CBP Issues FAQ on Guidance of Marking of Goods from Hong Kong

Posted by Sila Barr on 8/12/20 5:00 PM

On August 12, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page on its website regarding its recently issued notice on marking of goods from Hong Kong.

Among the questions addressed on the FAQ page is one regarding the assessment of duties on goods that fall under the marking changes. CBP states, “the change in marking requirements does not affect country of origin determinations for purposes of assessing ordinary duties under Chapters 1-97 of the HTSUS or temporary or additional duties under Chapter 99 of the HTSUS. Therefore, goods that are products of Hong Kong should continue to report International Organization for Standardization (ISO) country code “HK” as the country of origin when required.”  

The FAQ page can be found here:


The original notice regarding the marking requirements can be found here:


Topics: Import, CBP, Customs, Duty, Hong Kong, country of origin

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