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NY 893374

January 14, 1994

CLA-2-90:S:N:N3:102 893374


TARIFF NO.: 9025.19.8080

Mr. Tom Bolton
Expeditors International
9430 Aero Space Drive
St. Louis, MO 63134

RE: The tariff classification of the "Little Dipper" digital thermometer from Taiwan

Dear Mr. Bolton:

In your letter dated December 21, 1993, on behalf of your client, Gateway Pacific Corp., you requested a tariff classification ruling. The "Little Dipper" is a digital thermometer built into a baby's pacifier. The unit contains an electronic temperature sensor that is inserted into the nipple portion, and a small LCD readout incorporated into the plastic body. If measured temperature stays below 100 degrees Fahrenheit the thermometer issues a two-note audible signal. If temperature exceeds 100 degrees then it plays "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star".

The applicable subheading for the Little Dipper digital thermometer will be 9025.19.8080, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for clinical thermometers, other than liquid-filled. The rate of duty will be 5 percent ad valorem.

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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