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NY R04558

August 22, 2006

CLA-2-82:RR:E:NC:N1:118 R04558


TARIFF NO.: 8211.92.9060

Ms. Cynthia Gibbs
Gibbs Group
779 Shasta Street
Yuba City, CA 95991

RE: The tariff classification of a LumiKNIFE™ from China.

Dear Ms. Gibbs:

In your letter dated August 4, 2006, you requested a tariff classification ruling for a LumiKNIFE™.

You have described the LumiKNIFE™ as a professional hobby knife with LED light. The knife handle is made of zinc alloy and has a plastic lever for releasing the interchangeable xacto razor blade. The blade is a fixed blade.

The applicable subheading for the LumiKNIFE™ will be 8211.92.9060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for knives with cutting blades, serrated or not (including pruning knives), other than knives of heading 8208, and blades and other base metal parts thereof: other: other knives having fixed blades: other: other: other. The rate of duty will be 0.4¢ each + 6.1%.

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/.

Consideration was given to classifying this item under 8212.20.0000, HTSUS, as you have suggested. Subheading 8212.20.00, HTSUS, provides for safety razor blades and razor blade blanks, for hair removal, and your item is a hobby knife. Accordingly, your suggested classification is deemed inappropriate.

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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