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HQ 963251

July 23, 2001

CLA-2 RR:CR:GC 963251 RFA



Mr. Harry Wood
H.A. & J.L. Wood, Inc.
Pembina, ND 58271

RE: “DevelNet System; Network Equipment; Principal Use; Chapter 84, Note 5(B); Headings 8471 and 8517; EN 85.17; HQ 952631, revoked

Dear Mr. Wood:

This is in reference to HQ 952631, dated October 13, 1992, which was issued to you, classifying the DevelNet System as automatic data processing (ADP) control and adapter units under heading 8471 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). In the course of examining similar merchandise, we now believe that the classification of the DevelNet System set forth in that ruling is incorrect.

Pursuant to section 625(c), Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1625(c)), as amended by section 623 of Title VI (Customs Modernization) of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act, Pub. L. 103-182, 107 Stat. 2057, 2186 (1993), notice was published on December 8, 1999, in the Customs Bulletin, Volume 33, Number 49, proposing to revoke HQ 952631. In the proposed notice, Customs indicated that the subject merchandise did not meet the terms of Legal Note 5(B) to chapter 84, HTSUS, because they were not of a kind solely or principally used in an ADP system. While Customs received five comments in response to this notice, no commenter provided evidence of principal use for the subject merchandise.

In light of the fact that there is no evidence of principal use of the DevelNet System, Customs is revoking HQ 952631, issued to you on October 13, 1992. Enclosed with this decision is a copy of the final revocation notice which outlines the factors Customs will consider in determining principal use.

Should you need a ruling on this merchandise or other network equipment, you may submit a ruling request with information on principal use in accordance with Section 177.2 of the Customs Regulations [19 CFR 177.2] to the National Commodity Specialist Division, U.S. Customs Service, 6 World Trade Center, Room 423, New York, NY 10048.


HQ 952631, dated October 13, 1992, is revoked. In accordance with 19 U.S.C. 1625(c), this revocation will become effective 60 days after its publication in the Customs Bulletin.


John Durant, Director
Commercial Rulings Division

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