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NY H89540

March 27, 2002

CLA-2-39:RR:NC:SP:221 H89540


TARIFF NO.: 3923.90.0080

Ms. Irene Kwok
CDP Asia Ltd. c/o Mr. Zakir Ally
330 Madison Avenue, 12/F. Suite 1278
New York, NY 10017

RE: The tariff classification of a plastic foam insert from China.

Dear Ms. Kwok:

In your letter dated March 15, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

A sample was provided with your letter. The plastic foam insert will be used as a fitted tray for packaging. The insert is rectangular, measuring approximately 7 ½ inches in length by 7 ½ inches in width by 2 ¼ inches in height. The top layer of the foam insert has three cutout segments, forming a fitted tray, in which the packaged goods will be inserted.

The applicable subheading for the plastic foam insert will be 3923.90.0080, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics: other. The rate of duty will be 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. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Joan Mazzola at 646-733-3023.


Robert B. Swierupski

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