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NY A80305

March 6, 1996

CLA-2-85:RR:NC:GI:113 A80305


TARIFF NO.: 8516.60.6000; 7321.11.6000

Ms. Michelle Juncal
The Copeland Company
P.O. Box 23493
Tampa, FL 33623

RE: The tariff classification of electric and gas cooktops from Australia

Dear Ms. Juncal:

In your letter dated February 8, 1996, on behalf of Gulf Central Corporation, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise is electric and gas cooktops for household use. The CC38-2ACS, CC60-2CS, CC80-2CS, CC60-2C, and CC80-2C models are electric ceramic glass tops of various design. The CB38-2ACS is an electric BBQ grille cooktop.

The CG60-2CN, CG60-2CNS, CG60WOK-2ACH, CG60WOK-2ACHS, CG90WOK-2ACN, CG38-2ACNS, CG38WOK-2ACNS and CG90WOK-2ACNS are gas cooktops of varying design, made of either stainless steel or enamelled steel.

These items are installed in kitchens on a cabinet separate from the oven or range. They are fully functional appliances in their own right.

The applicable subheading for the electric cooktops will be 8516.60.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other electro-thermic appliances of a kind used for domestic purposes, other ovens, cooking stoves, ranges, cooking plates, boiling rings, grillers and roasters, other. The duty rate will be 4.3 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the gas cooktops will be 7321.11.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for stoves, ranges, grates, cookers ... barbecues, braziers, gas rings, plate warmers and similar non-electric domestic appliances, of iron or steel, cooking appliances and plate warmers, for gas fuels or for both gas and other fuels, other, other. The duty rate will be 2.5 percent ad valorem.

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

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist James Smyth at 212-466-2084.


Roger J. Silvestri

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