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NY C82775

January 5, 1998

CLA-2-73:RR:NC:1:115 C82775


TARIFF NO.: 7326.20.0050

Mr. James Maddux
O'Neill & Whitaker, Inc.
1809 Baltimore Ave.
Kansas City, Missouri 64108

RE: The tariff classification of a lanyard keychain from Taiwan.

Dear Mr. Maddux:

In your letter dated December 9, 1997, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your client, U.S. Toy Co., Grandview, MO.

The subject item is a lanyard keychain. It consists of a steel key ring suspended from a strap made of cotton. The knitted fabric is approximately 30" long.

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 ring imparts the essential character.

The applicable subheading for the lanyard 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 4.3% 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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