September 11, 1992
TARIFF NO.: 9018.90.7060
Ms. Terry Coker
Fritz Companies, Inc.
P.O. Box 45406 AMF
Atlanta, GA 30349
RE: The tariff classification of a Vascular Compression Machine
from the United Kingdom.
Dear Ms. Coker:
In your letter dated August 20, 1992 you requested a tariff
classification ruling on behalf of Kendall Healthcare Products
Co., Mansfield, Massachusetts.
The Vascular Compression Machine consists of an electrically
operated impulse generator, a mains lead, tubing, foot pads,
retaining slipper and carrying case. This apparatus is used in
the treatment and prevention of vascular diseases. It operates
on the principle that by putting pressure on the deep veins in
the sole of the foot blood can be forced up the leg back to the
heart. This is accomplished by applying an inflatable pad
against the bottom of the foot and using the impulse generator to
inflate and deflate at regular intervals.
The applicable subheading for the complete vascular
compression system will be 9018.90.7060, Harmonized Tariff
Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for electro-
medical instruments and appliances and parts and accessories
thereof... other. The duty rate will be 4.2 percent.
Your inquiry does not provide enough information for us to
give a classification ruling on the foot pads, the retaining
slipper and the air supply tubing when imported separately. Your
request for a classification ruling should include samples and a
statement on material composition.
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 attention of the Customs officer handling the
Jean F. Maguire
New York Seaport