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NY R01964

May 19, 2005

CLA-2-83:RR:NC:N1:121 R01964


TARIFF NO.: 8306.29.0000

Ms. Shirley Schmidt
Pier 1 Imports, Inc.
100 Pier 1 Place
Fort Worth, TX 76102

RE: The tariff classification of a globe from India

Dear Ms. Schmidt:

In your letter dated May 10, 2005, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise is a handmade globe made of 97.3% iron and 2.7% brass by weight. It measures 22.5 inches high by 15 inches deep by 12.5 inches wide. The ball of the globe is made separately and there are eight different maps mounted on the ball to form the world map. Your letter indicates that it is intended to be used for home decorative purposes.

The applicable subheading for the base metal globe will be 8306.29.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for bells, gongs and the like, nonelectric, of base metalstatuettes and other ornaments, and parts thereof, other. 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 Barbara Kaiser at 646-733-3024.


Robert B. Swierupski

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