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NY 851702

MAY 7, 1990



TARIFF NO.: 9017.80.0000

Mr. Eugene J. C. Chen
I.T.V. Associates
Watergate, 5 Admiral Drive, Suite F-208
Emeryville, California 94608

RE: The tariff classification of an electronic measuring device from the Philippines.

Dear Mr. Chen:

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 10, 1990

MERCHANDISE : "Smart-Tape" is a hand-held electronic device for measuring length, area and volume. Unit features a direct conversion between imperial and metric systems.

HTS PROVISION : 9017.80.0000

HTS SUBHEADING : Other instruments for measuring length, for use in the hand


DUTY CONCESSION : Articles classifiable under subheading 9017.80.0000, HTS, which are products of the Philippines, are entitled to duty free treatment under the Generalized
System of Preferences (GSP) upon compliance with all applicable regulations.

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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