Ms. Kathryn A. Hewitt
Chase, Leavitt (Customhouse Brokers), Inc.
440 McClellan Highway
P.O. Box 457
East Boston, MA 02128
RE: The tariff classification of polyethylene terephthalate
(PET) tape from England.
Dear Ms. Hewitt:
In your letter dated January 10, 1991, on behalf of GTS
Flexible Materials, Inc., you requested a tariff classification
A rectangular sample of the PET tape was included with your
letter. The sample is approximately 12 inches in length and 8
1/2 inches in width. The tape is used for the insulation of
wires, cables and circuitry. The tape has a polyester adhesive,
but it is not pressure sensitive. Rather, heat and pressure is
required for the tape to adhere to the wire or cable.
The applicable subheading for the PET tape will be
3920.62.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
(HTS), which provides for other plates, sheets, film, foil and
strip, of plastics, noncellular and not reinforced, laminated,
supported or similarly combined with other materials, of
polyethylene terephthalate. The rate of duty will be 4.2 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