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Correction to 2014 HTSUS MPF Exemption Claims under SPIs C#, K# and L#

Monday,   February 10, 2014

Correction to 2014   HTSUS MPF Exemption Claims under SPIs C#, K# and L# 

In   a notice from CBP dated January, 3, 2014, the public was informed that General   Statistical Note (GSN) 3(c) of the 2014 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the   United States was updated to indicate that goods imported under the Civil   Aircraft Agreement, Pharmaceutical Agreement and Intermediate Chemicals for   Dyes Agreement (Special Indicator Codes C, K and L, respectively) that   are products of a country which the U.S. has a Free Trade Agreement   (FTA), that provides the MPF exemption, can be imported without paying the   MPF if the goods are marked or are eligible to be marked with the country   of origin for that country.  It also stated that the FTA’s more   stringent rules of origin and the direct import rules do not have to be   met.

CBP has corrected its previous notice with respect to MPF   exemptions for the Civil Aircraft Agreement, Chemicals for Dyes Agreement   and Pharmaceutical Agreement stating that a good must meet the   preference program’s “origination” requirements, including the   “imported directly” requirement.

CBP also notes that the update to GSN 3(c) unintentionally   omitted other special trade regimes which provide for the MPF   exemptions.  Please review CSMS #14-000077 for complete details.

Original Notice:  CSMS #14-000003

Corrected Notice: CSMS #14-000077

Update to HTSUS Clarifies Eligibility under SPI C#, K# and L#

TRADE ALERT

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

 2014 HTSUS Clarifies Exemption from MPF for Claims under SPI C#, K# and L#

 General Statistical Note (GSN) 3(c) of the 2014 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States was updated to indicate that goods imported under the Civil Aircraft Agreement, Pharmaceutical Agreement and Intermediate Chemicals for Dyes Agreement (Special Indicator Codes C, K and L, respectively) that are products of a country which the U.S. has a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), that provides the MPF exemption, can be imported without paying the MFP if the goods are marked or are eligible to be marked with the country of origin for that country.

The FTA’s more stringent rules of origin and the direct import rules do not have to be met. SPI C#, K# or L# must preface the 10-digit HTS number at time of entry.

FTA’s that provide the MPF exemption are: NAFTA, Chile, Singapore, Australia, Israel, Bahrain, Oman, CAFTA, Peru, Korea, Colombia and Panama.

CSMS #14-000003