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NY I82790

June 18, 2002

CLA-2-39:RR:NC:SP:221 I82790

CATEG1ORY: Classification

TARIFF NO.: 3926.90.9880

Mr. S.V. Festa
Central Purchasing Inc.
3491 Mission Oaks Blvd.
Camarillo, CA 93012

RE: The tariff classification of the “Dead Blow Hammer” from China.

Dear Mr. Festa:

In your letter dated May 30, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

A sample was provided with your letter. The Dead Blow Hammer is a 4-pound hammer composed of polyvinyl chloride plastic loaded with shot. You recommend classification in heading 8205. However, heading 8205 provides for tools with metal working parts, blades, surfaces or edges. The surface of the hammer’s head is plastic.

The applicable subheading for the Dead Blow Hammer will be 3926.90.9880, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other articles of plastics, other. The rate of duty will be 5.3 percent ad valorem.

You have inquired about the applicability of antidumping duties. We recommend that you contact the International Trade Commission at:

Office of Antidumping Investigations
Import Administration
International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20230

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 Joan Mazzola at 646-733-3023.


Robert B. Swierupski

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