At work today, we had been trying to return some equipment to our client. They are in Sweden. So the shipping company wants the Schedule B number AKA Harmonized Tariff Schedule number classifying the equipment. Apparently it is a number identifying the category of the item you are exporting/importing. So I find telecom equipment is in chapter 85 of the "Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (2009)" What's in chapter 84?
Oh just nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and such, Wait a second! Nuclear Reactors?
Yes indeed, Schedule B number of 8401.10.0000 with a tariff of 3.3% So when you import your reactor, be sure to label it with the proper Schedule B number and be ready to pay 3.3%. BTW, Misc. Telecom equipment is 8517.62.0050. Maybe I should switch the numbers?