On November 9, 2020, the European Union announced the imposition of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods worth approximately $4 billion stemming from the WTO case alleging the U.S. government has provided illegal subsidies to aircraft maker Boeing. High profile products targeted by the tariffs include fish, cheese, cotton, tractors, spirits, and jets.  Of the products

In ruling NY N315191 (Nov. 3, 2020), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of prepared pork and beef meals from the United Kingdom. One of the products discussed in the ruling is the Spicy Pork Noodles, composed of minced pork (24.87%), broccoli, rice noodles, onions, cabbage, garlic, fresh chilies, fresh ginger, dried coriander

In ruling NY N315085 (October 19, 2020), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of a kitchen appliance, referenced as the PowerXL Grill Air Fryer Combo. The item is a multi-functional appliance intended for use in a home kitchen setting and represents an all-in-one cooking device. There are 12 food preparation preset functions: slow

In ruling NY N315004 (October 13, 2020), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of hard seltzer, identified as “White Claw Hard Seltzer.” The subject merchandise is provided in five different flavors (Lime, Raspberry, Ruby Grapefruit, Black Cherry and Mango) with the brand name “White Claw Hard Seltzer.” The products are composed of Beer

In ruling N314212 (Sept. 17, 2020), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of an Electrostatic Backpack Sprayer. The backpack sprayer consists of a trigger-activated spray gun, a 2.25-gallon fluid tank designed to be worn on the back of the user, two lithium-ion batteries, a battery charger, and a telescopic wand. The Electrostatic Backpack

In ruling NY N314519 (September 28, 2020), Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of a product identified as the HoHoHoH2o Automatic Christmas Tree Watering Device. The HoHoHoH2o is composed of a 2.5-gallon tank, water pump, water tube and water level sensors. The 2.5-gallon water tank houses the water pump, floating level sensor and

In ruling NY N314064, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of a 3-in-1 magnetic sweeper from China. This item is designed to magnetically attract nails, screws, metal filings, and other metal scrap (ferrous material) from floors, walkways, driveways, parking lots, and work areas. This magnetic sweeper is composed of ceramic magnets (predominantly ferric

In ruling NY N313708, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of a cleaning compound in the form of putty called “Rodico.” The most common uses include removing oil and fingerprints from watch parts, and cleaning movement plates, bridges, dials, balance pivots, train wheel pivots, and gears. “Rodico” also removes oil, crud, dust, and