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NY M82228

May 5, 2006

CLA-2-73:RR:NC:N1:113 M8228


TARIFF NO.: 7323.93.0060; 8214.90.9000

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

RE: The tariff classification of a trivet and a chopper from China

Dear Ms. Marcoux:

In your letter dated April 6, 2006, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise consists of a magnetic trivet (item number 54410) and a double-bladed rocking chopper (item number 53970). The triangular-shaped trivet is made of stainless steel and wood. Magnetic discs on the three wooden feet keep pots and pans securely in place. The rocking chopper has two stainless steel blades and a plastic handle. It measures approximately 6 inches long by 3 5/8 inches wide by 1 1/8 inches thick.

The applicable subheading for the trivet will be 7323.93.0060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof, of iron or steelother, of stainless steel, cooking and kitchen ware, other, kitchen ware. The rate of duty will be 2 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the chopper will be 8214.90.9000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other articles of cutlery, other, other. The rate of duty will be 1.4 cents each plus 3.2 percent ad valorem.

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 James Smyth at 646-733-3018.


Robert B. Swierupski

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