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NY 833497



TARIFF NO.: 7418.10.1000

Mr. Bernard D. Liberati
Morris & Friedman & Co.
320 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-3883

RE: The tariff classification of brass, silver plated nutcrackers from Taiwan.

Dear Mr. Liberati:

This classification decision is under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), effective January 1, 1989, subject to changes before the effective date.

DATE OF INQUIRY : October 19, 1988

ON BEHALF OF : Leeber Limited
53 Germany Drive
Wilmington, DE 19804

MERCHANDISE : Brass, silver plated nutcrackers.

HTS PROVISION : Household articles of brass coated or plated with precious metal.

HTS SUBHEADING : 7418.10.1000

RATE OF DUTY : 4 percent ad valorem.

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

As of January 1, 1989, merchandise from Taiwan will no longer be eligible for duty free status under the Generalized System of Preferences.

A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents are 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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