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United States International Trade Commission

USITC Tariff Database Layout 2014

Item Description
HTS8 8-digit HTS number (the legal tariff line)
BRIEF_DESCRIPTION Abbreviated product description (maximum of 140 characters and not legally binding or exhaustive)
QUANTITY_1_CODE Abbreviation of first unit of quantity
QUANTITY_2_CODE Abbreviation of second unit of quantity
WTO_BINDING_CODE B=Bound U=Unbound
MFN_TEXT_RATE MFN duty rate in text format
MFN_RATE_TYPE_CODE Code for tariff calculation-- see Readme file for equations
MFN_AD_VAL_RATE Ad valorem portion of the MFN duty rate (.05 = 5%)
MFN_SPECIFIC_RATE Specific portion of the MFN duty rate (.05 = $.05 per unit of quantity)
MFN_OTHER_RATE Additional portion of the MFN duty rate (.05 =$.05 per unit of quantity)
COL1_SPECIAL_TEXT Column 1 special tariff preference programs in text format
GSP_INDICATOR A= regular GSP, A*= certain countries excluded from GSP, A+=GSP for imports from least-developed beneficiary countries (duty-free)
GSP_CTRY_EXCLUDED ISO code for country excluded from GSP for that item
APTA_INDICATOR B= eligible for Automotive Products Trade Act (APTA) tariff preferences (duty-free)
CIVIL_AIR_INDICATOR C= eligible for tariff preferences under the Agreement on Trade in Civil Aircraft (duty-free)
NAFTA_CANADA_IND CA=eligible for NAFTA_CANADA tariff preferences (duty-free)
NAFTA_MEXICO_IND MX= eligible for NAFTA_MEXICO tariff preferences
MEXICO_RATE_TYPE_CODE Code for tariff calculation-- see Readme file for equations
MEXICO_AD_VAL_RATE Ad valorem portion of the NAFTA-Mexico duty rate (.05 = 5%)
MEXICO_SPECIFIC_RATE Specific portion of the NAFTA-Mexico duty rate (.05 = $.05 per unit of quantity)
CBI_INDICATOR E= eligible for Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) tariff preferences, E*= certain products OR certain countries excluded from CBI on this item
CBI_AD_VAL_RATE Ad valorem portion of the CBI duty rate (.05 = 5%)
CBI_SPECIFIC_RATE Specific portion of the CBI duty rate (.05 = $.05 per unit of quantity)
AGOA_INDICATOR D= eligible for African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) tariff preferences (duty-free)
CBTPA_INDICATOR R= eligible for Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) tariff preferences
CBTPA_AD_VAL_RATE Ad valorem portion of the CBTPA duty rate (.05 = 5%)
CBTPA_SPECIFIC_RATE Specific portion of the CBTPA duty rate (.05 = $.05 per unit of quantity)
ISRAEL_FTA_INDICATOR IL=eligible for Israel-United States Free Trade Agreement tariff preference (duty-free)
ATPA_INDICATOR J=eligible for Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) tariff preference, J*= certain products excluded
ATPA_AD_VAL_RATE Ad valorem portion of the ATPA duty rate (.05 = 5%)
ATPA_SPECIFIC_RATE Specific portion of the ATPA duty rate (.05 = $.05 per unit of quantity)
ATPDEA_INDICATOR J+= eligible for Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act tariff preference (ATPDEA)
JORDAN_RATE_TYPE_CODE Code for tariff calculation-- see Readme file for equations
JORDAN _INDICATOR JO= eligible for JORDAN FTA tariff preference
JORDAN _AD_VAL_RATE Ad valorem portion of the JORDAN duty rate (.05 = 5%)
JORDAN _SPECIFIC_RATE Specific portion of the JORDAN duty rate (.05 = $.05 per unit of quantity)
JORDAN _OTHER_RATE Additional portion of the JORDAN duty rate (.05 =$.05 per unit of quantity)
SINGAPORE_RATE_TYPE_CODE Code for tariff calculation-- see Readme file for equations
SINGAPORE _INDICATOR SG= eligible for SINGAPORE FTA tariff preference
SINGAPORE _AD_VAL_RATE Ad valorem portion of the SINGAPORE duty rate (.05 = 5%)
SINGAPORE _SPECIFIC_RATE Specific portion of the SINGAPORE duty rate (.05 = $.05 per unit of quantity)
SINGAPORE _OTHER_RATE Additional portion of the SINGAPORE duty rate (.05 =$.05 per unit of quantity)
CHILE_RATE_TYPE_CODE Code for tariff calculation-- see Readme file for equations
CHILE _INDICATOR CL= eligible for CHILE FTA tariff preference
CHILE _AD_VAL_RATE Ad valorem portion of the CHILE duty rate (.05 = 5%)
CHILE _SPECIFIC_RATE Specific portion of the CHILE duty rate (.05 = $.05 per unit of quantity)
CHILE _OTHER_RATE Additional portion of the CHILE duty rate (.05 =$.05 per unit of quantity)
AUSTRALIA_RATE_TYPE_CODE Code for tariff calculation-- see Readme file for equations
AUSTRALIA_INDICATOR AU= eligible for AUSTRALIA FTA tariff preference
AUSTRALIA_AD_VAL_RATE Ad valorem portion of the AUSTRALIA duty rate (.05 = 5%)
AUSTRALIA_SPECIFIC_RATE Specific portion of the AUSTRALIA duty rate (.05 = $.05 per unit of quantity)
