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The Florence Agreement-Agreement on the Importation of Educational, Scientific and Cultural Material 

15 CFR 301

See no. 9810.00.60 in the U.S. schedules, the Harmonized System.

This is a UNESCO treaty from 1950 on duty-free entry of scientific instruments for use by educational institutions. Educational institutions can avoid the import duty on scientific equipment if a comparable item is not made in the U.S.  



History of Florence Agreement-Wikipedia

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