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NY 817633

January 02, 1996

CLA-2-95:RR:NC:FC:224 817633


TARIFF NO.: 9506.29.0040

Lori Aldinger
Rite Aid Corp.
P.O.Box 3165
Harrisburg, PA 17105

RE: The tariff classification of a mask and snorkel swim set from China.

Dear Ms. Aldinger:

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 : December 12, 1995

MERCHANDISE : Article is identified as item #92208, a "plastic mask and snorkel swim set". The item is used for swimming underwater. The swimming mask has a safety lens and a seal to protect eyes from salt water and chlorine. In addition, the snorkel has a mouthpiece and the plastic tube allows breathing while submerged in water. The item is blister packaged on a cardboard card.

HTS PROVISION : Articles and equipment for general physical exercise, gymnastics, athletics, other sports...parts and accessories thereof: Water skis, surf boards, sailboards and other water-sport equipment; parts and accessories thereof: Other...Other.

HTS SUBHEADING : 9506.29.0040

RATE OF DUTY : 2.8 percent ad valorem

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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