Titles I and II of act June 17, 1930, ch. 497, 46 Stat. 590, 672, which comprised the dutiable and free lists for articles imported into the United States, were formerly classified to sections 1001 and 1201 of this title, and were stricken by Pub. L. 87–456, title I, § 101(a), May 24, 1962, 76 Stat. 72. The Revised Tariff Schedules, which were classified to section 1202 of this title, were stricken by Pub. L. 100–418, title I, § 1204(a), Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1148, and were replaced by the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. See Publication of Harmonized Tariff Schedule note set out under section 1202 of this title.

Change of Name

United States Tariff Commission renamed United States International Trade Commission by Pub. L. 93–618, title I, § 171, Jan. 3, 1975, 88 Stat. 2009, which is classified to section 2231 of this title.

Enactment of Harmonized Tariff Schedule

Pub. L. 100–418, title I, § 1204(a), Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1148, provided that:

“The Tariff Act of 1930 [this chapter] is amended by striking out title I and inserting a new title I entitled ‘Title I—Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States’ (hereinafter in this subtitle [subtitle B, §§ 1201 to 1217, of title I, see Tables for classification] referred to as the ‘Harmonized Tariff Schedule’) which—
“(1) consists of—
the General Notes;
the General Rules of Interpretation;
the Additional U.S. Rules of Interpretation;
sections I to XXII, inclusive (encompassing chapters 1 to 99, and including all section and chapter notes, article provisions, and tariff and other treatment accorded thereto); and
the Chemical Appendix to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule;
all conforming to the nomenclature of the Convention and as set forth in Publication No. 2030 of the Commission entitled ‘Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated for Statistical Reporting Purposes’ and Supplement No. 1 thereto; but
does not include the statistical annotations, notes, annexes, suffixes, check digits, units of quantity, and other matters formulated under section 484(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1484(e)), nor the table of contents, footnotes, index, and other matters inserted for ease of reference, that are included in such Publication No. 2030 or Supplement No. 1. thereto.”

[For effective date of Harmonized Tariff Schedule as Jan. 1, 1989, see section 1217(b) of Pub. L. 100–418, set out as an Effective Date note under section 3001 of this title.]

Tariff Classification Act of 1962; Adoption of Revised Tariff Schedules; Administrative and Savings Provisions

Titles I and II of Pub. L. 87–456, May 24, 1962, 76 Stat. 72–75, as amended by Pub. L. 87–794, title II, § 257(g), Oct. 11, 1962, 76 Stat. 882; Pub. L. 100–418, title I, § 1213(b), Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1155, provided for adoption of Revised Tariff Schedules of the United States and administrative and saving provisions.


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