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NY K88734

August 25, 2004

CLA-2-73:RR:NC:N1:118 K88734


TARIFF NO.: 7319.30.5010

Ms. Joanne Harmon
One CVS Drive
Woonsocket, RI 02895

RE: The tariff classification of push pins from China.

Dear Ms. Harmon:

In your letter dated August 16, 2004, you requested a tariff classification ruling. We are returning the sample as you have requested.

Item 247031 is comprised of 100 push pins packed in a clear, plastic box. The head of each push pin is made of clear plastic and the pin portion is steel. The pins are used to post paper items on bulletin boards.

The applicable subheading for the push pins will be 7319.30.5010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for sewing needles, knitting needles, bodkins, crochet hooks, embroidery stilettos and similar articles for use in the hand, of iron or steel; safety pins and other pins of iron or steel, not elsewhere specified or included, other pins, other, push pins. 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.).

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 Kathy Campanelli at 646-733-3021.


Robert B. Swierupski

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