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NY 881670

January 19, 1993

CLA-2-90:S:N:N3:119 881670


TARIFF NO.: 9018.19.8060

Ms. Linda Crockett
Porter International Inc.
P.O. Box 81488
San Diego, CA 92138

RE: The tariff classification of an Oxicliq sensor from Mexico

Dear Ms. Crockett:

In your letter dated December 30, 1992 you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Nellcor Inc., Chula Vista, CA.

The Oxicliq sensor is a transducer that is used with an oximetry module to measure the percentage of oxygen in the circulatory system. The sensor is connected to the oximetry module by cable and is attached to the patient's finger by means of an adhesive surface. Light sent from the oximeter is modified as it goes through the blood vessels and the signal generated by the sensor is analyzed by the oximeter and converted to a digital readout.

The applicable subheading for the OxiCliq sensor will be 9018.19.8060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for electro-diagnostic apparatus... parts and accessories thereof... other. The duty rate will be 4.2 percent.

Articles classifiable under subheading 9018.19.8060, HTS, which are products of Mexico 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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