In ruling N307400, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of the iHarvest Hydroponic System (iHarvest). The iHarvest is used to grow fruits and vegetables indoors. It incorporates plastic molds which are assembled to create the hydroponic system shell, pumps and hoses for irrigation, net cups to hold plants in place, LED lights and

In ruling NY N307372, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the country of origin of cut and polished diamonds. The rough diamonds at issue are mined in Botswana and shipped to the U.S. where they are evaluated for size, shape, and brilliance. Afterwards, the rough diamonds are shipped to China where they are sawn and

In ruling NY N307550, Customs and Border Protection discussed the classification of the “BeepEgg”, a singing floating egg timer. This electronic device measures approximately 2 x 1.8 inches and weighs .07 lbs. In use, this device would be boiled along with real eggs. The “BeepEgg” measures the outer temperature, then calculating the core temperature of

Last week, the U.S. Court of International Trade(CIT) granted a preliminary injunction prohibiting the federal government, including U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan, from implementing the withdrawal of a tariff exclusion for bifacial solar panels without due process. The government’s withdrawal comes only months after

In ruling NY N307209, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determined the classification of the Yamaha Soundbar with Built-in Subwoofers and USB Playback from China. The device incorporates the following: two speakers, two built-in subwoofers, an amplifier, input jacks, and output jacks. It also includes a USB port that contains the internal circuitry to read and

In ruling NY N306613, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determined the classification of the Feel Emotion Sensor, which is an electronic wearable device used to track heart rate, skin temperature and skin conductance. Via this wristband, five embedded sensors collect certain biometric indicators. The wristband contains a three-axis accelerometer used by the connected smart device

In ruling NY N306903, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the country of origin of a programmable robot, the Misty II. The item is a fully customizable robot that is fitted with electric motors for movement. The Misty II features an LCD display, camera, speakers, microphone, internal memory, and a rechargeable battery. The Misty II

In ruling NY N306782, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of charging mousepads from China. The items are the PowerTrack Wireless Charging Mousepad and the PowerTrack Plush Wireless Charging Mousepad. Both are constructed of cellular plastic with a covering of polyester microfiber, has an embedded 10 W wireless inductive charging coil, LED status

In ruling NY N306374, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determined the classification of a “Mart Cart,” a multi-function cart designed to be used at Farmer Markets, or other shopping venues, where no shopping carts are available, but can also include retail store venues. The multi-function shopping cart is an all-purpose utility cart designed to transport

The Trump Administration announced that it will suspend $1.3 billion in trade preferences for certain products from Thailand under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program citing Thailand’s “failure to adequately provide internationally-recognized worker rights.”

GSP provides reduced tariff rates for certain products from certain developing and least developed countries.  Per the office of the