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NY M83624

May 25, 2006

CLA-2-95:RR:NC:SP:225 M83624


TARIFF NO.: 9505.10.2500

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

RE: The tariff classification of Christmas decorations from China.

Dear Ms. Aldinger:

In your letter dated May 10, 2006, you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted samples are identified as Musical Snow Globes, assortment number 946014. The Musical Snow Globes are 7 inches high and they include a motion sensor that operates with two AA batteries. The two styles are: Santa & Kids inside and Snowman & Kids inside.

Santa & Kids inside musical snow globe is fashioned with Santa dressed in his traditional red and white suit with a red and white hat, black boots and black gloves. Santa is holding a present and toys. A young child stands beside Santa. The child is holding a book and appears to be singing. A decorated Christmas tree with a star on the top stands in the background. The base features a wreath decorated with red berries and a bow. The words “Merry Christmas” are glued onto the front of the wreath.

Snowman & Kids inside musical snow globe is designed with a decorated Christmas tree with a star on the top in the background. A snowman and a young boy appear to be skating around the tree. The snowman is wearing a Santa hat. Both styles have an on/off switch on the bottom. When pushed to the on position the snow appears to be falling, Christmas songs play and the star on top of the decorated Christmas tree light up. The applicable subheading for the Musical Snow Globes, assortment number 946014, will be 9505.10.2500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for articles for Christmas festivities and parts and accessories thereof: Christmas ornaments: Other: 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 Alice Wong at 646-733-3026.


Robert B. Swierupski

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