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NY 881482

January 22, 1993

CLA-2-82:S:N:N3:115 881482


TARIFF NO.: 8204.12.0000; 7321.13.0040; 8415.82.0005

Mr. Chris Kuehler
Archer Freight Systems, Inc.
P.O. Box 460067
San Antonio, TX 78246-0067

RE: The tariff classification of wrenches from India, a barbecue grill from Taiwan and an evaporative cooler from China.

Dear Mr. Kuehler:

In your letter dated December 22, 1992, you requested a tariff classification ruling, on behalf of your client, Builders Square of San Antonio, TX.

The three subject items are described as follows:

1) Three-piece set of Chrome Vanadium Adjustable Wrenches - stock # 91

2) The Ultra III Barbecue Grill - made of iron or steel and uses charcoal exclusively as fuel. The grill is a kettle grill, weighs 39.6 pounds and is on wheels for portability.

3) The Table Portable Evaporative Cooler, model WF-500 - reduces air temperature by blowing air over a "coolcel" cooling pad. The temperature reduction effected by evaporation of water, is accompanied by some increase in humidity.

The applicable subheading for the adjustable wrenches will be 8204.12.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for hand-operated spanners and wrenches, and parts thereof: adjustable, and parts thereof. The duty rate will be 9% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the Ultra III barbecue grill will be 7321.13.0040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for barbecues of iron or steel, for solid fuel, portable, other. The duty rate will be 4.2% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the portable air cooler, model WF-500, will be 8415.82.0005, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for air conditioning machines, comprising a motor- driven fan and elements for changing the temperature and humidity, including those in which the humidity cannot be separately regulated: other: other, incorporating a refrigerating unit. The duty rate will be 2.2% ad valorem.

Articles classifiable under subheading 8204.12.0000, HTS, which are products of India, 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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