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NY 885351

APRIL 29, 1993

CLA-2-84:S:N:N1:105 885351


TARIFF NO.: 8419.81.9080

Mr. Paul D. Killea
DANZAS Corporation
351 West Tuohy Avenue, Suite 100
Des Plaines, IL 60018

RE: The tariff classification of an automobile baby bottle warmer from Mexico

Dear Mr. Killea:

In your letter dated April 19, 1993 you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Gerber Products Company.

The bottle warmer is basically an electric resistance heater encased in a soft vinyl cylindrical sheath and connected to an electric cord with a plug that fits into an automobile cigarette lighter. The sheath is placed into a printed vinyl case that has a zippered lid and white vinyl carrying handle. The electric cord passes from the heater sheath through a punched hole in the printed vinyl case. Removal of the cord would destroy the case. Further, the case has no other function than to protect the warmer.

The applicable subheading for the automobile baby bottle warmer will be 8419.81.9080, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other machinery, plant or equipment, whether or not electrically heated, for the treatment of materials by a process involving a change of temperature . . . other than . . . of a kind used for domestic purposes: for making hot drinks or for cooking or heating food. The duty rate will be 4.1 percent ad valorem.

Articles classifiable under subheading 8419.81.9080, 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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