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NY C83804

February 4, 1998

CLA-2-98:L:C:CTS22:G24 C83804


TARIFF NO.: 9505.10.5020

Mr. David M. Rickert
E. Besler & Co.
115 Martin Lane
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1309

RE: The tariff classification of a Christmas stocking from China.

Dear Mr. Rickert:

In your letter dated January 15, 1998 you requested a tariff classification ruling on a Christmas stocking for your client LTD Commodities Inc.

The sample presented is constructed of 100% cotton and is nineteen inches in length by seven inches in width. The face of the stocking is decorated with appliques of Christmas trees, gifts and a reindeer. A loop is permanently attached to the top of the stocking for hanging.

The applicable subheading for the Christmas stocking will be 9505.10.5020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for articles for Christmas festivities and parts and accessories thereof: other: other. other. The rate of duty is free.

Christmas stockings classified under 9505.10.5020 are not subject to quota or visa.

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 letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Thomas S. Winkowski

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