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NY L81820

January 11, 2005

CLA-2-82:RR:NC:N1:118 L81820


TARIFF NO.: 8214.20.9000

Ms. Maureen Hannah
Atlantic Customs Brokers, Inc.
1975 Linden Boulevard
Elmont, NY 11003

RE: The tariff classification of a manicure set and pedicure set from China.

Dear Ms. Hannah:

In your letter, dated December 22, 2005, on behalf of your client, The W. E. Bassett Company, Shelton, CT, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Totally TogetherTM brand “Give Me a Helping Hand” is a manicure set comprised of 1 nail brush, 1 cuticle pusher, 1 cuticle remover, 4 2-sided mini emery boards, 1 sapphire file, 1 4-step buffing block, and a pair of moisture gloves (constructed of 92% cotton, 8% spandex knit fabric). The manicure set is packed in a plastic pouch.

Totally TogetherTM brand “On Your Feet” is a pedicure set comprised of 1 nail brush, 3 cuticle sticks, 1 toenail clipper, 1 callus remover, 2 toenail separators, and a pair of moisture socks (92% cotton, 8% spandex knit fabric). The pedicure set is packed in a plastic pouch.

The applicable subheading for the manicure and pedicure sets will be 8214.20.9000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for manicure and pedicure sets, and combinations thereof, in leather cases or other containers of types ordinarily sold therewith in retail sales: other. The rate of duty will be 4.1 percent ad valorem.

The moisture gloves in the manicure set fall within textile category 331. The moisture socks in the pedicure set fall within textile category designation 332. Quota and visa status are the result of international agreements that are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes. To obtain the most current information as to whether quota and visa requirements apply to this merchandise, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the “Textile Status Report for Absolute Quotas” available at our web site at www.cbp.gov. In addition, you will find current information on textile import quotas, textile safeguard actions and related issues at the web site of the Office of Textiles and Apparel, at otexa.ita.doc.gov.

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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