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NY 804291

November 21, 1994

CLA-2-96:S:N:N8:344 804291


TARIFF NO.: 9603.30.6000

Mr. Warren E. Coe
Amway Corporation
7575 Fulton Street, East
Ada, Michigan 49355-0001

RE: The tariff classification of cosmetic brushes from China and Malaysia.

Dear Mr. Coe:

In your letter dated November 8, 1994, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted samples are three cosmetic brushes measuring 2 1/4 inches in length and 1/2 inch wide. The brushes have plastic handles with brush bristles attached and are used for applying blush or powder and other cosmetics to the face. The blusher brushes are valued at 55 cents per set of five.

The applicable subheading for the blusher brushes will be 9603.30.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of United States (HTS), which provides for Artists' brushes...and similar brushes for the application of cosmetics: Valued over 10 cents each. The rate of duty will be 3.1% ad valorem.

Articles classifiable under subheading 9603.30.6000, HTS, which are products of Malaysia, are entitled to duty free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) upon compliance with all applicable regulations. However, the GSP has expired September 30, 1994 and has not been extended. Congress may choose to renew GSP. In that case, the GSP provision cited herein may apply retroactively.

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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