In ruling N312096 (June 22, 2020) CBP discussed a video camera from China. The EYENIMAL Pet Videocam is a small battery-operated camera that is designed to be attached to a pet’s collar. The subject camera can record videos onto its internal memory. It is waterproof and meant for cats and small dogs. To charge or view the video content the camera is connected to a computer via a USB cable. The camera cannot capture and record still images.
CBP determined that the applicable subheading for the subject Pet Videocam is 8525.80.5050, HTSUS, which provides for Transmission apparatus for radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus;…: Television cameras, digital cameras and video camera recorders: Other: Other. The rate of duty will be free.
Pursuant to U.S. Note 20 to Subchapter III, Chapter 99, HTSUS, products of China classified under subheading 8525.80.5050, HTSUS, unless specifically excluded, are subject to an additional 25 percent ad valorem rate of duty. At the time of importation, the Chapter 99 subheading, 9903.88.03, in addition to subheading 8525.80.5050, HTSUS, must be reported.