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  • 1. N006800 February 28, 2007 CLA-2-84:RR:NC:N1:106 CATEGORY: Classification TARIFF NO.: 8409.91.5080 Senta Schreiber, Compliance/Training Coordinator BDG International, Inc. 840 Tollgate Road Elgin, IL 60123-9300 RE: The tariff classification of a plastic manifold from Taiwan Dear Mrs. Senta, In your letter dated January 12, 2007, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your client Automatic Transmission Parts of Morton Grove, IL. The item concerned is a plastic manifold, which measures approximately 6 inches high by 17 inches wide. It is made of a hard black nylon plastic and comes with three anchoring screws attached, two clear plastic bags with additional plastic fittings, as well as a removable fitted seal made of nylon plastic and rubber. You state in your letter that the manifold is to be used in various 3.8-liter internal combustion automotive engines either with, or without a supercharger. The applicable classification subheading for the Plastic Manifold will be 8409.91.5080, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for “Parts suitable for use solely or principally with the engines of heading 8407 or 8408: Other: Other: Other: Other:”. The rate of duty will be Free.
  • 2. 2 Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent Harmonized Tariff Schedule and the accompanying duty rates are provided on the 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 Patrick Wholey at 646-733-3013. Sincerely, Robert B. Swierupski Director, National Commodity Specialist Division NY R03591 April 7, 2006 CLA-2-90:RR:NC:N1:105 R03591 CATEGORY: Classification TARIFF NO.: 9027.10.2000, 9027.80.4560 Ms. Senta Schreiber BDG International Inc. 840 Tollgate Road Elgin, IL 60123 RE: The tariff classification of various apparatus from the Netherlands Dear Ms. Schreiber: In your letter dated March 29, 2006, for Sudmo North America, you requested a tariff classification ruling. No sample was submitted. The In-Line CO2/O2 Measurement c-AGM and In-Line CO2 Measurement AGM measure the dissolved levels of those gases in beverages passing through the piping that goes through them. The reading is displayed on its screen. The Plato Monitor PLM measures the specific gravity of liquids. Plato monitors normally employ electrical-ultrasound transducers in their method of measurement. The applicable subheading for the c-AGM and AGM will be 9027.10.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "electrical" gas or smoke analysis apparatus. The rate of duty will be 1.7 percent ad valorem. The applicable subheading for the PLM will be 9027.80.4560, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "other," "electrical" physical analysis instruments and apparatus. The rate of duty will be free. Regarding the Econ-Solutions, ECON, and the Carbo-Blender, CBR, we are returning your request for a ruling, and any related samples, exhibits, etc. We need additional information in order to issue a ruling. Regarding the ECON, explain what each component in the imported "low-cost customized solutions" does and how it does it. Also, what is the approximate percent of the total cost for each component? Regarding the CBR, is it production equipment? What is its approximate size and weight? Since the CO2 and O2
  • 3. 3 measurements are "optional," we will assume your imports have neither unless you explain to the contrary. Please limit your ruling request to a maximum of 5 items of the same class or kind. Note that we do not consider the CBR to be in the same class or kind as the other items in your submission. If you decide to resubmit your request, please include all of the material that we have returned to you regarding the ECON and the CBR and mail your request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Customs Information Exchange, 10th Floor, One Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10119, attn: Binding Rulings Section. If your request was submitted electronically and the information required does not involve sending a sample, you can re-submit your request and the additional information electronically. 