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NY D85485

December 18, 1998

CLA-2-34:RR:NC:SP:236 D85485


TARIFF NO.: 3406.00.0000

Mr. Stephen De Castro
All-Ways Forwarding Int'l Inc.
Hemisphere Center
U.S. RT 1-9 South
Newark, NJ 07114

RE: The tariff classification of a pillar candle from China.

Dear Mr. De Castro:

In your letter dated December 2, 1998, on behalf of Atalanta Giftware, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The sample submitted, Item no. 2665, is a white pillar candle coated with gold colored wax, measuring approximately 4" tall and 4" in diameter. The candle has a textured design molded around its side.

The applicable subheading for the above described sample will be 3406.00.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, which provides for candles, tapers, and the like. The rate of duty will be 1.2 percent ad valorem. Effective January 1, 1999, the rate of duty will be Free.

The Department of Commerce has determined that petroleum wax candles in the following shapes: tapers, spirals, and straight-sided dinner candles; rounds, columns, pillars, votives; and various wax-filled containers are within the scope of the antidumping duty order on petroleum wax candles from China. In our opinion, the sample is within the scope of the antidumping duty order. The rate in effect at this time, under Antidumping Order Case No. A-570-504, is 54.21 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 V. Gualario at 212-466-5744.


Robert B. Swierupski

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