw white (undyed), such fibers with an average decitex of 11.0 (plus or minus 10 percent) (provided for in subheading 5506.30.00)

9902.13.38 Acrylic staple fibers, carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, containing by weight 92 percent or more of polyacrylonitrile, not more than 0.01 percent of zinc and 2 percent or more but not over 8 percent of water, dyed, with an average decitex of 5.0 to 5.6 (provided for in subheading 5506.30.00)

9902.13.39 Staple fibers of rayon, carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, the foregoing presented in the form of top (provided for in subheading 5507.00.00)

9902.13.40 Woven fabrics of synthetic staple fibers, containing 85 percent or more by weight of polyvinyl alcohol staple fibers and up to 15 percent of polynosic rayon fibers (provided for in subheading 5512.99.00)

9902.13.41 Woven fabrics of modal staple rayon fibers, containing over 50 percent but less than 85 percent by weight of such fibers, dyed, mixed mainly or solely with cotton, such fabrics weighing more than 270 g/ m2 but not more than 340 g/m2, of yarns of number 42 or lower number, of a thread count of 150 to 160 per cm2, napped (provided for in subheading 5516.42.00)

9902.13.42 Carpets and other textile floor coverings, tufted, whether or not made up, of wool or fine animal hair, hand-hooked, that is, in which the tufts were inserted by hand or by means of a hand tool that is not power-driven (provided for in subheading 5703.10.20). NOTE reduction to 5.8% duty.

9902.13.43 Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) heat exchange capillary material consisting of parallel PET tubes arranged and secured in a knitted fabric of PET threads (provided for in subheading 6003.30.60)

9902.14.85 Chopped strands of glass, of a length greater than 50 mm, containing over 90 percent silica by weight (provided for in subheading 7019.19.30)

9902.14.86 Slivers of glass, containing over 90 percent silica by weight (provided for in subheading 7019.19.90)

APPAREL AND TEXTILE MADE-UP ITEMS (Chapters 61-63, & 94)

9902.13.44 Men’s shirts of man-made fibers, knitted or crocheted, with textile- or polymerbased electrodes knitted into or attached to the fabric, incorporating two snaps designed to secure a module to transmit heart rate information from the electrodes to a compatible monitor (provided for subheading 6105.20.20)

9902.13.45 Tank tops of knitted fabric of man-made fibers, containing elastomeric fibers, each such top with textile or polymer-based electrodes knitted into or attached to the fabric and that incorporates two snaps designed to secure a module designed to transmit heart rate information from the electrodes to a compatible monitor (provided for in subheading 6109.90.10)

9902.13.46 Women’s or girls’ knitted or crocheted vests of manmade fibers, containing 23 percent or more by weight of wool, each with fabric stitch count greater than 9/ 2 cm, measured in the direction the stitches are formed (provided for in subheading 6110.30.15)

9902.13.47 Vests (other than sweater vests) for men, knitted or crocheted, of man-made fibers, with textile or polymer-based electrodes knitted into or attached to the fabric and incorporating two snaps designed to secure a module to transmit heart rate information from the electrodes to a compatible monitor (provided for subheadings 6110.30.30)

9902.13.48 Men’s or boys’ knitted or crocheted pullovers and cardigans, containing 70 percent or more by weight of silk, each with more than 9 stitches/2 cm, measured in the direction the stitches were formed, and an average of less than 10 stitches/linear cm in each direction counted on an area measuring at least 10 cm by 10 cm, such apparel articles that reach the waist (provided for in subheading 6110.90.10)

9902.13.49 Men’s or boys’ knitted or crocheted sweaters of linen, each with 9 or fewer stitches per 2 centimeters measured in the direction the stitches were formed (provided for in subheading 6110.90.90)

9902.13.50 Girls’ knitted or crocheted coveralls or jumpsuits, of cotton (provided for in subheading 6114.20.00)

9902.13.51 Socks with uppers comprising neoprene measuring 2.5 mm in thickness and covered on both sides with jersey knitted fabric of nylon; such socks with underfoots of breathable neoprene measuring 2.5 to 3 mm in thickness and covered on both sides with a jersey knitted fabric of nylon; the foregoing each formed anatomically so as to be designed for the wearer’s left or right foot (provided for in subheading 6115.96.90)

9902.13.52 Socks of synthetic fibers, with uppers of neoprene measuring 3.5 mm in thickness and covered on both surfaces with knitted jersey fabric of nylon; each such sock having an integrated fold-down cuff of knitted jersey fabric of nylon, each cuff with a molded hook to allow connection to wading boot and designed to prevent debris and gravel from getting inside wading boot, such socks anatomically formed (provided for in subheading 6115.96.90)

9902.13.53 Training gloves of vulcanized rubber other than of hard rubber (provided for in subheading 4015.19.50) or of synthetic textile materials (provided for in subheading 6116.93.08), such gloves of textile materials knitted or crocheted

9902.13.54 Hand muffs of knitted fabrics of polyester coated with plastics, such muffs stuffed with synthetic microfiber for thermal insulation, each with side openings having elastic closures, with one exterior pocket with zipper closure and weighing not more than 453.592 g (provided for in subheading 6117.80.95)

