CBP Releases Harmonized System Update (HSU) 1820 – Customs Reporting Quantity “X” is changing!

Posted on Jan 2

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced last week that Harmonized System Update (HSU) 1820 was created on December 18 and contains 19,061 ABI records and 3,393 harmonized tariff records.

Two important notes to be aware of is the change in reporting quantities for the entry summary. The current reporting quantity of “X” is being replaced with actual units of measure, i.e., kg, no., doz., etc.

• All of the HTS lines with “X” as the current unit of measure that have duty rates will change to the new designated units of measure on January 1, 2019. Click here for the list of New Units of Measure for January 1, 2019.
• The duty rate lines that are “Free” will start using new units of measure on January 1, 2020.

A driving factor in this change is that for drawback duty calculations, CBP needs to have a specified unit of measure reported in every HTS tariff line in order to determine a unit value (per the Trade Enforcement and Trade Facilitation Act (TFTEA) of February 2016).

Should you have any questions about this change, please contact your account team.