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NY F82756

February 22, 2000

CLA-2-84:RR:NC:1:110 F82756


TARIFF NO.: 8472.90.9550

Mr. Orlando Rodriguez
Almacenes PITUSA
P.O. Box 839
Hato Rey Station,
San Juan, PR 00919-0839

RE: The tariff classification of a paper shredder from Taiwan.

Dear Mr. Rodriguez:

In your letter dated February 4, 2000 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise under consideration is a paper shredder without a basket (item#W-14-G-4762). The item is a desktop shredder that can operate as a desktop unit, but is primarily used to fit over standard size wastebaskets with an adjustable arm bracket. It shreds paper into unreadable ¼” strips, and incorporates reverse, forward and on/auto settings. It can shred up to 5 sheets of paper in a single pass, has a throat width of approximately 8 ½”, and has a base for placing it on a table or desk.

The applicable subheading for the paper shredder will be 8472.90.9550, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other office machines. The rate of duty will be 1.8 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 Eileen Kaplan at 212-637-7019.


Robert B. Swierupski

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