In the Aug. 11, 2021, Customs Bulletin and Decisions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection reclassified Wi-Fi infrared motion sensors as other electric visual signaling apparatus under HTSUS 8531.80.90 (duty-free) rather than as other electrical machines and apparatus under HTSUS 8543.70.4000 (2.6 percent duty). CBP explains that because the sensors feature an integrated LED light that flashes rapidly to visually signal when motion is detected they are prime facie classified as electric visual signaling apparatus.

Ruling HQ H276956 will modify ruling NY N255515 to reflect this change, effective with respect to subject goods entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption on or after Oct. 10.

For more information on how to seek or utilize classification and other rulings, please contact attorney Deb Stern at (305) 894-1007 or via email

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