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NY R04742

September 18, 2006

CLA-2-84:RR:E:NC:1:120 R04742


TARIFF NO.: 8471.70.6000

Mr. Troy D. Crago
Atico International USA, Inc.
501 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

RE: The tariff classification of a USB storage drive in a case from China.

Dear Mr. Crago:

In your letter dated August 25, 2006 you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your client, Corporate Express.

The merchandise under consideration is a USB storage drive, item number P098ZA00154. The storage drive is embedded in a case shaped like a bottle of a particular brand of soft drink, and incorporates that brand’s trademarked logo. The upper portion of the case can be removed to reveal a USB jack, by which means the storage drive is connected to an ADP machine.

The storage drive has a memory capacity of 256 megabytes, and is for use in a USB 2.0 drive. The outer shell is made of ABS, and it measures approximately 65 mm by 20 mm by 7 mm. The drive weighs about 18 grams.

The applicable subheading for this USB storage drive in a case, item number P098ZA00154, will be 8471.70.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for: “Automatic Data Processing machines and units thereof; magnetic or optical readers, machines for transcribing data onto data media in coded form and machines for processing such data, not elsewhere specified or included: Storage units: Other storage units: Not assembled in cabinets for placing on a table, desk, wall, floor or similar place”. The rate of duty will be Free.

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 Denise Faingar at 646-733-3010.


Robert B. Swierupski

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