CLA-2-38:RR:NC:2:239 H88661

Mr. James F. Morgan
PBB Global Logistics
883-D Airport Park Road
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

RE: The tariff classification and status under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), of Callaway 911 from Canada; Article 509.

Dear Mr. Morgan:

In your letter dated February 12, 2002, you requested a ruling on the status of Callaway 911 from Canada under the NAFTA. You state in your inquiry that this product is produced entirely of NAFTA originating materials and that it is an additive used in the manufacture of various paper products.

The applicable tariff provision will be 3809.92.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for finishing agents, dye carriers to accelerate the dyeing or fixing of dyestuffs and other products and preparations (for example, dressings and mordants), of a kind used in the textile, paper, leather or like industries, not elsewhere specified or included: other. The general rate of duty will be 6 percent ad valorem.

Callaway 911, being wholly obtained or produced entirely in the territory of Canada, will meet the requirements of HTSUSA General Note 12(b)(i), and will therefore be entitled to a free rate of duty under the NAFTA upon compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, and agreements.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Andrew Stone at 646-733-3032.


Robert B. Swierupski, Director
National Commodity Specialist Division