Looking forward to 2022, the World Customs Organization has already accepted the 2022 Edition of the Harmonized System ready to take effect on January 1, 2022.
Known as “HS 2022”, the seventh edition of the Harmonized System (HS) will be the latest revision to the uniform classifying of goods traded internationally around the globe.
As you are aware, the HS number is frequently referred to for Customs tariffs and used to track international trade statistics among the over 200+ economies actively participating in international commerce.
Upcoming changes include:
- e-waste product class
- new provisions for various novelty tobacco and nicotine products
- unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) and drones will have their own specific provision instead of being grouped as “aircraft”
- smart phones will also receive their own subheading instead of being listed as “multifunctional devices”
- changes to subheadings for glass fibers and articles there of under heading 70.19
- changes to subheadings for metal forming machinery under heading 84.62 to reflect changing technologies
and many more changes. The WCO has not indicated all changes but will publish their “Recommendation” soon for a further introduction of upcoming changes.
If you have any questions regarding classification or want to be sure your goods are being entered correctly, contact experienced trade attorney David Hsu by phone/text at 832-896-6288 or by email at email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org.