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NY 872980

MAY 4, 1992

CLA-2-84:S:N:N1:102 872980


TARIFF NO.: 8483.50.8040

Ms. Mary Jo Muoio
Wolf D. Barth Co., Inc.
90 West Street
New York, N.Y. 10006

RE: The tariff classification of a thread guidance roller used on textile machinery from Germany

Dear Ms. Muoio:

In your letter dated April 1, 1992, on behalf of your client, INA Bearing Company, Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The item at hand is the Fuehrungsrolle (guide roller) FR F93480 textile tension pulley, also referred to in the submitted literature as a thread guidance roller. While the basic construction of this unit is akin to that of an integral shaft ball bearing, the outer race has been thickened and grooved to form a pulley surface. The inner race has a threaded end that functions as the mounting stud for the assembly. The unit is used as a tension pulley for thread passing through a textile machine.

The applicable subheading for the FR F93480 textile guidance roller will be 8483.50.8040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for grooved pulleys. The rate of duty will be 5.7 percent ad valorem.

It is the opinion of this office that the textile guidance roller, FR F93480, would not be subject to antidumping duties under the current Department of Commerce antifriction bearing dumping investigation, as published in the Federal Register on May 15, 1989. The grounds for this determination are that we consider this to be covered under the exclusion for pulleys. Should you desire a binding ruling on the applicability of this ADA case to your merchandise, please write directly to the Department of Commerce, Office of Compliance, Washington, D.C. 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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