United States International Trade Commision Rulings And Harmonized Tariff Schedule
faqs.org  Rulings By Number  Rulings By Category  Tariff Numbers
faqs.org > Rulings and Tariffs Home > Rulings By Number > 2004 NY Rulings > NY K83538 - NY K83592 > NY K83589

Previous Ruling Next Ruling
NY K83589

March 5, 2004
CLA-2-96:RR:NC:2:224 K83589


TARIFF NO.: 9610.00.0000

Mr. Joseph R. Hoffacker
Barthco Trade Consultants
7575 Holstein Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19153

RE: The tariff classification of a Chalkboard Set from China

Dear Mr. Hoffacker:

In your letter dated February 26, 2004, you requested a tariff classification ruling, on behalf of K.B. Toys of Massachusetts, Inc., your client.

You are requesting the tariff classification on an item that is described as a Chalkboard Set, item # 11818, comprised of the following: a chalkboard, an eraser for the chalkboard, and a box of 8 pieces of chalk. Your samples will be returned, as requested.

The item, the Chalkboard Set, item # 11818, is made up of three components: a chalkboard, a sponge eraser, and a box of chalk. No one heading in the tariff schedule covers both these components in combination; GRI 1 cannot be used as a basis for classification. GRI 3 (b) provides that mixtures, composite goods consisting of different materials or components, and goods put up in sets for retail sale shall be classified as if they consisted of the material or component which gives them their essential character, which may be determined by the nature of the material or component, its bulk, quantity, weight or value, or by the role of a constituent material in relation to the use of the article. This office considers the Chalkboard Kit to be a set with the essential character imparted by the chalkboard portion of the item. The entire item will be classified in Chapter 96 of the HTS, in accordance with GRI 3 (b).

The applicable subheading for the Chalkboard Set, item number 11818, will be 9610.00.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for slates and boards, with writing or drawing surfaces, whether or not framed. The rate of duty will be 3.5 % 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 Tom McKenna at 646-733-3025.


Robert B. Swierupski

Previous Ruling Next Ruling

See also: