The U.S. International Trade Commission released the 2024 Basic Edition of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) on January 1, 2024.
The HTSUS sets out the tariff rates and statistical categories for all merchandise imported into the United States and is based on the international Harmonized System, which is the global system of nomenclature applied to most world trade in goods. Proper classification of a commodity being imported into the United States is critical for proper duty assessment, additional tariffs, and reporting other data to CBP and other government agencies.
For the 2024 Basic Edition, the interagency committee authorized under section 484(f) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1484(f)) and chaired by the Commission made various changes to the HTSUS. The list of 484(f) Committee changes and the full Change Record for 2024, reflecting all changes to the HTSUS since the 2023 Basic Edition, are available as well.
Updates and modifications are made throughout the year to the HTSUS; thus, U.S. importers should periodically review the tariff codes that are used for their goods to ensure that they remain accurate.