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NY N013444

July 18, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 9031.80.8085

Mr. Thomas David Johnson
Trek Bicycle Corporation
801 West Madison Street
Waterloo, WI 53594

RE: The tariff classification of a Bicycle Saddle Sizer/Level from Taiwan

Dear Mr. Johnson:

In your letter dated June 26, 2007, you requested a tariff classification ruling. No sample was provided.

You state “Classification request on a Bicycle Saddle Sizer from Taiwan. The Bontrager (Trek Brand ) Saddle Sizer is designed to find the best fit bicycle saddle for a cyclist. The sizer is comprised primarily of plastics.”

The rider being measured for a bicycle seat sits on the sizer, which contains multicolored, enclosed, deformable materials.

You continue, “The matching color in both indentations corresponds to the different color sizes on Trek’s saddle packaging. This means color equals size. This is the first function of the slider in the saddle sizer.

Once a saddle is selected, the slider is placed on top of the saddle while it is being installed on the bicycle. The level, which is bonded into the slider, shows the point at which the saddle is leveled and should be tightened for riding. This is the second use of the slider portion of the saddle sizer.”

Harmonized System Explanatory Note I-A-6 to its 9031 includes Head contour measurers, used by hatters HS EN I-A-10 to its 9031 includes Bubble levels.

The applicable subheading for the Bicycle Saddle Sizer will be 9031.80.8085, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "other" Measuring or checking instruments, appliances and machines, not specified or included elsewhere in HTSUS Chapter 90. The rate of duty will be 1.7 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 J. Sheridan at 646-733-3012.


Robert B. Swierupski

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