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NY 812207

July 10, 1995

CLA-2-58:S:N:N6:350 812207


TARIFF NO.: 9811.00.60

Mr. Vito A. Pipitone
John F. Kilroy Co., Inc.
JFK Int'l Airport
Bldg. 80, Suite 227
Jamaica, NY 11430-1718

RE: The tariff classification of a book of sample swatches of various decorative "trimmings" for soliciting orders. Book is assembled in England.

Dear Mr. Pipitone:

In your letter dated June 28, 1995, on behalf of Kravet Fabrics Corp., Bethpage, NY, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The size of the sample book submitted is approximately 16" H x 14" L x 6" D and will contain a total of 66 various "trimmings". These "trimmings" consist of actual trimmings as well as narrow fabrics, ribbons, braids and cords, etc. You also submitted three representative samples of the types and sizes that will be mounted in the book. All of these products are decorative in nature.

Your letter states that these sample swatches represent materials made in either the Union of South Africa or France where they will be subsequently shipped to England. In England, they will be cut and placed into the books. The sample books are to be used for the purpose of soliciting orders of these "trimmings". None of the samples are valued over $1 each. You write that a total number of 1,500 books will be made.

Your opinion that these sample books will come under tariff classification 9811.... is correct. Specifically, the applicable subheading for the sample books, will be 9811.00.60, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for ... samples valued not over $1 each... to be used in the United States only for soliciting orders for products of foreign countries. The rate of duty will be Free.

The cards should be marked to indicate that they were printed and assembled in England and that the trimmings, narrow fabrics, ribbons, braids and cords, etc., were produced in either France or the Union of South Africa.

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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