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NY I82560

May 31, 2002

CLA-2-34:RR:NC:SP:237 I82560


TARIFF NO.: 3406.00.0000

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

RE: The tariff classification of a wax-filled ceramic urn candle from China.

Dear Ms. Wierbicki:

In your letter dated May 28, 2002, on behalf of Avon Products Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Item No. PP239217 Jeweled Home Fragranced Poured Candle consists of a scented white-colored wax candle poured in a glazed and painted urn-shaped ceramic container, measuring approximately 4-1/2 inches in height by 2-1/2 inches in diameter. The candle is said to consist of 55 percent palm wax, 42 percent paraffin wax and 3 percent fragrance. Your sample is being returned.

The applicable subheading for the wax-filled ceramic urn candle will be 3406.00.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for candles, tapers and the like. The rate of duty is free.

Candles from China may be subject to anti-dumping duties administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Import Administration. You may contact them at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230, telephone number (202) 482-4106.

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. For any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Frank Cantone at 646-733-3038.


Robert B. Swierupski
Director, National Commodity
Specialist Division

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