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NY R01943

June 2, 2005

CLA-2-76:RR:NC:N1:113: R01943


TARIFF NO.: 7616.99.5090

Ms. Pilar Dorfman
E. Besler & Company
115 Martin Lane
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

RE: The tariff classification of an aluminum sander from China

Dear Ms. Dorfman:

In your letter dated May 6, 2005, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise is a soft-grip hand sander (item number 16320). It is made of a lightweight aluminum backing plate bonded to a foam pad. The hand sander is designed to be used with die-cut or standard sandpaper. It measures approximately 9.5 inches in length by 3.25 inches in width.

The applicable subheading for the aluminum hand sander will be 7616.99.5090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other articles of aluminum, other. The rate of duty will be 2.5 percent 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 James Smyth at 646-733-3018.


Robert B. Swierupski

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