What's the HS Code for "Kayak"?
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Harmonized Tariff Schedule (Kayak HS Code)
How does the tariff book describe the HS Code for "Kayak"?
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Additional Tariffs and Duties
Special Provisions, including China and Russia import laws, Countervailing, and Antidumping
Depending on the country of origin, intended use, and other factors, an imported Kayak may require one or more other HS Codes in addition to 8903.99 and — correspondingly — a different duty rate.
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Read about other relevant content that may affect the HS Classification for Kayak
- Section XVII: HTSUS Tariff Notes
- Chapter 89: HTSUS Tariff Notes, 🔒 WCO Explanatory Notes
- 8903: 🔒 WCO Explanatory Notes
- Customs Rulings
Tariff Legal Notes
Section XVII: Vehicles, Aircraft, Vessels and Associated Transport Equipment
- 1. This section does not cover articles of heading 9503 or 9508, or sleds, bobsleds, toboggans or the like of heading 9506.
- 2. The expressions "parts"and"parts and accessories" do not apply to the following articles, whether or not they are identifiable as for the goods of this section:
- (a) Joints, washers or the like of any material (classified according to their constituent material or in heading 8484) or other articles of vulcanized rubber other than hard rubber (heading 4016);
- (b) Parts of general use, as defined in note 2 to section XV, of base metal (section XV) or similar goods of plastics (chapter 39);
- (c) Articles of chapter 82 (tools);
- (d) Articles of heading 8306;
- (e) Machines or apparatus of headings 8401 to 8479, or parts thereof, other than the radiators for the articles of this section; articles of heading 8481 or 8482 or, provided they constitute integral parts of engines or motors, articles of heading 8483;
- (f) Electrical machinery or equipment (chapter 85);
- (g) Articles of chapter 90;
- (h) Articles of chapter 91;
- (ij) Arms (chapter 93);
- (k) Luminaires and lighting fittings and parts thereof of heading 9405; or
- (l) Brushes of a kind used as parts of vehicles (heading 9603).
- 3. References in chapters 86 to 88 to "parts"or"accessories" do not apply to parts or accessories which are not suitable for use solely or principally with the articles of those chapters. A part or accessory which answers to a description in two or more of the headings of those chapters is to be classified under that heading which corresponds to the principal use of that part or accessory.
- 4. For the purposes of this section:
- (a) Vehicles specially constructed to travel on both road and rail are classified under the appropriate heading of chapter 87;
- (b) Amphibious motor vehicles are classified under the appropriate heading of chapter 87;
- (c) Aircraft specially constructed so that they can also be used as road vehicles are classified under the appropriate heading of chapter 88.
- 5. Air-cushion vehicles are to be classified within this section with the vehicles to which they are most akin as follows:
Parts and accessories of air-cushion vehicles are to be classified in the same way as those of vehicles of the heading in which the air-cushion vehicles are classified under the above provisions.Hovertrain track fixtures and fittings are to be classified as railway track fixtures and fittings, and signaling, safety or traffic control equipment for hovertrain transport systems as signaling, safety or traffic control equipment for railways.
- (a) In chapter 86 if designed to travel on a guide-track (hovertrains);
- (b) In chapter 87 if designed to travel over land or over both land and water;
- (c) In chapter 89 if designed to travel over water, whether or not able to land on beaches or landing-stages or also able to travel over ice.
- 1. A hull, an unfinished or incomplete vessel, assembled, unassembled or disassembled, or a complete vessel unassembled or disassembled, is to be classified in heading 8906 if it does not have the essential character of a vessel of a particular kind.
- 1. Vessels if in use in international trade or commerce or if brought into the customs territory of the United States by nonresidents thereof for their own use in pleasure cruising shall be admitted without formal customs consumption entry or the payment of duty.
Aug 27, 2014
Modification of NY N246367; Tariff classification of a kayak from China
Nov 4, 1991
Protest No. 020191100148; kayak; canoe; 088499; 089047
Apr 18, 1991
Dec 17, 2000
The tariff classification of a "Kayak Boat Kit" from Canada.
Oct 24, 2013
The tariff classification of a paddleboard and kayak from China
Oct 24, 2018
The tariff classification of a sit on top kayak from China
Oct 3, 1990
The tariff classification of personal watercraft from Canada
Nov 24, 2002
Further Review of Protest 2904-02-100261; Racing Shells
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