Import Administration
Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan (A-583-816)

Scope Description:

The products subject to this order are certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings, whether finished or unfinished, under 14 inches inside diameter.
Certain welded stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings (pipe fittings) are used to connect pipe sections in piping systems where conditions require welded connections. The subject merchandise is used where one or more of the following conditions is a factor in designing the piping system: (1) Corrosion of the piping system will occur if material other than stainless steel is used; (2) contamination of the material in the system by the system itself must be prevented; (3) high temperatures are present; (4) extreme low temperatures are present; (5) high pressures are contained within the system.
Pipe fittings come in a variety of shapes, with the following five shapes the most basic: "elbows", "tees", "reducers", "stub ends", and "caps". The edges of finished pipe fittings are beveled. Threaded, grooved, and bolted fittings are excluded from these investigations. The pipe fittings subject to these investigations are classifiable under subheading 7307.23.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).
Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this order is dispositive.

Source: 58 FR 33250 (June 16, 1993)
Note that HTSUS numbers are subject to change.

For references to U.S. Dept. of Commerce scope rulings, see the following CBP messages:
#5250111 (09/07/1995)
#8208113 (07/27/1998)
#2011201 (01/11/2002)
#2011205 (01/11/2002)
#5035211 (02/04/2005)