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NY L84005

April 20, 2005

CLA-2-94:RR:NC:1:108 L84005


TARIFF NO.: 9405.50.4000

Ms. Joanne Harmon
One CVS Drive
Woonsocket, RI 02895

RE: The tariff classification of a ceramic candleholder from China.

Dear Ms. Harmon:

In your letter dated April 7, 2005, you requested a tariff classification ruling. Sample is being returned as requested.

The submitted sample is a round plate-shaped ceramic candleholder, item number 299953, which is referred to as the “Dolomite Pillar Plate.” This article measures approximately 7 inches in overall diameter. It has an indentation, measuring around 4 ¼ inches in diameter with an interior depth of nearly ½ inch, that is designed for the insertion of a pillar candle (not included). It also features a decorative rim, measuring about 1 ¼ inches wide, with a raised leaf-like motif.

The applicable subheading for this candleholder, item number 299953, will be 9405.50.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other non-electrical lamps and lighting fittings, other. The rate of duty will be 6 percent ad valorem.

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 Michael Contino at 646-733-3014.


Robert B. Swierupski

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