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NY 895859

March 29, 1994

CLA-2-96:S:N:N8:344 895859


TARIFF NO.: 9603.90.8050

Mr. John E. Brady
Western Overseas Corporation
P.O. Box 90099
Long Beach, California 90809-0099

RE: The tariff classification of a sponge/squeegee from Australia.

Dear Mr. Brady:

In your letter of March 14, 1994, on behalf of A. J. Developments Pty. Ltd., Double Bay N.S.W. Australia, you requested a tariff classification ruling on a sponge/squeegee.

The submitted sample, FLEXoDRY, Part No. 172, measures approximately 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" x 3" and has a sponge for washing on one side and a ribbed squeegee for wiping dry on the other side. The sponge/squeegee can be used to wash and dry floors, cars, walls, etc.

The applicable subheading for the FLEXoDRY sponge/squeegee will be 9603.90.8050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Brooms, brushes...squeegees: Other: Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 5.6% ad valorem.

Your sample is 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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