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NY J86492

August 4, 2003

CLA-2-96:RR:NC:2:224 J86492


TARIFF NO.: 9608.60.0000; 9608.99.4000

Mr. Edward X. DeSousa
Global Drawback, Inc
50 Main Street
P.O. Box 130
North Reading, MA 01864

RE: The tariff classification of a ball point pen refill and ball point pen barrel from Switzerland, Germany and China

Dear Mr. DeSousa:

In your letter dated June 23, 2003, you requested a tariff classification ruling, on behalf of A.T. Cross Company, your client.

You are requesting the tariff classification on two items: a refill for ball point pens and a pen barrel for a combination pen and PDA stylus. The pen refill contains an ink reservoir and a ball point therefore the proper HTS classification will be in the subheading for those refills (9608.60), as stated in the tariff. The pen barrel will be classifiable in the provision for parts of ball point pens, other than balls for ball point pens. You have not requested the return of your samples.

The applicable subheading for the pen barrel for the combination pen and PDA stylus will be 9608.99.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other: parts of articles provided for in subheadings 9608.10, 9608.31 and 9608.39 (other than balls for ball point pens). The rate of duty will be free.

The applicable subheading for the pen refill with a ball point and ink reservoir will be 9608.60.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for refills for ball point pens, comprising the ball point and ink reservoir. The rate of duty will be 0.4 ยข each + 2.7 % 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 Tom McKenna at 646-733-3025.


Robert B. Swierupski

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