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NY B83495

April 18, 1997

CLA-2-73:RR:NC:MM:101 B83495


TARIFF NO.: 7326.90.8585

Mr. Thomas Penksa
434 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14202

RE: The tariff classification of automotive clips from Canada

Dear Mr. Penksa:

In your letter dated March 20, 1997, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Eaton Yale Ltd. of Hamilton, Ontario.

The items concerned are five types of small steel clips; three are colored black and two silver. They range in size from " to 1" and their component part #s are -

D98568-056M D98646-043-M
D98666-051M D98721-051M

You state that the function of these Trim/Dart clips is to hold various parts of an automobile together and that the commercial generic Trademark name of these items is Tinnerman Fasteners.

You further state that these items will ultimately be sold to Ford Motor Co., General Motors Ltd., Chrysler Corp., Toyota Motor Mfg., Inc. and Saturn Corp. and that they will be primarily imported into the U.S. through the Ports of Lewiston, N.Y., Niagara Falls, N.Y., Buffalo, N.Y., Port Huron, Michigan and Detroit, Michigan.

The applicable subheading for the Trim/Dart clips (all component part #s previously listed) will be 7326.90.8585, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Other articles of iron or steel: Other: Other: Other: Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 4% ad valorem.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).
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 Robert DeSoucey at 212-466-5667.


Robert B. Swierupski

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