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NY I83267

July 2, 2002

CLA-2-90:RR:NC:N1:105 I83267


TARIFF NO.: 9028.90.00

Mr. Ron Wangerin
NexusData, Inc.
2557 SW Grapevine Parkway
Suite 300
Grapevine, Texas 76051

RE: The Israel Free Trade Status of Meter Readers

Dear Mr. Wangerin:

In your letter dated June 18, 2002, you requested a ruling.

Your letter adds to your letter to us, date May 6, 2002, which led to New York Ruling Letter I82544-105, dated June 13, 2002.

You now add, “Please be advised our transmitters are 100% manufactured in Israel from components that are at least 35% of Israeli origin. Accordingly, it is our understanding that such finished products should be duty free entering the United States.”

That is not sufficient additional information to establish that HTS General Headnote 8-b, in particular 8-b-i, is met. However, you stated in our telephone call to you on approximately June 27, 2002 that your Meter Reader was made in Israel from over 100 components, the most substantial of which were individual electronic components such as transistors, resistors and capacitors. That would be sufficient to consider the Meter Reader to be “a new or different article of commerce.” We take it that you are claiming that the Meter Readers will be directly shipped to the US from Israel.

Articles classifiable under subheading 9028.90.00, HTS, which are products of Israel, are currently entitled to duty free treatment under the US-Israel Free Trade Act upon compliance with the requirements of HTS GN 8 and all applicable regulations.

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 J. Sheridan at 646-733-3012.


Robert B. Swierupski

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