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NY H88534

March 4, 2002

CLA-2-85:RR:NC:1: 112 H88534


TARIFF NO.: 8543.89.9695

Mr. Richard B. Auffrey
E. Sidney Stockwell Co., Inc.
380 Pleasant Street
P.O. Box 668
Malden, MA 02148

RE: The Tariff Classification of a “Mbox –Digidesign and Focusrite Micro Project/Home Studio” from Hong Kong.

Dear Mr. Auffrey:

In your letter dated January 28, 2002, on behalf of Digidesign, Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

As indicated by the submitted descriptive literature, the “Mbox” is an USB audio device which, when used on a compatible computer, in conjunction with DigiStudio , would allow the computer user a virtual recording studio environment to collaborate with remote audio professionals over the Internet.

The applicable subheading for the “Mbox –Digidesign and Focusrite Micro Project/Home Studio” will be 8543.89.9695, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other electrical machines and apparatus, , not specified or included elsewhere in Chapter 85, HTS. The rate of duty will be 2.6 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 David Curran at 646-733-3017.


Robert B. Swierupski

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