NY 859809 JAN 31, 1991 CLA-2-90:S:N:N1:104 859809

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NY 859809



JAN 31, 1991



CLA
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2
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90:S:N:N1:104 859809


CATEGORY: Classification


TARIFF NO.: 9024.80.0000


Ms. Heidi K. Rollins

The A.W. Fenton Company Inc
.

1100 Rarig Avenue

Columbus, Ohio 43219
-
2312


RE: The tariff classification of a concrete compression strength

instrument from Italy.


Dear Ms. Rollins:



In your letter dated January 15, 1991 on behalf of Gilson

Company of Worthington, Ohio you requ
ested a tariff

classification ruling.




The "Speedymet" is a portable instrument used to measure

concrete compression strength 14 hours after pouring. The figure

determined represents the "potential strength" which the concrete

mix will r
each in 28 days. Wet cement samples are placed in two

stainless steel cubes which are inserted in the unit's maturing

chamber where a rapid maturing process by steam begins. At the

conclusion of this process, the samples are extracted and

inserted in the u
nit's small hydraulic press which crushes the

concrete. An electrical transducer measures the force required to

crack the sample. The signal from the transducer is processed by

the computer and the results are printed out. The computer and

printer are hous
ed in the same 8" x 18" x 18" instrument with the

maturing chamber and the press.



The applicable subheading for the "Speedymet" will be

9024.80.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States

(HTS), which provides for machines and appliances f
or testing the

hardness, strength, compressibility, elasticity or other

mechanical properties of materials other than metals. The rate

of duty will be 4.8 percent ad valorem.



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 attenti
on of the Customs officer handling the

transaction.





Sincerely,







Jean F. Maguire


Area Director



New York Seaport