CLA-2-49:S:N8:234 892676

Mr. Fernando Robles
Schick International Forwarding
550 S. Hill Street #1285
Los Angeles, CA 90013

RE: The tariff classification of a printed magazine from Hong Kong.

Dear Mr. Robles:

In your letter dated November 22, 1993, on behalf of Yellowstone International, you requested a tariff classification ruling. A sample of a 500-page printed magazine entitled "Electronic Components" was submitted and will be retained for reference. It is an 8" x 10 1/2" paperbound trade publication whose cover also bears the subtitle "Global Sources for American Importers" and the words "September 1993, Volume 15, Number 5." The magazine, which is published monthly, contains electronics industry news, including articles and reports on particular product groups, plus voluminous advertising by component suppliers. The advertisements are indexed, both by company and by product, in the back of the magazine. There are also trade show listings, reader service cards, etc.

The applicable subheading for the above-described magazine will be 4902.90.2040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other (than certain enumerated) business and professional journals and periodicals (including single issues tied together for shipping purposes). The rate of duty will be free.

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