Proper Tariff Classification – A Vital Part of Customs Clearance
Is the Snuggie a blanket or a piece of clothing? And why does it matter?
The Snuggie, a fleece blanket with sleeves, became a cultural phenomenon in 2009, even gaining Oprah Winfrey’s “seal of approval” and a segment on Saturday Night Live. But the garment became ensnarled in an international trade dispute over whether it should be classified as a “blanket” or an “article of apparel.”