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January 12, 1999

CLA-2-87:RR:NC:MM:101 D86471


TARIFF NO.: 8708.29.5060

Ms. Barbara O. Frennea
Manager-Mobile Division
M.G. Maher & Company, Inc.
82 St. Michael St.
Mobile, Alabama 36602

RE: The tariff classification of a Seat Belt Adjuster from China

Dear Ms. Frennea:

In your letter dated January 5, 1999 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You submitted a sample of the SafeFit Seat Belt Adjuster. It is made of fabric and a fleece-like material. It is an accessory designed for use on automobile lap/seat belts and whose function is to make lap/shoulder belt use comfortable for adults whose restraining shoulder belts do not fit properly.

The applicable subheading for the Seat Belt Adjuster will be 88708.29.5060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of 8701 to 8705: Other parts and accessories of bodies (including cabs): Other: Other. The rate of duty will be 2.5% 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.

After January 28, 1999 the telephone number will be changed to 212-637-7035.


Robert B. Swierupski

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