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NY H86195

December 19, 2001

CLA-2-73:RR:NC:1:118 H86195


TARIFF NO.: 7318.15.8080

Mr. Paul R. Svitnich
Kamax-G.B. Dupont L.P.
500 W. Long Lake Rd.
Troy, Michigan 48098

RE: The tariff classification of a bolt from Germany.

Dear Mr. Svitnich:

In your letter dated December 10, 2001, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You have described your sample as a connecting rod bolt, item #219153. It is approximately 95 mm in length with a diameter of 16 mm and is made of carbon steel. It will be used in the diesel engine industry.

The applicable subheading for the cap screw will be 7318.15.8080, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for screws, bolts, nuts, coach screws, screw hooks, rivets, cotters, cotter pins, washers (including spring washers) and similar articles, of iron or steel: threaded articles: other screws and bolts, whether or not with their nuts or washers: other: having shanks or threads with a diameter of 6 mm or more: other: other: other. The rate of duty is 8.5% ad valorem. Please note that this HTS number and duty rate is the same for 2002.

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 Kathy Campanelli at 646-733-3021.


Robert B. Swierupski

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