Ms. Judy Cambell
W.Y. Moberly, Inc.
Sweetgrass, Montana 59484
RE: The tariff classification of gas monitoring units from Canada.
Dear Ms. Cambell:
In your letter dated June 22, 1993 on behalf of B&W
Technologies Ltd. of Calgary, Alberta, Canada you requested a
tariff classification ruling.
The gas monitoring units include the Shack Rat, Rig Rat and Sea Rat. All
of these models are comprised of gas specific electrochemical sensor(s) to
measure the parts per million (ppm) of a gas and electronics to determine
when the gas goes beyond a predetermined range. They are used to alert people
to a potentially dangerous situation by either sounding an alarm or flashing
a light in addition to displaying the gas ppm level.
The Shack Rat is an intrinsically safe, compact, self-contained gas
monitoring system. The Rig Rat is a wireless, multipoint monitoring system.
Its detector acts as a controller and can be equipped with one or two
sensors. It is linked by radio to a central controller up to 4 miles away.
The Sea Rat is identical to the Rig Rat except for its stainless steel
enclosure to prevent rusting.
The applicable subheading for the Shack Rat, Rig Rat and Sea Rat will be
9027.10.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which
provides for gas or smoke analysis apparatus: electrical. The duty rate will
be 4.9 percent.
Goods classifiable under subheading 9027.10.2000, HTS, which have
originated in the territory of Canada, will be entitled to a free rate of
duty under the United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA) upon
compliance with all applicable regulations.
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
New York Seaport