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NY 895464

March 31, 1994

CLA-2-71:S:N:N8:344 895464


TARIFF NO.: 7117.19.5000; 8421.21.0000

Ms. Paloma Diaz-Maurino
145 Madeira Avenue, Suite 207
Coral Gables, FL 33134

RE: The tariff classification of an imitation pearl magnet necklace and magnetized water purifier from Spain.

Dear Ms. Diaz-Maurino:

In your letter of March 3, 1994, you requested a tariff classification ruling on an imitation pearl magnet necklace and a magnetized water purifier.

You have submitted two samples with your request:

1. An 18" imitation pearl necklace strung on nylon with a a gold-plated silver clasp. The imitation pearls are magnets coated with a pearlized epoxy resin. Gold-plated brass spacer beads separate each "pearl."

2. A magnetized water purifier called "Indumag Micro". The Indumag Micro is a metal cylinder, approximately one and three quarter inches in length, with tapered ends leading to a hole throughout its form. It contains sealed neodymium magnets and is coated with sterling silver externally and internally. The device, due to the magnetic field created by the magnets, reorganizes the molecular structure of water while drinking it from a straw inserted through the hole.

The applicable subheading for the imitation pearl magnet necklace will be 7117.19.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Imitation jewelry: Of base metal, whether or not plated with precious metal: Other. The rate of duty will be 11% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the "Indumag Micro" will be 8421.21.0000, HTS, which provides for filtering or purifying machinery and apparatus for water. The rate of duty will be 3.9% ad valorem.

Your samples are being returned as requested.

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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