Mr. Vincent Vaiano
147-27 175th Street
Jamaica, NY 11434
RE: The tariff classification of a coffee grinder and a coffee maker from
Dear Mr. Vaiano:
In your letter dated June 3, 1998, on behalf of DeLonghi America, Inc., you
requested a tariff classification ruling.
The merchandise is a gift pack consisting of an electric coffee grinder, an
espresso/cappuccino coffee maker and a frothing pitcher. The coffee grinder is
the Model DCG2B, made of plastic and featuring a stainless steel grinding blade.
The coffee maker is the Model BCO60 Caffé Capri Espresso/Cappuccino Coffee Bar.
The frothing pitcher is the Model SP10 Frothing Pitcher, made of stainless
steel, and used to froth milk for cappuccino. In the opinion of this office, the
gift pack does not constitute a set for tariff purposes.
The applicable subheading for the electric coffee grinder will be
8509.40.0040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which
provides for electromechanical domestic appliances, with self-contained electric
motor, food grinders, processors and mixers, food grinders and processors. The
rate of duty will be 4.2 percent ad valorem.
The applicable subheading for the
espresso/cappuccino coffee maker will be
8516.71.0060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of
the United States (HTS), which provides for
other electrothermic appliances of a kind
used for domestic purposes, other
electrothermic appliances, coffee or tea
makers, coffee makers, other. The rate of
duty will be 4 percent ad valorem.
The applicable subheading for the frothing pitcher will be 7323.93.0060,
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for table,
kitchen or other household articles, of iron or steel, other, of stainless
steel, cooking and kitchen ware, other, kitchen ware. The rate of duty will be
2.3 percent ad valorem.
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 James Smyth at 212-466-2084.
Robert B. Swierupski