CLA-2-85:S:N:N1:109 841013

Mr. Stewart Olsen
John A. Steer, Inc.
43 Park Place
New York, N.Y. 10007

RE: The tariff classification of a pre-amp/mixer from Japan

Dear Mr. Olsen:

In your letter dated May 11, 1989 you requested a tariff classification ruling, on behalf of Newmark Electronics Corp..

The pre-amp mixer, identified in the submitted literature as model DM1775A, is described as an article which features advanced digital sound technology for CD quality sound reproduction. The DM1775A amplifies audio signals using a digital process. The applicable subheading for the DM1775A pre-amp mixer will be 8518.40.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for "Audio-frequency electric amplifiers." The rate of duty will be 4.9 percent ad valorem.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director
New York Seaport