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NY D85257

December 3, 1998

CLA-2-85:RR:NC:1:108 D85257


TARIFF NO.: 8527.19.5015

Ms. Laura Denny
CBT International Inc.
110 West Ocean Blvd.
Suite 728
Long Beach, California 90802

RE: The tariff classification of an AM/FM Clock Radio/Stereo Sound Therapy apparatus from China.

Dear Ms. Denny:

In your letter dated November 23, 1998, on behalf of your client J B Research, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The item is called the "Stereo Sound Therapy", model number 722. It is a battery operated AM/FM clock radio combined in the same housing with a sound reproducing device and included in the retail package is a remote control device.

The sound device reproduces, via a microchip, twelve nature sounds including, ocean waves, song birds, night sounds of crickets and sounds of rain etc. The AM/FM clock radio operates as a standard reception apparatus for radiobroadcasting.

The specific features, the AM/FM clock radio and the natural sound device can operate independently of each other via separate controls. Each feature has a clearly defined function.

The applicable subheading for the Stereo Sound Therapy will be 8527.19.5015, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Reception apparatus for radiotelephony, radiotelegraphy or radiobroadcasting, whether or not combined, in the same housing, with sound recording or reproducing apparatus or a clock: Radiobroadcast receivers capable of operating without an external source of power, including apparatus capable of receiving also radiotelephony or radiotelegraphy: Other: Other ... Incorporating a clock or clock timer. The rate of duty will be 3.6 percent ad valorem.

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 Michael Contino at 212-466-5672.


Robert B. Swierupski

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