Official 2017 HTS Now Available
The 2017 Basic HTS includes:
- changes proclaimed by the President on December 2 and 15, 2016, including all changes to conform to modifications to the Harmonized System nomenclature as recommended by the World Customs Organization to take effect January 1, 2017;
- 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 and Schedule B statistical reporting), effective as of January 1, 2017;
- staged reductions in preferential duty rates applicable under existing (already proclaimed) free trade agreements and effective as of January 1, 2017; and
- cumulative changes that took effect during calendar year 2016 as reflected in the on-line HTS available on the USITC website (see the Change Record). Users may download the HTS data in a variety of formats, including comma delimited, Excel spreadsheet, and machine-readable JSON formats.
The printed version of the 2017 Basic HTS will be available within a few weeks and can be ordered from the Government Publishing Office.