CPB is alerting the trade that paper binding ruling requests and requests that include or necessitate a sample may be delayed in processing and/or issuance. During this time, it is recommended that all ruling requests be made through the use of eRulings (https://erulings.cbp.gov/s/), and include detailed photographs or short videos of the product to be submitted in lieu of samples. However, CBP recognizes that certain commodities require a sample in order for a determination to be made. In such cases, delays may occur. The National Import Specialist assigned to work on your ruling will reach out to you to discuss your options and whether a determination can be made without a sample.