Mr. Fernando Saenz Jr.
Saenz Global Logistics Inc.
5517 McPherson Rd., Ste. 17
Laredo, TX 78041

RE: RE: The tariff classification of Autostem™ and Booster Cartridges from South Africa. Correction to Ruling Number N260520

Dear Mr. Saenz:

This replaces Ruling Number N260520, dated January 02, 2015, which contained a clerical error. There was a typographical error in the ruling. A complete corrected ruling follows.

In your letter dated January 02, 2015, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Non-Detonating Solutions (Pty) Ltd.

The subject merchandise consists of a polymer cartridge (Autostem™) and Booster cartridge, both from South Africa. The Autostem™ cartridges consist of a polymer cartridge, with lengths varying from 84mm to 420mm. The Autostem™ cartridges contain between 20 grams to 100 grams of a granular mix content. The booster cartridge is only produced in 60g and 100g formats. The cartridges contain an electrical igniter. The granular mix is designed to deflagrate on initiation. The granular mix consists of a mix of smokeless powder and ammonium nitrate (ANA). The cartridges will be used to break rock and concrete in the construction, demolition and related industries.

The applicable subheading for the Autostem™ and Booster Cartridges will be 3602.00.0030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides which provides for dynamite and other high explosives, put up in cartridges, sticks or other forms, suitable for blasting. The rate of duty is free.

Additional requirements may be imposed on this product by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). You may contact the ATF at:

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Explosives Industry Branch 650 Massachusetts Avenue N.W., Room 5000 Washington, D.C. 20226

Telephone number 202-927-2310 or 202-927-8163


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Explosives Licensing Center 2600 Century Parkway N.E., Suite 400 Atlanta, Georgia 30345 Telephone number: 404-417-2750

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at

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 Paul Hodgkiss at (646) 733-3046 or via email at


Gwenn Klein Kirschner
National Commodity Specialist Division