9902.13.55 Boys’ woven man-made fiber coats, containing 36 percent or more by weight of wool, thigh length or longer, with sleeves, with or without closure and with full front opening (provided for in subheading 6201.13.30)

9902.13.57 Men’s or boys’ jackets of woven cotton corduroy, less than mid-thigh in length, with long sleeves, with full or partial front opening (provided for in subheading 6201.92.45)

9902.13.58 Boys’ woven jackets of man-made fibers, containing 36 percent or more by weight of wool, less than mid-thigh in length, with long sleeves, with full or partial front opening (provided for in subheading 6201.93.55)

9902.13.59 Women’s or girls’ woven padded sleeveless jackets (including vests) of wool, less than mid-thigh in length, with full opening (provided for in subheading 6202.91.60)

9902.13.60 Girls’ woven jackets of man-made fibers, containing 36 percent or more by weight of wool, less than mid-thigh in length, with long sleeves, with full or partial front opening (provided for in subheading 6202.93.45)

9902.13.61 Women’s dresses, woven, wholly of silk (provided for in subheading 6204.49.10). NOTE, reduction to 6.5% duty.

9902.13.63 Women’s skirts and divided skirts, wholly of silk (provided for in subheading 6204.59.40). NOTE, reduction to 1.7% duty.

9902.13.64 Women’s blouses, shirts and shirt-blouses, woven, wholly of silk (provided for in subheading 6206.10.00). NOTE, reduction to 6.5% duty.

9902.13.65 Men’s or boys’ woven sleepwear of man-made fibers, the foregoing comprising tops and sleepwear bottoms presented separately and not in sets, the foregoing designed to be worn in bed (provided for in subheading 6207.99.85)

9902.13.66 Babies’ woven trousers of artificial fibers, other than those imported as parts of sets (provided for in subheading 6209.90.20)

9902.13.67 Babies’ woven apparel of linen (provided for in subheading 6209.90.90)

9902.13.68 Women’s sports bras of knitted or woven fabric containing elastomeric fibers but not containing lace, net or embroidery, such goods whether assembled or knitted/crocheted in the piece, each with textile or polymer-based electrodes knitted into or attached to the fabric and incorporating two snaps designed to secure a module designed to transmit heart rate information from the electrodes to a compatible monitor (provided for in subheading 6212.10.90)

9902.13.69 Women’s shawls, scarves and similar goods, wholly of silk (provided for in subheading 6214.10.10)

9902.13.70 Batting gloves of manmade fibers, specially designed for use in the sport of baseball, with a strap that wraps around the wrist and the back of the hand to secure the glove to the wrist (provided for in subheading 6216.00.46)

9902.13.71 Mechanics’ work gloves, not knit, of man-made fibers, with fourchettes, the foregoing not containing 36 percent or more by weight of wool or fine animal hair (provided for in subheading 6216.00.58). NOTE, reduction to 9.8% duty.

9902.13.72 Pocket pouches with outer shell of woven textile fabric laminated to an inner layer of knitted fabric, each such pouch with a zippered cargo pocket and other pockets designed to organize tippets and leaders and with dual entry zippers; the foregoing designed to be zipped into fishing waders (provided for in subheading 6217.90.90)

9902.13.73 Sacks and bags, of undyed woven fabric of nylon multifilament yarns, such yarns not exceeding 10 decitex, the foregoing bags designed for use for packing wool for transport, storage or sale (provided for in subheading 6305.39.00)

9902.13.80 Sleeping bag shells, unfilled, of woven taffeta fabric of polyester with thread count between 160 and 210 and formed from yarns between 22 and 112 decitex; such shells each weighing 25 g/m2 or more but not over 250 g/m2; measuring 152 cm to 305 cm in length, with zipper closure, valued not over $7 each (provided for in subheading 6307.90.98)

9902.13.82 Nonwoven radial segment and chordal orientation brake segments of oxidized polyacrylonitrile fibers, made up and presented as cut otherwise than into squares or rectangles, such segments formed by needling web and unidirectional tow fabrics together, the foregoing designed for use in aircraft braking systems (provided for in subheading 6307.90.98)

9902.13.83 Bins of laminated woven fabric of polypropylene, rectangular or square in shape, collapsible and stackable, measuring 28 liters or more but not over 256 liters in volume and 63.5 cm or less in height, each with sewn-in cardboard inserts and fabric top panel with sewn-in cardboard insert, such panel secured to the bin with cut-to-length strips of hook-and-loop material, such bins each having a fold-down fabric panel with sewn-in cardboard insert, such panel sewn into the interior of the bin; such bins certified by the importer as meeting ASTM D642-15 standards (provided for in subheading 6307.90.98)

9902.13.84 Smartphone cases, each attached to integral adjustable armbands wholly of textile materials, with such case of polyester-laminated neoprene, incorporating a clear plastic window for visual access to the smartphone screen and a small opening for headphone wires, whether or not with decorative plastic overlay (provided for in subheading 6307.90.98)

9902.13.85 Portable and foldable water or food bowls of textile materials, designed for use by pets (provided for in subheading 6307.90.98)

