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NY 850672

March 27, 1990

CLA-2-83:S:N:N1:113 850672


TARIFF NO.: 8303.00.0000

Mr. John Williams
SeQwill Corporation
145 West Main Street
Barrington, IL 60010

RE: The tariff classification of the CA 300 Safe-Key Box from Taiwan.

Dear Mr. Williams:

In your letter dated March 9, 1990 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

A descriptive brochure of the CA 300 Safe-Key Box was submitted with your letter. The device is a small cast aluminum box resembling a padlock in appearance. It is an electronic lock box with its own unique set of 300 six- digit combinations. Combinations are entered on a membrane keypad and processed by a microcomputer-based system powered by a lithium battery. The Safe-Key Box is used by real estate agents. The shackle on the device secures it to a doorknob or other suitable fixture on the home and the proper keypad combination gives the real estate agent access to the house key secured within the box.

The applicable subheading for the CA 300 Safe-Key Box will be 8303.00.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for armored or reinforced safes, strong-boxes and doors and safe deposit lockers for strong-rooms, cash or deed boxes and the like, and parts thereof, of base metal. The rate of duty will be 5.7 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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