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April 13, 1999

CLA-2-94:RR:NC:2:227 D89865


TARIFF NO.: 9405.50.4000

Mrs. Jean Fair
Robert Alan Candle Co.
14501 Townsend Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154

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

Dear Mrs. Fair:

In your letter dated March 24, 1999, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The sample submitted is a decorative candle holder, item number 88011, which measures approximately 3 1/2 inches high. It features a maple leaf-shaped polyresin holder which is designed to contain a globe-shaped glass candle holder. It is noted that the glass holder measures about 2 1/2 inches high with a open top diameter of 2 inches and a base diameter of 1 1/4 inches.

The applicable subheading for this candle holder, item number 88011, will be 9405.50.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other non-electrical lamps and lighting fittings. The rate of duty will be 6 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 George Kalkines at 212-637-7073.


Robert B. Swierupski

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