9902.13.86 Agricultural control nets specially designed to protect mandarin trees from bee pollination, such nets of high density polypropylene monofilament, with interspersed eye knots at regular intervals; each net measuring approximately 441.5 m by 12.8 m or 274.3 m x 12.8 m, having finished edges, presented in rolls (provided for in subheading 6307.90.98)

9902.13.87 Chest harnesses of textile materials, each designed for attaching cameras of subheading 8525.80.40 to a user’s chest; incorporating a waist belt and shoulder straps, each with a plastic connector and thumb screw designed for camera mounting or adjustment (provided for in subheading 6307.90.98)

9902.13.88 Adjustable straps of textile materials, designed with small plastic mounts intended to secure cameras of subheading 8525.80.40 to helmets or to other articles (provided for in subheading 6307.90.98)

9902.13.89 Textile bags of woven fabric of polyester and coated with thermoplastic polyurethane, each pleated and attached to a ring of plastics and/or metal with internal threads, with a washer and a plastic cap with external threads that screws into the ring to form an expandable circular shaped bag, designed to hold ice and/or cold water (provided for in subheading 6307.90.98)

9902.13.90 Mounts of textile materials, designed to attach cameras of subheading 8525.80.40 to a user’s wrist, arm or leg; such mounts incorporating hook-and-loop adjustable straps and designed to permit adjustment of the camera viewing angle 360 degrees on the mounted plane and of the camera tilt against that plane (provided for in subheading 6307.90.98)

9902.13.91 Made-up color swatches, of cotton, rectangular in shape and each measuring approximately 5.08 cm by 20.32 cm, with pinked edges, such swatches dyed using certified dye colors and each having a bar code to specify its color (provided for in 6307.90.98)

9902.17.45 Pillows, cushions and similar furnishings of cotton, each measuring over 4,000 cm2 (provided for in subheading 9404.90.10). NOTE, reduced to 3.1% duty.

9902.17.46 Pillows, cushions and similar furnishings, the foregoing of materials other than cotton, each measuring over 4,000 cm2 (provided for in subheading 9404.90.20). NOTE, reduced to 5.3% duty.

FOOTWEAR (Chapter 64)

9902.13.92 Sports footwear, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics, valued over $12/pair, for men (provided for in subheading 6402.19.90). NOTE, reduced to 8.7% duty.

9902.13.93 Sports footwear, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics, valued over $12/pair, other than for men (provided for in subheading 6402.19.90). NOTE, reduced to. 8.5% duty.

9902.13.94 Men’s work footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics, covering the ankle and having an oil-resistant and slip-resistant outer sole (provided for in subheading 6402.91.40)

9902.13.95 Protective active footwear for men (except footwear with waterproof molded bottoms, including bottoms comprising an outer sole and all or part of the upper and except footwear with insulation that provides protection against cold weather) whose height from the bottom of the outer sole to the top of the upper does not exceed 15.34 cm (provided for in subheading 6402.91.42)

9902.13.96 Protective active footwear for women, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics (except footwear with waterproof molded bottoms, including bottoms comprising an outer sole and all or part of the upper and except footwear with insulation that provides protection against cold weather) whose height from the bottom of the outer sole to the top of the upper does not exceed 15.34 cm (provided for in subheading 6402.91.42), such footwear, if valued at $26/pair or higher, without openings in the sole or upper designed to vent moisture. NOTE, reduced to 1.0% duty.

9902.13.97 Protective active footwear for women, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics (except footwear with waterproof molded bottoms, including bottoms comprising an outer sole and all or part of the upper, and except footwear with insulation that provides protection against cold weather), whose height from the bottom of the outer sole to the top of the upper does not exceed 15.34 cm, covering the ankle, valued over $26 per pair; where such protection is imparted by the use of a laminated textile fabric, such footwear with openings in the bottom and/or side of the sole, or covered openings in the upper above the sole unit, or a combination thereof, designed to vent moisture (provided for in subheading 6402.91.42)

9902.13.98 Footwear for men, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics (except vulcanized footwear and footwear with waterproof molded or vulcanized bottoms, including bottoms comprising an outer sole and all or part of the upper, and except footwear designed to be protective that is incomplete in its condition as imported), valued over $25/pair, whose height from the bottom of the outer sole to the top of the upper does not exceed 25.4 cm, designed to be worn in lieu of, but not over, other footwear as a protection against water, oil, grease or chemicals or cold or inclement weather where such protection includes protection against water that is imparted by the use of a laminated, but not coated, textile fabric; such footwear, if valued over $27, without openings in the bottom and/or side of the sole or covered opening in the upper designed to permit moisture vapor transport from under the foot (provided for in subheading 6402.91.50). NOTE, reduced to 3.8% duty.

