Understanding the general rules of interpretation Customs and Border Protection

Classification of Products at the US Customs purposes, including general rules of interpretation outlined by using a hierarchical process (GRI). considers any comments or exclusions can be classified in the appropriate parts per GRI 1, the classification review and comments on this chapter.

After examining

GRI 1, go to the second GRI GRI Per 2, the classifier decides to classify an incomplete or unfinished product (eg unassembled bicycles), as if they were full.

After examining

GRI 2, proceed to the third GRI GRI 3 is divided into three parts, and is used when an article consists of more than one material (eg mp3 player packed headphones). Per GRI 3, part of a classified article describing the benefit of a less descriptive classification of the other part (s). Per GRI 3b choose to classify the product based on the portion of the article that this gives the product its essential character (such as the MP3 player provides the essential character of the set, because the headphones are relatively incidental). Per GRI 3c, all other things being equal, choose the grade that occurs the last of the harmonized tariff.

If the article can not be attributed to the previously mentioned GRI and then proceed to the GRI GRI 4. Per Article 4 of the article refers to a job similar to it if you can not otherwise classified. This can occur when fundamentally new products introduced to the market (for example, a new high-tech devices).

Finally, GRI 5 states that the cases (eg, camera cases, musical instrument cases, etc.) is considered to be the same as in the article, which would contain (ie, cameras, musical instruments, etc.), unless the case under their essential character. An example is the case of its essential character can fine leather business card holder. Instead of leather products to be classified as a business card.

Source by Jon Sasaki

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