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NY J82318

April 7, 2003

CLA-2-61:RR:NC:3:353 J82318


TARIFF NO.: 6117.80.8500, , 9615.11.4000, 5609.00.4000, 4202.92.4500

Ms. Carol Ritchings
Conair Corp.
150 Milford Rd.
East Windsor, NJ 08520

RE: The tariff classification of hair accessories and a plastic carry bag from China.

Dear Ms. Ritchings:

In your letter dated March 13, 2003 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted samples, Model 59213 is a knit headband approximately 1” wide, 2 plastic jaw clips, 6 Tone on Tone knit pony tail holders, 78 elastic pony tail holders, 12 large terry loops and a plastic bag with a denim fabric flap. The bag is reusable and therefore classified separately.

The applicable subheading for the head wrap pony tail holders and the large terry loops will be 6117.80.8500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Other made up clothing accessories, knitted or crochetedOther accessories: Other: Headbands, ponytail holders and similar articles.” The duty rate will be 14.7% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the braid and Large Terry Loops pony tail holders with braid and braided head wraps will be 5609.00.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Articles of yarn, strip or the like of heading 5404 or 5405, twine, cordage, rope or cables, not elsewhere specified or included: Other.” The duty rate will be 4.3 % ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the plastic jaw clips will be 9615.11.4000, HTS, which provides for “Combs, hair-slides and the like: of hard rubber or plastics: other: not set with imitation pearls or imitation gemstones.” The rate of duty will be 5.3% ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for plastic carry bag will be 4202.92.4500, HTSUS, which provides for “Other travel, sports and similar bags with outer surface of sheeting of plastic or of textile materials.” The rate of duty is 20 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 Kenneth Reidlinger at 646-733-3053.


Robert B. Swierupski

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