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NY G86229

February 2, 2001

CLA-2-39:RR:NC:SP:222 G86229


TARIFF NO.: 3924.90.5500

Ms. Barbara Y. Wierbicki
Tompkins & Davidson
One Astor Plaza
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10036-8901

RE: The tariff classification of a plastic body sponge from China.

Dear Ms. Wierbicki:

In your letter dated January 9, 2001, on behalf of your client Avon Products, Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample is identified as Anew Sponge PP#213648. This product is described as a facial sponge. It is made of plastic material that is extruded in a mesh-like construction. The mesh is folded into a mushroom shape with a braided cord attached to the top for hanging the sponge. The sponge is held together in the mushroom shape by a textile ribbon that is tied around the middle.

The sample is returned as you requested.

The applicable subheading for the plastic facial sponge will be 3924.90.5500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides forother household articlesof plastics: other: other. The rate of duty will be 3.4 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 Alice Masterson at 212-637-7090.


Robert B. Swierupski

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