In August and September 2010, CBP published notice of, or proposal of, the revocation or modification of several Classification Rulings, including the following:  

  • HQ H024750 (Aug. 24, 2010) and HQ H024751 (Aug. 24, 2010) revoke HQ 966618 (Jan. 16, 2004) and HQ 950196 (Jan. 8, 1992), respectively, on the tariff classification of certain instruments used in the course of measuring-while-drilling for oil. HQ H024750 and HQ H024751 determined that the instruments used in the course of measuring-while-drilling for oil were properly classified as “Geophysical instruments: Other instruments and appliances: Other: Other” within HTSUS subheading 9015.80.80, rather than as electrical machines and apparatus, or as measuring or checking instruments, within HTSUS headings 8543 and 9031, respectively. Substantially identical merchandise entered on or after November 8, 2010 will be classified according to the analysis set forth in HQ H024750 and HQ H024751.
  • HQ H025873 (Sept. 3, 2010) revokes New York ruling letter (NY) N022627 (Feb. 27, 2008) on the tariff classification of a rolling cooler bag with detachable tote bag. In NY N022627, CBP classified the merchandise as two separate products in HTSUS heading 4202. The rolling cooler bag was classified under HTSUS (2008) subheading 4202.92.0807 as an insulated food or beverage bag. The tote bag was separately classified under HTSUS (2008) subheading 4202.92.3031 as a travel, sports and similar bag. In HQ H025873, CBP determined that the rolling cooler bag with detachable tote bag was properly classified together by operation of General Rules of Interpretation (GRI) 6 and 3(b) under HTSUS subheading 4202.92.1000 as an insulated food or beverage bag. Substantially identical merchandise entered on or after November 22, 2010 will be classified according to the analysis set forth in HQ H025873.
  • HQ H011692 (Sept. 3, 2010) revokes NY J83032 (April 25, 2003) pertaining to the tariff classification of the “ID Pal™” labeling tool. HQ H011692 determined that the subject labeling tool was properly classified within HTSUS heading 8443 as “other printers, copying machines and facsimile machines, whether or not combined,” rather than “[d]ate, sealing or numbering stamps and the like, (including devices for printing or embossing labels), designed for operating in the hand” within HTSUS heading 9611. Substantially identical merchandise entered on or after November 22, 2010 will be classified according to the analysis set forth in HQ H011692.
  • HQ H048947 (Sept. 3, 2010) revokes NY N044081 (Nov. 21, 2008) on the tariff classification of donepezil hydrochloride. HQ H048947 determined that the donepezil hydrochloride was properly classified as “Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen heteroatom(s) only: Compounds containing an unfused pyridine ring (whether or not hydrogenated) in the structure: Other: Other: Drugs: Other” within HTSUS subheading 2933.39.41, rather than as “Heterocyclic compounds with nitrogen hetero-atom(s) only: Compounds containing an unfused pyridine ring (whether or not hydrogenated) in the structure: Other: Other: Drugs: Antidepressants, tranquilizers and other psychotherapeutic agents” within HTSUS subheading 2933.39.31. Substantially identical merchandise entered on or after November 22, 2010 will be classified according to the analysis set forth in HQ H048947.
  • HQ H024054 (Sept. 3, 2010), and HQ H100096 (Sept. 3, 2010) and HQ H100097 (Sept. 3, 2010) modify NY N018675 (Nov. 13 2007), and revoke NY N088150 (Jan. 8, 2010) and NY N037030 (Sept. 24, 2008), respectively, on the tariff classification of certain High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) cables. HQ H024054, HQ H100096 and HQ H100097 determined that the HDMI cables were properly classified as insulated wire cables “of a kind used for Telecommunications” within HTSUS subheading 8544.42.20, rather than as other insulated wire cables within HTSUS subheading 8544.42.90. Substantially identical merchandise entered on or after November 22, 2010 will be classified according to the analysis set forth in HQ H024054, HQ H100096 and HQ H100097.