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NY 870252

Jan. 16, 1992

CLA-2-84:S:N:N1:103 870252


TARIFF NO.: 8428.90.0090

Mr. Michael P. Schiavone
Schenkers International Forwarders, Inc.
Exchange Place Center
10 Exchange Place, Suite 1500
Jersey City, NJ 07302-3998

RE: The tariff classification of a drum lifter from Germany

Dear Mr. Schiavone:

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 : December 31, 1991

ON BEHALF OF : M.O. Industries Inc.

MERCHANDISE : Muller mobile hydraulic drum positioner, used in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries to grip, lift and tilt a 55 gallon drum in order to discharge the drum's contents

HTS PROVISION : Other lifting, handling, loading or unloading machinery: other machinery: other: other

HTS SUBHEADING : 8428.90.0090

RATE OF DUTY : 2 percent ad valorem

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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