H.R. 3952 (104th): To clarify that certain components of certain scientific instruments and apparatus shall be provided duty-free treatment.

104th Congress, 1995–1996. Text as of Aug 02, 1996 (Introduced).

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HR 3952 IH

104th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3952

To clarify that certain components of certain scientific instruments and apparatus shall be provided duty-free treatment.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 2, 1996

Mr. WALKER (for himself, Mr. BROWN of California, Mr. SENSENBRENNER, Mr. BOEHLERT, Mrs. MORELLA, Mr. WELDON of Pennsylvania, Mr. ROHRABACHER, Mr. SCHIFF, Mr. BARTON of Texas, Mr. CALVERT, Mr. BAKER of California, Mr. BARTLETT of Maryland, Mr. EHLERS, Mr. STOCKMAN, Mr. GUTKNECHT, Mr. LARGENT, Mrs. SEASTRAND, Mr. CRAMER, Ms. LOFGREN, Mr. MCHALE, and Mr. GORDON) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means


A BILL

To clarify that certain components of certain scientific instruments and apparatus shall be provided duty-free treatment.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. DUTY FREE TREATMENT FOR CERTAIN COMPONENTS OF SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS AND APPARTUS.

    U.S. Note 6 of subchapter X of chapter 98 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States is amended in subdivision (a) be adding at the end the following new sentence: ‘The term ‘instruments and apparatus’ under subheading 9810.00.60 includes separable components of an instrument or apparatus listed in this subdivision that are imported for assembly in the United States in such instrument or apparatus in a case in which the instrument or apparatus, due to its size and complexity, cannot be imported in its assembled state.’.

SEC. 2. MODIFICATIONS OF REGULATIONS.

    The Secretary of the Treasury shall make such modifications to regulations as are necessary to carry out section 1.