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NY 897033

April 29, 1994

MAR-2-05:S:N:N3:115 897033


Mr. Joel A. Rios
Corrigan Dispatch Company
Box 1072
1623 Industrial Blvd.
Hidalgo, TX 78557-1072

RE: The country of origin marking requirements for electrical enclosures and wireways from Mexico.

Dear Mr. Rios:

In your letter dated March 31, 1994, you requested a ruling on the country of origin marking requirements for electrical enclosures and wireways, on behalf of your client Hoffman Engineering.

Along with your request, were photocopies illustrating your product line labelled as exhibits "D" for the corrosion- resistant enclosures and "F" for wireways and troughs. The proposed marking for the outermost (shipping) container, exhibit "C", had the designation made in Mexico in close proximity to the U.S. company and address and in the same type size. You further state that marking would be a standard bar-coded label used by the company for inventory and distribution purposes. Your exhibit "B" indicates the proposed marking on the Underwriters Laboratories approved ratings label to show "Made in Mexico" in the same type size as the U.S. importers' name and address designation.

Section 134.46 of the Customs Regulations (19 CFR 134.46) provides that in any case where the words "U.S.," "American," or any variation of such words or letters, or the name of any city or locality in the U.S., or the name of any foreign country or locality other than the country or locality in which the article was manufactured or produced, appear on any imported article or its container, there shall appear, legibly and permanently, in close proximity to such words, letters or name, and at least in a comparable size, the name of the country of origin preceded by "Made in," "Product of," or other words of similar meaning.

Based upon your submitted literature, illustrating where and how the country of origin "Made in Mexico" would appear, this office is confident that the requirements setforth in part 134, Customs Regulations have been met. Your proposed method of marking for the products and on the other containers are acceptable.

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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