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NY N022659

February 6, 2008



TARIFF NO.: 8302.41.6045

Ms. Donna Hiltpold
The Stanley Works
480 Myrtle Street
New Britain, CT 06053

RE: The tariff classification of a cabin hook and eye from China

Dear Ms. Hiltpold:

In your letter dated January 31, 2008, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise under consideration is a cabin hook and eye, item number 75 0400. It is made of zinc plated steel and consists of a 1-inch hook and two eye screws. It can be used in exterior and interior applications and functions to latch gates and doors and to fasten screen or storm panels.

The applicable subheading for the hook and eye will be 8302.41.6045, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for base metal mountings, fittings and similar articlesother mountings, fittings and similar articles, and parts thereof, suitable for buildings, other, of iron or steel, of aluminum or of zinc, suitable for interior and exterior doors (except garage, overhead or sliding doors), other. The rate of duty will be 3.9 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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