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NY 882416

February 11, 1993

CLA-2-48;S:49:N8:234 882416


TARIFF NO.: 4817.20.4000; 4911.91.2040

Mr. David M. Collins
Pointilliste Pierre
84 Weeks Drive
St. Eleanors, Prince Edward Island, Canada C1N 4C5

RE: The tariff classification of printed cards and "art prints" from Canada.

Dear Mr. Collins:

In your letter dated January 19, 1993, to the U.S. Customs office in Portland, Maine, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Samples were submitted, which will be retained for reference. They are three (3) printed correspondence cards, measuring, in folded condition, 7 inches by 5 inches, printed with lithographically reproduced pictures on one face, of signed works by Peter Hoffmeister, done in the style of drawing known as "pointillism". The back face of each card is printed with a picture of the artist, and two paragraphs in English and in French about the artist and the style of drawing. The interior faces are blank, to be used for greetings and/or correspondence.

Also received as samples are four (4) black-and-white reproductions of works by the same artist, suitable for framing, in sizes 13 1/2 inches by 10 inches and 14 inches by 12 inches.

The applicable subheading for the correspondence cards will be 4817.20.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for: Other (than certain enumerated) Letter cards, plain postcards and correspondence cards. The rate of duty will be 3.2 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the black-and-white reproductions, suitable for framing, will be 4911.91.2040, HTS, which provides for: Other (than certain enumerated) Lithographs on paper or paperboard: Not over 0.51 mm in thickness: Other than posters. The rate of duty will be 13.2 cents per kilo.

Goods classifiable under subheading 4911.91.2040, and 4817.20.4000, HTS, which have originated in the territory of Canada, will be Free of duty under the terms of the United States-Canada Free-Trade Agreement, upon compliance with 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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