Customs Updated:
31 Jul 2017

WCO tariff classifications released

The World Customs Organisation (WCO) on 1 February released their classification rulings; Amendments to the explanatory notes; and amendments to the compendium of classification opinions (decisions) which were taken at the 60th session of the Harmonised System (HS) committee which was held from 27 September to 6 October 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

The decisions include 21 new classification opinions and 18 sets of amendments to the HS explanatory notes, as well as 45 classification rulings.

These decisions deal with, among others, blanched green shell mussels; quinoa, normally used for human consumption, which has undergone the removal of the saponin layer after harvest; silica fume; a cover made of plastics and specifically designed for smartphones; footwear made of plastics known as “sandals for adults made of plastics” and “sandals for children made of plastics”; a laminar air flow clean bench; an electronic interactive whiteboard, size 78 inches, consisting of a touch-sensitive, dry-erase surface with multi-touch functionality, which accepts touch input from a pen or a finger; an insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) module; books and sound reproducing apparatus, also called “Future Book Set”; a thin-film solar module; an integrated circuit (IC) checking instrument; and a stand up paddle (SUP) board.

If you are interested in obtaining copies of the WCO decisions, simply send us an email with the article’s title in the subject line.

If you are interested in obtaining copies of the WCO decisions, simply send us an email with the article’s title in the subject line.