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NY M87532

October 20, 2006

CLA-2-83:RR:NC:N1:121 M87532


TARIFF NO.: 8301.10.6000

Ms. Jane Jewett
Talus Corp.
470 Riverside Street
Portland, Maine 04103

RE: The tariff classification of a padlock from China

Dear Ms. Jewett:

In your letter dated October 12, 2006, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The sample you submitted is described as a “Key Luggage Lock.” It is a small, Transportation Security Administration (TSA)-accepted padlock designed for use on luggage. The shackle and key ring are made of steel. The lock body, pins, springs, cylinder and keys are made of brass. The housing that covers the lock body is made of plastic.

The applicable subheading for the padlock will be 8301.10.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for padlocks and locks (key, combination or electrically operated, of base metalpadlocks, of cylinder or pin tumbler construction, not over 3.8 cm in width. The rate of duty will be 6.1 percent ad valorem.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/.

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 Barbara Kaiser at 646-733-3024.


Robert B. Swierupski

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