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NY 866088

Sep 13, 1991

CLA-2-44:S:N:N1:230 866088


TARIFF NO.: 4419.00.4000; 4419.00.8000

Mr. Garrett L. M. Pettingell
Russia Direct
P. O. Box 990
Valley Forge, PA 19482

RE: The tariff classification of lacquered wooden utensils from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics

Dear Mr. Pettingell:

In your letter dated July 1, 1991, which was received in our office on August 15, 1991, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The ruling was requested on Russian Khokhlama Lacquered Woodenware. Photographs of the articles were submitted. They consist of a tray, four cups, four saucers, four spoons, and two covered bowls. The utensils are handcrafted from the wood of the linden tree and are handpainted and lacquered. The decorated utensils are capable of and designed to hold and serve food and beverages.

The applicable subheading for the spoons will be 4419.00.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for tableware and kitchenware, of wood: forks and spoons. The rate of duty will be 33-1/3 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the cups, saucers, tray, and covered bowls will be 4419.00.8000, HTS, which provides for other tableware and kitchenware, of wood. The rate of duty will be 33-1/3 percent ad valorem.

Importations of these products may be subject to import regulations administered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (F.D.A.). Information regarding applicable regulations administered by the F.D.A. may be addressed to that agency at the following location:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Division of Regulatory Guidance
HFF 314, 200 C Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20204

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

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