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NY N003697

December 4, 2006



TARIFF NO.: 7117.19.9000

Ms. Althea Nicholas-Wood
Liz Claiborne Inc.
1 Claiborne Ave.
North Bergen, NJ 07047

RE: The tariff classification of jewelry from China.

Dear Ms. Nicholas-Wood:

In your letter dated November 21, 2006, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The items under consideration are three imitation jewelry necklaces. The first, Style ULRU0090 is made of base metal leaf and chain with one tiger’s eye stone. The second, Style UKRU0091 is made of a base metal circular pendant with wood, plastic and intermittent gold tone plastic beads with one tiger’s eye stone, strung on textile thread. The third, Style UKRU0129 is made of a base metal circular pendant and beads strung on a leather cord with one tiger’s eye bead. The essential Character of all three necklaces is the metal as the tiger’s eye stones are considered minor constituents.

The applicable subheading for the three imitation necklaces will be 7117.19.9000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for imitation jewelry of base metal, other. The rate of duty will be 11% 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 Lawrence Mushinske at 646-733-3036.


Robert B. Swierupski

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