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NY 813877

September 12, 1995

CLA-2-42:S:N:N5:341 813877


TARIFF NO.: 4202.92.3020; 6307.90.9989; 3926.90.9890

Mr. Lars Langenskiold
14 Maybridge
Belvedere, CA 94920

RE: The tariff classification of "RoMedic Easy Transfer System Products" from Scandinavia.

Dear Mr. Langenskiold:

In your letter dated August 10, 1995, you requested a tariff classification ruling for "RoMedic Easy Transfer System Products".

You have requested a tariff classification decision for five items which are part of the "RoMedic Easy Transfer System" product line. You have indicated that the products can be used separately or combined to make most transfer situations easy, safe and comfortable both for nurses and patients. They are as follows:

Item #1, described as a "Ross Backpack", is a backpack composed of an exterior surface of nylon woven fabric designed to contain personal effects. The item features a large top zippered compartment, a front exterior zippered pocket, double webbed textile shoulder straps, in addition to a textile carrying handle. The backpack is designed to be worn on the back as well as carried by hand. It measures approximately 14"(W) x 17"(H) with 7" gussets.

Item #2, described as "Ross Easylift", is a stable and padded sheet with strong straps that form four handles to provides good working positions. The Easylift is composed of a woven nylon fabric coated on one side with polyurethane with a pvc inner plate. The item can be used in a variety of ways, for example, as a ministretcher to lift a patient in a laying or sitting position, to pull the patient higher up in bed or to turn him/her over. It measures approximately 39 inches in length by 17 inches in width.

Item #3, described as "Ross Easyglide", is a hard plastic sheet measuring approximately 24 inches in length by 13 inches in width by 2 inches thick. The front of the item has anti-slide tape designed to transfer patients from wheelchair to bed, car and/or toilet seat.

Item #4, described as "Ross Easybelt", is a belt composed of nylon woven fabric coated on one side with polyurethane. The Easybelt is a comfortable padded belt with three(S), four(M) or five(L) handles. When a patient needs help to be transferred between two points. The item is very flexible and extremely useful.

Item #5, described as "Ross Minimove", is a simple accessory with many applications. It is used primarily for; lifting from and putting to bed, moving up in a bed, rising and lowering, etc. the Minimove measures approximately 20"(L) x 8"(W). The outer material is nylon coated on one side with polyurethane.

Your samples are being returned as you requested.

The applicable subheading for Item #1, the "Ross Backpack" of nylon woven fabric, will be 4202.92.3020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for travel, sports and similar bags, with outer surface of textile materials, other, of man-made fibers. The rate of duty will be 19.8 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for Items #2, #4 and #5, the "Ross Easylift, Easybelt and Minimove", will be 6307.90.9989, HTS, which provides for other made up articles... Other: Other: Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 7 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for Item #3, the "Ross Easyglide", will be 3926.90.9890, HTS, which provides for other articles of plastics, other, other. The rate of duty will be 5.3 percent ad valorem.

Based on the information in the brochure, these products are not specially designed for the use or benefit of the blind or other physically or mentally handicapped persons, but are intended for the care of patients in general. Therefore, they are not eligible for Duty Free treatment under subheading 9817.00.96. If you disagree, we suggest that you submit to this office any additional information and documentation concerning the design and use of these products, and request a separate ruling on this matter.

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
New York Seaport

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