Customs and Border Protection Bureau July 24, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Standards for Tariff Classification of Unisex Footwear
Document Number: E6-11679
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-24
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Customs and Border Protection Bureau
This document proposes new criteria to be used by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to determine whether footwear should be considered to be ``commonly worn by both sexes'' (unisex) for tariff classification purposes under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. The rates of duty applicable to footwear ``For other persons'' (i.e. ``unisex'') are about 1.5 percent higher than the rates of duty applicable to footwear ``For men, youths and boys''. CBP is seeking comments from the public on its proposed criteria prior to adoption of a final interpretation.