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NY K82769

February 4, 2004
CLA-2-95:RR:NC:2:224 K82769


TARIFF NO.: 9504.90.6000

Ms. Nicole Johnschwager
After8 Games Pty Ltd
2/12 Ashburner Street
Manly NSW 2095

RE: The tariff classification of a Nitty Gritty board game from China

Dear Ms. Johnschwager:

In your letter dated January 29, 2004, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You are requesting the tariff classification on an item that is described as a Nitty Gritty board game, no item number is indicated. The game contains the following: 1 playing board, 1 instruction sheet, 200 playing cards, 1 die and 5 plastic playing pieces. The game will be classified in Chapter 95 of the HTS as games played on boards of a special design. You have submitted a color illustration, in lieu of a sample.

The applicable subheading for the Nitty Gritty board game will be 9504.90.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for articles for arcade, table or parlor games...other: chess, checkers, parchisi, backgammon, darts and other games played on boards of a special design, all the foregoing games and parts thereof (including their boards); mah-jong and dominoes; any of the foregoing games in combination with each other, or with other games, packaged as a unit in immediate containers of a type used in retail sales; poker chips and dice. 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 Tom McKenna at 646-733-3025.


Robert B. Swierupski

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