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NY E88622

October 29, 1999

CLA-2-56:RR:NC:TA:351 E88622


TARIFF NO.: 5609.00.3000

Mr. Joseph Hoffacker
Barthco trade Consultants, Inc.
7575 Holstein Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19153

RE: The tariff classification of a PVC straw string garland from China

Dear Mr. Hoffacker:

In your letter dated October 8, 1999, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of Consolidated Stores.

You submitted a sample of item B4707. It is a garland which is made of 6-foot long pieces of plastic strip (“straw”). You state that the plastic is polyvinylchloride. At the midpoint, (3 feet), the strips, measuring approximately 1 mm in width each, are gathered and bound together by a plastic coated wire which is wound around the strips. The approximate diameter of the bundle of strips is 1.5 inches. The wire which holds the bundles together protrudes about ten inches to form a type of handle for the garland. The garland can be used as a decoration by draping it, tying it (in its entirety) around a box or basket, or hanging it. It is multifunctional. It is to be noted that you had indicated that the strips are not intended to be used separately. The wire serves a an integral part of the garland and not just to hold the strip together for packaging or transport.

The applicable subheading for the garland will be 5609.00.3000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for articles of yarn, strip or the like of heading 5404 or 5405, twine, cordage, rope or cables, not elsewhere specified or included, of man-made fibers. The rate of duty will be 6.8 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 Camille Ferraro at 212-637-7086.


Robert B. Swierupski

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