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 J. Sheridan at 646-733-3012. Sincerely, Robert B. Swierupski Director, National Commodity Specialist Division NY R03593 April 6, 2006 CLA-2-84:RR:NC:1:120 R03593 CATEGORY: Classification TARIFF NO.: 8421.21.0000; 8421.29.0065 Mr. Senta Schreiber BDG International Incorporated 840 Tollgate Road Elgin, IL 60123 RE: The tariff classification of microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration and reverse osmosis from the Netherlands Dear Mr. Schreiber: In your letter dated March 29, 2006 you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your client Sudmo North America. You requested classification on four products: microfiltration, ultrafiltration, nanofiltration and reverse osmosis by X-Flow. X-Flow manufactures membranes and modules for filtration, separation, concentration, and purification processes in the water, beverage, dairy, and food industries as well as by the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The microfiltration is applied to water, beverages, food, biotechnological products and chemicals. Ultrafiltration (UF) relies on a system of semi permeable membranes to separate a solution that has a mixture of some desirable components and some that are not desirable. The driving force for transport across the membranes is a pressure differential. It is applied to water, beverages, food, biotechnological products and chemicals. Nanofiltration is a form of filtration whereby membranes separate different fluids or ions. Nanofiltration cannot reach the same purity as reverse osmosis, but it requires less energy to perform the separation. It is applied primarily to water. Reverse Osmosis water filters and water filtration systems remove and reduce contaminants of health concern. The applicable subheading for the microfiltration and ultrafiltration will be 8421.29.0065, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Centrifuges, including centrifugal dryers; filtering or purifying machinery and apparatus, for liquids or gases; parts thereof: Filtering or purifying machinery and apparatus for liquids: Other…Other. The rate of duty will be free. The applicable subheading for the nanofiltration and reverse osmosis will be 8421.21.0000, HTSUS, which provides for which provides for Centrifuges, including centrifugal dryers; filtering or purifying machinery and apparatus, for liquids or gases; parts thereof: Filtering or purifying machinery and apparatus for liquids: For filtering or purifying water. The rate of duty will be 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 Denise Faingar at 646-733-3010. Sincerely, Robert B. Swierupski Director, National Commodity Specialist Division
  • 4. 4 NY R03594 April 4, 2006 CLA-2-90:RR:NC:N1:105 R03594 CATEGORY: Classification TARIFF NO.: 9027.10.2000 Ms. Senta Schreiber BDG International Inc. 840 Tollgate Road Elgin, IL 60123 RE: The tariff classification of measurers of dissolved carbon dioxide from the Netherlands Dear Ms. Schreiber: In your letter dated March 29, 2006, for Sudmo North America, you requested a tariff classification ruling. No sample was submitted. The 5 items, c-DGM, I-DGM, DGM, GMT and CBL, are all used in the measurement of beverages. From the information on the Haffmans internet site, each uses electrolysis or ultrasound in the measurement process. Each appears to be "electrical" per Additional US Note 2 to HTS Chapter 90. New York Ruling Letter 863906 -104, 6-19-91, classified meters that measured the dissolved oxygen content of water in HTS 9027.10.20. Similar oxygen meters are also cited in Harmonized System Explanatory Note 12 to HS 9027. The applicable subheading for the five items will be 9027.10.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "electrical" gas or smoke analysis apparatus. The rate of duty will be 1.7 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 J. Sheridan at 646-733-3012. Sincerely, Robert B. Swierupski Director, National Commodity Specialist Division NY R03595 April 7, 2006 CLA-2-90:RR:NC:N1:105 R03595 CATEGORY: Classification TARIFF NO.: 9027.10.2000, 9027.10.6000 Ms. Senta Schreiber BDG International Inc. 840 Tollgate Road Elgin, IL 60123 RE: The tariff classification of Meters and Testers from the Netherlands Dear Ms. Schreiber: In your letter dated March 29, 2006, for Sudmo North America, you requested a tariff classification ruling. No sample was submitted. The Inpack 2000 C02 devices, the ICC, ICD and ICM all measure