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NY 893803

February 1, 1994

CLA-2-90:S:N:N3:119 893803


TARIFF NO.: 9018.49.8040

Mr. Thomas Press
BDP International, Inc.
1017 4th Avenue
Lester, PA 19029-1813

RE: The tariff classification of dental abrasive strips from Switzerland

Dear Mr. Press:

In your letter dated December 29, 1993, received January 11, 1994 by this office, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of The L.D. Caulk Division, Milford, DE.

The articles to be imported are abrasive strips made of metallic glasses and used by dentists to finish and polish dental fillings. The strips are very thin and measure approximately 3 1/8 inches in length and 1/8 of an inch in width. They can be cleaned and autoclaved for reuse. They are marketed under the name "Enhance Finishing and Polishing Strips".

The applicable subheading for the dental abrasive strips will be 9018.49.8040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other instruments and appliances, used in dental sciences, and parts and accessories thereof... other. The rate of duty will be 4.7 percent.

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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