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01-26-2012 - 2012 Harmonized Tariff Schedule Changes

Proclamation 8771 to amend the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule for the World Customs Organization-recommended tariff changes will take effect on February 3, 2012.  In the meantime, the ITC has made an unofficial February 3 version of the 2012 online HTS (which includes the WCO-recommended and other changes) available "early," for HTS chapters 1-97.

The 2012 HTS that is in effect now is considered by ITC to be the "preliminary" version, and is to be used until the official February 3 version is implemented.  This version can be found on the link:

http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/index.htm

An unofficial February 3 version of the 2012 HTS is posted chapter-by-chapter at an ITC Web page: http://www.usitc.gov/publications/docs/tata/hts/bychapter/

This version is available for review and is not in effect. Note that the 97 chapters are posted towards the end of the Web page, so one needs to scroll down the list to find them.

An unofficial version of the February 3 Change Record (which lists old 2011 HTS numbers and their 2012 replacements, etc.), posted on January 13, is also available at the ITC's web page, ihttp://www.usitc.gov/publications/docs/tata/hts/bychapter/12XXchgs.pdf

The official 2012 HTS will be posted by the ITC on or before February 3, 2012.

Please contact your GSB representative for questions or email: info@geosbush.com.