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NY 859932

February 11, 1991



TARIFF NO.: 9505.90.6000

Mr. Bernard D. Liberati
Morris Friedman & Co.
320 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA. 19106-3883

RE: The tariff classification of a pumpkin lantern from Taiwan

Dear Mr. Liberati:

This classification decision under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) is being issued in accordance with the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

DATE OF INQUIRY : January 22, 1991

ON BEHALF OF : Liss Brothers, Inc.

MERCHANDISE : The sample submitted, item number 80066, is referred to as the "Pumpkin Family Lantern". The lantern is made entirely of ceramic. The piece resembles three orange pumpkins, two positioned side by side and one, slightly tilted, on top of them. Each has a green colored stem and is hollow inside. The eyes and mouths are open to be illuminated by a small candle from within. The candle is not included in the package.

HTS PROVISION : Festive, carnival or other entertainment articles: other: other

HTS SUBHEADING : 9505.90.6000

RATE OF DUTY : 3.1 percent ad valorem

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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