the dissolved carbon dioxide content of the beverage via a calculation of the beverage’s temperature and the gas pressure after the bottle has been shaken and the top has been pierced by the device. The ICC uses pressure transducers and displays the calculated carbon dioxide content on its screen. The ICD and ICM require the user to calculate the carbon dioxide content with a special slide rule. New York Ruling Letter 863906 -104, 6-19-91, classified meters that measured the dissolved oxygen content of water in HTS 9027.10. Similar oxygen meters are also cited in Harmonized System Explanatory Note 12 to HS 9027. Per the Haffmans internet site, the Inpack 2000 Air Meter, IAM, shows on a burette the milliliters of "foreign" gas present in the volume above the beverage after the carbon dioxide has been removed by reaction with a caustic. Per the Haffmans internet site, the CO2 Purity Tester, CPT, shows on a measuring burette the percent, by volume, of the "foreign" gas in the carbon dioxide via a measurement after the carbon dioxide has been remove by reaction with lye. The applicable subheading for the ICC will be 9027.10.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "electrical" gas or smoke analysis apparatus. The rate of duty will be 1.7 percent ad valorem. The applicable subheading for the ICD, ICM, IAM and CPT will be 9027.10.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for non-"electrical," non-"optical" gas or smoke analysis apparatus. The rate of duty will be 2.2 percent ad valorem. Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the
  • 5. 5 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 J. Sheridan at 646-733-3012. Sincerely, Robert B. Swierupski Director, National Commodity Specialist Division NY R03596 April 7, 2006 CLA-2-90:RR:NC:N1:105 R03596 CATEGORY: Classification TARIFF NO.: 9027.10.2000, 9031.80.8085 Ms. Senta Schreiber BDG International Inc. 840 Tollgate Road Elgin, IL 60123 RE: The tariff classification of Meters and Monitors from the Netherlands Dear Ms. Schreiber: In your letter dated March 29, 2006, for Sudmo North America, you requested a tariff classification ruling. No sample was submitted. Per the regom.cz internet site, the Carbo-Zirox O2 Monitor (ZIR) has an electrical output from the gas measuring element. It is specially designed to measure O2 concentrations in CO2 and N2 gas in a wide range of applications. Per the Haffmans internet site, in the Foam Stability Testers NIBEM-T and NIBEM-THP, the falling of the head of the beer is measured via electrodes that have been projected down into it. The applicable subheading for the ZIR will be 9027.10.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "electrical" gas or smoke analysis apparatus. The rate of duty will be 1.7 percent ad valorem. The applicable subheading for the NIBEM-T and NIBEM-THP will be 9031.80.8085, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "other", non-"optical" measuring or checking instruments, appliances and machines, not specified or included elsewhere in HTS Chapter 90. The rate of duty will be 1.7 percent ad valorem. Regarding the NIBEM Cling Meter NIBEM-CLM, we are returning your request for a ruling, and any related samples, exhibits, etc. We need additional information in order to issue a ruling. Explain in detail how "measuring the ratio of the area covered with beer foam" is performed. In particular, does this require the use of any optical elements? If so, explain what they are and what their function is. If you decide to resubmit your request, please include all of the material that we have returned to you and mail your request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Customs Information Exchange, 10th Floor, One Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10119, attn: Binding Rulings Section. If your request was submitted electronically and the information required does not involve sending a sample, you can re-submit your request and the additional information electronically. 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 J. Sheridan at 646-733-3012. Sincerely, Robert B. Swierupski Director, National Commodity Specialist Division NY R03597 April 5, 2006 CLA-2-84:RR:NC:1:104 R03597 CATEGORY: Classification TARIFF NO.: 3913.10.0000 Ms. Senta Schreiber BDG International Inc.
