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NY 858048

NOV 05 1990

CLA-2-30:S:N:N1:238 858048


TARIFF NO.: 3005.10.1000 and 3005.90.1000

Mr. Wallis McGhie
State Of The Art
100 California Ave., Suite One
Reno, Nevada 89509

RE: The tariff classification of Germa Knee Sports Wrap and Germa Adhesive Bandages from Japan.

Dear Mr. McGhie:

In your letters dated October 22, 1990 and November 8, 1990 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The Germa Knee Sports Wrap is non-adhesive and is impregnated with germanium, silicon and an organic based binder of epoxy and plastic. The Germa adhesive Bandages is impregnated with germanium and silicon. The products are primarily used by sports enthusiasts who have developed stiff or strained muscles. The germanium in the products hold the body heat and interact with the nervous system to relieve the stiffness or pain.

The applicable subheading for the Germa Knee Sports Wrap will be 3005.90.1000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for bandages and similar articles, other coated or impregnated with pharmaceutical substances. The rate of duty will be 2.4 percent ad valorem

The applicable subheading for the Germa Adhesive Bandages will be 3005.10.1000, HTs, which provides for adhesive dressings and other articles having an adhesive layer, coated or impregnated with pharmaceutical substances. The rate of duty will be 2.4 percent ad valorem.

This merchandise may be subject to the regulations of the Food and Drug Administration. You may contact them at 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, telephone number (202) 443-3380.

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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