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Importing Laser Printers Into the U.S.


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How to Classify HTS Code for Importing Laser Printers

To classify the HTS code for importing laser printers into the United States, follow these guidelines:

What is the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)?

The HTS is a comprehensive list of duties and taxes applied to items imported into the U.S.

How to Determine the HTS Code?

To determine the HTS code for laser printers, follow these steps:

  • Identify the specific features and characteristics of the printer.
  • Match them to the appropriate HTS code.

FCC Requirements for Imported Laser Printers

What Are FCC Requirements?

The FCC sets technical standards and regulations for the import and sale of electronic devices in the U.S.

What to Consider for FCC Compliance?

To ensure compliance with FCC requirements, consider the following:

  • The type of printers (e.g., personal, commercial, industrial).
  • The materials used to make them.
  • Any additional features or functions (e.g., wireless, color printing, etc.).

Wireless and Bluetooth Connectivity

If your laser printers have wireless or Bluetooth connectivity:

  • Ensure they meet FCC requirements for such technology.

How to Obtain FCC Certification

To obtain FCC certification, follow these steps:

  1. Register for an FRN (FCC Registration Number) and a grantee code.
  2. Have your laser printers tested and certified at an authorized testing facility.
  3. Submit Form 740 to the FCC with necessary details.

Importing Laser Printers

Ensure your laser printers are FCC-certified before importing them to meet the technical standards and regulations set by the FCC for the sale of electronic devices in the U.S.

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