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NY 838623

Apr 3, 1989

CLA-2-85:S:N:N1:109 838623


TARIFF NO.: 8518.40.2000

Mr. Richard G. Seley
Rudolph Miles and Sons, Inc
4950 Gateway East
P.O. Box 144
El Paso, TX 79942

RE: The tariff classification of a control board, AF board, and terminal box board from Mexico

Dear Mr. Seley:

In your letter dated March 20, 1989, on behalf of Mantor Electronics, El Paso, Texas, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Your letter describes the AF board as an assembled printed circuit board which is the audio amplifier for the sound functions of the radio.

The applicable subheading for the AF board will be 8518.40.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for "Audio-frequency electric amplifiers." The duty rate will be 4.9 percent ad valorem.

Your inquiry does not provide enough information for us to give a classification ruling on the control board and the terminal box board. Please furnish information explaining what these articles are, where and how they are used, and exactly how they operate. Specifically we have to know if the control board is assembled into a radio or is assembled into a stand alone device such as an equalizer. Also advise us whether the terminal box board has any functions other than to provide connections to the speakers, antenna, power supply, and equalizers.

Articles classified under subheading 8518.40.2000, HTS, which are products of Mexico, are entitled to duty free treatment under the Generalized System of preferences (GSP) upon compliance with all applicable regulations.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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