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NY 854184

July 24, l990

CLA-2-90:S:N:N1:102 854184


TARIFF NO.: 9015.80.8000

Ms. Linda M. Hinchey
C.F. Liebert, Inc.
P.O. Box L
Blaine, Washington 98230

RE: The tariff classification of a fire/weather station from Canada

Dear Ms. Hinchey:

In your letter dated July 5, 1990, on behalf of your client, Forest Technology Systems, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The unit involved in this inquiry is the model FWS-11 fire- weather station. This system is comprised of a supporting mast structure, FWS-11 weather recorder, various meteorological sensors (temperature, rain fall, wind speed, etc), a telemetry unit, solar power supply, and the operating software. The system's function is to continuously monitor environmental conditions and to transmit those findings to a central base processor. In this way the user is given advance warning of the development of high risk fire hazard conditions in his region.

The applicable subheading for the FWS-11 Fire Weather station will be 9015.80.8000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for meteorological instruments and appliances. The duty rate will be 4.9 percent ad valorem.

Goods classifiable under subheading 9015.80.8000, HTS, which have originated in the territory of Canada, will be entitled to a 3.9 percent ad valorem rate of duty under the United States- Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA) upon compliance with all applicable regulations.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of this ruling letter 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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