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NY E86329

October 1, 1999

CLA-2-73:RR:NC:1:117 E86329


TARIFF NO.: 7326.90.8585

Mr. Stephen P. Deem
Control Devices, Inc.
228 Northeast Road
Standish, Maine 04084-6149

RE: The tariff classification of flat steel shapes from the Dominican Republic.

Dear Mr. Deem:

In your letter dated August 25, 1999, you requested a tariff classification ruling. A representative sample of the product to be imported was submitted with your request.

The products to be imported are Grade 1018 nonalloy steel “T” shapes that you refer to as “spine tops”. The “T” shapes are produced in the Dominican Republic from U.S. manufactured flat cold-rolled bar stock measuring ¼ inch in thickness and 12 feet in length. In the Dominican Republic the flat bar stock is first cut to lengths of 2.4 inches and the sides are then cut to form the “T” shape. The “T” shaped spine tops will be used in the United States as components for safety dummies.

The applicable subheading for the steel “T” shapes will be 7326.90.8585, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other articles of iron or steel, other, other, other, other, other. The rate of duty will be 2.9 percent ad valorem.

Articles classifiable under subheading 7326.90.8585, HTS, which are products of the Dominican Republic, are entitled to duty free treatment under the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) as well as the Generalized system of Preferences (GSP), upon compliance with all applicable regulations.

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 Paula Ilardi at 212-637-7016.


Robert B. Swierupski

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