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NY A83796

May 22, 1996

CLA-2-95:RR:NC:FC:224 A83796


TARIFF NO.: 9506.91.0030

Kenneth P. Robie
Paul Drews Associates,Inc.
65 Koch Road, Suite K
Corte Madera, CA 94925-1242

RE: The tariff classification of a stretch cord (used on an exercise machine) from India.

Dear Mr. Robie:

This classification decision under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) is being issued in accordance with the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

DATE OF INQUIRY : May 07, 1996

MERCHANDISE : The article is identified as a stretch cord made from natural rubber. The item will be installed on an exercise machine for the purpose of creating resistance when stretched or elongated. The farther the stretch cord is pulled, the greater the resistance.

HTS PROVISION : Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics, athletics, other sports....parts and accessories thereof (con.): Other: Articles and equipment for general physical exercise...parts and accessories thereof...Other.

HTS SUBHEADING : 9506.91.0030

RATE OF DUTY : 4.6 percent ad valorem

A copy of this ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding this ruling, contact National Import Specialist Thomas A. McKenna at 212-466-5475.


Roger J. Silvestri

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