  • 6. 6 840 Tollgate Rd. Elgin, IL 60123 RE: The tariff classification of Manucol Ester B from the Netherlands Dear Ms. Schreiber: In your letter dated March 29, 2006 on behalf of Sudmo North America you requested a tariff classification ruling. Your request lists four items: the INPACK 2000 Sampling Device (ISD), the Sample Bottle Filler (SBF), the Flasher Head (FFH) and Manucol Ester B (MEB). The Manucol Ester B (MEB) is said to be a food-grade propylene glycol alginate used at low levels. The applicable subheading for the Manucol Ester B (MEB) will be 3913.10.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for natural polymers (for example, alginic acid) and modified natural polymers (for example, hardened proteins, chemical derivatives of natural rubber), not elsewhere specified or included, in primary forms: Alginic acid, its salts and esters. The duty rate will be 4.2 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 the balance of the items in your request. Your request for a classification ruling should include a detailed description of the method of operation for each of the remaining items, i.e., the INPACK 2000 Sampling Device (ISD), the Sample Bottle Filler (SBF) and the Flasher Head (FFH). Also submit operator’s manuals and technical specifications for each unit. Does the INPACK 2000 Sampling Device (ISD) operate on the lines of a pipette system? If not, how does it differ? Does it perform any type of analysis? Device is said to be used in combination with a DO Meter. Include information on this meter. How does the meter work and what is it measuring? Does the Sample Bottle Filler (SBF) merely fill bottles or does it also perform an analysis of the sample? Does the Flasher Head (FFH) act like a pump by introducing and blending foam concentrate into a flow of water to create foam? Does it incorporate a mixing head, nozzles or valves? Do these units contain any refrigerating or freezing elements? How are they powered – e.g., electrically, hydraulically, pneumatically, etc.? Do they have their own power source or do they derive their power from another machine? When this information is available, you may wish to consider resubmission of your request. We are returning any related exhibits, etc. If you decide to resubmit your request, please include all of the material that we have returned to you. If your request was submitted electronically and the information required does not involve sending a sample, you can re-submit your request and the additional information electronically. 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 Patricia O’Donnell at 646-733-3011. Sincerely, Robert B. Swierupski Director, National Commodity Specialist Division NY R03598 April 7, 2006 CLA-2-90:RR:NC:N1:105 R03598 CATEGORY: Classification TARIFF NO.: 9031.80.8085, 9031.90.9095 Ms. Senta Schreiber BDG International Inc. 840 Tollgate Road Elgin, IL 60123 RE: The tariff classification of Pasteurization Monitoring Apparatus from the Netherlands Dear Ms. Schreiber: In your letter dated March 29, 2006, for Sudmo North America, you requested a tariff classification ruling. No sample was submitted. The Redpost PU (Pasteurization Unit) Monitors RPU 353, 352 and 351 are used to measure how effectively pasteurization equipment is performing its intended purpose. Regarding the three channel version, the RPU 353, the Haffmans internet site states: "…The most widely used method of pasteurisation makes use of a tunnel pasteuriser, through which bottles or cans travel, while being sprayed with warm water. The effect of heat treatment during a certain time is expressed in pasteurisation units (PU)..." Further, "a bottle or can filled with the product that needs to be pasteurised, is placed in the pasteurising monitor and is connected. The pasteurising monitor is placed between the bottles or cans that travel through the tunnel pasteuriser.
