Mr. Mark K. Neville, Jr.
International Trade Counsellors
80 Midland Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605

RE: The tariff classification of video glasses with built-in flat panel video projector from an unspecified country

Dear Mr. Neville:

In your letter dated April 20, 2015, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise under consideration is the Avegant Glyph, which is video glasses incorporating a flat panel video projector and audio functions. The Glyph is a video projector that uses digital micromirror devices (DMD) in a configuration that projects light directly onto the retina of the eyes of the wearer. Moreover, this device has to be plugged into a video source to project the video images. The Glyph does not contain any video recording or reproducing apparatus or a tuner.

The applicable subheading for the Glyph will be 8528.69.4500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Monitors and projectors, not incorporating television reception apparatus; …: Projectors: Other: Color: With a flat panel screen: Other: With a video display diagonal not exceeding 34.29 cm. 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 Lisa Cariello at


Gwenn Klein Kirschner
National Commodity Specialist Division