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NY 862842

May 14,1991

CLA-2-96:S:N:N3G:344 862842


TARIFF NO.: 9601.90.60; 7117.90.50; 9606.29.60

Mr. Hector Munoz-Ramirez
Talyo Enterprises
5232 Dickens Drive
Richmond Heights, Ohio 44143

RE: The tariff classification of buckles, earrings, brooches and buttons from Colombia.

Dear Mr. Munoz-Ramirez:

In your letter dated April 22, 1991, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You have submitted descriptive literature with your request. The articles at issue are buckles and buttons made of processed horn from cattle, and earrings and brooches made of (1) ceramic and bronze, (2) processed horn and bronze, and (3) coconut shell and bronze.

The applicable subheading for the buckles made of processed horn will be 9601.90.60, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for worked ivory, bone, tortoise- shell, horn, antlers, coral, mother-of-pearl and other animal carving material, and articles of these materials (including articles obtained by molding): other: of bone, horn, hoof, whalebone, quill or any combination thereof. The duty rate will be Free.

The applicable subheading for the earrings and brooches made of ceramic and bronze, processed horn and bronze and coconut shell and bronze will be 7117.90.50, HTS, which provides for imitation jewelry: other: other: valued over 20 cents per dozen pieces or parts. The rate of duty will be 11% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the buttons made of processed horn will be 9606.29.60, HTS, which provides for buttons, press- fasteners, snap-fasteners and press-studs, button molds and other parts of these articles; other: other. The rate of duty will be 5.7% ad valorem.
Articles classifiable under subheading 7117.90.50 and 9606.29.60, HTS, which are products of Colombia, are entitled to duty free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) upon compliance with all applicable regulations.

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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