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NY M85043

July 25, 2006

CLA-2-94:RR:NC:SP:233 M85043


TARIFF NO.: 9403.80.3030

Ms. Cecilia Castellanos
Western Overseas Corporation
10731-B Walker Street
Cypress, CA 90630

RE: The tariff classification of a 3 Panel Screen from Vietnam.

Dear Ms. Castellanos:

In your letter dated July 11, 2006, on behalf of L. Powell Company, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise under consideration is Item 350-283, 3 Panel Screen. The article consists of three rigid panels connected by metal hinges. Each panel is entirely covered with woven water hyacinth, a vegetable material, and measures 15.74” x 1.57” x 69.3” tall. The screen is designed for placing on the floor. You have submitted a photograph of the item with your request.

The applicable subheading for the 3 Panel Screen will be 9403.80.3030, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for “Other furniture and parts thereof: Furniture of other materials, including osier, bamboo or similar materials: Of cane, osier, bamboo or similar materials, Other: Household.” 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 Lawrence Mushinske at 646-733-3036.


Robert B. Swierupski

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