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NY C84961

March 13, 1998

CLA-2-73:CO5 C84961


TARIFF NO.: 7326.20.0050, 7326.90.8585

Joseph R. Hoffacker
Barthco Trade Consultants
7575 Holstein Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19153

RE: The tariff classification of novelty keychains, manufactured in China.

Dear Mr. Hoffacker:

In your letter dated March 2, 1998, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your client, Raymond Geddes & Co., Inc. Samples and illustrative literature were provided for most articles.

The items under review consist of three different keychains described as follows:

1. Item #3687 Meows & Woofers action animal keychain which consists of a square, clear plastic holder measuring approximately 40 MM on each side and 8 MM thick. It contains a depiction of an animal on each flat side and is fitted with a circular, steel wire key ring.

2. Item #3627 Fuzzy Wuzzy keychain which consists of an animal figurine, approximately 110 MM in length, made of rabbit fur and plastic eyes. It is fitted with a short length of a steel mesh belt and a steel key ring with a latching mechanism.

3. Item #3649 Rubik's cube key chain. In regards to this item, neither a sample or literature were provided. In the abscense of such required information this item will not be classified. When samples and literature can be obtained, please resubmit for a separate ruling.

The applicable subheading for the "Item #3687 Meows & Woofers action animal keychain" will be 7326.20.0050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for "Other articles of iron or steel: Articles of iron or steel wire... Other:...". The rate of duty will be 4.3 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the "#3627 Fuzzy Wuzzy keychain" will be 7326.90.8585, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for "Other articles of iron or steel: Other: Other: Other: Other...". The rate of duty will be 3.5 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.


David Ballard

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