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NY 879343

October 21, 1992

CLA-2-84:S:N:N1:104 879343


TARIFF NO.: 8458.11.0005

Mr. Jeffrey Kopp
Advance Machinery Company, Inc.
Used Machinery Division
4632 Illinois Avenue
Louisville, KY 40213

RE: The tariff classification of a used CNC horizontal lathe from Japan.

Dear Mr. Kopp:

In your letter dated October 8, 1992, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The used Star CNC horizontal lathe Model VNC-32 Automatic Screw Machine was manufactured in Japan by Star Micronics Co., Ltd.. The unit (serial number 860065) was built in March, 1986. It features a maximum turning diameter of 32mm (1.1/4") and a headstock spindle speed of 150 - 6000 RPM, variable speeds changes. The CNC lathe was originally purchased by Toyo Kiko Co., Ltd. to be used at its Japanese facility from April, 1986 to July, 1992. The machine is now being purchased through Kokusai Trading & Supply Co., Ltd. in Japan.

In order to substantiate the claim that the machine in question is a used lathe, you have submitted a manufacturer's certificate showing the original manufacture date, a copy of the original purchase order from Toyo Kiko Co., Ltd. to the manufacturer and detailed specifications/literature on the unit itself. Photographs of the unit were also submitted.

The applicable subheading for the used CNC horizontal lathe Model VNC-32 Automatic Screw Machine/serial number 860065 will be 8458.11.0005, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for used horizontal numerically controlled lathes for removing metal. The rate of duty will be 4.4 percent ad valorem.

Used lathes from Japan classifiable under 8458.11.0005 do not require a Japanese Export Certificate in accordance with the Agreement on Trade in Certain Machine Tools between the United States and Japan. Further information may be obtained by writing to the International Trade Administration, Office of Agreements Compliance, Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C., 20230.

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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