United States International Trade Commision Rulings And Harmonized Tariff Schedule
faqs.org  Rulings By Number  Rulings By Category  Tariff Numbers
faqs.org > Rulings and Tariffs Home > Rulings By Number > 1999 NY Rulings > NY E87725 - NY E87780 > NY E87772

Previous Ruling Next Ruling
NY E87772

October 15, 1999

CLA-2-87:RR:NC:MM:101 E87772


TARIFF NO.: 8716.90.5060

Mr. Tyler Steele
Banks Lumber Co., Inc.
Post Office Box 2299
Elkhart, Indiana 46515

RE: The tariff classification of a "Bow Truss" that is used in the assembly of a Recreational Vehicle from Ontario, Canada

Dear Mr. Steele:

In your letter dated September 8, 1999 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You submitted a sample as well as a copy of the assembly drawing with parts details and pictures of the Bow Truss assembled into the roof section of a Recreational Vehicle (RV). You indicated that 95% of these trusses are used in the roof assembly of "towable" trailers, while 5% are used in the manufacture of motorized RV's. These trusses are used on roof frames and are sheathed on the bottom so that the frames are hidden from view. The bottom cord of the truss is used to support the ceiling material and the top cord supports the roof sheathing. The trusses are produced in sizes ranging from 60 inches to 192 inches with the majority ranging from 90 inches to 98 inches. The trusses are assembled with precision cut Canadian SPF and gang nail plates imported from the United States.

You state that you believe the Bow Truss would be classified 4418.90.4020 HTS. That is not correct because the Chapter Notes of Chapter 44 - Note 1(l) states that this chapter does not cover the goods of Section XVI or Section XVII.

The applicable subheading for the Bow Truss will be 8716.90.5060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Trailers and semi-trailers; other vehicles not mechanically propelled; and parts thereof: Parts: OtherOther. The General rate of duty will be 3.1% 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 212-637-7035.


Robert B. Swierupski

Previous Ruling Next Ruling

See also: