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NY 861272

APR 15 1991

CLA-2-48:S:N1:234 861272


TARIFF NO.: 4810.11.9000

Mr. Steve Liptak
Inter-Maritime Forwarding Co., Inc.
156 William Street
New York, New York 10038

RE: The tariff classification of paper from the United Kingdom.

Dear Mr. Liptak:

In your letters dated February 25 and March 6, 1991, on behalf of James River Graphics Ltd., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise in question, paper identified as "Translucent Dielectric Fully Conductivised Base" (70/75 gsm), is also known as "GNT Conductivised Dielectric Base."

Samples submitted with your inquiry have been analyzed by the New York Customs Laboratory, which finds them to be sheets of translucent paper weighing 69 grams per square meter. The lab further reports that the sheets are composed of chemical bleached pulp fibers and recycled pulp fibers (other than mechanical- process), and are coated with kaolin (China clay).

Descriptive literature accompanying the samples indicates that the paper is a "natural tracing grade" which will be imported in large rolls intended to be used as a base for dielectric coating; the final product will be used to produce translucent drawings.

The applicable subheading for the "Translucent Dielectric Fully Conductivised Base"/"GNT Conductivised Dielectric Base" (70/75 gsm) will be 4810.11.9000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other (than certain enumerated) clay-coated paper of a kind used for writing, printing or other graphic purposes, containing not over 10% mechanical-process fibers, weighing not more than 150 gsm. The rate of duty will be 2.5%.

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

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