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NY B87071

July 25, 1997

CLA-2-95:RR:NC:SP:222 B87071


TARIFF NO.: 9505.10.2500

Ms. Tammy Locke
Wholesale Supply Company, Inc.
International Department
7100 Service Merchandise Drive
Brentwood, TN 37202

RE: The tariff classification of cardboard garland from Philippines.

Dear Ms. Locke:

In your letter dated June 20, 1997, received in this office on June 25, 1997, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample is identified as item no. 9536PHY, Cardboard Mini Star Garland. This star-shaped item is hand painted with an antique gold color. The stars are approximately 2-1/4" across. The cardboard stars are attached to a gold string that passes through each star to form the garland. This item will be packaged in a plastic bag with a header card. The garland measures approximately 80 inches long. Your letter of inquiry states that this garland will be used to decorate Christmas trees.

The applicable subheading for the Cardboard Mini Star Garland will be 9505.10.2500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for festive...articles for Christmas festivities and parts and accessories thereof: Christmas ornaments: other, 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 Masterson at 212-466-5892.


Gwenn Klein Kirschner
Chief, Special Products Branch

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