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
Air Coolers or Air Conditioners, Heat Pumps, Air Handlers, or Refrigeration Evaporators or Condensers - Items 114125 and 114126 1171 October, 2012 Erin Topper Arbitration
Air Curtains 1186 June, 2013 Dan Horning Active
Air or Smoke Flues or Ducts, or related Components or Fittings, other than earthen and other than flexible 1209 October, 2013 Erin Topper Active
Aquatic Plants 1219 February, 2014 Shannon Allard Active
Automobile Lifts, Ramps or Runways 1228 April, 2014 Dan Horning Active
Blinds or Shutters, door or window, exterior, wood 1210 October, 2013 Dan Horning Active
Calendars, including Day Planners 1212 December, 2013 Matt Erim Active
Carriers, Slings or Pallets, paper or paperboard combined with whole or halved paper or paperboard tubes 1223 April, 2014 Erin Topper Active
Casings or Frames, door, metal or wood 1213 December, 2013 Dan Horning Active
Chairs or Stools, folding, metal or wood, NOI - Item 80565 1233 June, 2014 Nate Ripke Active
Chaise Lounges, Couches, Davenports, Daybeds, Divans, Lounges, Sofas, Sofa Beds or Tete-a-tetes 1184 May, 2013 Bill Mascaro Docketed
Channels, iron or steel - Item 104850 1204 September, 2013 George Beck Active
Circuit Breakers or Switches, electrical 1227 April, 2014 Matt Erim Active
Cones, fir or pine - Item 52640 1206 October, 2013 Shannon Allard Active
Copying, Duplicating or Reproducing Machines, or Parts thereof, NOI 1207 October, 2013 Nate Ripke Active
Dishwashers (Dishwashing Machines) 1190 August, 2013 Shannon Allard Active
Film or Sheeting, plastic or rubber, other than rigid 1216 February, 2014 Erin Topper Active
Flexible Glass 1200 August, 2013 Shannon Allard Docketed
Florist or Nursery Stock, including Cuttings, Scions or Seedlings 1170 October, 2012 Don Newell Docketed
Foil, Foil Wrappers or Foil Scrap 1220 March, 2014 Shannon Allard Active
Fruits, Meats, Vegetables or Dairy Products, freeze-dehydrated or freeze-dried - Item 76850 1182 May, 2013 Allison Austin Active
Fruits or Vegetables, dried - Various Items 1183 May, 2013 Allison Austin Active
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 Active
Grease Traps or Interceptors 1224 April, 2014 George Beck Active
Household Goods, including Personal Effects or Military Baggage 1217 February, 2014 Bill Mascaro Active
Ice Cream Freezers (Ice Cream Makers) 1229 May, 2014 Heidi Rasmussen Active
Inserts or Supplements, newspaper - Item 161685 1181 May, 2013 Erin Topper 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, metal or wood 1195 August, 2013 Dan Horning Active
Lightbulbs, fluorescent, including Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs 1193 August, 2013 Nate Ripke Active
Lockers, parcel or clothes checking 1211 November, 2013 Bill Mascaro Active
Mowers - Items 125830 and 125835 1197 August, 2013 Bill Mascaro Active
Nightlights, electric, plug-in type without cord - Item 109880 1221 April, 2014 Heidi Rasmussen Active
Ovens, baking, convection or microwave 1203 August, 2013 Erin Topper Active
Paper Towels 1230 June, 2014 Allison Austin Active
Potty Chairs, children's 1215 February, 2014 Shannon Allard Active
Racks, pallet, storage or warehouse - Item 164340 1198 August, 2013 Dan Horning Docketed
Radioactive Materials, Articles or Isotopes - Item 164900 1196 August, 2013 Erin Topper Docketed
Rakes, hand 1192 August, 2013 Allison Austin Active
Refrigerators or Freezers, including Cooling or Freezing Rooms, Room Panels or Wall Sections 1178 March, 2013 Nate Ripke Docketed
Scaffolds, Scaffolding, or Scaffold Sections or Components 1208 October, 2013 Bill Mascaro Active
Shovels, Sidewalk Cleaners (Scrapers), Snow Pushers, Spades or Scoops, hand 1191 August, 2013 Allison Austin Active
Skates, ice or roller, including Inline Skates - Item 17310 1218 February, 2014 Allison Austin Active
Slate Blocks, Pieces or Slabs 1225 April, 2014 Matt Erim Active
Stump Grinders, including Stump Grinding Attachments 1194 August, 2013 Bill Mascaro Active
Toilet Paper 1232 June, 2014 Heidi Rasmussen Active
Toilets, sanitary, chemical, decomposing, earth or incinerating type 1222 April, 2014 Nate Ripke Active
Wrapping Paper, including Wrapping Paper Sets 1231 June, 2014 Shannon Allard Active