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NY 800262

August 8, 1994



TARIFF NO.: 4817.20.4000

Mr. John Searles
J.S. Enterprises
51 MacDougal St., #72
New York, N.Y. 10012

RE: The tariff classification of note cards, decorated with batik paintings, from India.

Dear Mr. Searles:

In your letter dated July 14, 1994, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

A sample was submitted and will be retained for reference. It is a folded paper note card, measuring about 5 1/2" x 9" when closed. The face of the card is a paper-framed batik painting on cloth. The inside of the card is totally blank, suitable for writing a note or message. The back face of the card is essentially blank, but does contain a printed company logo, the words, "Genuine Batik", and the mark, "Handmade in India".

The applicable subheading for the above-described note card will be 4817.20.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for :Other (than certain enumerated) letter cards, plain postcards and correspondence cards. The duty rate will be 3.2 percent.

Articles classifiable under subheading 4817.20.4000, HTS, which are products of India, are entitled to duty free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) upon compliance with all applicable regulations.

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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