Archive for the ‘HTS’ Category

New Schedule B Numbers Have Arrived


Source: Global Reach Blog

The Schedule B commodity classification codes for export have been updated for 2018. Codes are updated every January and July at the 10-digit level. In this blog, we will explore three resources available on our website to help you navigate these updates. All resources can be found online.

Schedule B Book

From our web site the new 2018 Schedule B book is available in the red box labeled “Browse” in HTML and PDF formats. Simply click on the link “Look through HTML or PDF versions of Schedule B book content” next to 2018 to browse section and chapter notes and Schedule B numbers by chapter.

All current and historic codes added or removed from the Schedule B going back to the last major revision, in January 2017, can be found in the “Add/Delete List” under “Browse chapters.”


Obsolete Codes List

Outdated Schedule B codes are available in the red box labeled “Obsolete Codes.” The “Obsolete to New” list is a quick way to see which codes are no longer valid, starting January 2018, and which new codes replaced them.

Notice that from 2016 forward, there were obsolete codes in both January and July. Before 2016, the Schedule B numbers were only updated annually.


Schedule B Search Engine

The third resource available is the Schedule B Search Engine.

Type a Schedule B number into the search engine, and if it appears, then the number is still valid. However, if the number is outdated, the search engine will show “No Results” for the code.

For more information on the new Schedule B numbers visit International Trade online; call the International Trade Help Line at 800-549-0595, Option 2 for Commodity Classification Assistance; or email

DHS/CBP Updates Harmonized Tariff Schedule in the Automated Export System



Effective immediately, all recent additions to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (“HTS”) are now available for use in the Automated Export System (“AES”). There were no additions to the Schedule B.

The ACE AESDirect program has been updated with these new HTS codes.

The full 2017 Schedule B and HTS tables are available for downloading here and the current list of HTS codes that are not valid for AES can be found here.

For further information or questions, contact the U.S. Census Bureau’s International Trade Indicator Micro Analysis Branch. Telephone: (800) 549-0595, select option 2 for International Trade Indicator Micro Analysis Branch.

US Makes Major Schedule B Tariff Updates


(Source: Integration Point)

This year many countries have published updates to their tariff schedules based on the WCO 2017 changes.  The United States has previously published updates to US HTS, but just yesterday the U.S. updated the Schedule B Tariff Schedule to the WCO 2017 changes.

Last year the Integration Point Global Trade Content team published a summary on the WCO 2017 changes. This is a great opportunity to review what subheadings are impacted and how. Click here to download.

Schedule B & HTS Codes Updated…Don’t’ Get a Fatal Error!


Effective immediately, the Schedule B & Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) tables have been updated in the AES (Automated Export System). AES will only accept outdated codes for a 30 day grace period beyond the expiration date. Using an outdated code after the 30-day grace period will result in a fatal error.

The ACE AESDirect program has also been updated and will accept shipments with outdated codes during the grace period as well.

The Schedule B and HTS tables are available for download here:

The current list of HTS codes that are not valid for AES is available here:

Please note: Presidential Proclamation 9466 signed June 30 created new HTS numbers, effective July 1.  These changes are not included in this update.  A second broadcast will notify AES filers when the new HTS code tables are ready.

For more information or questions, contact the U.S. Census Bureau’s Micro Analysis Branch.

Telephone: (800) 549-0595, select option 2


Changes to Harmonized Tariff System Implemented February 3, 2007



By: John Black

Gentlemen (and Ladies): Start Your HTS and Schedule B Classification Engines…

The International Trade Commission has announced that the final version of the 2007 Harmonized Tariff System (HTS)l became effective on February 3, 2007. This will include the World Customs Organization (WCO) changes. Changes will affect about 10% of the eight-digit codes. Importers have until February 20, 2007 to begin using the new HTS codes.

The ITC has posted a draft version on its website, but has committed to posting a the final version by January 22, 2007. The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will allow a 17-day grace period for importers to transition to the new system. This grace period will end on February 20, 2007. These implementation plans are posted on their website.

Bottom Line for Exporters:

The export version of the HTS (the Schedule B) was published by the Census Bureau on their website at the beginning of the year. The AES system will accept the old Schedule B Numbers through March 4, 2007.