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Explanation: Pretty much a guess:
Gatter or Gattersaege is a framesaw, apparently used in this type of work. So perhaps the prices are for the large blocks arriving from the quarry, yet to be cut into smaller dimensions.
As I say, not very reliable, but a possibility.
6. If the importer claims that slabs require further cutting or sawing, both the outside measurement and the usable portion must be declared. An illustration of the necessary information can be found in the Appendix to this Memorandum.
7. The Canadian importer pays only for the usable portion because this portion is the only surface where the "quality" is guaranteed.
8. Consequently, if the "usable surface" obtained from the dimensions shown on the documents does not correspond to the surface obtained from the "outside measurement" (i.e. does not correspond to the total or overall surface), it would be reasonable to assume that a certain portion of the imported slab must be taken off before usage.
9. The slabs will then be classified either under tariff item 6802.21.00 for marble slabs, or tariff item 6802.23.00 for granite slabs.
10. If the outside measurement gives exactly the surface paid for by the importer, it is an indication that the slab at issue does not need to be further cut. Thus, the slab is not just "simply or crudely sawn", but is indeed sawn in such a way that no further work on the edges is necessary. These slabs are then classified under tariff item 6802.91.00 for marble slabs, or tariff item 6802.93.00 for granite slabs.
11. When only one measurement is given on the documents, Customs should conclude that this measurement applies to both inside and outside and that the slabs need no further cutting on the edges. The marble slabs will then be classified under tariff item 6802.91.00, and the granite slabs under tariff item 6802.93.00.
Klaus Dorn Local time: 23:36 Native speaker of: English, German PRO pts in pair: 1514