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NY 804616

December 31, 1996



TARIFF NO.: 7320.20.5015; 8544.51.8000; 8538.90.8080

Ms. Rebecca Sloan
Atlanta Customs Brokers
5099 Southridge Parkway, Suite 116
Atlanta, Georgia 30349

RE: The tariff classification of padlock components from Japan.

Dear Ms Sloan:

DATE OF INQUIRY : December 2, 1994

ON BEHALF OF : Honda All-Lock Manufacturing Co., Inc.

MERCHANDISE : 1 - Helical Springs made of iron or steel.

2 - Harness Group

3 - Solenoid Group

4 - Electrical Unit Group
5 - Parts of Padlocks/Locks


1 - Helical Springs HTS 7320.20.5015 - The rate of duty is 5.7 percent ad valorem.

2 - Harness Group HTS 8544.51.8000 - The rate of duty is 5.3 percent ad valorem.

3 - Solenoid Group HTS 8538.90.8080 - The rate of duty is 5.3 percent ad valorem. 4 & 5 Electrical Unit Group including Parts of Padlocks/Locks Need detailed descriptive literature or information of the components being imported. A schematic(s) or blueprint(s) would be helpful, indicating what these items look like. Furnish a sample(s) of the components.

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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