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July 8, 1999

CLA-2-85: RR:NC:MM:109 E83381


TARIFF NO.: 8518.90.8000

Mr. Robert J. Resetar
Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
980 Hammond Drive
Suite 1000
Atlanta, GA 30328

RE: The tariff classification of a speaker housing from Germany

Dear Mr. Resetar:

In your letter dated June 10, 1999, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise is described in your letter as a speaker housing (Part #993 555 217 00). It is an injected molded plastic enclosure whose purpose is to improve the acoustical quality of the door panel speaker that it houses. It is mounted from the interior of the carÂ’s door panel whereas the speaker is mounted from the outside of the door panel.

The applicable subheading for the speaker housing is 8518.90.8000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Microphones and stands therefor; loudspeakers, whether or not mounted in their enclosures Parts: Other: Other.” The rate of duty will be 4.9 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 Eileen S. Kaplan at 212-637-7048.


Robert B. Swierupski

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