On February 8, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative published in the Federal Register a notice making technical modifications to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) to correct errors and omissions in the Annex to Presidential Proclamation 9694 issued on January 23, 2018, concerning imports of large residential washers and covered parts. This notice correct those errors and omissions to provide the intended tariff treatment. In particular, the notice corrects an error regarding the description of covered washer parts included in the application of the safeguard measure, as provided in paragraph 5 of Proclamation 9694.
Effective with respect to articles entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 am, eastern standard time, on February 7, 2018, U.S. Note 17(f) to subchapter III of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is modified:
(1) by deleting the phrase “, the foregoing which incorporate, at a minimum, (A) a side wrapper, (B) a base and (C) a drive hub” in subdivision (1);
(2) by deleting the word “and” at the end of subdivision (2);
(3) by renumbering subdivision (3) as subdivision (4); and
(4) by inserting the following new subdivision (3) in numerical order:
“(3) all assembled baskets provided for in subheading 8450.90.60 and designed for use in the washing machines defined in subdivision (c) of this note, which incorporate, at a minimum: (A) a side wrapper, (B) a base and (C) a drive hub; and”.