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NY N021723

January 25, 2008



TARIFF NO.: 8412.21.0015

Mr. Andrew W. Patterson
Global Safety Products, LLC
603 West Broad Street (Suite 2, Second Floor) Falls Church, VA 22042

RE: The tariff classification of a hydraulic cylinder from China

Dear Mr. Patterson:

In your letter dated January 8, 2008 you requested a tariff classification ruling. A technical drawing was submitted.

The article in question is described as a hydraulic cylinder used to operate food processing equipment. The submitted drawing reveals that the cylinder is a linear hydraulic cylinder that is constructed using tie-rods.

The applicable subheading for the subject cylinder will be 8412.21.0015, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for hydraulic power engines and motors, linear acting (cylinders), tie-rod type. The rate of duty is free.

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 Brock at 646-733-3009.


Robert B. Swierupski

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