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NY 816771

November 29, 1995

CLA-2-95:RR:NC:FC:224 816771


TARIFF NO.: 9506.62.8020

Rose Beltran
Alliance Customs Clearance
100 Oceangate Avenue, P-200
Long Beach, CA 90802

RE: The tariff classification of a basketball from Indonesia or Thailand.

Dear Ms. Beltran:

This classification decision under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) is being issued in accordance with the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

DATE OF INQUIRY : November 14, 1995


MERCHANDISE : The article is a basketball possessing the regulation size and weight of a traditional basketball. However, instead of the basketball being the standard color, it is blue with various pictures and words imprinted on its surface. In all other respects, it is a standard sports basketball.

HTS PROVISION : Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics, athletics, other sports...parts and accessories thereof(con.): Balls, other than golf balls and table- tennis balls: Inflatable balls: Other...Basketballs.

HTS SUBHEADING : 9506.62.8020


DUTY CONCESSION : Articles classifiable under subheading 9506.62.8020, HTS, which are products of Indonesia or Thailand, are entitled to duty free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) upon compliance with all applicable regulations.

A copy of this ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding this ruling, contact National Import Specialist Thomas A. McKenna at 212-466-5475.


Roger J. Silvestri

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