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NY I88168

November 4, 2002

CLA-2-73:RR:NC:1:118 I88168


TARIFF NO.: 7318.15.8055

Mr. Robert C. Bowden
Swiss Stainless Products, Inc.
32 Collis Lane, Suite D
P.O. Box 116
Chester, NJ 07930

RE: The tariff classification of a fastener from Switzerland.

Dear Mr. Bowden:

In your letter dated October 28, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You have described your sample as a hex bolt, no washer face with a free spinning, sems washer captive under the head. It has a 10 mm diameter fully threaded shank with a hexagonal head and point. The fastener is made of stainless steel.

The applicable subheading for the hex bolt will be 7318.15.8055, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for screws, bolts, nuts, coach screws, screw hooks, rivets, cotters, cotter pins, washers (including spring washers) and similar articles, of iron or steel: threaded articles: other screws and bolts, whether or not with their nuts or washers: other: having shanks or threads with a diameter of 6 mm or more: other: other: with hexagonal heads: of stainless steel. The duty rate will be 8.5% 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 Kathy Campanelli at 646-733-3021.


Robert B. Swierupski

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