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NY 851607

May 22 1990

CLA-2-95:S:N:N3G:343 851607


TARIFF NO.: 9505.10.5000

Mr. Joshua Eckhaus
Attorney in Fact
Fritz Companies, Inc.
40 Exchange Place, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10005

RE: The tariff classification of Santa in Chimney, Mr. Santa, Mrs Claus, Red Girl and Angel from Taiwan.

Dear Mr. Eckhaus:

In your letter dated April 24, 1990, on behalf of Montgomery Ward Importing Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The descriptions and illustrations submitted with your request describe the five articles as animated, electrical figures. When plugged in, candles light up and the figures move. Santa in Chimney, #84550, is a stuffed 20 inch figure, dressed in a Santa suit and seated on a chimney beside a bag of gifts. He holds a candle in his right hand. Mr. Santa #85100, and Mrs. Claus #85130, are each 24 inches in height. Neither figure is stuffed. Mr. Santa, dressed in a Santa outfit, holds a candle in his right hand and a small bag with a wrist loop on his left wrist. The figure stands on a white circular base. Mrs. Claus wears a red and white Christmas costume and holds a candle in her right hand.

The Red Girl, #85140, is 24 inches in height and is not stuffed. She is wearing a red and white Christmas outfit and holds a candle in her right hand. The Angel, #86160, is 24 inches in height and holds a candle in her right hand. The figure is clothed in a white, gold trimmed angel costume, and carries a small bag attached to the left wrist with a loop.

The applicable subheading for the figures described above - #84550 Santa in Chimney, #85100 Mr. Santa, #85130 Mrs. Claus, #85140 Red Girl, #86160 Angel - will be 9505.10.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for articles for Christmas festivities and parts and accessories thereof: other: other. The rate of duty will be 5.8 percent ad valorem.

The illustrations will be returned as requested.

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 transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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