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NY B83874

April 18, 1997

CLA-2-90:RR:NC:MM:114 B83874


TARIFF NO.: 9102.91.4000

Ms. Jackie Zlatanovski
Fritz Companies, Inc.
490 Supreme Drive, Bensenville, IL 60106

RE: The tariff classification of watch/keyring from Hong Kong

Dear Ms. Zlatanovski:

In your letter dated March 18, 1997, on behalf of Reader's Digest Manufacturing Corporation, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a battery-operated watch in the shape of a key with an eye, a swivel, an eye and a circular key ring attached to the top of the "key" watch. The item is goldtone with the watch having a white dial with black numbers. An item number for the watch/keyring is not indicated in your letter. According to the information presented, there are no jewels in the movement. The essential character of this composite article is derived from the quartz analog watch.

The applicable subheading for the watch/keyring will be 9102.91.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for wrist watches, pocket watches and other watches, including stop watches, other than those of heading 9101; other; electrically operated: other: having no jewels or only one jewel in the movement. The rate of duty will be 40 cents each plus 6 percent ad valorem on the case plus 5.3 percent ad valorem on the battery.

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 Barbara Kiefer at 212-466-5685.


Robert Swierupski
Chief, Metals and Machinery Branch

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