Mr. Diego R. Colon Mejias
Bayamon Concrete Industries Inc.
Carr. No. 2KM. 20.5 BO
Candelaria, Toa Baja, PR 00949
RE: The tariff classification of expanded clay from Venezuela.
Dear Mr. Colon Mejias:
This is in response to your request for a tariff
classification ruling, dated July 21, 1993.
You have submitted a sample of your product ("Light Weight
Aggregate") which you state is an expanded clay. The Customs laboratory has analyzed
your sample and has confirmed the that the sample is calcined/expanded clay.
The provision applicable to the sample will be subheading 6806.20.00,
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for
Slag wool ,... exfoliated vermiculite, expanded clays, foamed slag and
similar expanded mineral materials;... expanded clays. The rate of duty will
be 4.9 percent ad valorem.
Articles classifiable under subheading 6806.20.00 HTS, which are
products of Venezuela are entitled to duty free treatment under the
Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) upon compliance with all applicable
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