CBP published notice of, or proposal for, the revocation or modification of several Classification Rulings, including the following:

  • HQ W967842 (July 22, 2009) and HQ W967843 (July 22, 2009) revoke NY 899900 (July 20, 1994), NY G86629 (Jan. 29, 2001), and NY G84697 (Dec. 12, 2000) on the tariff classification of auto-samplers which are attached to other machines that perform an analysis of samples. HQ W967842 and HQ W967843 determined that the auto-samplers at issue were properly classified in HTSUS subheading 8479.89.9897 as “[m]achines and mechanical appliances having individual functions, not specified or included elsewhere in this chapter; parts thereof: Other machines and mechanical appliances: Other: Other: Other,” rather than within HTSUS subheading 9027.90.54 as parts and accessories of instruments and apparatus for physical or chemical analysis in HTSUS subheading 9027.20, 9027.30, 9027.40, 9027.50 or 9027.80. Substantially identical merchandise entered on or after October 13, 2009 will be classified according to the analysis set forth in HQ W967842 and HQ W967843.
  • Proposed HQ H027186 is intended to modify NY N026040 (April 17, 2008) with respect to the tariff classification of a Self-Adhesive Prong Fastener. HQ H027186 determined that the Self-Adhesive Prong Fastener at issue was properly classified within HTSUS subheading 8305.10.00 as “[f]ittings for looseleaf binders or files,” rather than “[f]ittings for looseleaf binders or files, letter clips, letter corners, paper clips, indexing tags and similar office articles, and parts thereof, of base metal— ...Other, including parts: Other” within HTSUS subheading 8305.90.60. CBP will take no action until it considers written comments received on or before September 19, 2009.
  • HQ H034672 (Aug. 3, 2009) modifies NY J83633 (June 12, 2003) on the tariff classification of Diethyl-4- Toluenesulfonyloxmethyl Phosphate (C.A.S. 31618–90–3), holding that, pursuant to Note 3 to Chapter 29 of the HTSUS, the aromatic chemical compound used as a pharmaceutical intermediate was properly classified as an other organoinorganic compound within HTSUS heading 2931, rather than as an organo-sulfur compound within HTSUS heading 2930. Substantially identical merchandise entered on or after October 19, 2009 will be classified according to the analysis set forth in HQ H034672.
  • Proposed HQ H055635 and H055636 are intended to revoke NY I87349 (Oct. 29, 2002) and NY G88540 (April 12, 2001) pertaining to the tariff classification of pellicles. HQ H055635 and H055636 determined that the pellicles were properly classified within HTSUS subheading 8486.90.00, which provides for “[m]achines and apparatus of a kind used solely or principally for the manufacture of semiconductor boules or wafers, semiconductor devices, electronic integrated circuits or flat panel displays;...parts and accessories: Parts and accessories,” rather than “[o]ptical elements, of any material, mounted, being parts of or fittings for instruments or apparatus, other than such elements of glass not optically worked” within HTSUS heading 9002. CBP will take no action until it considers written comments received on or before September 28, 2009.