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NY 866909

October 11, 1991

CLA-2-90:S:N:N1:102 866909


TARIFF NO.: 9026.10.4000; 7412.20.0020

Mr. Albert Kula
Aluk Sales Corp.
20 South Broadway
Yonkers, N.Y. 10701

RE: The tariff classification of a "Sensaflow" pump start regulator, and a brass 4-way connector from Chile

Dear Mr. Kula:

In your letter dated August 28, 1991 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The two items involved in this ruling are the "Sensaflow" pump start regulator and a brass 4-way connector. The Sensaflow is a mold-injected plastic water flow sensor that is used in conjunction with a well-water pump. The unit consists of a small pressure tank coupled to a mechanical flow monitor. When a tap or faucet is opened in the house, the resulting pressure drop in the line causes the flow monitor to move, allowing an air pressure change to occur at an integral pressure switch connection. An attached pressure switch, which can be separately purchased by the user, or made available as part of the Sensaflow kit, detects the change in pressure and activates the pump.

The 4-way brass coupling is used to interconnect the Sensaflow to the pump, as well as to the main water line. An optional pressure gauge can be connected via an undrilled port.

The applicable subheading for the Sensaflow flow sensor will be 9026.10.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for instruments and apparatus for measuring or checking the flow or level of liquids, other than electrical; flow meters. The duty rate will be $0.49 each and 7.6 percent ad valorem.

The 4-way brass connector is classifiable under subheading 7412.20.0020, HTS, which provides for copper tube or pipe fittings; of copper-zinc base alloy (brass) threaded. The rate of duty is 3.2 percent ad valorem.

Articles classifiable under subheading 9026.10.4000 and 7412.20.0020, HTS, which are products of Chile are entitled to duty free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) 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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