CBP - Changes to 2014 HTSUS, PGA pilot flags updated 

January 17: The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) today issued a release announcing changes to the 2014 Harmonized Tariff Schedule for the United States (HTSUS). CSMS #14-000035

According to the CBP release, adjustments required for the verification of the 2014 HTSUS were made, including corrections to cotton assessments and the addition of participating government agency (PGA) indicators that are subject to the PGA message set.


A similar CBP release (CSMS #14-000037) states that the 2014 HTSUS update includes the appropriate HTS flags for the two agencies currently participating in the PGA message set pilot: the Environmental Protection Agency and the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service.



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