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NY R04731

August 28, 2006

CLA-2-83:RR:E:NC:N1:118 R04731


TARIFF NO.: 8308.10.0000

Mr. Troy D. Crago
Atico International USA, Inc.
501 South Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

RE: The tariff classification of “Trouser Hooks / Studs” from China.

Dear Mr. Crago:

In your letter dated August 24, 2006 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise is described as zinc-plated iron “Trouser Hooks/Studs” (item number C038LA00285). The package of 25 pieces contains straight pieces and pieces with hooked ends.

The applicable subheading for the “Trouser Hooks/Studs” will be 8308.10.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for clasps, frames with clasps, buckles, buckle clasps, hooks, eyes, eyelets and the like and parts thereof, of base metal, of a kind used in clothing, footwear, awnings, handbags, travel goods or other madeup articles; tubular or bifurcated rivets of base metal; beads and spangles of base metal: hooks, eyes and eyelets. The rate of duty will be 1.1¢/kg + 2.9% 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 Kathy Campanelli at 646-733-3021.


Robert B. Swierupski

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