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NY 800740

August 30, 1994

CLA-2-84:S:N:N1:103 800740


TARIFF NO.: 8420.10.9040; 8477.80.0000

Mr. Richard J. Housman
James J. Boyle & Co.
7505 N.E. Ambassador Place, Suite B
Portland, OR 97220

RE: The tariff classification of rubber and plastics machines from China

Dear Mr. Housman:

In your letter dated July 25, 1994 on behalf of Burda Group you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You submitted a brochure which depicts and describes the following machines:

1. X(S)Y-3I-450 three roll calender - utilizes three chilled alloy cast iron rolls with very smooth surfaces, arranged vertically, to smooth the surface of rubber or plastic sheets.

2. XB series solution mixers - mix rubber solutions by means of a motorized stirring mechanism.

The applicable subheading for the three roll calender will be 8420.10.9040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for calendering or other rolling machines for rubber and plastics. The rate of duty will be 3.7 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the solution mixers will be 8477.80.0000, HTS, which provides for other machinery for working rubber or plastics or for the manufacture of products from these materials. The rate of duty will be 3.9 percent ad valorem.

Your inquiry does not provide enough information for us to give a classification ruling on the curing press. Your request for a classification ruling should include a full description as to its method of operation as well as a statement as to whether it is principally used to vulcanize rubber or to mold thermoset plastics.

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

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