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NY 892445

November 26, 1993

CLA-2-71:S:N:N3:118 892445


TARIFF NO.: 7112.90.0000

Mr. Isaac Grossman
Gran International, Inc.
1134 Commercial Avenue
Charlotte, N.C. 28256

RE: The tariff classification of scrap defective ceramic capacitors from Russia.

Dear Mr. Grossman:

This classification decision under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) is being issued in accordance with the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

DATE OF INQUIRY : November 12, 1993

MERCHANDISE : Scrap (defective) ceramic capacitors imported for recovery of silver (5% of the capacitor's weight), and palladium (0.6% of the capacitor's weight). You have indicated no other materials will be recovered from these scrap capacitors. It is also our understanding that neither the silver nor the palladium is in the form of plating on base metals.
The capacitors were originally a product of Russia.

HTS PROVISION : Waste and scrap of precious metals.

HTS SUBHEADING : 7112.90.0000

RATE OF DUTY : Free of duty

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.


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