  • 7. 7 During the pasteurisation process the pasteurising-monitor measures and stores the product temperature inside the bottle or can in relation to the time and calculates the pasteurization units…" And "after passing through the tunnel, the number of PU’s is directly displayed on the pasteurizing monitor..." The descriptions for the RPU 352 and 351 are similar. The Pasteurization Units which they measure are indicative of the expected kill rate of the bacteria within the product. The Redpost RPC 80 and 50 are used only with Pasteurization Monitors to serve primarily as their PC interface, printer interface, and charger after the PM has made its trip through the pasteurization equipment. Their major functions are not covered, per se, by any one heading in HTS Chapters 84, 85, or 90. The applicable subheading for the RPU 353, 352 and 351 will be 9031.80.8085, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "other", non-"optical" measuring or checking instruments, appliances and machines, not specified or included elsewhere in HTS Chapter 90. The rate of duty will be 1.7 percent ad valorem. The applicable subheading for the RPC 80 and 50 will be 9031.90.9095, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "other" parts and accessories of "other", non-"optical" measuring or checking instruments, appliances and machines, not specified or included elsewhere in HTS Chapter 90. The rate of duty will be 1.7 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 J. Sheridan at 646-733-3012. Sincerely, Robert B. Swierupski Director, National Commodity Specialist Division NY R03599 April 7, 2006 CLA-2-90:RR:NC:N1:105 R03599 CATEGORY: Classification TARIFF NO.: 9031.49.9000, 9031.80.8085 Ms. Senta Schreiber BDG International Inc. 840 Tollgate Road Elgin, IL 60123 RE: The tariff classification of Monitors, Meters, and Chemicals from the Netherlands Dear Schreiber: In your letter dated March 29, 2006, for Sudmo North America, you requested a tariff classification ruling. No sample was submitted. The Bottle Monitor BTM and the Keg Monitor KEG evaluate the performance of a bottle or keg washer by gathering at various times temperature, conductivity, pressure, etc information as they pass through the washer. This is essentially to check that the washer will meet the necessary standards of cleanliness when it cleans the production bottles or kegs prior to their being filled. The turbidity meters, article numbers VOS ROTA 90/25 and VOS ROTA 90 are used to measure turbidity of beer. According to the information we obtained from the Sudmo website, turbidity of beer is an important quality parameter which affects the shelf life of the product and its acceptance by the consumer. The VOS ROTA 90/25 and the VOS ROTA 90 laboratory turbidity meters use the recommendations from MEBAK, a quality control organization for the beer industry. In operation, the VOS ROTA 90/25 uses a red light source or a white light source operating at wavelength of 650 (plus or minus 30) nanometers. Scattered light caused by haze particles in the beer is measured at 90 degree and 25 degree angles. Smaller particles such as proteins mainly cause scattered light under 90 degrees. Larger particles such as yeasts mainly cause forward scattered light. The VOS ROTA 90 operates in a similar manner to the VOS ROTA 90/25; however, the VOS ROTA 90 measures the scattered light only under 90 degrees. The turbidity measurements are displayed on the meter’s LCD screen. The applicable subheading for the BTM and KEG will be 9031.80.8085, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "other", non-"optical" measuring or checking instruments, appliances and machines, not specified or included elsewhere in HTS Chapter 90. The rate of duty will be 1.7 percent ad valorem. The applicable subheading for the turbidity meters, article numbers VOS ROTA 90/25 and VOS ROTA 90, will be 9031.49.9000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the Untied States (HTSUS), which provides for other measuring or checking instruments, appliances and machines; other optical instruments and appliances: other. The rate of duty will be 3.5 percent ad valorem.
  • 8. 8 Regarding the Formazin, we are returning your request for a ruling, and any related samples, exhibits, etc. We need additional information in order to issue a ruling. 1) Please supply the chemical name, CAS registry number, and percent by weight of each ingredient making up the calibration standard 2) Will the subject calibration standard be accompanied by a certificate of analysis indicating the values of the certified properties, the methods used to determine these values, the degree of certainty associated with each value, and the certifying authority? If you decide to resubmit your request, please include all of the material that we have returned to you and mail your request to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Customs Information Exchange, 10th Floor, One Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10119, attn: Binding Rulings Section. If your request was submitted electronically and the information required does not involve sending a sample, you can re-submit your request and the additional information electronically. 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 Formazin as a calibration standard, contact National Import Specialist H. Kuperstein at 646-733-3033. If you have any other questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist J. Sheridan at 646-733-3012. Sincerely, Robert B. Swierupski Director, National Commodity Specialist Division NY R03592 April 10, 2006 CLA-2-90:RR:NC:N1:105 R03592 CATEGORY: Classification TARIFF NO.: 3821.00.000, 9025.80.3500, 9026.20.8000 Ms. Senta Schreiber BDG International Inc. 840 Tollgate Road Elgin, IL 60123 RE: The tariff classification of Apparatus, Agar and Chemicals from the Netherlands Dear Ms. Schreiber: In your letter dated March 29, 2006, for Sudmo North America, you requested a tariff classification ruling. No sample was submitted. Per the Haffmans internet site, the Dew Point Tester DPT has a mirror on which condensation can be seen as soon as it begins to form. At this point, the operator separately reads the temperature to determine the dew point of the gas that is connected to it. As indicated in Harmonized System Explanatory Note D-2 to HS 9025, a dew point measurement at a given temperature is indicative of the moisture content of the gas. Per the Haffmans internet site, the Gauge Calibration Device GCD is a high precision dial pressure gauge which will be connected to the same gas source as another pressure gauge or sensor. Since it is assumed to give an accurate pressure measurement, the approximate accuracy of the other is indicated by looking at the differ ence between the results of both. The Schwartz Differential Agar SDA is a nutrient medium that detects the presence of aerobic bacteria (in the presence of oxygen) and/or anaerobic bacteria (without the presence of oxygen) in beer or yeast slurries. The applicable subheading for the DPT will be 9025.80.3500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for non-"electrical," non-recording, hygrometers and psychrometers. The rate of duty will be 1.4 percent ad valorem. The applicable subheading for the GCD will be 9026.20.8000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for non-"electrical" instruments and appliances for measuring or checking pressure. The rate of duty will be free. The applicable subheading for the SDA will be 3821.00.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for prepared culture media for development of micro-organisms. The rate of duty will be 5 percent ad valorem. Regarding the AEPA and the Total Lab Solutions TLS, We are returning your request for a ruling, and any related samples, exhibits, etc. We need additional information in order to issue a ruling. Regarding the AEPA, 1) Please supply the chemical name, CAS registry number, and percent by weight of each
  • 9. 9 ingredient making up the calibration standard 2) Will the subject calibration standard be accompanied by a certificate of analysis indicating the values of the certified properties, the methods used to determine these values, the degree of certainty associated with each value, and the certifying authority? Regarding the TLS, provide a detailed description of each item in the imported "complete laboratory" including the function of each. For each, what is its percent of the total cost? 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 AEPA or the SDA, contact National Import Specialist H. Kuperstein at 646-733-3033. If you have any other questions regarding this letter, contact National Import Specialist J. Sheridan at 646-733-3012. Sincerely, Robert B. Swierupski Director, National Commodity Specialist Division NY R03586 April 25, 2006 CLA-2-74:RR:NC:N1:113 R03586 CATEGORY: Classification TARIFF NO.: 7419.99.5050 Ms. Senta Schreiber BDG International, Inc. 840 Tollgate Road Elgin, IL 60123 RE: The tariff classification of couplings from Sweden Dear Ms. Schreiber: In your letter dated March 29, 2006, on behalf of Cejn Industrial, you requested a tariff classification ruling. The merchandise consists of various sizes of couplings used to connect hoses. Series 417, 604, and 704 are made of chrome-plated brass. We assume that the couplings do not contain valves or shut-offs. The applicable subheading for all of the brass couplings (item numbers 417. 604, and 704) will be 7419.99.5050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other articles of copper, other. The rate of duty will be free. Your inquiry does not provide enough information for us to give a classification ruling on coupling series 358, which is made of chrome-plated steel and brass. Your request for a classification ruling should include a breakdown by weight of the steel and brass portions of the coupling. 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. 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 James Smyth at 646-733-3018. Sincerely, Robert B. Swierupski Director, National Commodity Specialist Division NY R03585 April 14, 2006 CLA-2-74:RR:NC:N1:113 R03585 CATEGORY: Classification TARIFF NO.: 7419.99.5050 Ms. Senta Schreiber BDG International, Inc. 840 Tollgate Road Elgin, IL 60123
