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NY 857929

NOV 15 1990

CLA-2-48:S:N1:234 857929


TARIFF NO.: 4817.20.4000; 4909.00.4020; 4911.91.3000

Mr. Donald J. Siegel
Tanglin Post Office Box 0132
Singapore 9124

RE: The tariff classification of "note cards" and "matted prints" from Singapore.

Dear Mr. Siegel:

In your letter dated October 16, 1990, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Three samples were submitted and will be retained for reference.

The first item, designated a "watercolor note card," is a single-fold card with a blank interior and a printed, color reproduction of original artwork on its face. It is packed, together with an envelope, in a cellophane pouch.

The applicable subheading for the "watercolor note card" will be 4817.20.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for correspondence cards of paper or paperboard. The rate of duty will be 3.2%.

The second item, a "watercolor note card with die cut," is similar to the first, except that its cover incorporates a design-integrated die-cut flap, underneath of which is an accordion-fold, pull-out section printed with a message ("Greetings from Singapore") and several miniature pictures. This card is also packed with an envelope in a cellophane pouch.

The applicable subheading for the "watercolor note card with die cut" will be 4909.00.4020, HTS, which provides for printed greeting cards. The rate of duty will be 4.9%.

The third item, a "matted print," is a 12 x 18 cm sheet of paper bearing a lithographically printed reproduction of a work of art (watercolor picture). It is mounted in a paperboard frame having a thickness of about 2.65 mm.

The applicable subheading for the "matted print" will be 4911.91.3000, HTS, which provides for certain printed pictorial lithographs on paper or paperboard: over 0.51 mm in thickness. The rate of duty will be free.

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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