CLA-2-70:S:N:N6:351 810505

Mr. Kurt M. Moss
Hankyu International Transport (U.S.A.), Inc.
989 A.E.C. Drive
Wood Dale, IL 60191

RE: The tariff classification of a dipped glass cord from Japan.

Dear Mr. Moss:

In your letter dated May 11, 1995, on behalf of MBL (USA) Corporation, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You have submitted a sample of a dipped multifilament glass cord, item no. N-84/N-84A. It was previously ruled on under our control number NY 880358 dated December 3, 1992, and it was classified under a 1992 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) subheading that has been changed in the 1995 HTS. The sample has a final "Z" twist, and it is dipped or coated with the adhesive resorcinol formaldehyde latex (RFL) that gives the cord its color. Item no. N-84/N-84A is a cabled 33-ply cord measuring 1.1 mm in diameter. It was also identified as construction ECG- 150-3/11 (the eleven sets of filaments may vary between models) in a specification sheet submitted with ruling NY 880358. In your letter, you state that the glass yarn is made of electrically nonconductive continuous fiberglass filaments with each filament measuring 9 microns in diameter. The merchandise will be used in the United States to make power transmission belts. The coated glass yarn will now be classifiable under the provision for glass fibers (including glass wool) and articles thereof (for example, yarn, woven fabrics); ...; yarns; colored; fiberglass rubber reinforcing yarn, made from electrically nonconductive continuous fiberglass filaments 9 microns in diameter to 11 microns in diameter and impregnated with resorcinol formaldehyde latex treatment for adhesion to polymeric compounds, in subheading 7019.10.2400, HTS. The merchandise will be free of duty.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director
New York Seaport