Mr. C. Gerald Bader
Harris Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 5819
Portland, Oregon 97228-5819
RE: The tariff classification of engineering drawings and
similar documents, from Canada.
Dear Mr. Bader:
In your letter dated April 12, 1993, you requested a tariff
Your Company is considering the purchase of engineering
services from a company located in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. The
services would be performed by a person who is a resident in
Canada. The products of those services: drawings, equipment
specifications, construction specifications, and similar
documents, would be sent from Vancouver via some form of
commercial air package express or hand carried by personnel
traveling by auto, with entry into the U.S. at Blaine,
Washington or by aircraft from Vancouver International Airport.
The products of these services would be used for the purpose of
construction of a new industrial plant in the United States.
The applicable subheading for such documents which are
"originals drawn by hand; hand written texts; photographic
reproductions on sensitized paper, or carbon copies of the
foregoing", will be 4906.00.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of
the United States (HTS), which provides for these articles,
specifically. The rate of duty will be Free.
Documents of the kind considered here, which do not meet the
physical specifications of heading 4906, will in all likelihood
also be permitted entry free of duty under the terms of the
United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement, but the particular
subheadings which will apply to them cannot be determined
without examination of representative samples. The local
Customs officials whom you have previously consulted will be
able to assist you in this. Or, you may send such samples to
this office, for supplementary rulings.
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
Jean F. Maguire
New York Seaport