Mr. David Freston
11734 South Election Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84020

RE: The tariff classification of a wireless remote control keypad from China

Dear Mr. Freston:

In your letter dated February 24, 2014, you requested a tariff classification ruling. The submitted sample is being returned.

The merchandise under consideration is referred to as the “Control4 Wireless Keypad,” model C4-KP3-Z, which is part of the ZigBee home system. This radio remote control apparatus has three buttons that unlock the power of one-touch automation. The buttons on this device can be programmed to activate the operations of other devices controlled by the automation system, such as adjusting light levels, turning on music, and locking the doors.

In your request, you suggested classification in subheading 8543.90.8880, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Electrical machines and apparatus…: Parts: Other: Other: Other. However, this radio remote control apparatus is more specifically provided for elsewhere in the tariff.

The applicable subheading for the wireless remote control keypad will be 8526.92.5000, HTSUS, which provides for Radar apparatus, radio navigational aid apparatus and radio remote control apparatus: Other: Radio remote control apparatus: Other. The rate of duty will be 4.9 percent ad valorem.

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 Lisa Cariello at (646) 733-3014.


Gwenn Klein Kirschner
Acting Director
National Commodity Specialist Division