The official 2014 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) is now available on the USITC website.
The official 2014 HTS includes:
- statistical changes approved by the Committee for Statistical Annotation of the Tariff Schedules (also known as the "484(f)" committee, which analyzes and evaluates petitions requesting changes in HTS statistical reporting categories), effective as of July 1, 2013, and January 1, 2014;
- staged reductions in preferential duty rates applicable under existing (already proclaimed) free trade agreements and effective on January 1, 2014; and
- cumulative changes that took effect during calendar year 2013 as reflected in the on-line HTS available on the USITC website.
Users should note that the 2014 HTS reflects certain provisions or codes which are not currently in effect but are being considered for renewal. These include provisions or codes for the GSP, which expired on July 31, 2013, and temporary duty suspensions or reductions, which expired on December 31, 2012.
Users may also wish to note that provisions and codes related to the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) have been deleted. President Barack Obama proclaimed in December 2013 that the tariff treatment that had been provided under the ATPA program, which expired on July 31, 2013, should be removed from the HTS.
The printed version of the 2014 HTS will be available within a few weeks and can be ordered from the Government Publishing Office.