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NY N009239

April 11, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 8301.10.5000

Mr. Todd Basche
Wordlock, LLC
1060 Estrellita Way
Los Altos, CA 94022

RE: The tariff classification of a padlock from China

Dear Mr. Basche:

In your letter dated April 3, 2007, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise is a combination padlock, item number WLPLS. It has a base metal body, which includes five plastic, letter coded dials, and a solid shackle made of hardened steel. It measures 7.1 cm long by 6.9 cm wide by 2.6 cm thick and is designed for use on school lockers, gym lockers, etc.

The applicable subheading for the padlock will be 8301.10.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for padlocks and locks (key, combination or electrically operated), of base metalpadlocks, not of cylinder or pin tumbler construction, over 6.4 cm in width. The rate of duty will be 3.6 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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