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NY C89079

July 1, 1998

CLA-2-:33:RR:NC:2:240 C89079


TARIFF NO.:3304.99.5000

Mr. Robert J. Leo

Meeks & Sheppard

330 Madison Avenue

39th Floor

New York, NY 10017

RE: The tariff classification of blackhead removal strips from Taiwan

Dear Mr. Leo:

In your letter dated June 15, 1998 you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your client Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Co.

A sample of the blackhead removal strip was submitted with your inquiry. Blackheads are removed from the skin upon application of the blackhead removal strip on the skin.

The applicable subheading for the blackhead removal strip will be 3304.99.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Beauty or make-up preparations and preparations for the care of the skin (other than medicaments), including sunscreen or sun tan preparations; manicure or pedicure preparations: Other. The rate of duty will be 1 percent ad valorem.

Cosmetic and toiletry products may be subject to the regulations of the Food and Drug Administration. You may contact them at 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, telephone number (301) 443-3380.

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 Stephanie Joseph at 212-466-5768.


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