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NY 881713

February 5, 1993

CLA-2-69:S:N:N3:227 881713


TARIFF NO.: 6913.90.5000

Mr. David A. Eisen
Siegel, Mandell & Davidson, P.C.
One Astor Plaza
1515 Broadway 43rd Floor
New York, NY 10036

RE: The tariff classification of an ornamental ceramic stein from Brazil and Taiwan.

Dear Mr. Eisen:

In your letter dated January 13, 1993, on behalf of your client, Avon Products, Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling. Sample is being returned as requested.

The sample submitted is a decorative ceramic stein, known as the "Wild West Stein" (item number PP 105086), which measures approximately 9 inches in height by 5 inches in width at its widest point. The article's exterior surface is decorated in high relief with finely detailed and sculptured representations of scenes and figures from the "Wild West". Its lid, which measures about 3 1/4 inches in diameter, is constructed of pewter with a ceramic insert depicting an Indian chief in the sitting position, while the inner portion of the lid incorporates a raised representation of a bull surrounded by the wording "Wild West". It is also noted that the handle of the stein is decorated in high relief to represent the feathers of an Indian's headdress.

It is stated that this article is one of a series of Avon Collectible Steins which are specifically designed as ornamental articles for display purposes. Further, this merchandise will be marketed, sold and promoted as a collectible item in the Avon gift catalogue.

The applicable subheading for the "Wild West Stein" will be 6913.90.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other ornamental ceramic articles, other than of porcelain or china. The rate of duty will be 7 percent ad valorem.

Articles classifiable under subheading 6913.90.5000, HTS, which are products of Brazil, 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

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