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NY N022788

February 6, 2008



TARIFF NO.: 6908.90.0051

Ms. Karen Contreras
Revestimientos Corona
Carrera 15 No. 88-21
Bogota, Colombia

RE: The tariff classification of glazed ceramic tiles from Colombia.

Dear Ms. Contreras:

In your letter dated February 1, 2008, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise under consideration consists of glazed ceramic tiles. You state that the tiles are made of porcelain and are used in construction as floor and wall tiles.

The applicable subheading for the glazed ceramic tiles will be 6908.90.0051, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for “Glazed ceramic flags and paving, hearth or wall tiles; glazed ceramic mosaic cubes and the like, whether or not on a backing: Other.” The rate of duty will be 8.5% ad valorem.

Articles classifiable under subheading 6908.90.0051, HTSUS, which are products of Colombia are currently entitled to duty free treatment under the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) upon compliance with all applicable regulations. The ATPA however, is subject to modification and periodic suspension, which may affect the status of your transaction at the time of entry for consumption or withdrawal from warehouse. To obtain current information on ATPA, check our Web site at www.cbp.gov. At the Web site, click on “CEBB” and search for the term "ATPA”.

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 Sharon Chung at 646-733-3028.


Robert B. Swierupski

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