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(Reprinted From 76 Stat. 72–78]

Public Law 87-456

AN ACT
To amend the Tariff Act of 1930 and certain related laws to provide for the

restatement of the tariff classification provisions, and for other purposes.

May 24, 1962
(H. R. 10607]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the “Tariff Classification Act of 1962”.

Tariff Classification Act of 1962.

TITLE I-ADOPTION OF REVISED TARIFF SCHEDULES

Sec. 101. (a) The Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, is amended by striking out titles I and II (19 U.S.C. '1001 and 1201) and, subject to subsection (b) of this section and to sections 102 and 103 of this Act,

46 Stat. 590, 672. ports to

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by substituting in lieu thereof a new title I entitled "Title 1-Tariff Schedules of the United States".

(b) Such new title I (hereinafter in this Act referred to as the “Tariff Schedules of the United States") shall consist of

(1) the general headnotes and rules of interpretation;
(2) schedules 1 to 8, inclusive; and

(3) the appendix to the tariff schedules;
all as set forth in the report of the United States Tariff Commission
(hereinafter in this Act referred to as the "Commission") entitled
“Tariff Classification Study, Proposed Revised Tariff Schedules of
the United States", dated November 15, 1960, as changed by the "First
Supplemental Report” (January, 1962); and

(4) subject to subsection (c), such changes in the provisions identified in paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) of this subsection as the Commission decides

(A) are necessary to reflect changes in tariff treatment made by statute or under authority of law, arising either before the date of the enactment of this Act or on or after such date of enactment and before the date on which the Tariff Schedules of the United States is published pursuant to subsection (d), or

(B) are otherwise necessary. In its determinations under this paragraph, the Commission shall apply the standards it applied in its report of November 15, 1960,

referred to above. Supplemental re

(c)(1) The Commission shall include the changes provided for in dent and Congress. subsection (b) (4), together with the reasons therefor, in one or more

supplemental reports which shall be promptly published and submitted to the President and the Congress. The delivery to the Senate and to the House of Representatives shall be made on the same day. In its supplemental reports the Commission shall include written views submitted to the Commission, and testimony before the Commission, with respect to provisions of the proposed Tariff Schedules of the United States, together with the comments of the Commission on such views and testimony.

(2)(A) No change submitted pursuant to the authority contained in subsection (b) (4) (B) shall become effective unless, following the date on which the supplemental report containing such change was submitted to the Congress and before the date on which the Tariff Schedules of the United States is published pursuant to subsection (d), a period of 60 calendar days of continuous session of the Congress has elapsed. (B) For purposes of subparagraph (A)

(i) continuity of session shall be considered as broken only by an adjournment of the Congress sine die; but

(ii) in the computation of the 60-day period there shall be excluded the days on which either House is not in session because of

an adjournment of more than 3 days to a day certain. (3) No changes included by the Commission in any supplemental report submitted after the date of the enactment of this Act shall become effective unless included in the Tariff Schedules of the United States as published pursuant to subsection (d).

(d) At the earliest practicable date before the date of the proclamation of the President provided for by section 102, the President shall

cause the Tariff Schedules of the United States to be published. Presidential Sec. 102. At the earliest practicable date, the President shall take proclamation.

such action as he deems necessary to bring the United States schedules annexed to foreign trade agreements into conformity with the Tariff

65 Stat, 74.

62 Stat. 1248.

Schedules of the United States and, after such action is completed, the
President shall proclaim-

(1) the rates of duty in rate column numbered 1 of schedules 1 to 7, inclusive, and the other provisions of the Tariff Schedules of the United States, which are required or appropriate to carry out the foreign trade agreements to which the United States is a contracting party;

(2) the temporary modifications set forth in part 2 of the appendix to the tariff schedules (that is, those modifications proclaimed pursuant to the provisions of section 7 of the Trade Agreements Extension Act of 1951, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1364), and of other trade-agreements legislation);

(3) the additional import restrictions set forth in part 3 of the appendix to the tariff schedules (that is, those restrictions proclaimed pursuant to section 22 of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, as amended (7 U.S.C. 624)); and

(4) the nations or areas and countries set forth in general headnote 3(d) of the Tariff Schedules of the United States (relating to the treatment of products of certain Communist-dominated nations or areas and countries discriminating against American

commerce). Sec. 103. The provisions of the Tariff Schedules of the United States as made effective on the date provided by section 501 shall have the status of statutory provisions duly enacted by the Congress, except for

