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NY L83356

April 6, 2005

CLA-2-48:RR:NC:SP:234 L83356


TARIFF NO.: 4823.90.8600

Mr. Randy Williams
Seasons USA, Inc.
18644 E. Powers Lane
Aurora, CO 80015

RE: The tariff classification of paper stencils intended for use in making jack-o’-lanterns, from China.

Dear Mr. Williams:

In your letter dated February 20, 2005, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

A sample identified as “Critter Stencils” (style C1013) was submitted for our examination and is being returned to you as requested. It is a retail package containing six 8½” x 11” sheets of white paper, each of which has been die-cut with removable “punch-out” sections (printed black to make them easily distinguishable from the surrounding white areas). Removal of the sections creates a silhouette of a “critter” (rabbit, bear, mouse, owl, cat) or, in the case of one sheet, a “critter house.”

The user is instructed to select a sheet, remove the black cutouts, and then use tape or pins to attach the remaining “stencil” to a pumpkin. A carving tool or knife (not included) can then be used to cut out sections of the pumpkin to conform to the openings in the stencil. This can be done either directly, through the stencil while it is attached, or, alternatively, after tracing the stencil’s outlines onto the pumpkin’s surface with a marker (not included).

The applicable subheading for the style C1013 “Critter Stencils” will be 4823.90.8600, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other (non-enumerated) articles of paper or paperboard. 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 Carl Abramowitz at 646-733-3037.


Robert B. Swierupski

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