Ms. Leigh A. Glazer
Carr Consulting Group
P.O. Box 398
Farmington, MI 48335
RE: The tariff classification of filter media from Germany.
Dear Ms. Glazer:
In your letter dated September 18, 1995 on behalf of Farr
Company of El Segundo, California you requested a tariff
You have provided a sample of Blucher Nanosorb filter media,
a reticulated polyurethane foam containing 0.5 mm diameter
spherical activated carbon bonded to the foam throughout its
volume. The carbon spheres account for 75% of the item's total
weight. The remaining 25% is the reticulated foam. Farr will
purchase the Nanosorb filter media in one size only, 11 1/8" x 21
7/8" x 20 mm thick and in only one porosity, 20 PPI. After
importation, Farr will assemble a metal frame around the outside
of the material. No further work will be performed on the media.
After the framing operation, the filters will be installed in air
filtering machines used to abate gas phase pollutants in
The applicable subheading for the Blucher Nanosorb filter
media will be 8421.99.0080, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the
United States (HTS), which provides for parts of filtering or
purifying machinery and apparatus, for liquids or gases. The
rate of duty will be 3.1 percent.
This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section
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 Robert
Losche at 212-466-5670.
Roger J. Silvestri