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NY 871484

March 3, 1992



TARIFF NO.: 9503.70.8000

Mr. Ed Baker
A.N. Deringer, Inc.
30 West Service Road
Champlain, New York 12919-9703

RE: The tariff classification of a toy bowling game from Canada

Dear Mr. Baker:

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 : February 11, 1992

ON BEHALF OF : Solution 22 International Inc.

MERCHANDISE : The "Bowling Game Set" is made of plastic and consists of 10 pins and two balls. The white pins stand
24 cm in height and have a slanted head with two green eyes. A green and black stripe is also painted around the neck of each pin. Two plastic hollow balls, intended to resemble real bowling balls, have a diameter of approximately 10 cm. The balls are black and have three indentations for pretend finger placement. The item will be packaged in a cardboard carrier. This bowling set is constructed in a manner indicating use as a toy. It lacks the need for skill and other competitive features which are associated with the game provision.

HTS PROVISION : Other toys put up in sets or outfits, and parts and accessories thereof: other: other

HTS SUBHEADING : 9503.70.8000

RATE OF DUTY : 6.8 percent ad valorem

DUTY CONCESSION : Goods classifiable under subheading 9503.70.8000, HTS, which have originated in the territory of
Canada, will be entitled to a 4 percent ad valorem rate of duty under the United States-Canada Free Trade
Agreement (FTA) upon compliance with all applicable regulations.

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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