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NY F80208

December 1, 1999

CLA-2-96:TO:A15:MLL F80208


TARIFF NO.: 9615.11.4000

Ms. Joanne Balice
CBI Distributing Corporation
Claire’s Accessories
2400 W. Central Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60195

RE: The tariff classification of a headband from China.

Dear Ms. Balice:

In your letter dated November 9, 1999 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The sample submitted, style 87539 headband, consists of a springy metal band covered by a black knit textile which in turn is covered by four twisted strands of black plastic beads. When worn the visible surface is the rope of small black beads.

The applicable subheading for the headband will be 9615.11.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Combs, hair-slides and the like...Of hard rubber or plastics: Other: Not set with imitation pearls or imitation gemstones. The rate of duty will be 5.3 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.


Michael A. Perron

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