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NY I86458

October 1, 2002

CLA-2-59:RR: NC:TA:350 I86458


TARIFF NO.: 5911.90.0080

Mr. Sanjiv R. Malkan
Synfil Technologies
P.O. Box 31486
Knoxville, TN 37930-1486

RE: The tariff classification of a “Synfil HEPA Panel Air Filter”, from an unspecified country.

Dear Mr. Malkan:

In your letter dated September 25, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The instant sample, referred to as a “Synfil Synthetic HEPA Air Filter”, (Art.#470140) is rectangular in configuration, and measures about 16"square by about 1 3/4" thick. The filter media, itself, is incorporated into a cardboard housing and you indicate that this media is made of nonwoven textile composed of extruded polypropylene filament man-made fibers. This media is actually constructed from a larger rectangular piece of nonwoven material which has been folded into an accordion-like configuration and held in place in its housing with rows of a plastics type adhesive. You indicate that these filters are available in many different sizes and can be custom made to meet various customer needs.

The applicable subheading for the product will be 5911.90.0080, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for textile products and articles, for technical uses. The general rate of duty will be 4.5 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 George Barth at 646-733-3044.


Robert B. Swierupski

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