Classification Research Projects

The following is a list of research surveys currently being conducted by the Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) to obtain information relating to commodity transportation characteristics and/or packaging. The CCSB would greatly appreciate any specific, pertinent information that you can provide.

A Shipment Information Spreadsheet is available for you to record and submit your information. The completed spreadsheet, along with supporting documentation, can be emailed to the CCSB at

Current Research Projects

Project Name No. Date Assigned Contact Status
Aquatic Plants 1219 February 2014 Allison Austin Active
Bats, baseball or cricket 1269 January 2016 Keith Charles Active
Blankets, NOI - Item 49040 1255 June 2015 Keith Charles Docketed
Blocks, Pieces or Slabs, slate 1225 April 2014 Matt Erim Docketed
Blocks, Pieces or Slabs, soapstone or talc 1238 October 2014 Matt Erim Active
Bracing, Bulkheads or Dunnage, freight loading, fiberboard, consisting of fiberboard facings with core of fiberboard or expanded honeycomb fiberboard, with or without wooden components, in panels - Item 29970 1254 May 2015 Nate Ripke Docketed
Cabinets, ice cream, chest type, with self-contained refrigerating machinery - Item 53010 1256 June 2015 Nate Ripke Active
Cable Assemblies or Harness, electrical wiring - Item 61130 1240 November 2014 Erin Topper Docketed
Carpets, Carpeting, Carpet Remnants or Rugs - Item 70680 1249 February 2015 Matt Erim Active
Chinaware, Earthenware, Porcelainware or Stoneware - Items 47500 and 47510 1244 December 2014 Bill Mascaro Active
Circuit Breakers or Switches, electrical 1227 April 2014 Matt Erim Docketed
Dampers, Louvers or Shutters, air, fire or smoke - Item 55742 1241 November 2014 Keith Charles Active
Dietary Supplements 1259 August 2015 Matt Erim Active
Dishwashers (Dishwashing Machines) 1190 August 2013 Bill Mascaro Active
Electronic Cigarettes (e-Cigarettes or e-Cigs), including e-Liquid (e-Juice) 1246 January 2015 Matt Erim Active
Fish Hooks - Item 16255 1263 September 2015 Walter Whalen Docketed
Flowers, Herbs or Leaves, dried, other than decorative - Items 71520, 71560 and 71570 1270 January 2016 Allison Austin Active
Food, prepared, NOI - Item 73200 1253 May 2015 Allison Austin Active
Fruits or Vegetables, dried - Various Items 1183 May 2013 Allison Austin Docketed
Glass, automobile or boat, including Windshield Glass or Windshields 1205 September 2013 Dan Horning Active
Grading or Road Making Implements 1214 January 2014 Bill Mascaro Docketed
Ink or Toner, copier, printer or facsimile (fax) machine, including Ink or Toner Cartridges 1266 January 2016 Nate Ripke Active
Item (Rule) 200 - Definitions and Specifications for Bags 1275 February 2016 Erin Topper Active
Jacks or Jackscrews 1272 January 2016 Nate Ripke Active
Kitchen Hand Tools - Item 101425 1267 January 2016 Allison Austin Active
Kitchens or Food Preparation Stations, indoor or outdoor, consisting of a combination of appliances, cabinets, counters, sinks or other components 1226 April 2014 Bill Mascaro Active
Ladders 1195 August 2013 Dan Horning Active
Licorice, including Licorice Candy, Licorice Extract or Licorice Root 1258 August 2015 Allison Austin Active
Machines, additive manufacturing (3D Printers) 1264 November 2015 Nate Ripke Active
Machines, gas or liquid reclaiming or recovery, including Refrigerant Reclaiming or Recovery Machines 1236 September 2014 Walter Whalen Active
Mats or Cushions, gymnasium or jumping pit - Item 16840 1273 January 2016 Keith Charles Active
Office Records, Documents or Files - Item 168960 1245 December 2014 Bill Mascaro Active
Paintings or Pictures 1243 December 2014 Walter Whalen Active
Paper Towels 1230 June 2014 Allison Austin Active
Pipe, Tubing, or Pipe or Tubing Fittings, metal, insulated or jacketed 1257 July 2015 Erin Topper Active
Rakes, hand 1192 August 2013 Allison Austin Active
Saddles or Seats, bicycle or tricycle 1262 September 2015 Keith Charles Active
Seats, aircraft or boat - Items 12340 and 25250 1274 January 2016 Matt Erim Active
Sewing Machines and Related Articles 1261 September 2015 Allison Austin Active
Shades or Blinds, interior, or Wood Shutters, interior - Item 174200 1250 February 2015 Matt Erim Active
Shower or Bathtub Doors or Enclosures, glass or plastic 1248 February 2015 Nate Ripke Active
Stall Partitions, bathroom, restroom or shower room - Items 159370, 159410 and 159420 1276 February 2016 Walter Whalen Active
Switchboards or Switchboard Parts - Item 63240 1265 January 2016 Matt Erim Active
Tanks, air pressure, cylindrical, closed at both ends - Item 180790 1271 January 2016 Walter Whalen Active
Tennis Goods or Sets - Item 17620 1251 March 2015 Nate Ripke Active
Toilet Paper 1232 June 2014 Allison Austin Active
Trees, Shrubs or Vines - Item 71290 1268 January 2016 Nate Ripke Active
Vitamins 1260 August 2015 Matt Erim Active
Water Filters, tank type, or Water Softeners 1237 September 2014 Bill Mascaro Active
Wrapping Paper, including Wrapping Paper Sets 1231 June 2014 Allison Austin Docketed