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NY 860128

FEB 21, 1991

CLA-2-90:S:N:N1:104 860128


TARIFF NO.: 9027.80.8030

Ms. Dina Meekins
H.B. & L. Inc.
Building 80
JFK International Airport
Jamaica, NY 11430

RE: The tariff classification of a moisture analyzer from Switzerland.

Dear Ms. Meekins:

In your letter dated January 18, 1991, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Mettler Instruments Corporation.

The METTLER LJ16 moisture analyzer is used in operations where the moisture content of the same materials has to be routinely determined daily (e.g. quality assurance operations and production processes). After placing the aluminum pan containing the sample on the balance and closing the lid, the unit automatically records the sample's weight. Drying of the sample is immediately achieved through the use of infrared radiation. When drying is complete, the infrared dryer switches itself off. The percentage of moisture content remains on the balance display until the next drying. Throughout the operation, the drying process can be followed on the active display.

The applicable subheading for the METTLER LJ16 moisture analyzer will be 9027.80.8030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other chemical analysis instruments and apparatus. The rate of duty will be 6.2% ad valorem.

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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