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NY 898312

June 1, 1994

CLA-2-71:S:N:N8:344 898312


TARIFF NO.: 7116.20.2000

Mr. Steve De Castro
All-Ways Forwarding Int'l., Inc.
Hemisphere Center
U.S. Rt 1-9 South
Newark, NJ 07114

RE: The tariff classification of a serpentine salt shaker and pepper mill set from Taiwan.

Dear Mr. De Castro:

In your letter dated May 18, 1994, on behalf of Albert E. Price, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample, Stock No. 2728, Pompeii Collection, is a salt shaker and pepper mill set made of serpentine, a semi- precious gemstone.

The applicable subheading for the serpentine salt shaker and pepper mill set will be 7116.20.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Articles of precious or semiprecious stones (natural, synthetic or reconstructed): Other: Of semiprecious stones (except rock crystal). The rate of duty will be 21% 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

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