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NY L85413

June 23, 2005

CLA-2-39:RR:NC:SP:221 L85413


TARIFF NO.: 3924.10.4000; 8509.90.1560

Ms. Francine Marcoux
Hampton Direct, Inc.
P.O. Box 1199
Williston, VT 05495

RE: The tariff classification of a plastic twist garlic press and vacuum attachment set from China.

Dear Ms. Marcoux:

In your letter dated June 3, 2005, you requested a classification ruling.

You have submitted illustrations of item number 50700, Easy Twist Garlic Press, and item number 50980, Vacuum Attachment Set.

Item number 50700, the Easy Twist Garlic Press, produces crushed garlic with a twist of the wrist. The garlic press is made entirely of plastic and does not contain any metal parts. It contains interchangeable pressing plates that yield finely or coarsely minced garlic. The garlic press is composed of two parts, a half dome top and a storage receptacle. The half dome top is made of transparent plastic and screws onto the bottom receptacle. The bottom receptacle provides storage of unused garlic.

Item number 50980, the Vacuum Attachment Set, consists of eight pieces: one three inch long hose, two dusting brushes, two adapters, 2 extending wands and one crevice wand. The mini attachment set easily attaches to most standard vacuum cleaners. The attachments are made of PVC and ABS plastic materials. This product can be used for cleaning vent screens, keyboards and appliances.

The applicable subheading for the plastic twist garlic press, item number 50700, will be 3924.10.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for tableware, kitchenware, other household articlesof plastics: tableware and kitchenware: other. The rate of duty will be 3.4 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the vacuum attachment set, item number 50980, will be 8509.90.1560, HTS, which provides for parts of vacuum cleaners, other, other. The rate of duty will be 2 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 Joan Mazzola at 646-733-3023.


Robert B. Swierupski

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