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NY G80690

September 8, 2000

CLA-2-95:RR:NC:SP:225 G80690


TARIFF NO.: 9503.70.0000

Mr. Lawrence I. Bernstein
XL Machine
10497 Mount Curve Rd.
Eden Prairie, MN 55347

RE: The tariff classification of a toy dress-up set from Hong Kong

Dear Mr. Bernstein:

In your letter dated August 9, 2000, received in this office on August 17, 2000, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted article is called the “Starring Me! Fluffy Purse,” item #95503. The product consists of a plastic vinyl purse and the following plastic components: a comb and brush, two hair clips, one mirror, a set of stick-on nails, and two ponytail holders. The purse is made of clear plastic and is elaborately decorated by a two-toned boa trim and imitation fur. The boa surrounds the entire top and bottom edges of the purse. The top of the bag and its handle are also covered with a matching imitation fur. The oval shaped purse opens at the top with a zipper that runs along three sides. The bag and its contents are sold as part of the “Starring Me!” dress-up line of merchandise. Designed for children ages 3 and up, the set is intended for a child to “dress-up” like a glamorous lady in role-play activity.

This office finds the overly ostentatious appearance of the child’s purse, in combination with the other “grown-up” styled accessories, will qualify as a toy dress-up set for children’s amusement.

When the described goods are imported packaged together as a set for retail sale they are considered a toy set for classification purposes. However, should the components be imported separately, they would not be recognized as toys and would be classified elsewhere in the tariff.

The applicable subheading for the “Starring Me! Fluffy Purse,” item #95503, will be 9503.70.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other toys, put up in sets or outfits, and parts and accessories thereof. 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 J. Wong at 212-637-7028.


Robert B. Swierupski

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