9902.13.99 Footwear for men, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics (except vulcanized footwear and footwear with waterproof molded or vulcanized bottoms, including bottoms comprising an outer sole and all or part of the upper; and except footwear designed to be protective that is incomplete in its condition as imported), valued over $27/pair, whose height from the bottom of the outer sole to the top of the upper does not exceed 25.4 cm, designed to be worn in lieu of, but not over, other footwear as a protection against water, oil, grease or chemicals or cold or inclement weather where such protection is imparted by the use of a laminated, but not coated, textile fabric; such footwear with openings in the bottom and/or side of the sole, or covered openings in the upper above the sole unit, or a combination thereof, designed to permit moisture vapor transport from under the foot (provided for in subheading 6402.91.50)

9902.14.01 Footwear for men with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics, such uppers of neoprene measuring 7 mm in thickness, injected with polyurethane on the exterior and covered with knitted fabric wholly of polyester on the interior, with rubber lug bottoms laminated with cement to the upper; such footwear covering the ankle, whose height does not exceed 35.56 cm; waterproof, valued not over $36/pair and designed to be permanently affixed to fishing waders (provided for in subheading 6402.91.50)

9902.14.02 Footwear for men, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics (except vulcanized footwear and footwear with waterproof molded or vulcanized bottoms, including bottoms comprising an outer sole and all or part of the upper, and except footwear designed to be protective that is incomplete in its condition as imported), valued over $25/pair, whose height from the bottom of the outer sole to the top of the upper does not exceed 25.4 cm, covering the ankle, designed to be worn in lieu of, but not over, other footwear as a protection against water, oil, grease or chemicals or cold or inclement weather where such protection includes protection against water that is imparted by the use of a coated, but not laminated, textile fabric greater than or equal to 9 microns in thickness (provided for in subheading 6402.91.50)

9902.14.03 Men’s footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics, with foxing or foxing-like band, covering the ankle, closed toe or heel, valued over $3 but not over $6.50 per pair, the foregoing other than sports footwear and protective, waterproof or slip-on type footwear (provided for in subheading 6402.91.70)

9902.14.04 Men’s footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics (other than sports footwear), with foxing or foxing like band, covering the ankle, closed toe or heel, valued over $6.50 but not over $12.00 per pair, not of the protective, waterproof or slip-on type (provided for in subheading 6402.91.80)

9902.14.05 Footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics, having uppers of which over 90 percent of the external surface area is rubber or plastics, made on a base or platform of wood (provided for in subheading 6402.99.23)

9902.14.06 Footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics, not covering the ankle, having uppers of which over 90 percent of the external surface area is rubber or plastics, other than tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes and the like, such footwear for women (and other than work footwear), valued $15/pair or higher (provided for in subheading 6402.99.31). NOTE, reduced to 5.5% duty.

9902.14.07 Work footwear for women, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics, not covering the ankle (provided for in subheading 6402.99.31), the foregoing other than house slippers and other than tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes and the like. NOTE, reduced to 2.5% duty.

9902.14.08 Work footwear for men, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics, not covering the ankle (provided for in subheading 6402.99.31), the foregoing other than house slippers and other than tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes and the like. NOTE, reduced to 3.6% duty.

9902.14.09 Footwear excluded from classification in subheading 6402.20.00 (zoris) because the thickest point of the sole is more than 9.53 mm thicker than the thinnest point or more than 35 percent thicker than the thinnest point; such footwear otherwise meeting the requirements for classification in subheading 6402.20.00 (provided for in subheading 6402.99.31)

9902.14.10 Women’s footwear with outer soles of rubber or plastics measuring not over 14 mm in thickness and with uppers of plastics, such footwear designed for use in cheerleading activities, valued over $15/pair and weighing no more than 0.5 kg/pair (provided for in subheading 6402.99.31)

9902.14.11 Protective active footwear for men, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics, not covering the ankle, valued over $24/pair (provided for in subheading 6402.99.32). NOTE, reduced to 9.4% duty.

9902.14.12 Protective active footwear for women, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics, not covering the ankle, valued over $24/ pair; the foregoing footwear, if valued over $26/ pair, other than footwear which provides protection against water that is imparted by the use of a laminated textile fabric and with openings in the bottom and/or side of the sole, or covered openings in the upper above the sole unit, or a combination thereof, designed to vent moisture (provided for in subheading 6402.99.32)

9902.14.13 Protective active footwear for women, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics, not covering the ankle, which provides protection against water that is imparted by the use of a laminated textile fabric and with openings in the bottom and/or side of the sole, or covered openings in the upper above the sole unit, or a combination thereof, designed to vent moisture; the forgoing footwear valued over $26/pair (provided for in subheading 6402.99.32)

9902.14.14 Footwear for women, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics (except vulcanized footwear and footwear with waterproof molded bottoms or vulcanized bottoms, including bottoms comprising an outer sole and all or part of the upper, and except footwear designed to be protective that is incomplete in its condition as imported), not covering the ankle or having a protective metaltoe cap, valued over $25/ pair, designed to be worn in lieu of, but not over, other footwear as a protection against water, oil, grease or chemicals or cold or inclement weather where such protection includes protection against water that is imparted by the use of a laminated textile fabric (provided for in subheading 6402.99.33). NOTE, reduced to 0.2% duty.

