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March 5, 1999

CLA-2-95:RR:NC:SP:225 D87568


TARIFF NO.: 9505.90.6000

Yolanda S. Massey
Import Manager
8000 Bent Branch Drive
Irving, Texas 75063

RE: The tariff classification of Pumpkin Buddies from China

Dear Ms. Massey:

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

The item, 21569, is an assortment called “Pumpkin Buddies”. Made of wood with metal pieces to stick into the pumpkin, each retail package contains enough pieces to represent an animal or creature when combined with a pumpkin. The assortment styles are turkey, witch, ghost, Frankenstein, scarecrow, black cat. The turkey is used to decorate the home area at Thanksgiving. The witch, ghost, Frankenstein, scarecrow, and black cat are used to decorate the home area for Halloween.

The applicable subheading for the “Pumpkin Buddies” 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) 637-7028.


Robert B. Swierupski
Director, National Commodity

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