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NY I88406

November 27, 2002

CLA-2-63:RR:NC:TA:351 I88406


TARIFF NO.: 6307.90.9889; 4602.90.0000

Ms. Cari Grego
Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.
500 Volvo Parkway
Chesapeake, VA 23320

RE: The tariff classification of curly ribbons from China.

Dear Ms. Grego:

In your letter dated November 7, 2002 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The samples submitted are curly ribbons, items numbers FA20B-AA11BS1 (SKU 804085), FA60B-AA05P02 (SKU 804085) and 94030016 (SKU 804094). The curly ribbons are intended to serve as stick-on decorations for gift-wrapping. They are imported three bows packed onto the paperboard card.

Item number FA20B-AA11BS1 is a bundle of 5 curly woven textile fabric ribbons (approximately 9 millimeter in width and 14 inches in length when stretched) stapled at midpoint to a pressure-sensitive paperboard card.

Item number FA60B-AA05P02 is constructed of 3 curly warp knit textile fabric ribbons with metallic thread and 3 curly PVC ribbons. The ribbons are bundled together and stapled at midpoint to a pressure-sensitive paperboard card. The textile ribbons measure approximately 10-millimeter wide and 18 inches in length when stretched. The PVC ribbons measure approximately 6-millimeter and 16 inches in length.

Item number 94030016 is a pack of three bows made of 12 pastel colored 6-millimeter-wide curled strips of polypropylene ribbons taped together and stapled to a plain black paperboard card with a pressure-sensitive backing.

The applicable subheading for item numbers FA20B-AA11BS1 and FA60B-AA05P02 will be 6307.90.9889, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other made up articles . . . Other. The rate of duty will be 7 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for item number 94030016 will be 4602.90.0000, HTS, which provides for other articles, made directly to shape from plaiting materials, other than of vegetable materials. The rate of duty will be 3.5 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 Mitchel Bayer at 646-733-3102.


Robert B. Swierupski

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