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NY E81706

May 6, 1999

CLA-2-84:RR:NC:1:110 E81706


TARIFF NO.: 8473.30.5000

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

RE: The tariff classification of a computer case housing from China or Taiwan.

Dear Ms. Denny:

In your letter dated April 29, 1999, on behalf of Axxion Group Corp., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise under consideration involves a model number 32-541001A00 (541 Cyclone Micro ATX Case) computer metal case housing which is dedicated for an IBM desktop computer.

This model 32-541001A00 computer housing measures approximately 14 inches in height by 14.5 inches in depth, and 7.5 inches in width. This case incorporates internal metal housings, which will be used to store components such as disk drives, power supplies, and various populated printed circuit boards. Noting Legal Note 2(b) to Section XVI of the HTS, this computer case is principally used with an ADP processor unit. This article is also similar to the computer case housing noted in NY Ruling Letters D82224 and D81576.

The applicable subheading for the model 32-541001A00 (541 Cyclone Micro ATX Case) computer metal case housing will be 8473.30.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other parts and accessories of the machines of heading 8471 not incorporating a cathode ray tube. The rate of duty will be free.

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 Art Brodbeck at 212-637-7019.


Robert B. Swierupski

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