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NY 851260

April 17, 1990



TARIFF NO.: 9027.80.4030

Mr. Sam Kobata
Hiraoka New York, Inc.
79 Madison Avenue, Suite 1107
New York, NY 10016

RE: The tariff classification of a salt meter from Japan.

Dear Mr. Kobata:

This classification decision under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) is being issued in accordance with the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

DATE OF INQUIRY : April 4, 1990

MERCHANDISE : Model #SM-801 Salt Meter - Used to measure the salt content of food during cooking by means of electric conductivity. When the sensor is inserted into a cooked liquid, the salt density is shown on the color indicator.

HTS PROVISION : Other electrical instruments for chemical analysis

HTS SUBHEADING : 9027.80.4030


A copy of this ruling should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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