The following proposed revocations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection rulings are included in the Sept. 30, 2020, Customs Bulletin and Decisions. Comments on these proposed changes are due by Oct. 30.
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Blood Pressure Monitor
CBP is proposing to reclassify digital blood pressure monitors as other electro-diagnostic apparatus under HTSUS 9018.19.95 (duty-free) rather than as optical instruments under HTSUS 9018.90.50 (3.4 percent duty). CBP explains that these items utilize electrical components in the performance of the diagnosis of hypertension. Rulings HQ 952720 and NY 884125 would be revoked to reflect this change.
CBP is proposing to reclassify digital camera inspection systems as television cameras under HTSUS 8525.80.30 (duty-free) rather than as flat panel monitors under HTSUS 8528.59.15 or 8528.59.25 (duty-free). CBP states that it is the camera component of this composite good, not the monitor component, that performs its principal function. Rulings NY N107616 and NY N255535 would be revoked to reflect this change.
CBP is proposing to reclassify a controllable shading system as curtains under HTSUS 6303 (further classification depends on fabric composition, which was not provided) rather than as other mechanical appliances under HTSUS 8479.89.9897 (2.5 percent duty). CBP explains that the shade component, rather than the quiet electronic drive unit, imparts the essential character of this composite good. Ruling NY N010048 would be revoked to reflect this change.
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