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NY I87835

October 25, 2002

CLA-2-82:RR:NC:1:118 I87835


TARIFF NO.: 8205.59.8000

Mr. Mark Weisbrod
The Better Mouse Trap People (B.C.) Ltd.
111 Water Street – Unit 210
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada V6B 1A7

RE: The tariff classification of a tool from the People’s Republic of China.

Dear Mr. Weisbrod:

In your letter dated October 18 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You have described your item as the “Scrappin’ Tracer” which is a wooden handled etching tool. It is about 5 1/4” in length with a kiln dried wooden handle and stainless steel “needle”. The needle is mounted in the wooden handle and protrudes about ½”. You state that the end of the needle is sharpened to facilitate etching or cutting of paper and that the tool actually scrapes rather than cuts paper. The item will be packaged in a blister card for sale.

The applicable subheading for the “Scrappin’ Tracer” will be 8205.59.8000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for handtools (including glass cutters) not elsewhere specified or included; blow torches and similar self-contained torches; vises, clamps and the like, other than accessories for and parts of machine tools; anvils; portable forges; hand- or pedal-operated grinding wheels with frameworks; base metal parts thereof: other handtools (including glass cutters) and parts thereof: other: other: other: other. The rate of duty will be 3.7% ad valorem.

There are no quota/visa implications for this product at this time.

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 Kathy Campanelli at 646-733-3021.


Robert B. Swierupski

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