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NY J81762

April 9, 2003

CLA-2-56:RR:NC:N3:351 J81762


TARIFF NO.: 5609.00.2000

Ms. Rita M. Powell
FTD, Inc.
3113 Woodcreek Drive
Downers Grove, IL 60515

RE: The tariff classification of basket of flax cord and metal from China.

Dear Ms. Powell:

In your letter dated March 24, 2003, you requested a ruling on tariff classification.

You submitted a sample of a basket composed of a skeletal metal frame completely covered with a twisted flax cord. The basket is approximately seven inches tall and seven inches in diameter.

The applicable subheading for this product will be 5609.00.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for articles of yarn, . . . twine, cordage, rope or cables, not elsewhere specified or included: of vegetable fibers, except cotton. The general rate of duty will be 0.4 percent ad valorem.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R.).

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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