CLA-2-84:S:N:N1:103 850824

Mr. Richard Thau
Brother International Corp.
200 Cottontail Lane
Somerset, N.J. 08875-6714

RE: The tariff classification of tagging machines from Japan

Dear Mr. Thau:

This classification decision under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) is being issued in accordance with the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).


DESCRIPTION OF MERCHANDISE : Multiple Automatic Tagger (MAT), a machine which utilizes air pressure to attach tags to garments by means of slender plastic hooks

HTS PROVISION : Other machines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere....

HTS SUBHEADING : 8479.89.9090

RATE OF DUTY : 3.7 percent ad valorem

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