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NY 884086

March 30, 1993

CLA-2-96:S:N:N3:113 884086


TARIFF NO.: 9608.40.8000

Ms. Barbara Willey
Applause, Inc.
6101 Variel Avenue
P.O. Box 4183
Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4183

RE: The tariff classification of a pencil from Taiwan

Dear Ms. Willey:

In your letter dated March 18, 1993, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise is a clutch pencil decorated with flowers.

The applicable subheading for the pencil will be 9608.40.8000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for propelling or sliding pencils. The rate of duty will be 3.4 percent ad valorem.

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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