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NY 845740

CLA-2-42:S:N:N3H:353 845740


TARIFF NO.: 4203.40.6000

Mr. Michael C. Edwards, Sr.
William F. Joffroy Customs Brokers, Inc.
P. O. Box 21041
Phoenix, Arizona 85036

RE: The tariff classification of two leather clothing accessories from Italy.

Dear Mr. Edwards:

In your letter dated September 16, 1989, on behalf of Chambers Belt Company, Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You have submitted two samples of leather and base metal "Gadgets", stock nos. J160614 (shoe) and J090614 (jacket). The first item is a miniature leather boat shoe attached to a metal split key ring, which attaches to a metal fastener hook. The second item is a miniature leather jacket attached to a metal split key ring, which attaches to a metal fastener hook. As requested in your letter, the samples will be returned to you.

The visually predominant components of the articles are the leather miniatures. They are the principal selling feature of the items. The sizes of the miniatures (3 to 4 inches in length x 1 1/4 to 2 1/2 inches in width x 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches in height) would make use as a key ring awkward. The only other use indicated is as an ornament hooked onto the loop of a jacket. Zipper pulls and other similar items are considered to be wearing apparel accessories.

The applicable subheading for the leather "Gadget" accessories will be 4203.40.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for articles of apparel and clothing accessories, of leather or of composition leather, other clothing accessories, other. The merchandise will be free of duty.

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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