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NY C80250

December 9, 1997

CLA-2-73:RR:NC:MM:113 C80250


TARIFF NO.: 7323.94.0020

Ms. Judy Miller
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
702 SW 8th Street
Bentonville, AR 72716-4318

RE: The tariff classification of a cookware set from China

Dear Ms. Miller:

In your letter dated September 30, 1997, you requested a tariff classification ruling. Samples of the cookware were sent to the Customs Laboratory for analysis.

The merchandise is a 13-piece enameled steel cookware set (item number ECS-13) designed for use at home or camping. The set contains a 4-quart cooking pot with lid, a 9-inch skillet, an 8-cup coffee pot with lid, 4 8-ounce coffee cups, and 4 8.5-inch soup plates. The laboratory report indicates that the cookware is composed of steel coated with a vitreous glass enamel.

The applicable subheading for the cookware will be 7323.94.0020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof, of iron or steel, other, of iron (other than cast iron) or steel, enameled, cooking and kitchen ware, other, cooking ware. The rate of duty will be 2.7 percent ad valorem.

Porcelain-on-steel cooking ware from the People's Republic of China is subject to anti-dumping duties. Before you import, we recommend that you contact the International Trade Commission at:

Office of Antidumping Investigations
Import Administration
International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20230

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 James Smyth at 212-466-2084.


Robert B. Swierupski

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