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NY D84064

November 6, 1998

CLA-2-95:RR:NC:SP:225 D84064


TARIFF NO.: 9505.90.6000

Ken August
Easter Unlimited, Inc.
80 voice road
Carle Place, NY 11514

RE: The tariff classification of a costume from Taiwan

Dear Mr. August:

In your letter dated Oct. 27, 1998 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Item #1030, Mistress Devil Costume, consists of a simple 2 panel skirt, a halter top, a choker, simulated boot tops, full length glovelettes and devil horns on a plastic frame. With the exception of the horns, the outfit is made of red simulated leather material. Because the material is not considered textile, the Chapter 95 Note 1 (e) exclusion of textile costumes from Chapter 95 does not apply. The item is packaged in a polybag with a photo insert showing a model dressed in the costume. Your sample is returned as requested.

Item #H1030 is the same as the item above except is is packaged on a hanger with a photo insert.

The applicable subheading for items #1030 & #H1030, Mistress Devil Costume will be 9505.90.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Festive, carnival or other entertainment articles,....:Other: Other The rate of duty will be free.

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 Alice J. Wong at (212) 466-5538.


Robert B. Swierupski
Director National Commodity

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