CBP is proposing to issue HQ H029719 in order to revoke NY N007536 and reclassify the cables under HTS 8544.42.2000, as electric conductors “of a kind used for telecommunication” rather than under HTS 8544.42.9000 as other electric conductors, “other.”
CBP proposes this change as a correction based on the fact that USB and Ethernet cables are used for the two-way transfer of data between a personal computer and various other devices.
By application of GRI 1, the USB cable and the Ethernet cable are specifically provided for and should be classified under HTS 8544.42.2000, which provides for: “Insulated . . . wire, cable . . . and other insulated electric conductors, whether or not fitted with connectors . . . Other electric conductors, for a voltage not exceeding 1,000 V: Fitted with connectors: Other: Of a kind used for telecommunications.”
Proposed: 8544.42.2000, duty-free; current: 8544.42.9000, 2.6%