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NY 891412

November 3, 1993

CLA-2-73:S:N:N1:103 891412


TARIFF NO.: 7316.00.0000

Ms. Judy Sheu
Golden Dynamic Inc.
735 N. James Road
Columbus, OH 43219

RE: The tariff classification of anchors from China

Dear Ms. Sheu:

In your letter dated October 11, 1993 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Your firm intends to import unfinished navy and mushroom style anchors. Navy style anchors consist of a central rod or bar and a body with two large flange-like projections. These anchors, made of cast iron and weighing 8, 10, or 15 pounds, will be delivered to your customer who will coat them with a vinyl compound known as Plastisol. Mushroom style anchors are composed of a single piece of cast iron in the shape of a mushroom. These will also be coated with Plastisol by your customer.

The applicable subheading for the navy and mushroom anchors will be 7316.00.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for anchors, grapnels and parts thereof, of iron or steel. The rate of duty will be 4.2 percent ad valorem.

You also inquired as to whether your customer may mark the completed anchors "Made in U.S.A." or, alternatively, "Anchor made in China, coated in the U.S.A." You presented data regarding the cost of the coating operation performed by your customer in the United States relative to the overall cost of an anchor. The marking of products after importation into the United States is the responsibility of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. You may write to them at the following address:
Federal Trade Commission
Sixth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20580

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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