Ms. Barbara Scipio
570 Mount Pleasant Avenue
Dover, NJ 07801
RE: The tariff classification of a Cordless Telephone with All Digital Answering Machine from China
Dear Ms. Scipio:
In your letter dated March 28, 2000, you requested a tariff classification ruling.
The merchandise is described in your letter as a TC-920 900 MHz cordless phone incorporating an automatic answering machine. The TC-920 phone/answering machine has the following features:
Handset and Base Calling Screen
Advanced Message Management
Clarity and Extended Range
All Digital Recording
Message File Storage
Voice Assisted Operation
Remote Operation with Voice Menu
New Message Playback
The applicable subheading for the TC-920 Cordless Phone with all digital answering machine will be 8517.11.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets…Telephone sets; Line telephone sets with cordless handsets”. The rate of duty will be free.
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 Linda Hackett at 212-637-7048.
Robert B. Swierupski