United States International Trade Commision Rulings And Harmonized Tariff Schedule
faqs.org  Rulings By Number  Rulings By Category  Tariff Numbers
faqs.org > Rulings and Tariffs Home > Rulings By Number > 2002 NY Rulings > NY I83196 - NY I83238 > NY I83218

Previous Ruling Next Ruling
NY I83218

July 11, 2002

CLA-2-95:RR:NC:2:222 I83218


TARIFF NO.: 9505.10.2500

Khem Lall
Federated Merchandising Group
11 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001

RE: The tariff classification of Santa hats from China.

Dear Mr. Lall:

In your letter dated June 19, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You are requesting the tariff classification on two styles of Santa hats. The first is identified as item number LD20101642 and is a brushed plaid flannel fabric of 80 % cotton, 20 % polyester. The hat is cone shaped, trimmed with white fleece and tapers to a point with a white pompom. The second style is designated as item number LD20102642: a brushed flannel material hat of 80 % cotton, 20 % polyester. The hat is made with a red background and white stars printed on the red, and it is cone shaped tapering to a point that is finished with a white pompom. The bottom of the hat is trimmed with white fleece. The hats, fashioned after traditional Santa hats, will be classified in Chapter 95 of the HTSUSA as Christmas ornaments. This classification assumes that these hats are retail packed with no other product.

The applicable subheading for the Santa hats, styles LD20101642 and LD20102642, will be 9505.10.2500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Festive, carnival or other entertainment articlesparts and accessories thereof: Articles for Christmas festivities and parts and accessories thereof: Christmas ornaments: Other: Other.” 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 Wong at 646-733-3026.


Robert B. Swierupski

Previous Ruling Next Ruling

See also: