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NY 811109

June 19, 1995

CLA-2-68:S:N:N3:226 811109


TARIFF NO.: 6805.30.5000

Ms. Johanna Bodner
Casper Imports
830 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880

RE: The tariff classification of abrasive pumice grains on a base of plastic material from Korea

Dear Ms. Bodner:

In your letter dated May 31, 1995, you requested a tariff classification ruling regarding three pumice articles. You have submitted three samples with your ruling request.

Item PS302N and item PS302IM consist of grains of abrasive pumice. The abrasive material is affixed to a base of plastic that has an oval shape at one end and a handle at the other end. The oval portion is concave and holds the pumice abrasive grains in place. You stated in a telephone conversation that these products are used to erode or rub away dead skin cells on the hands and feet.

The applicable subheading for the pumice articles will be 6805.30.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for natural or artificial abrasive powder or grain, on a base of other materials: other. The rate of duty will be free.

Your inquiry does not provide enough information for us to give a classification ruling on item PS3131M. Your request for a classification ruling should include the precise chemical/geological name of every component that comprises the product and a percentage breakdown by weight and by value for every component. For each component, please indicate whether it is derived from a mineral source or a synthetic chemical source.

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
New York Seaport

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