In an obscure NY M86452, CBP classified airfield lighting under 8530.80.0000 9405.40.6000 9405.60.6000 CBP provided no explanation of why classification of heading 9405 was used for lighting equipment clearly used for electrical signaling airfield installations.
If the machine is designed to not to be held in hand then it is classified under Schedule B 188.8.131.5298 (8479.89.9897 HTSUS) pursuant to NY L86502. If it is designed to be held in hand during its use, it is classified under Schedule B 8467.11.5040 (Tools for working in the hand, pneumatic, hydraulic or with self-contained electric or nonelectric motor, and parts thereof: other: other wrenches)
Major question that distinguishes whether these substances belong to heading 3403 or 2710: Does the product contain 70% or more by weight of petroleum oils or oils obtained from bituminous minerals?
CBP is proposing to issue HQ H029719 in order to revoke NY N007536 and reclassify the cables under HTS 8544.42.2000, as electric conductors “of a kind used for telecommunication” rather than under HTS 8544.42.9000 as other electric conductors, “other.” CBP proposes this change as a correction based on the fact that USB and Ethernet cables are used for the two-way transfer of data between a personal computer and various other devices. By application of GRI 1, the USB cable and the Ethernet cable are specifically provided for and should be classified under HTS 8544.42.2000, which provides for: “Insulated . . . wire, cable . . . and other insulated electric conductors, whether or not fitted with connectors . . . Other electric conductors, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V: Fitted with connectors: Other: Of a kind used for telecommunications.” Proposed: 8544.42.2000, duty-free; current: 8544.42.9000, 2.6%
Actuator may be, prima facie, a part of the valve with which it is used, but actuators for valves, imported / exported separately are not provided in the valve heading 8481. Actuator is a gear assembly and is more specifically provided in heading 8483. Actuator, when presented separately, is 8483.40.5010 HTSUS or 8483.40.4010 Schedule B, which provides for fixed ratio speed changers Source: N025719
An IBOP is typically a ball valve or other type of valve that is connected in line with the drills string. It can be closed to isolate the kick inside the drill string. Because an IBOP and its associated actuator is connected in line with the drill string, it will rotate with the drill string during drilling operations. Typically, IBOP’s are pneumatically powered. The air source, typically a pressurized cylinder, is generally stationary. Thus, the challenge is to get the air power from the stationary source to the rotating IBOP actuator. It is noted that often drilling is stopped before the IBOP is actuated, but for safety reasons, the IBOP must be connected to an air supply at all times during drilling operations. Source
Dateline’s report on Customs and Border Protection.
The Agricultural Marketing Service has issued an interim final rule1, effective September 30, 2008, requiring the mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) for the following agricultural goods (collectively, covered commodities): muscle cuts of beef (including veal), lamb, chicken, goat, and pork; ground beef, ground lamb, ground chicken, ground goat, and ground pork; perishable agricultural commodities; macadamia nuts, pecans, and peanuts; and ginseng. (Note that the COOL regulatory requirements for wild and farm raised fish and shellfish are already in effect (and were published in the October 5, 2004 Federal Register). The interim final rule contains definitions, the requirements for consumer notification and product marking, and the recordkeeping responsibilities of both retailers and suppliers for covered commodities. Comments must be submitted on or before September 30, 2008. Press Release on Interim Rule According to an AMS press release, the following are highlights of the interim final rule: Covered commodities under COOL regulations must be labeled at retail to indicate their country of origin. However, they are excluded from mandatory COOL if they are an ingredient in a processed food item; Definition of a processed food item under 7 CFR 65.220 is revised to provide additional clarity to as to items derived…
The guidelines instruct CBP officers to seek assistance from other Federal agencies or entities in Translation and Decryption matters. This may take to mean that the individual subject to search is not obligated to provide translation and decryption assistance to CBP. Therefore, if a CBP officer requests you to provide a password in order to log in and inspect you PC, that person may advise the officer to follow the instructions in the guidelines and request decryption services from other Federal agencies or entities. The guidelines do not require CBP officer to have “individualized suspicion” in order to seek translation or decryption. The guidelines instruct the completion of the search in the “reasonable time” and “as expeditiously as possible.” The time is capped at 15 days with possible 7 day extensions if necessary. The guidance provides exemptions for “sealed letter class mail” (must be in the postal system, and the warrant is required), and attorney-client privileged material. In order to invoke the privilege, an individual must assert that claim. Although guidance states that legal materials are “not necessarily exempt,” it nevertheless instructs CBP officer to seek advice from the Associate / Assistant Chief Counsel or the appropriate U.S. Attorney’s office…