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U.S. Import and Export Data Ball point pens; felt tipped and other porous-tipped pens and markers; fountain pens, stylograph pens and other pens; duplicating styli; propelling or sliding pencils (for example, mechanical pencils); pen-holders, pencil-holders and similar holders; parts (including caps and clips) of the foregoing articles, other than those of heading 9609: HS Subchapter 9608

Overview

IMPORTS

2008 2020

Top Origin Country

Cn
China

Top Destination State

Tn
Tennessee

EXPORTS

2008 2020

Top Destination Country

Ca
Canada

Top Origin State

Tn
Tennessee

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Import Export Rankings (2022)

U.S. Import Rank (amongst 4 digit HS Codes) 295th (of 1268)
U.S. Export Rank (amongst 4 digit HS Codes) 527th
Top Importing States California ($163,868,369), Florida ($129,381,159), Tennessee ($98,340,448), and North Carolina ($64,383,901)
Top Exporting States Georgia ($76,605,192), Tennessee ($48,949,357), New Jersey ($22,611,370), and California ($18,623,367)
Top Countries Importing from the U.S. Mexico ($117,841,251), Canada ($79,669,661), Germany ($9,913,942), and Australia ($9,635,013)
Top Countries Exporting to the U.S. China ($339,050,130), Japan ($226,030,325), Mexico ($86,412,754), and India ($38,995,441)

U.S. Tariff Rates

Heading/
Subheading
Article
Description
Unit of
Quantity
General Special
9608 Ball point pens; felt tipped and other porous-tipped pens and markers; fountain pens, stylograph pens and other pens; duplicating styli; propelling or sliding pencils (for example, mechanical pencils); pen-holders, pencil-holders and similar holders; parts (including caps and clips) of the foregoing articles, other than those of heading 9609:
9608.10.00.00 Ball point pens No. 0.8¢ each + 5.4% Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
9608.20.00.00 Felt tipped and other porous-tipped pens and markers gross 4% Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, JP, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
9608.30.00 Fountain pens, stylograph pens and other pens 0.4¢ each + 2.7% Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
9608.30.00.31 India ink drawing pens No.
9608.30.00.39 Other No.
9608.40 Propelling or sliding pencils (for example, mechanical pencils):
9608.40.40.00 With a mechanical action for extending, or for extending and retracting, the lead gross 6.6% Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG) 3.3% (JP)
9608.40.80.00 Other gross Free
9608.50.00.00 Sets of articles from two or more of the subheadings 9608.10, 9608.20, 9608.30 or 9608.40 No. The rate applicable to each article in the absence of this subheading Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
9608.60.00.00 Refills for ball point pens, comprising the ball point and ink reservoir No. 0.4¢ each + 2.7% Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
9608.91.00.00 Pen nibs and nib points gross Free
9608.99 Other:
9608.99.20.00 Refill cartridges No. 0.4¢ each + 2.7% Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
9608.99.30.00 Balls for ball point pens thousand 20¢/thousand + 3.5% Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
9608.99.40.00 Parts of articles provided for in subheadings 9608.10 and 9608.30 (other than balls for ball point pens) No. Free
9608.99.60.00 Other No. Free

Ruling

No rulings related to HS Code 9608.

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