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NY 889134

August 23, 1993

CLA-2-73:S:N:N1:113 889134


TARIFF NO.: 7310.29.0050

Mr. Tom Alexander
Alexander Imports Co., Ltd.
Heights Kisaragi #401 Koenji Minami 4.30.5 Suginami-Ku, Tokyo 166 Japan

RE: The tariff classification of a tinplate container from Holland.

Dear Mr. Alexander:

In your letter dated August 4, 1993 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise is a hinged and lacquered tinplate container. It measures 95 mm by 90 mm by 9 mm and has a capacity of approximately 77ml. After importation, the container will be used to package reeds for woodwind instruments.

The applicable subheading for the tinplate container will be 7310.29.0050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for tanks, casks, drums cans, boxes and similar containers for any material, of iron or steel, of a capacity not exceeding 300 liters, whether or not lined or heat insulated, but not fitted with mechanical or thermal equipment, of a capacity of less than 50 liters, other, other. The rate of duty will be free.

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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