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NY 883077

March 10, 1993

CLA-2-84:S:N:N1:105 883077


TARIFF NO.: 8419.89.5075

Ms. Barbara J. Hembey
Air-Sea International, Inc.
P.O. Box 790765
San Antonio, TX 78279-0765

RE: The tariff classification of the "Need-3000" from Hong Kong

Dear Ms. Hembey :

In your letter dated February 11, 1993 you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Atlantic & Pacific Import/Export, Inc.
The "Need-3000" is an electrical device that utilizes 110- 120 AC Volts to melt used injection needles. It is used in the medical, dental and veterinarian fields.

The applicable subheading for the "Need-3000" will be 8419.89.5075, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other machinery, plant or laboratory equipment, whether or not electrically heated, for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature such as heating, other. The rate of duty will be 4.2 percent ad valorem.

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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