(1) the rates of duty in rate column numbered 1 of the tariff schedules proclaimed pursuant to paragraph (1) of section 102 which are lower than the rates of duty in rate column numbered 2 of such schedules for the corresponding items; and

(2) the provisions proclaimed by the President pursuant to paragraphs (2), (3), and (4) of section 102. SEC. 104. During the period between the date of the enactment of this Act and the effective date of the Tariff Schedules of the United States

(1) all public notices which refer to articles in terms of their tariff descriptions and which are issued in connection with investigations by the Commission or other agency, and all findings or recommendations made during such period by any such agency with respect thereto (including findings or recommendations in connection with investigations instituted before the date of the enactment of this Act), shall make reference to the prospectively applicable provisions of such schedules, as determined by the Commission, as well as to the existing provisions; and

(2) the Commission shall furnish to the President, upon re-
quest, any of its outstanding findings restated so as to conform
to the Tariff Schedules of the United States to the fullest extent
practicable consistent with the purposes of title I of the Customs

Simplification Act of 1954.
Any such findings or recommendations with respect to the Tariff
Schedules of the United States shall be treated as formal findings or
recommendations of the agency involved.

68 Stat. 1136.

19 USC 1 3 3 2 note.

TITLE II-ADMINISTRATIVE AND SAVING PROVISIONS

Sec. 201. The Commission is authorized to issue, at appropriate intervals, and to keep up to date, a publication containing current tariff schedules and related matters, including such matter as may be needed for reporting statistics.

46 Stat. 734.

52 Stat. 1084.

Sec. 202. (a) This Act shall not divest the courts of their jurisdiction over a protest filed under section 514 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1514), or by an American manufacturer, producer, or wholesaler under section 516(b) of such Act (19 U.S.C. 1516(b)), against a liquidation covering articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption before the effective date of the Tariff Schedules of the United States.

(b) If such a protest filed under section 516(b) is sustained in whole or in part by a decision of the United States Customs Court or of the United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals, the liquidations covering articles of the character covered by such court decision, which are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption after the date of publication of such court decision, shall be suspended until final disposition is made in accordance with subsection (c).

(c) If such a protest filed under section 516(b) is not sustained in whole or in part by a final judicial decision, the entries made before the effective date of the Tariff Schedules of the United States shall be liquidated in accordance with such final decision, and all other entries shall be liquidated subject to such schedules. If such a protest is sustained in whole or in part by a final judicial decision, the entries made before the effective date of the Tariff Schedules of the United

States shall be liquidated in accordance with such final decision, and Report to Presi- the Commission shall report to the President such changes in the

Tariff Schedules of the United States as the Commission decides are necessary to conform them to the fullest practicable extent to the substance of such final decision. The President shall, as soon as prac ticable, proclaim such changes. The changes shall be effective with respect to entries, the liquidation of which was suspended in accordance with subsection (b), covering articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of the Tariff Schedules of the United States.

Sec. 203. For purposes of applying section 350 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, with respect to the Tariff Schedules of the United States

(1) The rates of duty in rate column numbered 2 of schedules 1 to 7, inclusive, of the Tariff Schedules of the United States, shall be treated as the rates of duty existing on July 1, 1934.

(2) The rates of duty in rate column numbered 1 of schedules 1 to 7, inclusive, of the Tariff Schedules of the United States shall be treated as the rates of duty existing on July 1, 1958; except that with respect to any articles the rates for which have been permanently changed by statute or Presidential proclamation since July 1, 1958, the rates to be regarded as existing on that date shall be rates which the Commission specifically declares, in the supplemental reports made pursuant to section 101(c) of this Act, to be rates which, in its judgment, conform to the fullest extent practicable to the rates presently regarded as existing on July 1, 1958.

48 Stat. 943. 19 USC 1351.

TITLE III_AMENDMENTS AND REPEALS

Repeals.
68 Stat. 1139;

732; 67 Stat. 518.

46 Stat. 692.

Sec. 301. (a) Sections 301, 308, 489, 504, and 508 of the Tariff Act 46 Stat. 690, 125, of 1930, as amended, are hereby repealed.

(b) Section 312 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1312), is amended to read as follows: “SEC. 312. BONDED SMELTING AND REFINING WAREHOUSES.

“(a) Any plant engaged in smelting or refining, or both, of metalbearing materials as defined in this section may, upon the giving of

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