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NY 812603

July 31, 1995

CLA-2-90:S:N:N3:114 812603


TARIFF NO.: 9013.10.1000

Mr. Arvind K. Suri
J. F. Moran Co., Inc.
475 Douglas Pike
Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917

RE: The tariff classification of telescopic sights for rifles from Austria.

Dear Mr. Suri:

In your letter dated July 11, 1995, on behalf of Swarovski Optic, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The telescopic sight, model LRS, is referred to as the "Laser Range Finding Scope". A feature of this scope is a built-in laser rangefinder. When in operation, a display appears through the eyepiece indicating the distance in yards to the target. The scope operates on four AAA batteries. It has variable magnification from 3X to 12X and an objective aperture of 50 mm. This telescopic sight is for use in visible light.

The applicable subheading for the telescopic sight will be 9013.10.1000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for telescopic sights for rifles; not designed for use with infrared light. The rate of duty will be 19 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
New York Seaport

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