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NY 847705

CLA-2-59:S:N:N3H:350 847705


TARIFF NOS.: 5911.90.0000; 3926.90.9050

Mr. Paul E. Dixon
177-15 149th Road
Jamaica, N.Y. 11434

RE: The tariff classification of an ink reservoir and ink wick from Japan.

Dear Mr. Dixon:

In your letters dated November 1 and 22nd, 1989, on behalf of Pilot Corporation of America, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

While a complete sample cartridge was submitted, we note, per a recent telephone conversation with this office that you are seeking the classification of the aforementioned components if imported separately. The ink wick consists of a small piece of wool felt measuring about 1 1/4 x 1/4" x 1/16". The ink reservoir is a shaped piece of foamed urethane plastic material. Both of these components are to be assembled into a complete cartridge (as illustrated by the instant sample) after importation to be used in such things as typewriters or computer printers, etc.

The applicable subheading for the ink wick will be 5911.90.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for textile products and articles, for technical uses. The rate of duty will be 7.5 percent ad valorem. This rate will remain the same in 1990.

The applicable subheading for the ink reservoir will be 3926.90.9050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other articles of plastics, other. The rate of duty will be 5.3 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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