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NY N004563

December 20, 2006



TARIFF NO.: 8716.80.5090

Ms. Diane Parkert
Phil Patterson Inc.
12090 Harney St., Suite 250
Omaha, NE 68102

RE: The tariff classification of a hand cart from China

Dear Ms. Parkert:

In your letter dated December 15, 2006, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Grundorf Corp.

The merchandise is described as the “Road-Runner” collapsible cart. It is a pushcart made of a lightweight, aluminum frame that includes a vertical, spring release handle and a horizontal base that rests on two swivel castors and two wheels. The base extends from 18 inches to 28 inches in length to accommodate various sized loads. The entire cart is collapsible and folds to the size of a briefcase. It weighs 18.3 lbs. and has a load capacity of 300 pounds. Your website indicates that the Road-Runner is ideal for use in the music industry by disk jockeys, musicians, service/delivery personnel and at trade shows.

The applicable subheading for the hand cart will be 8716.80.5090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for trailers and semi-trailers; other vehicles, not mechanically propelled; and parts thereof, other vehicles, other, other, other. The rate of duty will be 3.2 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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