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United States International Trade Commission

Reference File-USITC Tariff Database - 2013 Tariffs

 

(Compiled from the Harmonized Tariff Schedule
(HTS) of the United States as of July 1, 2013)


This database is expressed in terms of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) as of July 1, 2013. The file also indicates products that are eligible for tariff preferences (under programs such as the Caribbean Basin Initiative for example), and provides trade data for the items selected. Brief item descriptions have been provided by USITC for user convenience.

Please note that the field called "END_EFFECTIVE_DATE" where the ending effective date is shown as 12/31/2020 should be read as indicating that currently, no change is scheduled for that HTS item.

NOTES AND CAUTION: This database is being provided as an advisory tool only. For complete legal product descriptions and enacted/proclaimed tariff rates to be used on Customs Service documents, you must consult the current HTS and any supplements thereto, as well as any applicable Customs regulations and decisions.

Additionally, the database provides tariffs at the tariff-line (8-digit HTS item) level. Therefore, where there is more than one "first" unit of quantity (i.e. statistical line items are collected in different units of quantity), the unit of quantity will appear as "NA" for the 8-digit HTS. More than one line of data will appear for those 8-digit HTS items having a change within the year in a special program rate or eligibility (such as for the GSP program) or change in any other data element for the HTS item.

A. DUTY COMPUTATION CODES:
In each of the formulas currently being used:
Q1 indicates quantity of 1st unit of measure
Q2 indicates quantity of 2nd unit of measure
* indicates multiplication
 

Duty Code

Duty Equation 

0

0.00 

1

Specific rate*Q1 

2

Specific rate*Q2 

3

(Specific rate*Q1) + ("Other" rate*Q2) 

4

(Specific rate*Q1) + (Ad Valorem rate*Value) 

5

(Specific rate*Q2) + (Ad Valorem rate*Value) 

6

(Specific rate*Q1) + ("Other" rate*Q2) + (Ad Valorem rate*Value) 

7

Ad Valorem rate*Value 

9

Ad Valorem rate*Derived Duty Refer to HTS for duty computation procedures. 

K or X

Refer to HTS for duty computation procedures. 

T

Must be computed at the 10-digit level. Refer to the 10-digit file or the HTS. 

 

B. SPECIAL PROGRAM CODES- (See HTS for more complete description of programs) 

Code

Description

A

Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) (duty-free treatment)  

A*

Certain countries excluded from GSP eligibility for that HTS subheading (duty-free treatment) 

A+

Only imports from least-developed beneficiary developing countries eligible for GSP under that subheading (duty-free treatment) 

AU

Australia Special Rate

B

Automotive Products Trade Act (APTA) (duty-free treatment) 

BH

Bahrain Special Rate

C

Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft  (duty-free treatment)

CA

NAFTA for Canada (duty-free treatment) 

CL

Chile Special Rate

CO

Columbia Special Rate

D

Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) (duty-free treatment)

E

Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) 

E*

Certain countries or products excluded from CBI eligibility 

IL

Israel Special Rate (duty-free treatment) 

J

Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) 

J*

Certain products excluded from ATPA eligibility  

J+

Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA)

JO

Jordan Special Rate

K

Agreement on Trade in Pharmaceutical Products  (duty-free treatment);

KR

Korea Special Rate

L

Uruguay Round Concessions on Intermediate Chemicals for Dyes (duty-free treatment) 

MA

Morocco Special Rate 

MX

NAFTA for Mexico

P

Dominican Republic-Central American Special Rate (DR-CAFTA)

P+

Dominican Republic-Central American Plus Rate (DR-CAFTA Plus)

PA

Panama Special Rate

PE

Peru Special Rate

OM

Oman Special Rate

R

Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) 

SG

Singapore Special Rate

 

 

 

 

C. CODES FOR CERTAIN SPECIAL PROGRAM COUNTRY EXCLUSIONS 

Code

Country

AR 

ARGENTINA 

BR 

BRAZIL 

BZ 

BELIZE 

CL 

CHILE 

CO 

COLUMBIA 

CR 

COSTA RICA 

DO 

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 

EC 

ECUADOR 

EE 

ESTONIA 

GT 

GUATEMALA 

ID 

INDONESIA 

IN 

INDIA 

KZ 

KAZAKHSTAN 

MA 

MOROCCO 

PA 

PANAMA 

PE 

PERU 

PH 

PHILIPPINES 

PK 

PAKISTAN 

RU 

RUSSIA 

SI 

SLOVENIA 

TH 

THAILAND 

TR 

TURKEY 

TT 

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 

VE 

VENEZUELA 

ZA 

REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA 

 

D. DESCRIPTION OF QUANTITY CODES 

Code

Description

BBL

barrels 

Celsius 

CAR

carats 

CC 

cubic centimeters 

CG 

centigrams 

CGM

component grams 

CKG

component kilograms 

CM 

centimeters 

CM2

square centimeters 

CM3

cubic centimeters 

CTN

component tons 

CU.

cubic 

CUR

Curie 

CY 

clean yield 

CYK

clean yield kilograms 

denier 

DOZ

dozens 

DPC

dozen pieces 

DPR

dozen pairs 

DS

doses

FBM

fiber meters 

grams 

GBQ

Gigabecquerels 

GCN

gross containers 

GKG

gold content grams 

GM 

grams 

GR 

gross 

GRL

gross lines 

GRS

gross 

GVW

gross vehicle weight 

HND

hundred units 

HUN

hundred units 

IRC

Internal Revenue Code 

JWL

jewels 

thousand units 

KCAL

kilocalories 

KG 

kilograms 

KHZ 

kilohertz 

KM 

kilometers 

KM3 

kilograms per cubic meter 

KN 

kilonewtons 

KTS 

kilograms total sugars 

KVA 

kilovolt-amperes 

KVAR

kilovolt-amperes reactive 

KW 

kilowatts 

KWH 

kilowatts-hours 

liters 

LIN 

linear 

LNM 

linear meters 

LTR 

liters 

meters 

M2 

square meters 

M3 

cubic meters 

MBQ 

Megabecquerels 

MC 

millicuries 

MG 

milligrams 

MHZ 

megahertz 

ML 

milliliters 

MM 

millimeters 

MPA 

megapascals 

NA

not available

NO 

number 

ODE 

ozone depletion equivalen 

PCS 

pieces 

PF 

proof 

PFL 

proof liters 

PK 

pack 

PRS 

pairs 

RBA 

Running Bales 

RPM 

revolutions per minute 

SBE 

standard brick equivalent 

SME 

square meters equivalent 

SQ 

squares 

SQM 

square meters 

metric tons 

THS 

thousand units 

TNV 

ton raw value 

TON 

tons 

volts 

watts 

WTS 

weight 

no units collected 

 

 

 

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