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NY B89570

September 26, 1997

CLA-2-42:RR:NC:TA:341 B89570


TARIFF NO.: 4202.12.8070; 9502.91.0000; 9503.90.0045

Mr. Eric Peterson
Brauner Int'l Corp.
Cargo Bldg. #80
JFK Int'l Airport
Jamaica, NY 11430

RE: The tariff classification of a doll's trunk with accessories from China.

Dear Mr. Peterson:

In your letter dated August 25, 1997, on behalf of Alexander Doll Company, you requested a classification ruling for a doll's trunk with accessories.

The sample submitted, identified as "Cissy's Secret Armoire", style 22250, is a doll's trunk composed of an exterior surface of man-made textile materials designed to contain a child's personal effects. The trunk serves the purpose of organization, storage and protection of the articles for which it designed to contain. The interior is fitted with mini hangers, mirror and a seat. The trunk features a carrying handle and a hinged lid. The lid is secured by means of metal lift lock fasteners.

Included with the armoire is a pink boa, doll's brush, doll's hand mirror, doll's powder puff with container and doll's perfume sprayer. All the accessories are intended for use with a certain doll in the "American Girl" doll collection.

You have indicated that the item is a "doll play station". However, for classification purposes the trunk with accessories are not considered to be a "play station" and will be classified accordingly.

The applicable subheading for the trunk (with fitted hangers, mirror and seat) will be 4202.12.8070, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, HTS, which provides for trunks, suitcases, vanity cases and similar containers, with outer surface of textile materials, other, other, of man-made fibers. The rate of duty will be 19.3 percent.

The applicable subheading for the doll's boa will be 9502.91.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for dolls representing only human beings: parts and accessories: garments and accessories thereof, footwear and headgear. The rate of duty will be free.

The applicable subheading for the doll's brush, hand mirror, powder puff with container and empty perfume sprayer will be 9503.90.0045, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other toys: other: other toys and models. The rate of duty will be free.

Items classifiable under 4202.12.8070 fall within textile category designation 670. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of China are subject to quota and the requirement of a visa.

The designated textile and apparel categories may be subdivided into parts. If so, visa and quota requirements applicable to the subject merchandise may be affected. Part categories are the result of international bilateral agreements which are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information available, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the Status Report on Current Import Quotas (Restraint Levels), an internal issuance of the U.S. Customs Service, which is available for inspection at your local Customs office.

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 Kevin Gorman at 212-466-5893.


Robert B. Swierupski

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