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NY F84518

April 4, 2000

CLA-2-82:RR:NC:1:118 F84518


TARIFF NO.: 8211.93.0060; 8203.20.6030; 8203.20.4000; 8205.40.0000; 9017.80.0000

Mr. Troy Myers
WalMart Stores, Inc.
702 Southwest 8th Street
Bentonville, AR 72716-8023

RE: The tariff classification of a tool kit from China.

Dear Mr. Myers:

In your letter dated March 14, 2000, you requested a tariff classification ruling. Your submitted sample will be returned to you as requested.

You have described the submitted sample as follows:

A five piece home tool kit in a metal window box, stock # HM-90 which includes the following:

1) Utility knife, zinc die cast - with a manually operated push lever to facilitate a blade 2) 6” long nose pliers
3) 6” slip joint pliers
4) 4 in 1 screwdriver, heat-treated barrel with a reversible slotted and Phillips head bit 5) ½” x 12’ tape measure – with a steel tape

The metal window box is made of steel and is called the Golden Mec-Box™.

Each of the items is separately classified and is not considered a set for classification purposes. This home tool kit which may be considered utilized in the same general area, does not consist of products put up together to meet a particular need or to carry out a specific activity as explained in the General Explanatory Notes to the Generalized Rules of Interpretation (GRI), Rule 3(b)(X).

The applicable subheading for the utility knife will be 8211.93.0060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for knives with cutting blades, serrated or not (including pruning knives), other than knives of heading 8208, and blades and other base metal parts thereof: other: knives having other than fixed blades: other (including parts). The duty rate will be 3¢ each + 5.4% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the 6” long nose pliers will be 8203.20.6030, HTS, which provides for pliers (including cutting pliers), pincers, and parts thereof: other: other (except parts): pliers. The duty rate will be 12¢/doz. + 5.5% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the 6” slip joint pliers will be 8203.20.4000, HTS, which provides for slip joint pliers. The duty rate will be 12% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the 4 in 1 screwdriver will be 8205.40.0000, HTS, which provides for screwdrivers, and parts thereof. The duty rate will be 6.2% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the tape measure will be 9017.80.000, HTS, which provides for other instruments for measuring length, for use in the hand. The duty rate will be 5.3% 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 this 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 Kathy Campanelli at 212-637-7025.


Robert B. Swierupski

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