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Furniture, Store Fixturing

With our long history of handling furniture, the Byrnes team can help determine the proper classification and compliance for your imports. Byrnes can assist you with knowing which imported items require the Lacey Act declaration and with Bedroom Furniture out of China, which is subject to anti-dumping duties ranging from 0.00% to 216.01%.

In addition to classification and compliance, our team is experienced with the critical aspects of "staging" the delivery of furniture and store fixturing within very stringent time restraints along with unloading and interior placement requirements. These demanding elements must be met while keeping the project within budget and time constraints. Our team has the experience of outfitting haute couture boutiques to full hotels. Our network partners have the experience to assist with the sourcing of a manufacturer to match the quality or budget requirements from sources worldwide.

Most, not all, furniture falls into Chapter 94 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule and is subject to compliance with the Lacey Act. Frames, ladders and handles made of wood and other products made of plant material likely fall into Chapter 44 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule and are also subject to this special area of import compliance under the Lacey Act.

Goods subject to ADD must be handled with the utmost care to ensure the importer pays no more nor no less than what is rightfully owed and that all required documentation is supplied to Customs.

The 2008 Farm Bill amended the Lacey Act by expanding its protection to a broader range of plants and plant products. The Lacey Act now, among other things, makes it unlawful, beginning December 15, 2008, to import certain plants and plant products without an import declaration. In order to obtain a better understanding of the complexity and required information, please visit the APHIS/USDA website and learn about the Lacey Act.

When you visit the USDA website you will find 4 sections deserving your particular attention:

  • Lacey Act Declaration Form - PPQ FORM 505
  • Frequently Asked Questions (Allows you to learn from others' mistakes)
  • Background - Lacey Act Primer (very helpful)
  • Guidance - all 5 are good but the Filing Declarations for Composite, Recycled, and/or Reused Materials is noteworthy

Here is a link to the scope of the anti-dumping duties, showing exactly what kind of furniture is covered by the ADD case and which kind is excluded.