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NY 809398

April 27, 1995

MAR-2-05:S:N:N3:115 809398


Ms. Cecilia Castellanos
Withrow Zerwekh & Co.
1241 Watson Center Rd.
Carson, CA 90745

RE: The country of origin marking requirements for saws from Japan.

Dear Ms. Castellanos:

In your letter dated April 4, 1995, you requested a ruling on the country of origin marking requirements for saws, on behalf of your client, Corona Clipper, Corona, CA. Your submitted samples will be returned to you as requested.

The submitted samples are desribed as follows:

1) Folding Saw, item PS 4050 - 10 1/2" pruning saw 2) Raker Tooth Saw, item PS 4080 - 20" pruning saw 3) Folding Saw, item PS 7020 - 14" pruning saw

The folding saws are blister packed and carded. The marking "manufactured in Japan" is indicated on the card in close proximity to the Corona Clipper address. The raker saw is not blister packed but does have a protective carded casing around its blade. It is marked in a similar fashion to the folding saws.

Section 304 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1304) provides in general that any article of foreign origin (or its container) imported into the United States must be marked conspicuously, indelibly, legibly and as permanently as the nature of the article will permit in such manner as to indicate the country of origin to the ultimate purchaser in the United States.

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. Your three submitted samples are legally marked, noting the statutes cited above.

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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