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NY B83885

April 17, 1997

CLA-2-84:RR:NC:1:103 B83885


TARIFF NO.: 8425.49.0000

Ms. Jane Parker
Performance, Inc.
One Performance Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

RE: The tariff classification of a bicycle storage hoist from Germany

Dear Ms. Parker:

In your letter dated March 17, 1997 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

With your inquiry you submitted a sample of a bicycle storage hoist, as well as a catalog page depicting a similar unit made in the United States. The bicycle storage hoist basically consists of two separate metal housings, one containing three pulleys and the other a single pulley, two combination pulley/hook units, and a length of rope. The metal housings are designed to be mounted to a garage or room ceiling joist. One pulley/hook is attached to the bicycle's seat and the other is hooked onto the bike's handlebar. The user can then pull on the rope in order to lift the bicycle off the floor for storage. A locking mechanism secures the rope and prevents it from slipping.

The applicable subheading for the bicycle storage hoist will be 8425.49.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for hoists of a kind used for raising vehicles: other. The rate of duty will be 0.8 percent 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 Alan Horowitz at 212-466-5494.


Robert B. Swierupski
Chief, Metals & Machinery Branch

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