July 5, 2011
TARIFF NO.: 8207.90.6000
Ms. Jennie Crossley
Allstar Marketing Group, LLC
2 Skyline Drive
Hawthorne, NY 10532
RE: The tariff classification of a Half Time Drill Driver Set from China
Dear Ms. Crossley:
In your letter dated May 24, 2011 you requested a tariff classification ruling.
The imported Half Time Drill Driver Set is marketed as a new way to drill, flip, and drive in only
five seconds. The Half Time Drill Driver Set includes the following items: one Half Time Drill
Driver tool holder, 8 Phillips bits (PH0, PH1, PH2, PH3 – 2 of each), 8 slotted bits (1/8”, 5/32”,
3/16”, 1/4” – 2 of each) , 2 countersink drill bits - #6 (3/32”) and #10 (1/8”), 1 Allen wrench, an
instruction sheet and a fitted storage case bearing the logo “HALFTIME™ DRILL DRIVER” .
Logo includes a stylized depiction of drill bits. All the items come packaged in a cardboard retail
box. Drill bits are not designed for drilling metal or masonry. Material of composition is said to
be as follows: (1) driver bits/#6150 CRV, (2) drill bits/carbon steel #45 and HSS, (3) hex
key/#45 carton steel and (4) aluminum alloy for tool holder.
The user inserts the hex shaft of the tool holder into the chuck of a corded or cordless drill (not
included in the set). The chuck is then tightened in order to secure the tool holder. The tool
holder features a swivel head for easy switching between bits. The user is able to select any
combination of two different size bits, e.g., after inserting a drill bit in one end of the holder, the
user simply flips the swivel head and inserts a driving bit in the other end. The thumb nut on the
swivel head locks and secures the bits in place. The collar on the swivel head slides down
toward the drill to allow the swivel head to be moved. Sliding the collar away from the drill
tightens the swivel head in order to prevent it from moving when tools are in use.
As per a conversation with a member of my staff and your email dated June 30, 2011, the sample
is being returned to your office.
The applicable subheading for the Half Time Drill Driver Set will be 8207.90.6000, Harmonized
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Interchangeable tools for hand
tools, whether or not power operated, or for machine-tools (for example, for pressing, stamping,
punching, tapping, threading, drilling, boring, broaching, milling, turning or screwdriving),
including dies for drawing or extruding metal, and rock drilling or earth boring tools; base metal
parts thereof: Other interchangeable tools, and parts thereof: Other: Other: Not suitable for cutting
metal, and parts thereof: For handtools, and parts thereof. The rate of duty will be 4.3 percent ad
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
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 Patricia O’Donnell at (646) 733-3011.
Robert B. Swierupski
National Commodity Specialist Division