9902.14.15 Footwear for women, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics (except vulcanized footwear and footwear with waterproof molded bottoms or vulcanized bottoms, including bottoms comprising an outer sole and all or part of the upper, and except footwear designed to be protective that is incomplete in its condition as imported), not covering the ankle or having a protective metaltoe cap, valued over $27/ pair, designed to be worn in lieu of, but not over, other footwear as a protection against water, oil, grease or chemicals or cold or inclement weather where such protection is imparted by the use of a laminated textile and has openings in the bottom and/or side of the sole, or covered openings in the upper above the sole unit, or a combination thereof, designed to permit moisture vapor transport from under the foot (provided for in subheading 6402.99.33)

9902.14.16 Footwear for other persons, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics (except vulcanized footwear and footwear with waterproof molded bottoms or vulcanized bottoms, including bottoms comprising an outer sole and all or part of the upper, and except footwear designed to be protective that is incomplete in its condition as imported), not covering the ankle or having a protective metal-toe cap, valued over $18/pair, designed to be worn in lieu of, but not over, other footwear as a protection against water, oil, grease or chemicals or cold or inclement weather where such protection is imparted by the use of a laminated textile and has openings in the bottom and/or side of the sole, or covered openings in the upper above the sole unit, or a combination thereof, designed to permit moisture vapor transport from under the foot (provided for in subheading 6402.99.33)

9902.14.17 Footwear for women, with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics (except vulcanized footwear and footwear with waterproof molded bottoms or vulcanized bottoms, including bottoms comprising an outer sole and all or part of the upper, and except footwear designed to be protective that is incomplete in its condition as imported); the foregoing not covering the ankle or having a protective metal-toe cap, valued over $25/pair, designed to be worn in lieu of, but not over, other footwear as a protection against water, oil, grease or chemicals or cold or inclement weather where such protection includes protection against water that is imparted by the use of a coated textile fabric greater than or equal to 9 microns in thickness (provided for in subheading 6402.99.33). NOTE, reduced to 3.8% duty.

9902.14.18 Women’s footwear with outer soles and uppers of rubber or plastics, each sole measuring not over 12 mm in thickness, the foregoing footwear designed for use in cheerleading activities, valued over $19/pair and weighing not over 0.5 kg/pair (provided for in subheading 6402.99.90)

9902.14.19 Golf shoes for men, youths and boys, with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather (except pigskin uppers), not welt, the foregoing with spikes, sprigs, cleats, stops, clips, bars or the like intended to enhance traction and grip; such footwear designed to be worn in lieu of, but not over, other footwear as a protection against water, oil, grease or chemicals or cold or inclement weather, where such protection is imparted by the use of a laminated textile and has openings in the bottom and/or side of the sole or covered openings in the upper above the sole, or a combination thereof, designed to vent moisture (provided for in subheading 6403.19.30)

9902.14.20 Footwear for women, with outer soles of rubber or plastics and uppers of leather, made on a base or platform of wood (provided for in subheading 6403.99.20). NOTE, reduced to 1.4% duty.

9902.14.21 Work footwear for men, with outer soles of rubber or plastics and uppers of leather, not covering the ankle, incorporating a protective toe cap of materials other than metal (provided for in subheading 6403.99.60)

9902.14.22 House slippers with outer soles of rubber or plastics and uppers of leather, for men, youths and boys (provided for in subheading 6403.99.60). NOTE, reduced to 5.7% duty.

9902.14.23 Footwear for men, with uppers of leather (other than of pigskin) and outer soles of rubber or plastics (the foregoing other than house slippers, work footwear, tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes and the like, and other than slip-on footwear); such footwear not covering the ankle, valued $29/pair or higher, designed to be worn in lieu of, but not over, other footwear as a protection against water, oil, grease or chemicals or cold or inclement weather where such protection is imparted by the use of a laminated textile and has openings in the bottom and/or side of the sole, or covered openings in the upper above the sole unit, or a combination thereof, designed to vent moisture (provided for in subheading 6403.99.60)

9902.14.24 Footwear for men, with uppers of leather (other than of pigskin) and outer soles of rubber or plastics; the foregoing other than house slippers, work footwear, tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes and the like, and other than slip-on footwear; such footwear not covering the ankle, valued $27/pair or higher, designed to be worn in lieu of, but not over, other footwear as a protection against water, oil, grease or chemicals or cold or inclement weather where such protection includes protection against water that is imparted by the use of a laminated textile fabric (provided for in subheading 6403.99.60). NOTE, reduced to 2.7% duty.

9902.14.25 Work footwear for women, with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of leather, the foregoing not covering the ankle, incorporating a protective toe cap of materials other than metal, valued over $2.50 per pair (provided for in subheading 6403.99.90)

9902.14.26 Footwear for other persons, with uppers of leather (other than of pigskin) and outer soles of rubber or plastics (other than house slippers, work footwear, tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes and the like and other than slip-on footwear), not covering the ankle, valued $20/pair or higher, designed to be worn in lieu of, but not over, other footwear as a protection against water, oil, grease or chemicals or cold or inclement weather where such protection is imparted by the use of a laminated textile and has openings in the bottom and/or side of the sole, or covered openings in the upper above the sole unit or a combination thereof, designed to vent moisture; the foregoing, if for women, other than such footwear valued over $29/pair (provided for in subheading 6403.99.90)

9902.14.27 Footwear for women, with uppers of leather (other than of pigskin) and outer soles of rubber or plastics (other than house slippers, work footwear, tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes and the like and other than slip-on footwear); such footwear not covering the ankle, valued $29/pair or higher, designed to be worn in lieu of, but not over, other footwear as a protection against water, oil, grease or chemicals or cold or inclement weather where such protection is imparted by the use of a laminated textile and has openings in the bottom and/or side of the sole, or covered openings in the upper above the sole unit, or a combination thereof, designed to vent moisture (provided for in subheading 6403.99.90). NOTE, reduced to 2.9% duty.

