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NY 816257

November 3, 1995

CLA-2-74:R:N4:115 816257


TARIFF NO.: 7419.99.5050

Mr. Randy L. Pohler
R.L. Pohler, Customhouse Broker
1411 Las Vacas, Suite B
P.O. Box 999
Del Rio, Texas 78841

RE: The tariff classification of a clasp from China.

Dear Mr. Pohler:

In your letter dated October 18, 1995, you requested a tariff classification ruling, on behalf of your client, Border Promotional Products, Inc., Del Rio, Texas.

The article is a symmetrically shaped clasp. The clasp is connected and released by depressing a brass plunger rod which in turn, depresses a wire tension thereby enabling the clasp to be separated. The principle use of the article in the United States is the connecting of items together while maintaining the capability of removing whatever is attached to one end or the other from the whole (i.e. a pull-apart key ring).

The applicable subheading for the clasp will be 7419.99.5050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other articles of copper: other: other. The duty rate will be 4% ad valorem.

Consideration was given to classifying this product under subheading 7320.90.5060, HTS, as you have suggested. However, it is more correctly classified as an article of copper.

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

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