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August 30, 1999

CLA-2-96:RR:NC:SP:233 E86445

CATEGORY: CLASSIFICATION

TARIFF NO.: 9615.19.6000; 9615.90.6000; 9615.11.5000

Mr. Alan Woodruff
Lerner New York
460 West 33rd Street
New York, NY 10001

RE: The tariff classification of hair clips, barrettes, bobby pins and a headband from Korea.

Dear Mr. Woodruff:

In your letter dated August 19, 1999, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted samples are as follows:

1. Style 4054, which consists of one pair of metal spring hinge salon clips, each measuring 1½ inches in length. Attached to the upper surface of each clip are imitation gemstones formed in the shape of an oval.

2. Style 4376, which consists of one pair of epoxy stone oval shaped barrettes attached to a metal hinged snap clasp. Each barrette measures 1½ inches in length and features four imitation gemstone flowers affixed to the oval shape.

3. Style 4396, which consists of six steel bobby pins, each measuring 1¾ inches in length. The bobby pins are covered with a coating of epoxy.

4. Style 4408, which consists of three horseshoe shaped headbands composed of plastic. The inside of the headbands feature teeth for gripping the hair. Attached to the outer surface of the headband are glass beads and metal studs.

Your samples are being returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for Style 4054, the metal salon clips, and Style 4376, the epoxy barrettes, will be 9615.19.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for combs, hair-slides and the like other: other. The rate of duty will be 11% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for Style 4396, the bobby pins, will be 9615.90.6000, HTS, which provides for combs, hair-slides and the like; hairpins, curling pins, curling gripsother: other: other. The rate of duty will be 11% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for Style 4408, the plastic headband, will be 9615.11.5000, HTS, which provides for combs, hair-slides and the like of hard rubber or plastics: 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 Lawrence Mushinske at 212-637-7061.

Sincerely,

Robert B. Swierupski
Director,

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