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NY I87659

December 2, 2002

CLA-2-44:RR:NC:2:230 I87659


TARIFF NO.: 4407.10.0015

Mr. Denis Girard
Produits Forestiers Canbo Inc.
990 rue Felix Lindsay
Dolbeau-Mistassini, Quebec G8L2P9

RE: The tariff classification of wood strapping boards from Canada

Dear Mr. Girard:

In your letter dated November 1, 2002 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The ruling was requested on kiln dried spruce/pine/fir (SPF) lumber to be used as packaging boards. The boards to be imported consist of 5/8” x 3-1/2” x 30” rectangular pieces of wood. You state that Canbo will produce the 5/8” x 3-1/2” x 30” boards from 2” x 4” x 8’ lumber. The edges, ends and faces of the boards are not further worked. The boards will be used to secure the strapping on pallets of household appliances.

The applicable subheading for the wood strapping boards, as described above, will be 4407.10.0015, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated (HTSUSA), which provides for wood sawn or chipped lengthwise, sliced or peeled, whether or not planed, sanded or end-jointed, of a thickness exceeding 6 mm; coniferous, other, not treated, mixtures of spruce, pine and fir (SPF). The rate of duty will be free.

The merchandise in question may be subject to antidumping duties and/or countervailing duties. A list of AD/CVD proceedings at the Department of Commerce (DOC) and their product coverage can be obtained from the DOC website at: http://ia.ita.doc.gov, or you may write to them at the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Antidumping Compliance, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20230. Written decisions regarding the scope of AD/CVD orders are issued by the Import Administration in the Department of Commerce and are separate from tariff classification and origin rulings issued by Customs.

The holding set forth above applies only to the specific factual situation and merchandise description as identified in the ruling request. This position is clearly set forth in 19 CFR 177.9(b)(1). This section states that a ruling letter is issued on the assumption that all of the information furnished in the ruling letter, either directly, by reference, or by implication, is accurate and complete in every material respect.

This ruling is being issued under the assumption that the subject goods, in their condition as imported into the United States, conform to the facts and the description as set forth both in the ruling request and in this ruling. In the event that the facts or merchandise are modified in any way, you should bring this to the attention of Customs and you should resubmit for a new ruling in accordance with 19 CFR 177.2. You should also be aware that the material facts described in the foregoing ruling may be subject to periodic verification by the Customs Service.

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 Paul Garretto at 646-733-3035.


Robert B. Swierupski

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