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NY C83286

January 30, 1998

CLA-2-92:RR:NC:2:227 C83286


TARIFF NO.: 9205.90.40; 9206.00.20

Mr. Javier A. Baron
P.O. Box 16214
Jacksonville, FL 32245

RE: The tariff classification of musical instruments from Peru.

Dear Mr. Baron:

In your letter received in this office on January 12, 1998, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject merchandise, based on the photos submitted, consists of the following Andean musical instruments: bamboo flutes, reed pan flutes and Indian drums.

The applicable subheading for the flutes will be 9205.90.40, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other wind musical instruments...other: woodwind instruments. The rate of duty will be 4.9 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the drums will be 9206.00.20, HTS, which provides for percussion musical instruments...drums. The rate of duty will be 4.8 percent ad valorem.

Articles classifiable under subheadings 9205.90.40 and 9206.00.20, HTS, which are products of Peru are eligible for 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 Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist George Kalkines at 212-466-5794.


Robert B. Swierupski

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