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NY E89828

October 27, 1999

CLA-2-98:RR:NC:TA:351 E89828


TARIFF NO.: 99811.00.60

Mr. John Imbrogulio
Nordstrom, Inc.
Customs Compliance Department
1617 Sixth Avenue, Suite 1000
Seattle, WA 98101-1742

RE: The tariff classification of sample books from various countries

Dear Mr. Imbrogulio:

In your letter dated October 12, 1999, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You submitted two books containing yarn and fabric swatches in assorted colors. They consist of tri folded cardboard; one contains knit fabric swatches and the other contains one piece of knit fabric and thirty samples of yarn. You state that these books are supplied to Nordstrom for the purpose of soliciting orders from the mills overseas. It is assumed they are distributed to your buyers so a selection can be made of color and fabric type for various merchandise intended to be ordered. You state that the approximate assigned value of these books is fifty cents apiece. You also state that these books will be sent from mills in various countries.

The applicable subheading for the sample books will be 9811.00.60, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for any sample, valued not over $1 each, or marked, torn, perforated or otherwise treated so that it is unsuitable for sale or for use otherwise than as a sample, to be used in the United States only for soliciting orders for products of foreign countries. 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 Camille Ferraro at 212-637-7086.


Robert B. Swierupski

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