Ms. Susan R. McCabe
The Hipage Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 3158
Norfolk, VA 23514
RE: The tariff classification of Blank Pointed Cannulas from Japan
Dear Ms. McCabe:
In your letter dated June 16, 1995, you requested a tariff
classification ruling on behalf of Arrow International, Inc.,
The articles to be imported are blank pointed cannulas of various sizes
that will be finished into hypodermic needles used to introduce catheters.
The applicable subheading for the blank pointed cannulas will be
9018.32.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which
provides for tubular metal needles and needles for sutures and parts and
accessories thereof. The rate of duty will be 5.1 percent.
This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the
Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).
A copy of 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