September 6, 2001
Jewelry Duties Lifted on Imports from India
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative lifted duties on gold and platinum jewelry made in India, including pieces made with diamonds and other gemstones. The removal of duties became effective on Aug. 22, so jewelers with orders pending from Indian manufacturers shipped after this date will pay no duty. The ruling excludes silver jewelry.
- by Peggy Jo Donahue