CLA-2-85: RR: NC: 1:108 M86676

Ms. Barb Kidd
FedEx Trade Networks
6730 Middlebelt Road
Romulus, MI 48174

RE: The tariff classification of AM/FM radio from China.

Dear Ms. Kidd:

In your letter dated September 13, 2006 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The item in question (sample provided) is a battery operated AM/FM clock radio that incorporates an Ipod docking station. This portable radio can be used in various locations including the bath or shower. It enables the user to access and listen to radiobroadcast programming and also one can attach an Ipod or MP3 player for listening of prerecorded music.

The applicable subheading for the AM/FM clock radio with an Ipod docking station will be 8527.13.6080, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Reception apparatus for radiotelephony, radiotelegraphy or radiobroadcasting, whether or not combined in the same housing, with sound recording or reproducing apparatus or a clock: Radiobroadcast receivers capable of operating without an external source of power, including apparatus capable of receiving also radiotelephony or radiotelegraphy: Other apparatus combined with sound recording or reproducing apparatus: Other … Other 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

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 Michael Contino at 646-733-3014.


Robert B. Swierupski
National Commodity
Specialist Division