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Importing Slippers Into the U.S.


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Classifying Slippers for Import

Why is it important to classify slippers correctly for import into the United States?

It is important to correctly classify slippers according to their Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes when importing them into the United States. The HTS Code for a product determines its duty rate, applicable free trade agreements, regulations, and more.

What factors determine the classification of slippers?

The classification of slippers depends on two factors:

  • The material comprising the greatest external surface area of the upper part of the shoe
  • The material of the external surface area of the outer sole


Where can I find the HTS code for slippers?

To classify slippers, you can refer to the HTS code database, which includes over 15 different entries for "house slippers". Footwear falls under Chapter 64, so the slippers' first two digits for the classification code will be 64. The rest of the code will depend on the specific materials and features of the slippers.

How do the materials of slippers affect import duties?

It is important to consider the materials that your slippers are made of, as they can affect the duties assessed on your imports. If the slippers are made from exotic materials or materials with a special or restricted trade status, the duties may be higher.

Should I seek expert advice for classifying slippers for import?

It is recommended to consult an import specialist with expertise in international trade regulations to get an expert opinion on the classification and trade status of your goods before going through U.S. customs.

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