Our Sourcing team have asked me to identify if there is any way we can avoid paying Anti-Dumping Duty (ADD) on ceramic items packaged in gift boxes. I have checked the tariff classification for the goods; it is correct and it does incur the extra duty rate from China but one of our buyers is saying the ADD classification is different from normal rules of classification and the goods have an additional 4 digit number that specifies if ADD is applied or not. Am I safe to work on the basis that the ADD commodity classification is the same as standard duty rules and tell them the extra 23.4% applies to all shipments from China?

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