9902.14.28 House slippers with outer soles of rubber or plastics and uppers of leather, valued over $2.50/pair, for women (provided for in subheading 6403.99.90). NOTE, reduced to 7.9% duty.

9902.14.29 Footwear for women, with uppers of leather (other than of pigskin) and outer soles of rubber or plastics (other than house slippers, work footwear, tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes and the like and other than slip-on footwear); such footwear not covering the ankle, valued $27/pair or higher, designed to be worn in lieu of, but not over, other footwear as a protection against water, oil, grease or chemicals or cold or inclement weather where such protection includes protection against water that is imparted by the use of a laminated textile fabric); the foregoing, if valued $29/pair or higher, other than footwear with openings in the bottom and/or side of the sole, or covered openings in the upper above the sole unit, or a combination thereof, designed to vent moisture (provided for in subheading 6403.99.90). NOTE, reduced to 6.6% duty.

9902.14.30 Footwear for other persons, with uppers of leather (other than of pigskin) and outer soles of rubber or plastics (other than house slippers, work footwear, tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes and the like and other than slip-on footwear), not covering the ankle, valued $18/pair or higher; such footwear designed to be worn in lieu of, but not over, other footwear as a protection against water, oil, grease or chemicals or cold or inclement weather where such protection includes protection against water that is imparted by the use of a laminated textile fabric; the foregoing other than footwear for women either (i) valued over $27/ pair, or (ii) if valued over $20/pair, having openings in the bottom and/or side of the sole, or covered openings in the upper above the sole unit, or a combination thereof, designed to vent moisture (provided for in subheading 6403.99.90). NOTE, reduced to 8.5% duty.

9902.14.31 Women’s footwear with uppers of leather and outer soles of rubber or plastics, such soles measuring not over 9 mm in thickness, the foregoing designed for use in cheerleading activities, valued over $19/pair and weighing no more than 0.5 kg/pair (provided for in subheading 6403.99.90)

9902.14.32 Women’s sports footwear; tennis shoes, basketball shoes, gym shoes, training shoes and the like, with outer soles of rubber or plastics and uppers textile materials, such uppers of which over 50 percent of the external surface area (including any leather accessories or reinforcements such as those mentioned in note 4(a) to chapter 64) is leather (provided for in subheading 6404.11.20)

9902.14.33 Footwear other than for men or women, with uppers of textile materials and outer soles of rubber or plastics, of an athletic type, exclusively of adhesive construction, without a foxing or foxing-like band; such footwear valued over $3 but not over $6.50 per pair (provided for in subheading 6404.11.69)

9902.14.34 Ski boots, cross country ski footwear or snowboard boots, constructed with a forward-leaning upper or designed to attach securely to skis or a snowboard by means of bindings, the foregoing valued over $12/ pair, with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials (provided for in subheading 6404.11.90)

9902.14.35 Sports footwear for women, with outer soles of rubber or plastics and uppers of textile materials, valued over $20/pair, other than ski boots, cross country ski footwear and snowboard boots; such footwear designed to be worn in lieu of, but not over, other footwear as a protection against water, oil, grease or chemicals or cold or inclement weather where such protection is imparted by the use of a laminated textile and has openings in the bottom and/or side of the sole, or covered openings in the upper above the sole unit, or a combination thereof, designed to vent moisture (provided for in subheading 6404.11.90). NOTE, reduced to 12.6% duty.

9902.14.36 Sports footwear for men, with outer soles of rubber or plastics and uppers of textile materials, valued over $20/pair, other than ski boots, cross country ski footwear and snowboard boots; such footwear designed to be worn in lieu of, but not over, other footwear as a protection against water, oil, grease or chemicals or cold or inclement weather where such protection is imparted by the use of a laminated textile and has openings in the bottom and/or side of the sole, or covered openings in the upper above the sole unit, or a combination thereof, designed to vent moisture (provided for in subheading 6404.11.90). NOTE, reduced to 14.9% duty.

9902.14.37 Footwear for men, with vulcanized uppers of neoprene measuring 7 mm in thickness, covered with a polyester knit fleece on the interior and coated with rubber on the exterior, such footwear measuring in height (from the base of the inner sole to the top of the upper) 20.32 cm or more but not over 25.4 cm, with a cemented rubber sole; the foregoing waterproof, valued per pair at $40 or higher, with each boot having a slit in the top of upper collar designed to allow boot to be affixed to a fishing wader (provided for in subheading 6404.19.20)

9902.14.38 Footwear for women, with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials (except vulcanized footwear and footwear with waterproof molded or vulcanized bottoms, including bottoms comprising an outer sole and all or part of the upper, work footwear and footwear designed to be protective that is incomplete in its condition as imported); such footwear valued over $25/pair, not covering the ankle, designed to be worn in lieu of, but not over, other footwear as a protection against water, oil, grease or chemicals or cold or inclement weather where such protection includes protection against water that is imparted by the use of a laminated textile fabric (provided for in subheading 6404.19.20)

