• 1. This chapter does not cover:
    • (a) Parts of general use, as defined in note 2 to section XV, of base metal (section XV), or similar goods of plastics (chapter 39);
    • (b) Microphones, amplifiers, loudspeakers, headphones, switches, stroboscopes or other accessory instruments, apparatus or equipment of chapter 85 or 90, for use with but not incorporated in or housed in the same cabinet as instruments of this chapter;
    • (c) Toy instruments or apparatus (heading 9503);
    • (d) Brushes for cleaning musical instruments (heading 9603), or monopods, bipods, tripods and similar articles (heading 9620); or
    • (e) Collectors' pieces or antiques (heading 9705 or 9706).
  • 2. Bows and sticks and similar devices used in playing the musical instruments of heading 9202 or 9206 entered with such instruments in numbers normal thereto and clearly intended for use therewith, are to be classified in the same heading as the relative instruments.
    Cards, discs and rolls of heading 9209 entered with an instrument are to be treated as separate articles and not as forming a part of such instrument.
Statistical Notes
  • 1. For statistical reporting purposes under subheading 9201.10, the height of an upright piano case is determined by measuring from the floor to the top of the back of the case.
  • 2. For statistical reporting purposes under subheading 9201.20, the length of a grand piano case is determined by measuring perpendicularly from the front edge of the cabinet in front of the keys to the farthest point at the center of the grand rim tail.
Compiler's Note
The provisions of subchapter II of chapter 99 (Miscellaneous Tariff Bills or MTBs), the provisions of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) found in General Note 4 and most product exclusions from the additional tariffs on products of China in subchapter III of chapter 99 expired on December 31, 2020. However, no endnotes or footnotes relating to these provisions have been deleted as of the issue date of this edition.