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NY K89004

September 17, 2004

CLA-2-73:RR:NC:N1:118 K89004


TARIFF NO.: 7318.14.5080

Mr. Rene Debrunner
Vantage International Forwarding Limited
11222 La Cienega Boulevard, Suite 535
Inglewood, CA 90304

RE: The tariff classification of a fastener from Taiwan.

Dear Mr. Debrunner:

In your letter dated August 20, 2004, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your client, the American Bolt and Screw Manufacturing Corporation, Ontario, California.

The merchandise is a hex washer head, sheet metal screw (twinfast with serration). The screw is made of nonplated, low carbon steel. The diameter exceeds 6 millimeters. The serration beneath the washer is designed to dig into metal for a firm grip. The screw is used to fasten sheet metal onto beams.

The applicable subheading for the hex washer head, sheet metal screw will be 7318.14.5080, 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, self-tapping screws, having shanks or threads with a diameter of 6 mm or more, other. The rate of duty will be 8.6% ad valorem.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R.).

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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