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NY M84920

August 4, 2006

CLA-2-39:RR:NC:SP:221 M84920


TARIFF NO.: Various

Mr. Chuck Fiske
Mallory Alexander International Logistics 4294 Swinnea Road
Memphis, TN 38118

RE: The tariff classification of plastic clothing hangers from El Salvador.

Dear Mr. Fiske:

In your letter dated July 8, 2006, on behalf of Plasti-Form, Division of Spotless Enterprises, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Three styles of plastic hangers were submitted with your request. The hangers are made in El Salvador and are sold to garment producing companies that manufacture garments in Central America. The hangers will then be shipped to the United States with the garments. You ask whether the hangers can be classified separately from the clothing and the CAFTA rate of duty applied to the hangers.

Three hanger styles were submitted with your letter: W226, W227 and 397. All three styles are composed entirely of plastic. Styles W226 and W227 are top hangers that measure approximately 1/8 inch in thickness at the ridge. Style 397 is a bottom hanger that measures approximately 3/16 inch in thickness at the ridge. All three hangers are of a flimsy one-piece molded construction that is not suitable for repetitive use for the commercial shipment of garments.

These hangers are considered to be ordinary packing for the garments that they will hold. They are classified with the garments with which they are imported and are subject to the same rate of duty as the garments.

Duty rates 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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