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NY 868718

DEC 5 1991



TARIFF NO.: 8515.31.0000; 8515.90.20000

Mr. I. Sykes
Z.I. du Bois Briand
2, rue Paul Beaupere- B.P. 506
F-44026 NANTES Cedex 03, France

RE:The tariff classification of an Autotig 250-4 welding unit and MU 111 orbital welding heads from France.

Dear Mr Sykes:

This classification decision under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) is being issued in accordance with the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

DATE OF INQUIRY : October 10, 1991

MERCHANDISE : Autotig 250-4 welding unit; MU 111 orbital welding heads

HTS PROVISION : 8515.39.0000; 8515.90.2000

HTS SUBHEADING : Electric machines and apparatus for arc (including plasma arc) welding of metals; Parts of welding machines and apparatus

RATE OF DUTY : 2 percent ad valorem

The Autotig welding unit incorporates components made in the U.S. Allowances may be made under subheading 9802.00.80 for articles assembled abroad in whole or in part of fabricated components, the product of the United States, which (a) were exported in condition ready for assembly without further fabrication, (b) have not lost their physical identity as such article by change in form, shape, or otherwise, and have not been advanced in value or improved in condition abroad except by being assembled and except by operations incidental to the assembly process such as cleaning, lubricating and painting.

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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