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NY J86623

July 8, 2003

CLA-2-74:RR:NC:N1:113 J86623


TARIFF NO.: 7419.99.5050

Ms. Francene C. Hinds
JAV International, Inc.
500 Ocean Avenue
East Rockaway, NY 11518-1235

RE: The tariff classification of a medallion from China

Dear Ms. Hinds:

In your letter dated June 30, 2003, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The sample you submitted is a brass commemorative medallion issued in memory of the individuals who died in the terrorist attack on Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. The medallion is made of brass and measures approximately 2 inches in diameter. The front of the medallion displays a raised eagle head and the words, “Forever Heroes, Flight 93, Honor and Hope”. The back lists all of the names of the deceased passengers and airline employees. In your letter, you suggest classification under tariff heading 7118, which provides for coins. However this medallion is not a coin that is or has ever been legal tender and therefore cannot be classified within this heading.

The applicable subheading for the medallion will be 7419.99.5050, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other articles of copper, other, other, 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 James Smyth at 646-733-3018.


Robert B. Swierupski

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