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NY 889158

August 31, 1993

CLA-2-90:S:N:N3:114 889158


TARIFF NO.: 9031.40.0080, 8524.90.4080, 9801.00.1084

Mr. Andrew Bridges
Photo-Sonics Inc.
820 South Mariposa St.
Burbank, CA 91506-3196

RE: The tariff classification of TrackEye Automated Motion Analysis System from Sweden

Dear Mr. Bridges:

In your letter dated March 31, 1993, you requested a tariff classification ruling. You submitted descriptive literature with your request.

The item for which you request a classification is the TrackEye Automated Motion Analysis System. The TrackEye system is comprised of an image work station (IWS), film scanner, and personal computer with its peripherals. Options are a video cassette recorder, video input hardware (a printed circuit board card for mounting into the IWS), video input software and system software. The TrackEye is a device used to analyze images recorded on film, video or live images, via a video camera, directly input into the image work station. These images can be of traffic flow, automotive collision tests, aircraft flight tests, biomechanics and ergonomics. The image source is digitized and processed to provide measurements of position, distance, speed, angle or acceleration and deceleration. The results of the analysis can be viewed on the systems video monitor and can be laser printed.

The applicable subheading for the TrackEye system, whether or not imported with options, with the exception of the software, will be 9031.40.0080, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other optical measuring and checking instruments. The rate of duty will be 10 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the software will be 8524.90.4080, HTS, which provides for records, tapes and other recorded media for sound or other similarly recorded phenomena, other, other. The rate of duty will be 9.7 cents per square meter of recording surface.

With respect to the U.S.-manufactured personal computer and peripherals, allowance may be made under 9801.00.1084, HTS, which provides for products of the United States when returned after having been exported, without having been advanced in value or improved in condition by any process of manufacture or other means while abroad. Entitlement to this provision will be confirmed upon documentary compliance of section 10.1, Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 10.1).

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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