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NY D85526

December 30, 1998

CLA-2-34:RR:NC:SP:236 D85526


TARIFF NO.: 3406.00.0000

Ms. Anna Bolton
Uni-King Marketing Inc.
2770 Steeles Ave. W., Unit 3
Concord, Ontario, Canada L4K 4N5

RE: The tariff classification of candles from China.

Dear Ms. Bolton:

In your letter dated December 3, 1998, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Three samples were submitted with your letter. Item no. 7A44-03 is a white candle with a yellow center molded in the shape of a daisy flower measuring approximately 4" in diameter and 1 «" thick. Item no. 7A46-80G measuring approximately 4 «" in diameter and 2" thick, and Item no. 7A45-80G measuring approximately 3" in diameter and 1 «" thick, are white candles molded in the shape of magnolia flowers decorated with white pearlized paint and iridescent sparkles.

The applicable subheading for the above described samples 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 (DOC) 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 addition, the Department of Commerce has determined that candles molded in the form of certain identifiable objects are not within the scope of the antidumping duty order on petroleum-wax candles from China. In our opinion, the samples are not within the scope of the antidumping duty order.

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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