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NY 893778

January 31, 1994

CLA-2-82:S:N:N3:119 893778


TARIFF NO.: 8211.10.0000; 8213.00.9000

Mr. Dan Magee
Fritz Companies, Inc.
P.O. Box 3235
Norfolk, VA 23514

RE: The tariff classification of a 21 piece cutlery set from Hong Kong

Dear Mr. Magee:

In your letter dated September 20, 1993, received January 5, 1994, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Heilig-Meyers Co., Richmond, VA.

Based on the literature you furnished, the set consists of 12 knives with wood handles, one 8-inch pair of kitchen shears with finger rings, a turner, spatula, regular spoon, slotted spoon, peeler, pizza cutter, cutting board, and a counter storage block. The 21 piece cutlery set is primarily a knife set and is therefore classifiable under heading 8211.
The applicable subheading for the 21 piece cutlery set will be 8211.10.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for knives with cutting blades, serrated or not... sets of assorted articles. The duty rate for the complete set is the rate of duty applicable to that article in the set subject to the highest rate of duty. In this case the highest rate of duty is that of the kitchen shears, 10 cents each plus 10 percent ad valorem under 8213.00.9000, HTS. The specific rate of duty (10 cents) will be assessed on each article in the set except the counter storage block which is treated as packing.

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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