Caribbean Basin country means any of the following countries: Antigua
and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands,
Costa Rica, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat,
Netherlands Antilles, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and
the Grenadines, or Trinidad and Tobago.
“Caribbean Basin country end product”–
(1) Means an article that–
wholly the growth, product, or manufacture of a Caribbean Basin
(B) In the case of an article that
consists in whole or in part of materials from another country, has
been substantially transformed in a Caribbean Basin country into a new
and different article of commerce with a name, character, or use
distinct from that of the article or articles from which it was
(ii) Is not excluded from
duty-free treatment for Caribbean countries under 19 U.S.C. 2703(b).
(A) For this reason, the following
articles are not Caribbean Basin country end products:
prepared or preserved in any manner in airtight containers.
Petroleum, or any product derived from petroleum.
Watches and watch parts (including cases, bracelets, and straps) of
whatever type including, but not limited to, mechanical, quartz
digital, or quartz analog, if such watches or watch parts contain any
material that is the product of any country to which the Harmonized
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) column 2 rates of duty
apply (i.e., Afghanistan, Cuba, Laos, North Korea, and Vietnam).
Certain of the following: textiles and apparel articles; footwear,
handbags, luggage, flat goods, work gloves, and leather wearing
apparel; or handloomed, handmade, and folklore articles.
(B) Access to the HTSUS to determine
duty-free status of articles of the types listed in paragraph
(1)(ii)(A)(4) of this definition is available via the Internet at
https://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/index.htm. In particular, see the following:
General Note 3(c), Products Eligible for Special Tariff treatment.
General Note 17, Products of Countries Designated as Beneficiary
Countries under the United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act
Section XXII, Chapter 98, Subchapter II, Articles Exported and
Returned, Advanced or Improved Abroad, U.S. Note 7(b).
Section XXII, Chapter 98, Subchapter XX, Goods Eligible for Special
Tariff Benefits under the United States-Caribbean Basin Trade
Partnership Act; and
(2) Refers to a product offered for
purchase under a supply contract, but for purposes of calculating the
value of the acquisition, includes services (except transportation
services) incidental to the article, provided that the value of those
incidental services does not exceed that of the article itself.
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