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January 25, 1999

CLA-2-82:RR:NC:115 D87021


TARIFF NO.: 8214.10.0000

Ms. Sonya Clarke
Bed & Body Works
7 Limited Parkway East
Reynoldsburg,OH 43068

RE: The tariff classification of a Vanity Letter Opener from China.

Dear Ms. Clarke:

In your letter dated January 4, 1999 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample (style #603089) is a letter opener composed of 50% iron, 30% polyresin and 20% stone powder. The sample will be returned as per your request.

The applicable subheading for the letter opener will be 8214.10.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Other articles of cutlery (for example, hair clippers, butcherÂ’s or kitchen cleavers, chopping or mincing knives, paper knives); manicure or pedicure sets and instruments (including nail files); base metal parts thereof: Paper knives, letter openers, erasing knives, pencil sharpeners (nonmechanical) and blades and parts thereof. The rate of duty will be 0.3 cents each + 4.2% 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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