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NY J86277





July 8, 2003

CLA-2-48:RR:NC:SP:234 J86277

CATEGORY: CLASSIFICATION

TARIFF NO.: 4819.50.4040

Ms. Irene Kwok c/o Mr. Zakir Ally
CDP Asia Ltd./Concept 3 Ltd.
12 West 57th Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10019

RE: The tariff classification of paperboard packaging boxes to be used in the marketing of toiletries, from China.

Dear Ms. Kwok:

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

A sample identified as item # C-77094A-3 was submitted for our examination. It is a rigid, non-corrugated paperboard box, approximately 10” x 10” x 2½”(H), with a removable lid. The exterior of the lid is covered with suede-like textile fabric, impressed with a brand name in one corner. The interior of the box contains a platform-like insert, made of plastic and paperboard, which incorporates three recesses shaped to hold bottles (or similar containers) of toiletries (not included). The exterior of the box’s bottom panel is printed with ingredient lists and other product information concerning each of the toiletries that eventually will be packed in the box. There is also a bar code and the words, “Products Made in USA, Box Made in China.”

The applicable subheading for the # C-77094A-3 empty box will be 4819.50.4040, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for cartons, boxes, cases, bags and other packing containers, of paper or paperboardother (than certain enumerated kinds)rigid boxes and cartons. The rate of duty will be 0.5%.

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 Carl Abramowitz at 646-733-3037.

Sincerely,

Robert B. Swierupski
Director,

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