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NY C83316

January 20, 1998

CLA-2-83:RR:NC:MM:113 C83316


TARIFF NO.: 8302.41.6045

Ms. Debbie Mayorga
Harris Hardware Sales Corporation
4 Harbor Park Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050

RE: The tariff classification of an aluminum door latch from Taiwan

Dear Ms. Mayorga:

In your letter dated January 9, 1998, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise is an aluminum door latch (item TP5024) used to secure the door of a toilet partition. It is a simple latch, with no key mechanism. It is 2 inches high and 4 1/2 inches wide. Two holes are drilled in its surface for the insertion of screws.

The applicable subheading for the aluminum door latch will be 8302.41.6045, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for base metal mountings, fittings and similar articles suitable for furniture, doors, staircases, windows, blinds, coachwork, saddlery, trunks, chests, caskets or the like, other mountings, fittings and similar articles, suitable for buildings, of iron or steel, of aluminum or of zinc, suitable for interior and exterior doors, other. The rate of duty will be 4.3 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 James Smyth at 212-466-2084.


Robert B. Swierupski

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