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NY C80988

November 14, 1997

CLA-2-85:RR:NC:1: 112 C80988


TARIFF NO.: 8543.89.9695

Mr. William C. Neal
The Little Tykes Company
2180 Barlow Road
Hudson, OH 44236

RE: The tariff classification of the Perfect Tip Crayon Sharpener & Caddy from China

Dear Mr. Neal:

In your letter dated October 15, 1997 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

As indicated by the submitted sample and accompanying literature, the Perfect Tip Crayon Sharpener & Caddy is a combination battery operated crayon sharpener and carrying caddy designed for use by children age 4 and older. The sharpener and caddy are contained in a plastic housing which measures 8.5 inches in length, 5.75 inches wide, and 7.75 inches in height, and is equipped with a carrying handle.

The applicable subheading for the Perfect Tip Crayon Sharpener and Caddy will be 8543.89.9695, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other electrical machines and apparatus, ..., not specified or included elsewhere in Chapter 85, HTS. The rate of duty will be 3.1 percent ad valorem.

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 David Curran at 212-466-5680.


Robert B. Swierupski

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