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NY M84037

June 27, 2006

CLA-2-39:RR:NC:SP:221 M84037


TARIFF NO. 3924.90.5500

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

RE: The tariff classification of a plastic photo album from China.

Dear Ms. Marcoux:

In your letter dated June 1, 2006, you requested a classification ruling.

The submitted illustration depicts a Pop-Up Photo Album identified as item number 56760. This album holds two panels of 6 double-sided photo sleeves and 2 additional stand-up sleeves. The cascading photo pockets accommodate 4” by 6” or 3” by 5” photographs. The stand-up sleeves accommodate two cropped photos. Photos can be slipped into plastic sleeves to keep them protected from fingerprints.

The album covers are made of cardboard that is covered with cotton fabric. The plastic sleeves are made of polypropylene. This photo album measures approximately 7-1/8 inches long by 6-3/4 inches wide by ¾ inch high when folded.

The applicable subheading for the photo album with plastic sleeves will be 3924.90.5500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides forother household articlesof plastics: other: other. The rate of duty will be 3.4 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 Joan Mazzola at 646-733-3023.


Robert B. Swierupski

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