National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) May 2022 Webinars

The Office of Trade’s National Commodity Specialist Division (NCSD) and the Office of Trade Relations is excited to present a series of approximately 40 commodity-specific, educational webinars to support Customs and Border Protection’s internal and external customers. The webinars began in February and will run through September 2022. Each webinar will be approximately an hour. The date and time will vary, so please be sure to check the time for each webinar.

To provide a more seamless experience, the webinar platform has been changed to Microsoft Teams, and each webinar will have its own link to join. The schedule for the April webinars is below. Please click on the webinar title to register. The link to join will be sent via email on the day of the webinar. We look forward to your participation!

The May schedule is as follows:
Other Electronics of Heading 8517
May 3, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. ET
Breaking Down Bags of Heading 4202
May 4, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. ET
Classification of Gender Neutral Garments
May 5, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. ET
Cryptocurrency Miners
May 10, 2022 at 1:30 p.m. ET
2022 Changes to HTSUS for Wood, Ch. 44
May 12, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. ET
A Treasure of HQ Rulings on Jewelry
May 24, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Earthmovers: Where on Earth Do They Go?
May 26, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. ET

Read the CSMS Here.

INFORMATION: May 7 Quota opening: Large Residential Washing Machines 2022 Period 2

In alignment with Presidential Proclamation 9693 under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974, be reminded that the 2022 quota year providing for tariff rate quota (TRQ) for large residential washing machines and covered parts opened on February 7, 2022.

In alignment with Presidential Proclamation 9979 of January 23, 2020: Quantitative limitations applicable to imports of large residential washers under HTS subheadings 8450.11.00 and 8450.20.00 are limited on a quarterly basis.

In alignment with Presidential Proclamation 10133 of January 14, 2021 the trade remedy measures on large residential washers and covered parts are extended through February 7, 2023 and quota limits and duty rates are specified for the additional years.

Large residential washers are limited on a quarterly basis:
Period 2: May 7, 2022 to August 6, 2022 – 300,000 units without rollover
Period 3: August 7, 2022 to November 6, 2022 – 300,000 units without rollover
Period 4: November 7, 2022 to February 7, 2023 – 300,000 units without rollover

All entries submitted prior on May 7, 2022 up to 8:30 am ET May 9, 2022 will be counted in the first opening at 8:30 am ET Monday, May 9. If the accepted entry totals submitted prior to the first opening exceed the limit they will be prorated.

Please refer to Quota Bulletin QB 22-505 Large Residential Washers and Covered Parts 2022 ( which address tariff rates and quantity thresholds for February 7, 2022 to February 6, 2023.

Read the CSMS Here.

Quota Bulletin 22-315 2022 Raw Sugar Reallocations

Please note QB 22-315 2022 Raw Sugar Reallocations, as published on our webpage:

Questions regarding this message should be referred to Headquarters Quota and Agriculture Branch at

Read the CSMS Here.

New ACE Portal and ACE Reports Videos Now Available

As the modernization of the ACE Secure Data Portal (ACE Portal) moves forward, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recognizes the benefit of providing resources that help users make the most of legacy ACE Portal and ACE Reports functionality. Below please find links to CBP’s newest videos that offer both helpful information for those getting started in ACE and useful tips for more experienced users.

Brokers: How to Effectively Use the Legacy ACE Portal and ACE Reports 
Carriers: How to Effectively Use the Legacy ACE Portal and ACE Reports 
Exporters: How to Effectively Use the Legacy ACE Portal and ACE Reports 
Importers: How to Effectively Use the Legacy ACE Portal and ACE Reports 

Read the CSMS Here.

UPDATE on Section 301 China Reinstatement HTSUS

Due to an error in programming, as of April 12, 2022, ACE inadvertently would not permit the transmittal of the required chapter 99 numbers for China Section 301 duty or China duty exclusions for several Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) classifications.  

For HTSUS 8536.50.9065, as of April 17, 2022, the ACE programming has now been updated to allow the proper filing of the Section 301 requirements.

For the following HTS, the functionality for the acceptance of the associated China Section 301 Chapter 99 duty or exclusion number will be available in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) on April 26, 2022:

Corrective actions to be taken:
Importers who entered goods subject to China Section 301 under the HTSUS listed above on or after April 12, 2022 without an associated Chapter 99 number should file a Post Summary Correction (PSC) on or after the dates listed above correcting the entry summary line(s) by adding the associated Chapter 99 number to properly pay Section 301 duties or claim the exclusion to obtain refunds of duties paid.

Reminder: importers, brokers, and/or filers should refer to CSMS 39587858 (Entry Summary Order of Reporting for Multiple HTSUS when 98 or 99 HTSUS are required) for guidance when filing an entry summary in which a heading or subheading in Chapter 99 is claimed on imported merchandise.

Questions from the importing community concerning ACE entry rejections involving product exclusions should be referred to their CBP Client Representative. For questions related to Section 301 entry-filing requirements, please refer to CSMS message 40969690 Information on Trade Remedy Questions and Resources.

Read the CSMS Here.

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