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NY N003421

November 22, 2006



TARIFF NO.: 8525.30.90

Ms. JoAnne Meintzer
Western Overseas Corp.
406 Elmwood court
Sharon Hill, PA 19079

RE: The tariff classification of plush dog web cam from an unspecified country of origin.

Dear Ms. JoAnne Meintzer:

In your letter dated November 8, 2006 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The “plush dog web cam” is a fully functional digital camera that captures live images in real time. The camera is located in the nose of a plush dog that is meant to sit on a monitor. It is designed to allow users to see each other on an automatic data processing (ADP) machine.

The applicable subheading for the web cam will be 8525.30.90, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Transmission apparatus for radio telephony, radiotelegraphy, radio broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; Television cameras; still image video cameras or other video camera recorders: Television cameras: Other.... The rate of duty will be 2.1%.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

Pursuant to title 19 United States Code, Section 3005 The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is expected to be amended effective 1/1/07. The amendments are expected to affect the classification of your merchandise. Pursuant to Section 3005 c, the report recommending those changes has been sent to the President for proclamation of the changes. Upon the expiration of sixty legislative days, in the absence of Congressional action, the recommended changes will become law. Accordingly based on that recommendation, it is anticipated that your merchandise will be classified in 8525.80.30 under the 2007 Harmonized Tariff Schedule. Under the circumstances, this classification under the 2007 tariff is advisory only.

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 Michael Contino at 646-733-3014.


Robert B. Swierupski

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