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NY I80065

April 17, 2002

CLA-2-29:RR:NC:2:240 I80065


TARIFF NO.: 2915.22.0000

Ms. Janet B. O’Neal
#13 Interstate Corporate Center, Suite 141 Norfolk, Virginia 23502

RE: The tariff classification of a Chemical Fire Blanket from China

Dear Ms. O’Neal:

In your letter dated March 28, 2002, you requested, on behalf of your client Walter Kidde Portable Equipment, Inc., a tariff classification ruling.

A sample of the chemical fire blanket was submitted with your inquiry and is being returned as requested. The blanket, quilted on both sides, is composed of 50% cotton and 50% polyester. Based on your letter, each quilted square is filled with 7 grams of 100% sodium acetate trihydrate and packaged for retail sale in a wall tube. The blanket is used for smothering grease fires in kitchens or in other locally contained areas. The sodium acetate trihydrate imparts the essential character and will be classified as a separate chemically defined compound.

The applicable subheading for the Chemical Fire Blanket will be 2915.22.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Saturated acyclic monocarboxylic acids and their anhydrides, halides, peroxides and peroxyacids; their halogenated, sulfonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives: Acetic acid and its salts; acetic anhydride: Sodium acetate.. The rate of duty will be 3.7 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 Stephanie Joseph at 646-733-3268.


Robert B. Swierupski

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