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NY B88335

September 8, 1997

CLA-2-62:RR:NC:WA:353 B88335


TARIFF NO.: 6702.10.2000; 6702.90.3500; 9615.19.6000

Ms. Kimberly Carter
Circle International
4711 LeBourget Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63134

RE: The tariff classification of Bridal headpieces from Hong Kong

Dear Ms. Carter:

In your letter dated August 1, 1997, received in our office on August 4, 1997, you requested a classification ruling on behalf of your client Bridal Originals. Samples were submitted for review.

The submitted samples, WR-758, SP-763, HB-814, VB-764 and CR-633 are stated to be fabric covered metal framed headpieces which after arriving into the United States will be combined with a veil to made wedding veils.

Style WR-758 and VB-764 are circular headpieces worn on top of the head like a wreath and are constructed of man-made woven textile components that resemble flowers.

Style CR-633 is a circular headpiece of decorative plastic beads and sequins which have their essential character imparted by the plastic components that resemble flowers.

Style FH-792 is a rigid horseshoe headband for holding the hair in place that is covered with man-made textile decorative shapes with beaded accents.

Style SP-763 is fashioned like a sprig decorated with flower-like textile adornments and leaves made up of beads and sequins on a stiffened textile backing. A comb is attached at the rear. While a veil can be attached to this item it is principally used as a hair ornament and to hold the hair in place.

The applicable subheading for style CR-633 will be 6702.10.2000, HTS, which provides for "Artificial flowers, foliage fruits and parts thereof; articles made of artificial flowers, foliage or fruit: Of plastics:Assembled by binding with flexible materials such as wire, paper, textile materials, or foil, or by gluing or by similar methods." The rate of duty will be 8.4 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for styles WR-758 and VB-764 will be 6702.90.3500, HTS, which provides for "Artificial flowers, foliage and fruit and parts thereof; articles made of artificial flowers, foliage or fruit: Of other materials: Other: Of man-made fibers". The rate of duty will be 9 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for Styles SP-763 and HB-814 will be 9615.19.6000, HTS, which provides for "Combs, hair-slides and the like; hairpins, curling pins, curling grips, hair-curlers and the like, other than those of heading 8516, and parts thereof: Combs, hair-slides and the like: Other: Other". The rate of duty will be 11 percent ad valorem.

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 Martin Weiss at 212-466-5881.


Paul K. Schwartz
Chief, Textile & Apparel Branch

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