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NY 807409

March 7, 1995

CLA-2-12:S:N:N7:231 807409


TARIFF NO.: 1209.24.0000

Ms. Kathy Williamson
Expediters International of Washington, Inc. 11701 Metro Airport Center Drive, Suite 109 Romulus, MI 48174

RE: The tariff classification of a Kentucky blue grass product from Hong Kong.

Dear Ms. Williamson:

In your letter, dated February 16, 1995, you have requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your client, Nalpac Ltd., Detroit, MI.

The product, "Grass Head," is made of dry leaves and fertilizer (75 percent), Kentucky blue grass seed (10 percent), and chewings fescue (15 percent) that have been enclosed in a nylon bag. The item resembles a head, and when it has been soaked in water, it will sprout grass, resembling hair. It is intended for recreational and decorational uses.

The applicable subheading for "Grass Head" will be 1209.24.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for seeds, fruits and spores, of a kind used for sowing, seeds of forage plants, other than beet seed, Kentucky blue grass (Poa pratensis L.) seed. The rate of duty will be 2.49 cents per kilogram.

Additional requirements may be imposed on this product by the United States Department of Agriculture. You may contact the USDA at:

United States Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1201 Corbin Street
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

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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