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NY 885460

May 14, 1993



TARIFF NO.: 9503.70.8000

Ms. Rosalie Landen
The Hipage Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 35026
Greensboro, N.C. 27425

RE: The tariff classification of plastic toy sets from China

Dear Ms. Landen:

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 : April 20, 1993

ON BEHALF OF : U.S. Worldwide, Inc.

MERCHANDISE : The merchandise consists of the following:
Item #CD-9604, "Upper Case Alphabet
Bears", item #CD-9605, "Lower Case
Alphabet Bears" item #CD-9606,
"Number Bears" and item #CD- 9607,
"Bears". The articles include between
50 to 52 plastic molded bear shapes packaged in plastic containers. Each shape measures under 2 inches in height and is nondescript in appearance. Letters of the alphabet are printed on the bear shapes in two of the containers.
Another set is printed with the numbers 0-9 and one is simply plain. The sets are designed for children ages 3 and up. All the bears are brightly colored and are intended to aid a child in developing various basic skills.

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

OTHER : The samples will be returned as requested.

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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