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NY B85728

June 12, 1997

CLA-2-73:RR:NC:1:117 B85728


TARIFF NO.: 7307.19.30; 7325.99.10

Mr. Shane Bronston
Anchor International Trading
P.O. Box 1027
3N505 North 17th Street
St. Charles, IL 60174

RE: The tariff classification of cast iron flange adaptor fitting and retainer gland from People's Republic of China.

Dear Mr. Bronston:

In your letter dated May 28, 1997, you requested a tariff classification ruling. Descriptive literature was submitted with your ruling request.

The products to be imported are ductile iron flange adaptor fittings and retainer glands made by a casting process. The Series 200, 400 and 420 flange adaptor fittings are made to ASTM Specification A536, Grade 65-45-12. ASTM Spec A536 is the Standard Specification for Ductile Iron Castings. The mechanical joint retainer gland is made to ASTM specification A536, Grade 65-45-12. Sizes range from 3" - 24". All sizes meet ANSI/AWWA C111/A21.11.

The applicable subheading for the ductile cast iron flange adaptor fittings will be 7307.19.30, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for tube or pipe fittings (for example, couplings, elbows, sleeves), of iron or steel, cast fittings, other, ductile fittings. The rate of duty will be 5.8 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the ductile cast iron retainer gland will be 7325.99.10, HTS, which provides for other cast articles of iron or steel, other, other, of cast iron. The rate of duty will be 1.2 percent ad valorem.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

Certain compact ductile iron waterworks (CDIW) fittings and glands from China are covered by antidumping orders, case numbers A 570-213 and A 570-214. We are therefore enclosing some information on these cases including types of products covered by these orders.

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Paula Ilardi at 212-466-5476.


Robert B. Swierupski
Chief, Metals & Machinery Branch

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