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NY G86357

January 25, 2001

CLA-2:RR:NC:SP:225 G86357

Pat Beals
Teetot & Co.
5429 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA 92807

RE: Request for ruling on Costumes from China.

Dear Ms. Beals:

This is in response to your letter of Jan. 15, 2001, requesting a ruling on the classification of two costumes, Styles # 21344 and 21346 from China.

The issue of the classification of garments under heading 9505 is currently pending before the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) in the matter of Rubie’s Costume Company, Inc. v. United States, Court No. 99-0600388. Section 177.7, Customs Regulations (19 CFR 177.7) provides that rulings will not be issued in certain circumstances. Section 177.7(b) states, in pertinent part, the following:

No ruling letter will be issued with respect to any issue which is pending before the United States Court of International Trade, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, or any court of appeal therefrom.

In light of the prohibition set out in 19 CFR 177.7(b), and as the instant classification ruling request is closely related to the issue presently pending in the CIT, we are unable to issue a classification ruling letter to you with respect to styles #21344 – Fairytale Princess Trunk and # 21346 – Rock Diva Trunk. Accordingly, we are administratively closing our file and returning your samples as requested. You may submit another request after the court has issued its decision in the Rubie’s Costume Company case.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

If you have any questions regarding the above, contact National Import Specialist Alice Wong at 212-637-7028.


Robert B. Swierupski
National Commodity

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