The Fourteen TIB Subheadings

1 Articles to be repaired, altered or processed (including processes which result in an article’s being manufactured or produced in the United States.) Subheading 9813.00.05.
 
2 Models of women’s wearing apparel imported by manufacturers for use solely as models in their own establishments. Subheading 9813.00.10.
 
3 Articles imported by illustrators and photographers for use solely as models in their own establishments, in the illustrating of catalogues, pamphlets or advertising materials. Subheading 9813.00.15.
 
4 Samples solely for use in taking orders for merchandise. Subheading 9813.00.20.
 
5 Articles solely for examination with a view to reproduction, or for such examination and reproduction (except photoengraved printing plates for examination and reproduction) and motion picture advertising films. Subheading 9813.00.25.
 
6 Articles intended solely for testing, experimental or review purposes, including specification, photographs and similar articles for use in connection with experiments or for study. Subheading 9813.00.30.
 
7 Automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, airplanes, airships, balloons, boats, racing shells, and similar vehicles and craft, and the usual equipment of the foregoing; all the foregoing which are brought temporarily into the United States by nonresidents for the purpose of taking part in races or other specific contests. Subheading 9813.00.35.
 
8 Locomotives and other railroad equipment brought temporarily into the United States for use in clearing obstructions, fighting fires or making emergency repairs on railroads within the United States, or for use in transportation otherwise than in international traffic when the Secretary of the Treasury finds that the temporary use of foreign railroad equipment is necessary to meet an emergency. Subheading 9813.00.40.
 
9 Containers for compressed gasses, filled or empty, and containers or other articles in use for covering or holding merchandise (including personal or household effects) during transportation and suitable for reuse for that purpose. Subheading 9813.00.45.
 
10 Professional equipment, tools of trade, repair components for equipment or tools admitted under this heading, and camping equipment; all the foregoing imported by or for nonresidents sojourning temporarily in the United States and for the use of nonresidents. Subheading 9813.00.50.
 
11 Articles of special design for temporary use exclusively in connection with the manufacture or production of articles for export. Subheading 9813.00.55.
 
12 Animals and poultry brought into the United States for the purpose of breeding, exhibition, or competition for prizes and the usual equipment therefor. Subheading 9813.00.60.
 
13 Works of the free fine arts, engravings, photographic pictures and philosophical and scientific apparatus brought into the United States by professional artists, lecturers or scientists arriving from abroad for use by them for exhibition and in illustration, promotion and encouragement of art, science or industry in the United States. Subheading 9813.00.70.
 
14 Automobiles, automobile chassis, automobile bodies, cutaway portions of any of the foregoing, finished, unfinished or cutaway, when intended solely for show purposes. Subheading 9813.00.75
 
With respect to Subheading 9813.00.40, request for free admission of equipment for use in clearing obstructions, fighting fires or making emergency repairs as provided for in the first clause of subheading 9813.00.40, the Secretary of the Treasury has delegated approval authority to the applicable Port Director or other appropriate officer at the port. However, claims under the second clause (i.e., "for use in transportation otherwise than in international traffic") require approval of the Secretary of the Treasury, and every case in which claim is made under this clause should be forwarded to Customs Headquarters for approval.
 

 

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