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NY N025619

April 15, 2008



TARIFF NO.: 5911.90.0080

Ms. Diane Parkert
Phil Patterson, Inc.
1209 Harney Street, suite 250
Omaha, NE 68102

RE: The tariff classification of a medical sling, for use in nursing homes and hospitals, etc., from Sri Lanka.

Dear Ms. Parkert:

In your letter dated March 6, 2008, on behalf of Lisle Corp./EZ Way Inc., Saint Clarinda, IA, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The representative sample will be retained for our files.

The instant sample, as described in your correspondence, consists of a medical sling that is composed of a polyester fabric that is hemmed along its borders and contains several webbing straps of substantial construction. The fabric from which the sling is constructed looks to be stitch-bonded. After the sling’s importation into the United States, it will be attached to medical lifts where it will be employed in the lifting and transferring of patients form a bed to a chair.

The applicable subheading for the product will be 5911.90.0080, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for textile products and articles, for technical use. The rate of duty will be 3.8 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 Deborah Walsh at 646-733-3044.


Robert B. Swierupski

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