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  Title: Harmonized System Update (HSU) 1820 created December 19, 2018
  Date: 12/19/2018 7:33:00 AM
  To: Automated Broker Interface, ACE Portal Accounts
Harmonized System Update (HSU) 1820 was created on December 18, 2018 and contains 19,061 ABI 
records and 3,393 harmonized tariff records.

Changes include the annual special program staged rate reductions mandated by the individual Free Trade Agreements.      

This update also contains modifications mandated by the 484 F Committee, the Committee for Statistical Annotation of Tariff Schedules.  These adjustments are effective on January 1, 2019 and will be published within the change record, and chapters, of the 2019 USHTS.  However, until they are available, please contact your assigned client representative for assistance with discontinued records.    

In addition, adjustments include those made as a result of the USTR’s Notice of Modification to Section 301 Action: China’s Acts Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation.   The Notice can be found in the Federal Register dated December 19, 2018, Vol. 83 No. 243, page 61598. It can be retrieved using the following the link…

Modifications required by the verification of the 2018 Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) are included as well.

The amended records are currently available to all ABI participants and can be retrieved electronically via the procedures indicated in the CATAIR.  For further information about this process, please contact your client representative.  For all other questions regarding this message, please contact Jennifer Keeling via email at