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NY 885869

June 2, 1993

CLA-2-33:S:N:N7:240 885869


TARIFF NO.: 3304.10.0000; 3304.20.0000; 3304.30.0000; 3304.99.0000; 3926.90.9590; 5601.21.0090; 6805.20.0000; 9603.30.2000/9603.30.4000/ 9603.30.6000;
9615.11.1000/9615.11.3000; 9616.20.0000

Ms. Maureen Shoule
J.W. Hampton, Jr. & Co. Inc.
15 Park Row
New York, N.Y. 10038

RE: The tariff classification of Play'n Pretty Dial-A-Style Make- Up Item #
20320 from Hong Kong

Dear Ms. Shoule:

In your letter dated May 5, 1993, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your client F.W. Woolworth Co.

A sample of Play'n Pretty Dial-A-Style Make-Up Item # 20320 was submitted with your inquiry and is being returned as requested. The item consists of a circular plastic disk comprised of seven pie shaped wedges. Each wedge contains various shades of lip gloss, eye shadow and blush. The disk has a pull out drawer consisting of a foam applicator, a blush brush and a mirror. The top of the disk has a dial which turns to obtain the proper color of eye shadow, blush or lip gloss desired. Item # 20320 also includes one bottle of nail polish, an emery board, a comb, a mirror and four cotton swabs.

Item # 20320 is not considered a set and each item will be separately classified as follows:


Lip Gloss 3304.10.0000 4.9% ad valorem

Eye Shadow 3304.20.0000 4.9% ad valorem

Nail Polish 3304.30.0000 4.9% ad valorem

Blush 3304.99.0000 4.9% ad valorem

Mirror 3926.90.9590 5.3% ad valorem

Cotton Swab 5601.21.0090 7.2% ad valorem
(Category 369)

Emery Board 6805.20.0000 2.5% ad valorem

Cosmetic Brush (if valued not over 5 cents each) 9603.30.2000 5.1% ad valorem

(if valued over 5 cents each but not over 10 cents each)
9603.30.4000 0.3 cents each

(if valued over 10 cents each)
9603.30.6000 3.1% ad valorem

Comb (if valued not over $4.50 per gross) 9615.11.1000 14.4 cents per gross plus
2% ad valorem

(if valued over $4.50 per gross)
9615.11.3000 28.8 cents per gross plus
4.6% ad valorem

Foam Applicator 9616.20.0000 8.5% ad valorem

Cotton swabs fall within textile category designation 369. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Hong Kong are subject to a visa requirement.

The designated textile category may be subdivided into parts. If so, visa and quota requirements applicable to the subject merchandise may be affected. Since part categories are the result of international bilateral agreements which are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes, to obtain the most current information available, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the Status Report on Current Import Quotas (Restraint Levels), an internal issuance of the U.S. Customs Service, which is available for inspection at your local Customs office.

Cosmetics are subject to the regulations and requirements of the Food and Drug Administrations (FDA). Questions regarding FDA requirements may be addressed to the Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. The telephone number is (301) 443-3370.

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 already been filed, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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