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NY L83905

April 18, 2005

CLA-2-33:RR:NC:2:240 L83905


TARIFF NO.: 3304.99.5000

Ms. Carol Ritchings
Conair Corporation
150 Milford Road
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

RE: The tariff classification of Satin Smooth Body Bleach with Vitamin E, Model# SSBBLC, from Italy

Dear Ms. Ritchings:

In your letter dated March 7, 2005 you requested a tariff classification ruling. A sample was submitted for review with your ruling request.

The Satin Smooth Body Bleach with Vitamin E, packed for retail sale, is a beauty and skin care preparation used to bleach body hair. The item consists of a 1 oz. tube marked Part A containing cream bleach and a 2 oz. tube marked Part B containing an activator with vitamin E to protect the skin. A plastic dish and spatula were also included for application purposes. The sample is being returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for the Satin Smooth Body Bleach with Vitamin E will be 3304.99.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Beauty or make-up preparations and preparations for the care of the skin (other than medicaments), including sunscreen or sun tan preparations; manicure of pedicure preparations: Other: Other: Other.. The rate of duty will be free.

Perfumery, cosmetic and toiletry products are subject to the requirements of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, which is administered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Questions regarding FDA requirements may be addressed to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Cosmetics and Colors, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740-3835, telephone number (202) 418-3412.

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 Stephanie Joseph at 646-733-3268.


Robert B. Swierupski

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