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NY R00958

November 17, 2004

CLA-2-85:RR:NC:MM:109 R00958


TARIFF NO.: 8517.50.9000

Mr. Michael John Mastroberti
Director of Import/Export Compliance
CIENA Corporation
1201 Wintersion Rd
C2, 2 East
Linthicum, MD 21090-2203

RE: The tariff classification of a CIENA CN 2200 Managed Optical Ethernet Multiplexer from an unspecified country

Dear Mr. Mastroberti:

In your letter dated October 18, 2004, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

This ruling concerns the classification of a CIENA CN 2200 Managed Optical Ethernet Multiplexer.

The descriptive literature submitted states that the CIENA CN 2200 Managed Optical Ethernet Multiplexer is a carrier-grade, easy-to-deploy platform designed for Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) service applications. By integrating GbE transport and high speed 10 Gb/s optical networking, the CN 2200 offers a compelling economic model for GbE service delivery through unmatched ease of use, port density, invest-as-you-grow scalability and best-in-class fiver capacity utilization.

The CN 2200 multiplexes up to eight GbE services for transport over a 9.953 Gb/s (10 Gb/s) dense wavelength division multiplexer (DWDM) optical interface. This wire-like GbE transport provides guaranteed security, Quality of Service (QoS), and transparent support for all Internet Protocol (IP) an Ethernet-based protocols. In particular, microsecond latency further enhances service quality in delay sensitive applications, such as streaming video.

The applicable subheading for the CIENA CN 2200 Managed Optical Ethernet Multiplexer will be 8517.50.9000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Other apparatus, for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems: Other: Telegraphic: Other.” 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 Linda M. Hackett at 646-733-3015.


Robert B. Swierupski

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