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NY 890110

September 23 1993

CLA-2-63:S:N:N6:345 890110


TARIFF NO.: 6307.90.9986; 7312.10.7000; 8302.49.6055

Mr. Alan Boulter
Boulter Of Earth
21 Dartmouth Crescent
Toronto, Ontario M8V1W9

RE: The tariff classification of a driftstopper, a surelock, a hardware package, a deck ring and a jim sling from Canada, Korea, Great Britain.

Dear Mr. Boulter:

In your letter dated August 23, 1993, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The following samples were submitted:

1. A driftstopper made of ripstop nylon woven fabric and measures 36 inches in diameter. Attached at set intervals around the article are 1/2 inch wide web strap. The web straps are attached to braided cords. At the end of the braided cord is a plastic float. The article is designed so that when not in use it can be pulled into its tubular shaped control bag for storage. The control bag is made of nylon woven fabric. A textile web strap is attached with a metal snap hook and a plastic ring at one end and a metal snap hook and adjustable buckle at the other end. The BOULTER OF EARTH logo and the word DRIFTSTOPPER is printed on the bag. It is made in Canada.

2. Two surelocks made of 3/16 inch galvanized steel wire rope covered with PVC white plastic. Attached at one end is a plastic lock and the other end is loop and held with a rubber tube. It is made in Korea.

3. A stainless steel hardware package containing 2 cleats, 4 bolts, 4 nuts, 4 rubber washers, 4 lock washers and 4 flat washers. The cleats are made in Great Britain. The nuts and bolts are made in Canada. The washers are made in Canada.

4. A deck ring package which consists of 1 glue on woven textile patch. Attached to the patch is a web strap with a metal grommet and 1 paper stencil with peel off backing. The patch is used for attachment of the drifstopper to the kayak boat. The article is made in Canada.

5. A jim sling made of polyester web straps. Attached to the web strap is a PVC foam produced in Canada, and a plastic buckle made in United States. It is made in Canada.

The samples are being returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the driftstopper, deck ring and jim sling will be 6307.90.9986, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other made up articles...Other: Other, other. The rate of duty will be 7 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the surelocks will be 7312.10.7000, HTS, which provides for ropes, cables and cordage other than stranded wire: Other: Fitted with fittings or made up into articles. The rate of duty will be 5.7 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the stainless steel hardware package will be 8302.49.6055, HTS, which provides for base metal mountings, fittings and similar articles...of iron or steel, of aluminum or zinc, for aircraft, vessels and other vehicles. The rate of duty will be 5.7 percent ad valorem.

Goods classifiable under subheading 6307.90.9986, HTS, which have originated in the territory of Canada, will be entitled to a 3.5 rate of duty under the United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA) 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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