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NY 870294

February 5, 1992

CLA-2-39:S:N:N3G:343 870294


TARIFF NO.: 3924.10.5000

Mr. John Lampl
Jasman, Inc.
1300 Morse Avenue
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007

RE: The tariff classification of plastic beverage straws from Taiwan.

Dear Mr. Lampl:

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 : December 30, 1991

MERCHANDISE : The samples, which accompanied your letter, are plastic, color changing, drinking straws. The straws are approximately 9 1/2 inches long.
Contact with liquid causes the color change. As the straw dries, the original color is restored.

HTS PROVISION : tableware, kitchenware, other household articles...of plastics: Other.

HTS SUBHEADING : 3924.10.5000

RATE OF DUTY : 3.4 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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