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NY R04997

October 26, 2006

CLA-2-84:RR:E:NC:1:102 R04997


TARIFF NO.: 8481.80.5090

Mr. Todd W. Stumpf
Stonepath Logistics
1930 6th Avenue (Suite 401)
Seattle, WA 98134

RE: The tariff classification of a water bottle dispenser from China.

Dear Mr. Stumpf:

In your letter dated September 29,2006 you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your client Pacific Direct.

The item in question is described as a water dispenser. The dispenser is comprised of a plastic water bottle and a plastic stand. The stand incorporates a hand-operated valve to control the flow of water from the bottle. Photographs were submitted.

The applicable subheading for the water bottle dispenser will be 8481.80.5090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances, hand operated, of other materials. The duty rate will be 3 per cent 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 Kenneth T. Brock at 646-733-3009.


Robert B. Swierupski

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