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NY 818111

January 22, 1996

MAR-2-05:RR:NC:GI:115 818111


Mr. Christopher Neal
Tavismanor Limited
2 Moss Road
Stanway, Colchester
Essex CO3 5LE, Great Britain

RE: The country of origin marking requirements for a tool from the United Kingdom.

Dear Mr. Neal:

In your letter dated December 18, 1995, you requested a ruling on the country of origin marking requirements for a tool.

The subject item, model 45-514, is marketed as "Cyclops". This product is a hand tool made of plastic with a metal working edge. It incorporates a razor type steel blade that is used for cutting purposes. The "Cyclops" tool is packaged in a sealed clear plastic casing. The tool itself is approximately 3" in length.

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.

Your submitted sample is legally marked as to its country of origin. The tool is marked permanently, conspicuously with the designation "made in UK" in black ink. UK has previously been ruled as an acceptable abbreviation for the United Kingdom.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).


Roger J. Silvestri

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