CBP - Country of origin for articles from Crimea 

April 24:  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that the country of origin of items grown, produced or manufactured in Crimea is Ukraine. CSMS #14-000236 (April 23, 2014)

Under U.S. law, every article of foreign origin (or its container) imported into the United States must be marked in a conspicuous place as legibly, indelibly, and permanently as the nature of the article (or container) will permit in such manner as to indicate to an ultimate purchaser in the United States what is the English name of the country of origin of the article.


The CPB release states that goods that are the growth, product, or manufacture of Crimea and other areas of Ukraine are to be marked as “Product of Ukraine” or “Made in Ukraine.”


Articles not marked as required by law will be subject to additional duties of 10% of the final appraised value unless exported or destroyed under CBP supervision prior to liquidation.



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