The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has posted revisions to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) in connection with the safeguard measures announced for large residential washing machines and solar cells and certain parts. Effective February 7, 2018, the following changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule for units of quantity reporting will take effect:
- For HTS 8450.90.20 and 8450.90.60, certain parts of washing machines, the new unit of quantity will be “No.” instead of “X”.
- For HTS 8541.40.6030, solar cells, a second unit of quantity, “W” (for total wattage), will be added.
- For statistical reporting purposes under subheading 8541.40.6030, importers should report the total watts at maximum power based on standard test conditions according to the latest revision of International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60904, “Photovoltaic Devices.”
These modifications will take effect along with the increases in duty and the imposition of tariff-rate quotas on imports of washers and covered washer parts and certain CSPV products announced in Presidential Proclamations 9693 and 9694, of January 23, 2018. (Also see CBP CSMS# 18-000111 issued on Feb. 2, 2018).