Archive for the ‘HTS’ Category

US Makes Major Schedule B Tariff Updates

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by Danielle McClellan

(Source: Integration Point)

This year many countries have published updates to their tariff schedules based on the WCO 2017 changes.  The United States has previously published updates to US HTS, but just yesterday the U.S. updated the Schedule B Tariff Schedule to the WCO 2017 changes.

Last year the Integration Point Global Trade Content team published a summary on the WCO 2017 changes. This is a great opportunity to review what subheadings are impacted and how. Click here to download.

Schedule B & HTS Codes Updated…Don’t’ Get a Fatal Error!

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 by Danielle McClellan

Effective immediately, the Schedule B & Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) tables have been updated in the AES (Automated Export System). AES will only accept outdated codes for a 30 day grace period beyond the expiration date. Using an outdated code after the 30-day grace period will result in a fatal error.

The ACE AESDirect program has also been updated and will accept shipments with outdated codes during the grace period as well.

The Schedule B and HTS tables are available for download here:

The current list of HTS codes that are not valid for AES is available here:

Please note: Presidential Proclamation 9466 signed June 30 created new HTS numbers, effective July 1.  These changes are not included in this update.  A second broadcast will notify AES filers when the new HTS code tables are ready.

For more information or questions, contact the U.S. Census Bureau’s Micro Analysis Branch.

Telephone: (800) 549-0595, select option 2


Changes to Harmonized Tariff System Implemented February 3, 2007

Saturday, February 3rd, 2007 by John Black

Gentlemen (and Ladies): Start Your HTS and Schedule B Classification Engines…

The International Trade Commission has announced that the final version of the 2007 Harmonized Tariff System (HTS)l became effective on February 3, 2007. This will include the World Customs Organization (WCO) changes. Changes will affect about 10% of the eight-digit codes. Importers have until February 20, 2007 to begin using the new HTS codes.

The ITC has posted a draft version on its website, but has committed to posting a the final version by January 22, 2007. The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will allow a 17-day grace period for importers to transition to the new system. This grace period will end on February 20, 2007. These implementation plans are posted on their website.

Bottom Line for Exporters:

The export version of the HTS (the Schedule B) was published by the Census Bureau on their website at the beginning of the year. The AES system will accept the old Schedule B Numbers through March 4, 2007.