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NY C86444

May 13, 1998

CLA-2-95: CO:CH:D12 C86444


TARIFF NO; 9505.10.5020

Mr. David M. Murphy
Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz & Silverman LLP Counselors at Law
245 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10167-3397

RE: The tariff classification of a Christmas tree candy dish.

Dear Mr. Murphy:

In your letter dated April 8, 1998 you requested a tariff classification ruling in behalf of your client, Crystal Clear Industries, Inc., 2 Bergen Turnpike, Ridgfield Park, NJ 07660-2380.

The item is a 24% lead crystal, two-piece decorative candy dish consisting of a 5" x 2" round base that functions as a candy dish and a 9" high lid that is a three-dimensional representation of a Christmas tree. The top of the tree has a ornamental tree topper also of crystal. The merchandise is to be sold and marketed as a Christmas item during the Christmas season. The style number will be either 333204-GB or 3337001-GB.

The articles will be imported from Poland through the Port of New York and others.

Your sample is being returned under separate cover.

The applicable subheading for the crystal Christmas tree candy dish will be 9505.10.5020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for "Festive, carnival or other entertainment articles,...Articles for Christmas festivities; Other,: Other". The rate of duty will be free.

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 atention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Kevin Weeks
Port Director
Chicago, Illinois

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