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NY C83309

February 5, 1998

CLA-2-:RR:NC:1:101 C83309


TARIFF NO.: 8716.80.5090

Mr. Michael R. Skinner
Hemisphere Center
Route 1 & 9 South
Newark, NJ 07114

RE: The tariff classification of a hand truck with bag from Taiwan

Dear Mr. Skinner:

In your letter dated January 9, 1998, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Latin Percussion of Garfield, New Jersey.

The item concerned (shown below) is a black, steel, two-hard rubber-wheeled hand truck with a full-length, black, 600 Denier polyester bag strapped to the upper part of it's frame and attached by screws to it's base. The bag has eight webbing straps, two zippered pockets, and two handles. The function of this item is to transport up to 150 lbs. of percussion instruments. The item measures 12"W X 38"H X 10"D.

You state that the manufacturer of this item is Faithful Engineering of Taipei, Taiwan.

The applicable subheading for the LP Stand Cart (LP830) will be 8716.80.5090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for . . . other vehicles not mechanically propelled . . . : Other vehicles: Other: Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 3.2% 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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