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NY L82295

February 18, 2005

CLA-2-69:RR:NC1:126: L82295


TARIFF NO.: 6912.00.5000; 6913.10.5000

Ms. Francine Marcoux
Hampton Direct
350 Pioneer Drive
P.O. Box 1199
Williston, VT 05495

RE: The tariff classification of a ceramic (dolomite) tissue box and a ceramic (porcelain) trinket box from China

Dear Ms. Marcoux:

In your letter, dated January 26, 2005, you requested a tariff classification ruling regarding two ceramic articles - “Butler Tissue Box Cover #28880” and “Cross Trinket Box #28760.”

Photographs of the products were submitted with your ruling request.

You indicated that the “Butler Tissue Box Cover” is made of dolomite ceramics. It measures approximately 11 inches by 5.5 inches. The product is a tissue box cover that includes a three-dimensional representation of a character’s head (the “butler’s head”). This head projects out from the body of the article and functions as a tissue dispenser. Tissues can be removed (one at a time) through the “butler’s nose.”

You indicated that the “Cross Trinket Box” is made of porcelain. It measures approximately 5 inches by 3.75 inches by 1.5 inches. The product is a cross-shaped trinket box painted with a patchwork design of muted yellow, blue and red colors.

The applicable subheading for the ceramic (dolomite) “Butler Tissue Box Cover #28880” will be 6912.00.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for ceramic tableware, kitchenware, other household articles and toilet articles, other than of porcelain or china: other. The rate of duty will be 6 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the porcelain “Cross Trinket Box #28760” will be 6913.10.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for statuettes and other ornamental ceramic articles: of porcelain or china: 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 Jacob Bunin at 646-733-3027.


Robert B. Swierupski

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