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NY N007426

March 19, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 8529.90.8100

Ms. Laurel Scapicchio
Compass Forwarding Company, Inc.
440 McClellan Highway East
Boston, MA 02128

RE: The tariff classification of an unassembled housing of a CCTV camera from China.

Dear Ms. Scapicchio:

In your letter received in this office on February 26, 2007, on behalf of Industrial Video and Control Company, you requested a tariff classification ruling. Samples are being returned as requested.

The subject merchandise, based on the submitted information and samples, is an unassembled metal housing of a CCTV (closed-circuit television) camera, which consists of the following: a non-optically worked acrylic lens, the lens ring with clamp, the inner dome, the outer sun shield, and the threaded pendant mount, noting all the metal parts are of aluminum.

The applicable subheading for the unassembled housing of a CCTV camera will be 8529.90.8100, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the apparatus of headings 8525 to 8528: Other: Other parts of articles of headings 8525 and 8527: Of television apparatus: For television cameras: Other. The rate of duty will be 3.3 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 Lisa Cariello at 646-733-3014.


Robert B. Swierupski

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