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NY N024933

April 10, 2008



TARIFF NO.: 8413.19.0000

Mr. Anthony J. Prevosti
Charles Happel, Inc.
Custom House Broker
777 Sunrise Highway, Suite 204
Lynbrook, NY 11563

RE: The tariff classification of ink and paint dispensing machines of unspecified origin

Dear Mr. Prevosti:

In your letter dated January 22, 2008 you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Disti Kleen, Inc. Descriptive literature including a catalog was submitted.

The items you plan to import are described as ink and paint dispensing machines. These machines are used by the automobile and other industries as a fully automated and computerized dispensing system. The machines are solely and specifically designed for mixing and dispensing inks and/or paints into different colors.

They enable the operator of the machine to produce and dispense various mixtures in specific quantities and also to store an unlimited number of ink/paint formulas as well as control inventory. The computer software of these machines analyzes the ink/paint’s formula and creates a “recipe” which is utilized by the machines to trigger pumps and valves to release and mix user-determined quantities of primary colors thereby reproducing the desired color and consistency.

The applicable subheading for the ink and paint dispensing machines will be 8413.19.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other pumps for liquids fitted or designed to be fitted with a measuring device. 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 T. Brock at 646-733-3009.


Robert B. Swierupski

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