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NY C80219

October 7, 1997

CLA-2-73:RR:NC:1:115 C80219


TARIFF NO.: 7326.20.0050

Ms. Annie Ortega
U.S. Import & Promotions Co., Inc.
407 Lincoln Road, Suite 12-D
Miami Beach, FL 33139

RE: The tariff classification of a plastic canister keychain from Hong Kong.

Dear Ms. Ortega:

In your letter dated October 1, 1997, you requested a tariff classification ruling, on behalf of your client, CVS Pharmacy, Woonsocket, RI. Your submitted sample will be returned to you as requested.

The subject item is a plastic canister keychain. It is comprised of a 100% ABS molded plastic canister approximately 2" long, which is attached to a steel key ring.

Your merchandise is considered composite goods, consisting of different materials or made up of different components. This item shall be classified as if it consisted of the material or component which gives it its essential character. In this instance, the steel key loop imparts the essential character.

The applicable subheading for the plastic canister keychain will be 7326.20.0050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other articles of iron or steel wire, other. The duty rate will be 4.6% ad valorem.

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 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 Melvyn Birnbaum at 212-466-5487.


Robert B. Swierupski

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