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NY H88375

March 21, 2002

CLA-2-84:RR:NC:1:102 H88375


TARIFF NO.: 8482.10.5004, 8482.10.5060, 8482.10.5064, 8483.50.9040, 8483.90.5000, 3926.90.9880

Mr. Terry R. Holmes
Sarnatech BNL
56 Leonard Street
Foxboro, MA 02035

RE: The tariff classification CCTV and mail handling parts from the United Kingdom.

Dear Mr. Holmes:

In your letter dated February 26, 2002 you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your Sarnatech BNL (USA).

The items in question are a range of various parts used by OEM customers in the production of mechanisms for closed circuit television (CCTV) systems and mail handling equipment. Samples and technical drawings were submitted.

The five parts identified by part numbers D5120, D5121, D5122, D5188 and D5189 are used in pan and tilt mechanisms in CCTV applications. The parts assist in the mechanical movement of the camera that transmits images. The remaining twenty-one (21) parts are used in the manufacture of mail handling equipment, such as sorting, folding and inserting machines. These parts provide proper movement of paper and insertion of material within the handling machines .

The subject parts are in most cases made of a type of acetal plastic and incorporate stainless steel balls. Some of the parts for the mail sorting equipment feature a steel race, which serves as a rolling track for the steel balls, or may incorporate a complete stainless steel bearing as well as other features such as gearing, grooved surfaces, and mounting fixtures.

The applicable subheading part numbers AIB608DR26S (60563), AIB608DR26PB (60562), AIB608DR349PB, AIB6001WPB35, AIB6001DRW35 and AIB6003MW445, which incorporate one or more complete ball bearings, will be 8482.10.5064, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other radial ball bearings. The rate of duty will be 9 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading part numbers D5122 and D5190, which incorporate a single row of steel balls as rolling elements and plastic raceways, will be 8482.10.5004, HTSUS, which provides for unground ball bearings. The rate of duty will be 9 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading part numbers AC52MDW34EXWZZ/1B/G, CM127MDW381PB/1B/D, AC52MDW445EXWZZ/1B/G, D5095 and D5096 which incorporate a double row of steel balls as rolling elements and plastic raceways, will be 8482.10.5060, HTSUS, which provides for double row radial ball bearings. The rate of duty will be 9 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading part numbers D5225, ACS12MDP454/1B/G, CMSMDP28ZZ/1B/G, ACS127TDW237PB/1N/G and AC52MDDP45EXWZZ/1B/G, which incorporate a steel balls and feature a grooved outer circumference , will be 8483.50.9040, HTSUS, which provides for grooved pulleys . The rate of duty will be 2.8 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading part numbers D5120 and D5189, which are bearings incorporating gear teeth, will be 8483.90.5000, HTSUS, which provides for parts of gearing. The rate of duty will be 2.5 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading part number D5106, which is castor composed entirely of plastic with a wheel that measures approximately 1 ¾ inches in diameter, will be 3926.90.9880, HTSUS, which provides for other articles of plastic, other. The rate of duty will be 5.3 percent ad valorem

We cannot provide classifications for the remaining items identified in your request because we need additional information in order to issue a ruling. Please submit a more detailed description of each item and explain the purpose of each part, indicating more specifically how and where they will be used. When this information is available, you may wish to consider requesting a separate ruling with respect to the items not classified here. If you decide to resubmit your request, please include the related material that we have returned to you and mail your request to U.S. Customs, Customs Information Exchange, 10th Floor, One Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10119, attn: Binding Rulings Section. In the future, please limit your ruling request to no more than five (5) items.

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 Kenneth T. Brock at 646-733-3009.


Robert B. Swierupski

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