CLA-2 CO:R:C:M 953370 DWS
Mr. Leon Pauksta
Nichimen America, Inc.
225 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601-5983
RE: Modification of HQ 088498; Satellite Receiver Tuner; Satellite
Receiver; HQ 953369; 8528.10.80
Dear Ms. Fox:
In a letter dated May 10, 1991 (HQ 089286), you were advised
that a satellite receiver tuner would be classifiable under
subheading 8529.90.10, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United
States (HTSUS), which provides for: "[p]arts suitable for use
solely or principally with the apparatus of headings 8525 to 8528:
[o]ther: [o]f television apparatus: [t]uners."
However, in a letter attached to HQ 089286 dated May 2, 1991
(HQ 088498), you were also advised that a satellite receiver, for
which the subject tuner is a part, would be classifiable under
subheading 8528.10.80, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United
States (HTSUS), which provides for: "[t]elevision receivers
(including video monitors and video projection television
receivers), whether or not combined, in the same housing, with
radiobroadcast receivers or sound or video recording or reproducing
apparatus: [c]olor: [o]ther television receivers."
This is to notify you of a change in the classification of
satellite receivers as a result of HQ 953369, a copy of which is
enclosed. Satellite receivers are now classifiable under
subheading 8525.10.20, HTSUS, which provides for: "[t]ransmission
apparatus for radiotelephony, radiotelegraphy, radiobroadcasting
or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or
sound recording or reproducing apparatus: [t]elevision cameras:
[t]ransmission apparatus: [t]elevision."
Accordingly, pursuant to section 177.9(d)(1), Customs
Regulations [19 CFR 177.9(d)(1)], we are modifying HQ 088498 to
reflect the reasoning in HQ 953369.
John Durant, Director
Commercial Rulings Division