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NY 863447

Jun 11 1991

CLA-2-85:S:N:N1:113 863447


TARIFF NO.: 8516.80.8000

Mr. David A. Eisen
Siegal, Mandel and Davidson
1 Whitehall Street
N.Y. N.Y. 10004

RE: The tariff classification of a lock de-icer from Hong Kong

Dear Mr. Eisen:

In your letter dated May 16, 1991 on behalf of Avon Products you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The sample that you submitted is a battery-operated combination lock de-icer, flashlight, and keychain. The top of the unit has a thin metal bar which may be placed into any standard key-type lock. The metal bar, when advanced, heats by resistance and can melt ice or snow frozen within the lock.

The applicable subheading for the lock de-icer will be 8516.80.8000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for electric heating resisters. The rate of duty will be 3.9 percent 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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