Mr. J. F. Thorne
Van Leer Containers, Inc.
4300 West 130th Street
Chicago, IL 60658
RE: The tariff classification of Concertainer from the United Kingdom
Dear Mr. Thorne:
In your letter dated February 11, 1992, you requested a tariff
The merchandise is an intermediate bulk container called a Concertainer.
It consists of a rigid steel pallet with a collapsible steel framework that
supports and holds a permanently mounted, PVC coated, woven polyester support
bag. Inner, liquid-tight, plastic liners are separately imported. The
Concertainer will be used to package and transport non-hazardous liquid
The applicable subheading for the Concertainer will be 8609.00.0000,
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for
containers (including containers for the transport of fluids) specially
designed and equipped for carriage by one or more means of transport. The
rate of duty will be free.
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