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NY J89385

October 8, 2003

CLA-2-95:RR:NC:SP:225 J89385


TARIFF NO. 9505.10.2500

Ms. Lisa Chastain
Harry F. Long, Inc.
P. O. Box 9061
Wichita, KS 67277

RE: The tariff classification of Christmas tree ornaments from China.

Dear Ms. Chastain:

In your letter received in this office on September 25, 2003, on behalf of your client Decorator and Craft Corp., you requested a classification ruling.

You have submitted one sample identified as item number 44-3576. It is a red 4.5” bell ornament decorated with cut out stars. You also submitted photographs depicting four additional Christmas tree ornaments with cut out stars. These ornaments are made with a small bell inside. When the Christmas tree branches are moved the sound of sleigh bells ringing is heard. All of the Christmas tree ornaments are designed with a hanger loop on the top so it can easily be hung on a Christmas tree.

Item number 44-3579 is a gold tone 4.5” ornament. Item number 44-3587 is a red cardinal and item number 44-3589 is a chickadee ornament.

Item number 44-3581 is a 4.5” ornament with a coating of clear beads creating a sugar coated appearance. Additional information is required to render classification of this ornament. We need to know what the beads are made of. If they are glass beads, we need a sample and a value breakout.

The sample is returned as you requested.

The applicable subheading for the above mentioned Christmas tree ornaments (excluding item number 44-3581) will be 9505.10.2500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Festive...articles for Christmas festivities and parts and accessories thereof: Christmas ornaments: 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 Alice Wong at 646-733-3026.


Robert B. Swierupski

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