9902.14.39 Footwear for women, with outer soles of rubber, plastics, leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials (except vulcanized footwear and footwear with waterproof molded or vulcanized bottoms, including bottoms comprising an outer sole and all or part of the upper, work footwear, and except footwear designed to be protective that is incomplete in its condition as imported), valued over $27/ pair, not covering the ankle, designed to be worn in lieu of, but not over, other footwear as a protection against water, oil, grease or chemicals or cold or inclement weather where such protection is imparted by the use of a laminated textile and has openings in the bottom and/or side of the sole, or covered openings in the upper above the sole unit, or a combination thereof, designed to vent moisture (provided for in subheading 6404.19.20)

9902.14.40 Footwear for women, with uppers of vegetable fibers, with open toes or open heels, having uppers of which at least 30 percent of the external surface area (including any sheepskin accessories or reinforcements such as those mentioned in note 4(a) to chapter 64) is sheepskin; the foregoing having outer soles with textile materials having the greatest surface area in contact with the ground, but not taken into account under the terms of additional U.S. note 5 to chapter 64 (provided for in subheading 6404.19.36). NOTE, reduced to 5.0% duty.

9902.14.41 Footwear (other than for women) with uppers of vegetable fibers, with open toes or open heels, having uppers of which at least 30 percent of the external surface area (including any sheepskin accessories or reinforcements such as those mentioned in note 4(a) to chapter 64) is sheepskin; the foregoing having outer soles with textile materials having the greatest surface area in contact with the ground, but not taken into account under the terms of additional U.S. note 5 to chapter 64 (provided for in subheading 6404.19.36)

9902.14.42 Footwear with outer soles of rubber or plastics, with uppers of textile material other than vegetable fibers and having outer soles with textile materials having the greatest surface area in contact with the ground, but not taken into account under the terms of additional note U.S. note 5 to chapter 64, with open toes or open heels or of the slip-on type, weighing 10 percent or more of rubber or plastics, valued $15/pair or higher; the foregoing for women (other than house slippers) (provided for in subheading 6404.19.37)

9902.14.43 Footwear with outer soles of rubber or plastics, with uppers of textile material other than vegetable fibers and having outer soles with textile materials having the greatest surface area in contact with the ground, but not taken into account under the terms of additional note U.S. note 5 to chapter 64, with open toes or open heels or of the slip-on type, weighing 10 percent or more of rubber or plastics, valued at $10 or more but not over $14.99/pair; the foregoing for women (other than house slippers) (provided for in subheading 6404.19.37)

9902.14.44 Footwear (other than footwear for men) with outer soles of rubber or plastics and uppers of textile materials other than vegetable fibers, with open toes or open heels, having uppers in which at least 30 percent of the external surface area (including any sheepskin accessories or reinforcements such as those mentioned in note 4(a) to chapter 64) is sheepskin and having outer soles with textile materials having the greatest surface area in contact with the ground, but not taken into account under the terms of additional U.S. note 5 to chapter 64 (provided for in subheading 6404.19.37). NOTE, reduced to 10.0% duty.

9902.14.45 Footwear for women, with open toes or open heels, containing 10 percent or more by weight of rubber or plastics, with uppers of textile materials and having uppers in which at least 30 percent of the external surface area (including any sheepskin accessories or reinforcements such as those mentioned in note 4(a) to chapter 64) is sheepskin; the foregoing with outer soles of rubber or plastics and not having outer soles with textile materials having the greatest surface area in contact with the ground, but not taken into account under the terms of additional U.S. note 5 to chapter 64 (provided for in subheading 6404.19.39). NOTE, reduced to 34.6% duty

9902.14.46 Footwear (other than for women) with open toes or open heels, containing 10 percent or more by weight of rubber or plastics, with uppers of textile materials and having uppers in which at least 30 percent of the external surface area (including any sheepskin accessories or reinforcements such as those mentioned in note 4(a) to chapter 64) is sheepskin; the foregoing with outer soles of rubber or plastics and not having outer soles with textile materials having the greatest surface area in contact with the ground, but not taken into account under the terms of additional U.S. note 5 to chapter 64 (provided for in subheading 6404.19.39). NOTE, reduced to 31.5% duty.

9902.14.47 Footwear with uppers of vegetable fibers (other than such footwear for men or women), whether with outer soles of rubber or plastics (provided for in subheading 6404.11.41, 6404.11.51, 6404.11.61, 6404.11.71, 6404.11.81, 6404.19.36, 6404.19.42, 6404.19.52, 6404.19.72 or 6404.19.82) or with outer soles of materials other than leather or composition leather (provided for in subheading 6405.20.30). NOTE, reduced to 7.4% duty.

9902.14.48 House slippers with outer soles of rubber or plastics and uppers of textile materials other than vegetable fibers, valued over $6.50 but not over $12/pair, such outer soles with textile materials having the greatest surface area in contact with the ground but not taken into account under the terms of additional U.S. note 5 to chapter 64 (provided for in subheading 6404.19.87)

9902.14.49 Footwear for men, valued over $24/pair, covering the ankle but not covering the knee, with outer soles of rubber or plastics and uppers of textile materials (provided for in subheading 6404.19.90). NOTE, reduced to 8.1% duty.

