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NY E87036

October 6, 1999

CLA-2-95:RR:NC:SP:222 E87036


TARIFF NO.: 9505.10.2500

Mr. Arlen T. Epstein
Tompkins & Davidson
One Astor Plaza
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036-8901

RE: The tariff classification of a Christmas carousel from China.

Dear Mr. Epstein:

In your letter dated September 8, 1999, on behalf of your client Avon Products, Inc., you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a Christmas Carousel with musical Chimes, #PP-189654. This battery powered musical carousel stands approximately 17 inches in height. It has a base that measures approximately 7 inches in diameter. The carousel features a green and red painted canopy, with a small red-striped flag depicted flying from a flagpole located at the top. It plays 12 holiday melodies; Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, The first Noel, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Silver Bells, Angels We Have Heard On High, O Come All Ye Faithful, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, O Little Town of Bethlehem, We Three Kings Of Orient Are and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.

The canopy is decorated with raised hand painted depictions of carousel horses and a series of miniature clappers and suspended gold tone metal chimes of varying lengths. A full figured depiction of a carousel horse is affixed to a pole that extends from the base to the canopy. A switch located on the base activates the product and causes the canopy to revolve. The gold colored clappers hit the chimes in predetermined sequence. This product requires 4 size ā€œCā€ batteries. The batteries are not included.

The sample is returned as you requested.

The applicable subheading for Christmas carousel will be 9505.10.2500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides forarticles for Christmas festivities and parts and accessories thereof: Christmas ornaments: 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 Masterson at 212-637-7090.


Robert B. Swierupski

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