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NY 803485

November 16, 1994

CLA-2-82:S:N:N3:119 803485


TARIFF NO.: 8211.93.0030

Ms. Teri Bouchard
Fritz Companies, Inc.
5426 W. Crenshaw
Tampa, FL 33634

RE: Admissibility of Push Button Knives from Korea

Dear Ms. Bouchard:

In your letter dated October 24, 1994, you requested a ruling on tariff classification and admissibility of certain push button knives from Korea. The request is being made on behalf of SMS, Inc., Winter Park, FL.

The sample knife you submitted is 4 3/4 inches long in the closed position and has a 3-inch blade. There is a slide button in the handle which activates the spring mechanism that projects and retracts the blade automatically. You also submitted copies of catalog pages showing various similarly designed knives.

Pursuant to the Switchblade Knife Act (15 U.S.C. 1241-1244) and Customs Regulations 12.95-12.103, these push button knives are prohibited merchandise and cannot be imported into the United States.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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