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NY C87609

June 3, 1998

CLA-2-82:RR:NC:1:115 C87609


TARIFF NO.: 8211.93.0038, 9013.80.9000, 9613.20.0000

Mr. Chris Young Cha
Trans Freight Service Inc.
147-27 175th Street
Jamaica, New York 11434

RE: The tariff classification of various Key chains from Korea.

Dear Mr. Cha:

In your letter dated May 4, 1998 you requested, on behalf of your client Positive Concepts International Inc., a tariff classification ruling.

You have submitted three samples which are described as follows:
1) a key ring with a BMW logo knife set. The key ring and the knife are made of brass. There are two folding knives that fit into the knife holder.
2) a key ring that it is attached to a laser pointer. Both the key ring and laser pointer are made of stainless steel.
3) a key ring with a knife and cigarette lighter. The key ring and cigarette lighter/knife combination unit are made of stainless steel.

It is the opinion of this office that there is no essential character in the three samples submitted and classification will be based on the heading that occurs last in numerical order (see General Rules of Interpretation 3(c) of the Tariff Schedule of the United States).

The applicable subheading for the key ring with the two folding knives will be 8211.93.0038, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for [k]nives having other than fixed blades: [p]en knives, pocket knives and other knives which have folding blades. The duty rate will be 3 cents each plus 5.4 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the key ring with the laser pointer will be 9013.80.9000, HTS, which provides for [o]ther devices, appliances and instruments:[o]ther. The rate will be 5.4 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the key ring with knives/cigarette lighter combination will be 9613.20.0000, HTS, which provides for [c]igarette lighters and other lighters: [p]ocket lighters, gas filled, refillable. The duty rate will be 9 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 Melvyn Birnbaum at 212-466-5487.


Robert B. Swierupski

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