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NY J83482

April 30, 2003

CLA-2-82:RR:NC:1:118 J83482


TARIFF NO.: 8205.59.5560

Mr. James Tu
Supercover Industries, Inc.
1629 Conquest Way
Fort Washington, PA 19034

RE: The tariff classification of a rivet tool from China.

Dear Mr. Tu:

In your letter dated April 17, 2003, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You have described your sample as a rivet tool made of steel with a vinyl grip. It has a spring-loaded handle for easy rivet loading and ejection. It uses four sizes of rivets: 3/32” (2 mm), ” (3mm), 5/32” (4mm) and 3/16” (5mm).

The applicable subheading for the rivet tool will be 8205.59.5560, 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: of iron or steel: other (including parts). The rate of duty will be 5.3% 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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