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NY 892936

December 17, 1993

CLA-2-83:S:N:N3:113 892936


TARIFF NO.: 8301.10.8000; 9401.80.2010

Mr. Joseph Heyman
International Home Design, Inc.
7 National Place
Danbury, CT 06810

RE: The tariff classification of locks from Taiwan and chairs from Finland

Dear Mr. Heyman:

In your letter dated November 22, 1993, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise consists of two items. The first is a Crown Lock, which is a padlock made of brass. The duty rate on padlocks depends on their construction and width. You were unwilling or unable to supply a sample as we requested; therefore, for purposes of this ruling, we are presuming that it is of cylinder or pin tumbler construction. Also, you state that the padlock is 2.5 inches in width. Converted to the metric system, the width is 6.3516 cm. For purposes of this ruling, we presume that your measurement is exact.

The applicable subheading for the padlock will be 8301.10.8000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for padlocks and locks of base metal, padlocks of cylinder or pin tumbler construction, over 3.8 cm but not over 6.4 cm. The rate of duty will be 4.8 percent ad valorem.

The second item is a Trice Chair. This chair is composed of a frame of reinforced fiberglass and a seat of sailcloth. The frame weighs 1034 grams and the seat 178 grams.

The applicable subheading for the chair will be 9401.80.2010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for seats ... whether or not convertible into beds, other seats of rubber or plastics, of reinforced or laminated plastics, household. The rate of duty will be 6 percent ad valorem. 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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