  • 10. 10 RE: The tariff classification of couplings from Sweden Dear Ms. Schreiber: In your letter dated March 29, 2006, on behalf of Cejn Industrial, you requested a tariff classification ruling. The merchandise consists of various sizes of couplings used to connect hoses. Series 220/221 and 321 are made of nickel-plated brass. Series 141 and 225 are made of chrome-plated brass. Series 223 is non-plated brass. We assume that the couplings do not contain valves or shut-offs. The applicable subheading for all of the brass couplings will be 7419.99.5050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other articles of copper, other. The rate of duty will be 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 James Smyth at 646-733-3018. Sincerely, Robert B. Swierupski Director, National Commodity Specialist Division NY R03584 April 25, 2006 CLA-2-74:RR:NC:N1:113 R03584 CATEGORY: Classification TARIFF NO.: 7419.99.5050 Ms. Senta Schreiber BDG International, Inc. 840 Tollgate Road Elgin, IL 60123 RE: The tariff classification of couplings from Sweden Dear Ms. Schreiber: In your letter dated March 29, 2006, on behalf of Cejn Industrial, you requested a tariff classification ruling. The merchandise consists of various sizes of couplings used to connect hoses. Series 344, 347, and 441 are made of nickel-plated brass. We assume that the couplings do not contain valves or shut-offs. The applicable subheading for all of the brass couplings (item numbers 344, 347, and 441) will be 7419.99.5050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other articles of copper, other. The rate of duty will be free. Your inquiry does not provide enough information for us to give a classification ruling on coupling series 348 and 442, which are made of nickel-plated steel and brass. Your request for a classification ruling should include a breakdown by weight of the steel and brass portions of these couplings. 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. 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 James Smyth at 646-733-3018. Sincerely, Robert B. Swierupski Director, National Commodity Specialist Division NY R03583 April 25, 2006
  • 11. 11 CLA-2-74:RR:NC:N1:113 R03583 CATEGORY: Classification TARIFF NO.: 7419.99.5050 Ms. Senta Schreiber BDG International, Inc. 840 Tollgate Road Elgin, IL 60123 RE: The tariff classification of couplings from Sweden Dear Ms. Schreiber: In your letter dated March 29, 2006, on behalf of Cejn Industrial, you requested a tariff classification ruling. The merchandise consists of various sizes of couplings used to connect hoses. Series 324 is made of nickel-plated brass. We assume that the couplings do not contain valves or shut-offs. The applicable subheading for the brass coupling (item number 324) will be 7419.99.5050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other articles of copper, other. The rate of duty will be free. Your inquiry does not provide enough information for us to give a classification ruling on coupling series 171, 172, and 181, which are made of yellow pickled brass and aluminum. Your request for a classification ruling should include a breakdown by weight of the aluminum and brass portions of these couplings. 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. 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 James Smyth at 646-733-3018. Sincerely, Robert B. Swierupski Director, National Commodity Specialist Division NY R03580 April 28, 2006 CLA-2-74:RR:NC:N1:113 R03580 CATEGORY: Classification TARIFF NO.: 7419.99.5050 Ms. Senta Schreiber BDG International, Inc. 840 Tollgate Road Elgin, IL 60123 RE: The tariff classification of couplings from Sweden Dear Ms. Schreiber: In your letter dated March 29, 2006, on behalf of Cejn Industrial, you requested a tariff classification ruling. The merchandise consists of various sizes of couplings used to connect hoses. Series 141 is made of chrome-plated brass. We assume that the couplings do not contain valves or shut-offs. The applicable subheading for the brass couplings (item number 141) will be 7419.99.5050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other articles of copper, other. The rate of duty will be free. Your inquiry does not provide enough information for us to give a classification ruling on coupling series 220, 300, 303 and 310, which are made of nickel-plated steel and brass. Your request for a classification ruling should include a breakdown by weight of the steel and brass portions of these couplings. 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. 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).
  • 12. 12 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 James Smyth at 646-733-3018. Sincerely, Robert B. Swierupski Director, National Commodity Specialist Division