CLA-2-85 90:S:N:N1:112 887089
Ms. Judy Campbell
W.Y. Moberly, Inc.
U.S. Customs Broker
Sweetgrass, Montana 59484
RE: The tariff classification of gas monitoring units from Canada.
Dear Ms. Campbell:
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
DATE OF INQUIRY : May 31,1993
ON BEHALF OF : B&W Technologies Ltd.
MERCHANDISE : The self-contained gas monitoring units
include the Oxyclip, Toxyclip, Pack
Rat, Alarm Rat, and Plant Rat. They
are all comprised of a sensor
(to measure the parts per million of
a gas) and electronics (to determine
when the gas goes beyond the
designated range. They are used to alert
people to a potentially dangerous situation by
either sounding an alarm or flashing a light.
The Oxyclip and the Toxyclip do not
have the ability to give visual
readouts of the gas measurements. The
Pack Rat, Alarm Rat, and Plant Rat, have the
ability to display visual readouts of the gas
level measurements, in addition to the
audible alarm tone and the flashing
HTS PROVISION : Electric sound or visual signalling
apparatus: Burglar or fire alarms
and similar apparatus... Other:
Other... for the Oxyclip and Toxyclip.
HTS SUBHEADING : 8531.10.0045
RATE OF DUTY : 2.7 percent ad valorem
HTS PROVISION : Gas or smoke analysis apparatus:
Electrical... for the Pack Rat, Alarm
Rat, and Plant Rat.
HTS SUBHEADING : 9027.10.2000
RATE OF DUTY : 4.9 percent ad valorem
DUTY CONCESSION : Goods classifiable under subheadings
8531.10.0045 and 9027.10.2000, HTS,
which have originated in the
territory of Canada, will be entitled to a
free rate of duty under the United States-Canada
Free Trade Agreement (FTA) upon compliance
with all applicable regulations.
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