United States International Trade Commision Rulings And Harmonized Tariff Schedule
faqs.org  Rulings By Number  Rulings By Category  Tariff Numbers
faqs.org > Rulings and Tariffs Home > Rulings By Number > 2006 NY Rulings > NY R04466 - NY R04534 > NY R04523

Previous Ruling Next Ruling
NY R04523

August 23, 2006

CLA-2-39:RR:E:NC:SP:221 R04523


TARIFF NO.: 3926.90.9880

Mr. Mark Sipe
Prime Industrial Design
4691 S. Palacio Way
Gold Canyon, AZ 85218

RE: The tariff classification of the “Xstrap” and the “Xbox” from China.

Dear Mr. Sipe:

In your letter dated July 31, 2006, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Photographs were provided with your letter. The Xstrap and the Xbox are used in conjunction with the Xspot. The Xspot, which is not the subject of this ruling, is a reusable wire locating device to which installers can anchor their wiring during construction. This device allows installers to anchor their wiring at any termination point inside a wall or ceiling, and to locate the wiring after it has been covered by wallboard by using a locating tool that uses magnetic fields.

The Xstrap is a universal mounting system for the Xspot. It is a plastic strap that is attached to two framing members such as wall studs, ceiling joists or beams. The strap has numerous holes so that the Xspot can by attached, by means of its mounting pins, onto any location between the framing members. The Xbox is a low voltage wall box designed for installation at the pre-wire stage to accommodate such devices as volume controls, keypads and touch screens. The Xbox accepts one inch conduit, enabling audio-visual integrators to install the combination of Xbox and conduit at pre-wire, but wait until after the wallboard has been hung before pulling their wires. The Xstrap and the Xbox are both composed entirely of plastics and do not contain magnets or moving parts.

The applicable subheading for the Xstrap and the Xbox will be 3926.90.9880, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other articles of plastics, other. The rate of duty will be 5.3 percent ad valorem.

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).

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 Joan Mazzola at 646-733-3023.


Robert B. Swierupski

Previous Ruling Next Ruling

See also: