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NY 887082

June 23, 1993

CLA-2-:91:S:N:N8:344 887082


TARIFF NO.: 9106.90.8000

Mr. Uwe D. Gaigall
TimeTech, Inc.
P.O. Box 659
Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190

RE: The tariff classification of a spring wound timer from China.

Dear Mr. Gaigall:

In your letter of June 1, 1993, you requested a tariff classification ruling on a spring wound timer.

The submitted sample is a spring wound timer with a clock movement contained in a metal housing. The 60-minute timer, with a five second ringing bell, at 125 C ambient temperature, will be used in the food industry's commercial equipment such as pizza ovens, barbecues, coffee makers, etc.

The applicable subheading for the spring wound timer will be 9106.90.8000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Time of day recording apparatus and apparatus for measuring, recording or otherwise indicating intervals of time, with clock or watch movement or with synchronous motor (for example, time registers, time-recorders): Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 45 cents each plus 7% plus 2.5 cents/jewel, if any.

We would like to remind you at this time of the Special Marking Requirements for clock movements. Clock movements are required to be marked in accordance with the Special Marking Requirements specified in chapter 91, U.S. note 4, HTS as follows:

(b) Clock movements shall be marked on the most visible part of the front or back plate to show:

(i) the name of the country of manufacture; (ii) the name of the manufacturer or purchaser; and (iii) the number of jewels, if any.

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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