AUSTRALIA_OTHER_RATE Additional portion of the AUSTRALIA duty rate (.05 =$.05 per unit of quantity)
MOROCCO_RATE_TYPE_CODE Code for tariff calculation-- see Readme file for equations
MOROCCO_INDICATOR MA= eligible for MOROCCO FTA tariff preference
MOROCCO_AD_VAL_RATE Ad valorem portion of the MOROCCO duty rate (.05 = 5%)
MOROCCO_SPECIFIC_RATE Specific portion of the MOROCCO duty rate (.05 = $.05 per unit of quantity)
MOROCCO_OTHER_RATE Additional portion of the MOROCCO duty rate (.05 =$.05 per unit of quantity)
BAHRAIN_RATE_TYPE_CODE Code for tariff calculation-- see Readme file for equations
BAHRAIN _INDICATOR BH= eligible for BAHRAIN FTA tariff preference
BAHRAIN _AD_VAL_RATE Ad valorem portion of the BAHRAIN duty rate (.05 = 5%)
BAHRAIN _SPECIFIC_RATE Specific portion of the BAHRAIN duty rate (.05 = $.05 per unit of quantity)
BAHRAIN _OTHER_RATE Additional portion of the BAHRAIN duty rate (.05 =$.05 per unit of quantity)
DR_CAFTA_RATE_TYPE_CODE Code for tariff calculation-- see Readme file for equations
DR_CAFTA _INDICATOR P= eligible for DR_CAFTA FTA tariff preference
DR_CAFTA _AD_VAL_RATE Ad valorem portion of the DR_CAFTA duty rate (.05 = 5%)
DR_CAFTA _SPECIFIC_RATE Specific portion of the DR_CAFTA duty rate (.05 = $.05 per unit of quantity)
DR_CAFTA _OTHER_RATE Additional portion of the DR_CAFTA duty rate (.05 =$.05 per unit of quantity)
DR_CAFTA_PLUS_RATE_TYPE_CODE Code for tariff calculation-- see Readme file for equations
DR_CAFTA _PLUS_INDICATOR P+= eligible for DR_CAFTA FTA tariff preference
DR_CAFTA _PLUS_AD_VAL_RATE Ad valorem portion of the DR_CAFTA PLUS duty rate (.05 = 5%)
DR_CAFTA _PLUS_SPECIFIC_RATE Specific portion of the DR_CAFTA PLUS duty rate (.05 = $.05 per unit of quantity)
DR_CAFTA _PLUS_OTHER_RATE Additional portion of the DR_CAFTA PLUS duty rate (.05 =$.05 per unit of quantity)
OMAN_RATE_TYPE_CODE Code for tariff calculation-- see Readme file for equations
OMAN_INDICATOR OM = eligible for OMAN FTA tariff preference
OMAN_AD_VAL_RATE Ad valorem portion of the OMAN duty rate (.05 = 5%)
OMAN_SPECIFIC_RATE Specific portion of the OMAN duty rate (.05 = $.05 per unit of quantity)
OMAN_OTHER_RATE Additional portion of the OMAN duty rate (.05 =$.05 per unit of quantity)
PERU_RATE_TYPE_CODE Code for tariff calculation-- see Readme file for equations
PERU_INDICATOR PE = eligible for PERU FTA tariff preference
PERU_AD_VAL_RATE Ad valorem portion of the PERU duty rate (.05 = 5%)
PERU_SPECIFIC_RATE Specific portion of the PERU duty rate (.05 = $.05 per unit of quantity)
PERU_OTHER_RATE Additional portion of the PERU duty rate (.05 =$.05 per unit of quantity)
KOREA_RATE_TYPE_CODE Code for tariff calculation-- see Readme file for equations
KOREA_INDICATOR KR = eligible for KOREA FTA tariff preference
KOREA_AD_VAL_RATE Ad valorem portion of the KOREA duty rate (.05 = 5%)
KOREA_SPECIFIC_RATE Specific portion of the KOREA duty rate (.05 = $.05 per unit of quantity)
KOREA_OTHER_RATE Additional portion of the KOREA duty rate (.05 =$.05 per unit of quantity)
COLUMBIA_RATE_TYPE_CODE Code for tariff calculation-- see Readme file for equations
COLUMBIA_INDICATOR CO = eligible for COLUMBIA FTA tariff preference
COLUMBIA_AD_VAL_RATE Ad valorem portion of the COLUMBIA duty rate (.05 = 5%)
COLUMBIA_SPECIFIC_RATE Specific portion of the COLUMBIA duty rate (.05 = $.05 per unit of quantity)
COLUMBIA_OTHER_RATE Additional portion of the COLUMBIA duty rate (.05 =$.05 per unit of quantity)
PHARMACEUTICAL_IND K=eligible for tariff preferences under the Agreement on Trade in Pharmaceutical Products (duty-free)
DYES_INDICATOR L=eligible for tariff preferences under the Uruguay Round concessions on Intermediate Chemicals for Dyes (duty-free)
COL2_TEXT_RATE Column 2 duty rates in text format
COL2_RATE_TYPE_CODE Code for Column 2 tariff calculation-- see Readme file for equations
COL2_AD_VAL_RATE Ad valorem portion of the Column 2 duty rate (.05 = 5%)
COL2_SPECIFIC_RATE Specific portion of the Column 2 duty rate (.05 = $.05 per unit of quantity)
COL2_OTHER_RATE Additional portion of the Column 2 duty rate (.05 = $.05 per unit of quantity)
BEGIN_EFFECT_DATE Beginning effective date for every element shown for this item
END_EFFECTIVE_DATE Ending effective date for at least one element for this item. There is a new "beginning effective date" whenever a data element for an HTS tariff item is changed. Ending effective dates of 12/31/2100 are tariff items which as of this version of the file are not expected to be changed in the foreseeable future.
FOOTNOTE_COMMENT Footnote/Comment
ADDITIONAL_DUTY Whether the duty is cumulative (in addition to the applicable rates in chapters 1-97) or not