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NY 889360

September 9, 1993



TARIFF NO.: 9502.10.8000

Ms. Rosalie Althoff
Midwest Importers of
Cannon Falls, Inc.
P.O. Box 20
Highway 52 South
Cannon Falls, MN 55009-0020

RE: The tariff classification of a doll made of seagrass and wood from the Philippines

Dear Ms. Althoff:

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 : August 12, 1993

MERCHANDISE : The figure, item number 3370-4, is a representation of a Native
Indian. The article, known as
Harvest Indian", is made of seagrass strands and carved "Laniti" wood.
The figure's torso, arms and legs are formed by strands of seagrass tightly bound together. The head, hands and feet are fashioned out of the carved white wood.
The figure stands, in a fixed position, approximately 40 cm in height.

HTS PROVISION : Dolls representing only human beings: whether or not dressed: other: other:

HTS SUBHEADING : 9502.10.8000

RATE OF DUTY : 12 percent ad valorem

DUTY CONCESSION : Articles classifiable under subheading
9502.10.8000, HTS, which are products of the Philippines, are entitled to duty free treatment under the
Generalized System of
Preferences (GSP) upon compliance with all applicable regulations.

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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