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NY N015089

August 8, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 8205.51.3060

Mr. Bryon Brown
Director of Imports
Lifetime Products
Freeport Center, Bldg. D-11
Clearfield, UT 84016

RE: The tariff classification of a Dutch Oven Handle from China.

Dear Mr. Brown:

In your letter dated July 31, 2007, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You describe the item as a Dutch oven handle made from steel wire with rubber hand grips. You state that it is used to pick up lids and remove them from a Dutch oven. The handle can also be used to pick up and remove the entire Dutch oven.

The applicable subheading for the Dutch Oven handle will be 8205.51.3060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for handtools (including glass cutters) not elsewhere specified or included; blow torches and similar self-contained torches; vises, clamps and the like, other than accessories for and parts of machine tools; anvils; portable forges; hand- or pedal-operated grinding wheels with frameworks; base metal parts thereof: other handtools (including glass cutters) and parts thereof: household tools, and parts thereof: of iron or steel: other (including parts): other (including parts) . The rate of duty will be 3.7% 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 Kathy Campanelli at 646-733-3021.


Robert B. Swierupski

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