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NY L88677

November 22, 2005

CLA-2-82:RR:NC:N1:118 L88677


TARIFF NO.: 8211.10.0000/6912.00.4810

Ms. Maria Da Rocha
D & D Customhouse Brokerage Inc.
701 Newark Avenue, Suite LL1
Elizabeth, NJ 07208

RE: The tariff classification of a knife set from China.

Dear Ms. Da Rocha:

In your letter, received on November 2, 2005, you provided the follow-up information required for a tariff classification ruling for your client, Products of Tomorrow, Towaco, NJ.

The Todd English CollectionTM brand knife set is a three piece knife set comprised of an 8” chef knife, 4 ½” paring knife, and 8 ½” knife sharpener. The cutlery has steel blades and bakelite handles. In your correspondence you state that the knife sharpener is made of steatite ceramics. You also state that this merchandise will be sold to and used by individual consumers. These kitchen articles will be used in the home. The knife set is packed in a fitted wood fiberboard box.

The applicable subheading for the knife set will be 8211.10.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for knives with cutting blades, serrated or not (including pruning knives), other than knives of heading 8208, and blades and other base metal parts thereof: sets of assorted articles. The set will be dutiable at the rate of duty applicable to that article in the set subject to the highest rate of duty. Since the rate of the knife sharpener (9.8 percent) is the highest, it will apply to the whole set. The complete tariff classification for this set will be 8211.10.0000/6912.00.4810, HTS.

Ceramic table/kitchenware may be subject to certain requirements under the regulations administered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If you have any questions regarding these requirements, you may contact the FDA at:

Food and Drug Administration
Division of Import Operations and Policy
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
Telephone: 1-888-463-6332

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 CFR).

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 Kathy Campanelli at 646-733-3021.


Robert B. Swierupski

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