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NY N024209

April 3, 2008



TARIFF NO.: 4016.99.6050; 4823.90.6700; 6307.10.2030

Su Jin Hibner
KM ACT Corporation
9701 Dessau Rd., Bld. #2, Suite 205
Cameron Business Park
Austin, TX 78754

RE: The tariff classification of various clean room products from China and Korea

Dear Mr. Hibner:

In your letter dated February 22, 2008, which was a follow-up to your earlier letter in response to which we requested samples and additional information, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Samples of all four items KM-DCR (Roller), KM-PAD, WW-4000D, and the WW-3009N were submitted to this office.

Your letter indicates that the roller, item KM DCR Roller, is made of butyl rubber.

The item KM-PAD, dust removal pad, is described as an acrylic base adhesive on paper backing.

The sealed packaging for item WW-4000D indicates that this is a 9”x9” Sealed Edge Wiper. It is of a knit construction and you indicate the edges are sealed ultrasonically under pressure.

The sealed packaging for item WW-3009N indicates that this is a 9”x9” Polyester Sealed Wiper. It is of a knit construction and appears to have been cut but the edges have not been further worked in any way (i.e. heat sealed).

The applicable subheading for the KM-DCR Roller will be 4016.99.6050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other articles of vulcanized rubber other than hard rubber, other. The duty rate will be 2.5 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the KM-PAD, dust removal pad, will be 4823.90.6700, HTSUS, which provides for: Other (than certain specified articles of paper): Of coated paper or paperboard: Other (than Gaskets, washers and other seals). The rate of duty will be Free.

The applicable subheading for the WW-4000D Wiper will be 6307.10.2030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other made up articles, including dress patterns: floorcloths, dishcloths, dusters and similar cleaning cloths: other other. The duty rate will be 5.3 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/.

Your inquiry does not provide enough information for us to give a classification ruling on item WW-3009N Polyester Sealed Wiper. Your request for a classification ruling should include the following information:

1) What is the complete fiber content?
2) Is there any elastomeric or rubber thread and the percentages of each? 3) Is this a warp or a weft knit construction? 4) Is this knit fabric bleached or unbleached?

When this information is available, you may wish to consider resubmission of your request. We are returning any related samples, exhibits, etc. If you decide to resubmit your request, please include all of the material that we have returned to you.

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 Deborah Walsh at (646) 733-3044.


Robert B. Swierupski

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