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NY M80136

February 15, 2006

CLA-2-95:RR:NC:2:224 M80136


TARIFF NO.: 9503.49.0000

Ms. Lorianne Aldinger
Rite Aid Corporation
P.O. Box 3165
Harrisburg, PA 17105

RE: The tariff classification of Finger Puppets with Sound, item #944869, from China

Dear Ms. Aldinger:

In your letter dated January 18, 2006, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You are requesting the tariff classification on a product that has been identified as Finger Puppets with Sound, item #944869. The toy finger puppets are in two designs: a ghost-pumpkin version and a monster-skeleton version. The toy puppets are composed of the following components: 48% polyester fiber, 30% other fabric, 10% battery, 10% IC chip, and 2% plastic. The finger puppets will be classified as other toys representing non-human creatures in Chapter 95 of the HTSUS.

The applicable subheading for the Finger Puppets with Sound, item #944869, will be 9503.49.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for toys representing animals or non-human creaturesand parts and accessories thereof: other. The rate of duty will be free.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at http://www.usitc.gov/tata/hts/.

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 Tom McKenna at 646-733-3025.


Robert B. Swierupski

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