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NY B89575

October 14, 1997

CLA-2-87:RR:NC:MM:101 B89575


TARIFF NO.: 3926.90.9880; 8708.29.5060

Mr. W.J. Gonzalez
11941 S. Prairie Ave.
Hawthorne, CA 90250

RE: The tariff classification of vehicle parts and accessories from Germany

Dear Mr. Gonzalez:

In your letter dated September 10, 1997, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of BMW of North America of Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The first item (shown below) is a three-dimensional, silver, hard plastic number 3 with a black, sticky filling inserted within the grooves of it's back which measures 1¬"L X 2¬"W.

You state that the item is used as part of an automobile model number and is attached to the outside of a vehicle body.

The second item (shown below) is a small, torch-shaped piece of black, soft plastic whose "flame" portion separates into three prongs and measures 1¬" in length.

You state that this item is used to secure motorcycle trim panels.

The applicable subheading for the Emblem ( Part #51 14 8 399 310) and the Rivet ( Part #46 63 1 233 909) will be 3926.90.9880, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Other articles of plastic . . . : Other: Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 5.3% ad valorem.

The last item (shown below) is a black, grained, elephant-shaped piece of malleable plastic measuring 4"L X 5 "W.

You state that the purpose of this item is as an external body trim fitting for a vehicle.

The applicable subheading for the Cap ( Part #51 13 1 932 869) will be 8708.29.5060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Parts and accessories of . . . motor vehicles . . . : Other parts and accessories of bodies: Other: Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 2.7% 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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