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NY C85567

April 8, 1998

CLA-2-90:RR:NC:MM:114 C85567


TARIFF NO.: 9031.49.9000

Ms. Therese Ignich
A.V. Reilly International Ltd.
1555 North Michael Drive
Wood Dale, IL 60191

RE: The tariff classification of the Flawmaster 2000-T from England

Dear Ms. Ignich:

In your letter dated March 17, 1998, on behalf of Surface Inspection Limited of England, you requested a tariff classification ruling on the Flawmaster 2000-T.

This machine is designed to inspect and measure the surface of ceramic tiles for common manufacturing defects such as pressing and firing defects, mechanical damage, glaze defects, tone/shade and decoration faults, size, planarity and rectangularity defects. The system includes a video camera, an industrial computer and a high speed image processor.

The applicable subheading for the Flawmaster 2000-T will be 9031.49.9000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other optical instruments and appliances, other, other. The rate of duty will be 4.8 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 Barbara Kiefer at 212-466-5685.


Robert B. Swierupski

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