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NY A84080

June 11, 1996

MAR-2-05:RR:NC:GI:115 A84080


Mr. Richard L. Jones
John S. James Co.
P.O. Box 1017
Charleston, SC 29402-1017

RE: The country of origin marking requirements for a screw pull lever from France.

Dear Mr. Jones:

In your letter dated May 22, 1996, you requested a ruling on the country of origin marking requirements for a screwpull lever, on behalf of your client, Le Creuset of America, Inc., Yemassee, SC. Your submitted sample will be returned to you as requested.

The product is called the Screwpull by Le Creuset, lever model. The Screwpull is used to open wine bottles. It will be imported in a sealed container, which markets the product with several pictures and operational instructions. Your company proposes to mark this container or box with the proper country of origin designation.

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.

Assembled articles are considered products of the country of assembly for the purposes of the country of origin marking requirements of section 304, Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1304). If an imported assembled product is made entirely of materials from another foreign country, the foreign country of the material may be disclosed by using a legend such as "Assembled in Ireland, from material of French origin," or a similar phrase.

Your proposal of "Assembled in Ireland - Parts made in France" is an acceptable form of marking. However, please note that the type-setting for such marking --- must be large enough to be conspicuous. The type-setting for the country of marking designation of your submitted sample, must be larger to be acceptable.

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.


Roger J. Silvestri
Area Director

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