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NY H82587

July 18, 2001

CLA-2-95:RR:NC:SP:225 H82587


TARIFF NO.: 9503.90.0020

Mr. Michael D. Laden
Target Customs Brokers, Inc.
1000 Nicollet Mall – TPN-09S
Minneapolis, MN 55403

RE: The tariff classification of an inflatable toy ball from China

Dear Mr. Laden:

In your letter dated June 20, 2001 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted article is called a “Jumbo Tennis Ball” item #088020444. The ball resembles an enlarged version of a traditional style tennis ball with a fuzzy outer surface. The ball measures 9 inches in diameter and is packaged in a disposable plastic container. It is marketed for children ages 5 and up. The multipurpose ball is not designed for serious athletic use, but rather is intended for simple toss and catch, bouncing, and related play activities. Your sample is being returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the “Jumbo Tennis Ball”, item #088020444, will be 9503.90.0020, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other toys; reduced-size (“scale”) models and similar recreational models, working or not; puzzles of all kinds; parts and accessories thereof: inflatable toy balls, balloons and punchballs. 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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