9902.14.50 Footwear for men or women, with outer soles of rubber or plastics and uppers of textile materials, not covering the ankle, valued over $12/pair, incorporating a protective toe cap of materials other than metal (provided for in subheading 6404.19.90)

9902.14.51 Footwear for women with outer soles of leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials, not elsewhere specified or included, valued not over $20.00 per pair, the foregoing other than footwear containing less than 10 percent by weight of rubber or plastics and other than containing 50 percent or less by weight of textile materials and rubber or plastics with at least 10 percent by weight being rubber or plastics (provided for in subheading 6404.20.60)

9902.14.52 Footwear for women, with outer soles of leather or composition leather and uppers of textile materials, not elsewhere specified or included, valued over $20.00 per pair; the foregoing other than footwear containing less than 10 percent by weight of rubber or plastics and other than containing 50 percent or less by weight of textile materials and rubber or plastics with at least 10 percent by weight being rubber or plastics (provided for in subheading 6404.20.60)

9902.14.53 Footwear for men, with vulcanized uppers of neoprene measuring 7 mm in thickness, covered with a polyester knit fleece on the interior and coated with rubber on the exterior; such footwear measuring (from the base of the inner sole to the top of the upper) 20.32 cm or more but not over 25.4 cm in height, with felt outsoles; the foregoing waterproof, valued at $40 per pair or higher and with each boot having with a slit in the top of upper collar to allow boot to be affixed to a fishing wader (provided for in subheading 6405.20.90)

9902.14.54 House slippers with outer soles and uppers of textile materials, each with antislip traction dots on the outer sole, incorporating a battery-operated sound or light device (provided for in subheading 6405.20.90)

9902.14.55 Footwear for men, with uppers of which over 50 percent of the external surface is polyurethane measuring 1.4 mm in thickness and with cemented outer soles of which over 50 percent of the external surface is felt, having the characteristics required for normal use, including durability and strength; the foregoing not covering the ankle and valued $20 per pair or higher (provided for in subheading 6405.90.90)

9902.14.56 Detachable footwear gravel guards with uppers of 3 mm neoprene, nylon jersey face and underside, each measuring 17.78 cm or more but not over 20.32 cm in height, with tapered fit, designed to be held to the shoe with a hook-and-loop fastener strip and loop wrap to affix together (provided for in subheading 6406.90.15)

9902.14.57 Removable insoles of rubber or plastics, the foregoing designed to provide foot support (provided for in subheading 6406.90.30). NOTE, reduced to 4.5% duty.

HEADGEAR (Chapter 65)

9902.14.58 Hats and headgear of vegetable fibers, of unspun fibrous vegetable materials, of paper yarn or of any combination thereof, plaited but not of plaited strips, sewed (provided for in subheading 6504.00.30). NOTE, reduced to 4.4% duty.

9902.14.59 Hats and headgear of vegetable fibers, of unspun fibrous vegetable materials, of paper yarn or of any combination thereof, made by assembling strips and sewed (provided for in subheading 6504.00.30). NOTE, reduced to 1.9% duty.

9902.14.60 Hats and headgear of vegetable fibers, of unspun fibrous vegetable materials, of paper yarn or of any combination thereof, plaited, but not of plaited strips and not sewed (provided for in subheading 6504.00.60). NOTE, reduced to 3.6% duty.

9902.14.61 Hats and headgear of vegetable fibers, of unspun fibrous vegetable materials, of paper yarn or of any combination thereof, of plaited strips or made by assembling strips and not sewed (provided for in subheading 6504.00.60). NOTE, reduced to 1.7% duty.

9902.14.62 Hats and other headgear, knitted, or made up in the piece from lace, felt or other textile fabric (but not in strips), of cotton and containing 23 percent or more by weight of wool, the foregoing other than for babies and other than visors, or other headgear which provides no covering for the crown of the head (provided for in subheading 6505.00.15)

9902.14.63 Hats and other headgear, knitted, or made up in the piece from lace, felt or other textile fabric (but not in strips), of cotton and containing less than 23 percent by weight of wool, the foregoing other than for babies, and other than visors, or other headgear that provides no covering for the crown of the head (provided for in subheading 6505.00.15)

9902.14.64 Hats and headgear, of man-made fibers, knitted or crocheted or made up from knitted or crocheted fabrics in the piece (but not in strips), not in part of braid, each valued at $5.00 or more (provided for in subheading 6505.00.60). NOTE, reduced to 6.3% duty.

9902.14.65 Babies’ woven hats of manmade fibers, not in part of braid (provided for in subheading 6505.00.80)

TEXTILE EQUIPMENT (Chapter 84)

9902.15.71 Weaving machines (power looms), shuttleless, rapier type, for weaving fabrics of a width exceeding 30 cm but not exceeding 4.9 m (provided for in subheading 8446.30.50)

9902.15.72 Weaving machines (power looms), shuttleless, jet type, for weaving fabrics of a width exceeding 30 cm but not exceeding 4.9 m (provided for in subheading 8446.30.50)