Monday, January 4, 2010

Section XIX of the HSTUS

Thank you for joining us for our series on classification. Two weeks ago, we explored the articles contained in Section XVIII of the HTSUS. Today, we will continue our study of the various commodities covered in Section XIX of the HTSUS. Having a good general knowledge of the products covered in each section and chapter will expedite the classification process and improve accuracy of your classifications.

Answer to Section XVII Question
Classify a collapsible music stand for use with a violin
Question 40 October 2009 Exam

Section XIX covers Chapter 93, which consists of arms, such as pistols and rifles, ammunition and parts of the foregoing. Articles of this chapter are subject to regulation by the
Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). Many of the items found in this chapter require permits and special forms. Importation of automatic and semi-automatic "assault" weapons are prohibited from any country. Importation of other firearms are prohibited from certain countries . In addition to ATF regulations, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and CBP have regulations regarding the shipment of arms and ammunition to ensure the safety of the carrier, prevent unauthorized import and export of terrorist weapons and protection of passengers, employees and others.

Classify a “pin” used in manufacturing hand grenades for the Army.

Join us next week for the answer to this week’s classification question and a discussion of Section XX of the HTSUS. We are approaching the end of our study of the HTSUS. If there are any specific commodities or sections of the HTSUS that you would like to see discussed in this series, please feel free to post a comment or send your suggestions to

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