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NY B86182

June 26, 1997

CLA-2-95:RR:NC:SP:225 B86182


TARIFF NO.: 9503.70.0030; 9503.49.0020

Ms. Helene Chip
Shelcore Toys
347 Elizabeth Avenue
Somerset, N.J. 08873-1101

RE: The tariff classification of water toys and a rocket set from China

Dear Ms. Chip:

In your letter dated June 6, 1997 you requested a tariff classification ruling. One of the four articles submitted, item #02693 "Sprinkler Snake," will be answered in a separate letter. The "Air Blast Rocket" is identified as item #82406. The product consists of two foam rockets and a launcher unit. The rockets are propelled by a force of air generated by stepping on a launcher pedal. All components will be packaged in a closed box.

Item #02664, "Mega Frog Squirtee," is a soft plastic representation of a frog. The frog is hollow inside to permit ingestion of water when immersed. Upon raising the frog above surface, one may squeeze him, causing water to spurt out from a tiny hole in his mouth.

The "Baby Wading Pool Basketball" set, item #02607, includes an inflatable basketball stand with hoop and an inflatable ball. This article is designed for use in the pool by children aged 9 to 36 months. When inflated, the basketball stand measures approximately 14 inches high and the ball has a diameter of 5 inches wide.

The applicable subheading for the "Air Blast Rocket," item #82406 and "Baby Wading Pool Basketball" set, item #02607, will be 9503.70.0030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other toys, put up in sets or outfits, and parts and accessories thereof: other: other. The rate of duty will be free.

The applicable subheading for the "Mega Frog Squirtee," item #02664, will be 9503.49.0020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for toys representing animals or non-human creatures: other: toys not having a spring mechanism: other. The rate of duty will be free.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Alice J. Wong at 212-466-5538.


Gwenn Klein Kirschner
Chief, Special Products Branch

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