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NY N021082

December 28, 2007



TARIFF NO.: 9605.00.0000

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

RE: The tariff classification of a sewing kit from China.

Dear Mr. Crago:

In your letter dated December 11, 2007, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You have submitted a sample of a sewing kit, model H011AA01089. It will be returned to you as requested. The kit is housed in a plastic box which makes it suitable for travel. The kit consists of 9 spools of thread, a plastic thimble, mini scissors, 8 plastic buttons, 3 snaps, a threader, 5 sewing needles, 4 safety pins and a measuring tape.

The applicable subheading for the sewing kit will be 9605.00.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for “Travel sets for personal toilet, sewing or shoe or clothes cleaning”. The rate of duty will be 8.1% ad valorem.

You ask whether a visa is required for the polyester sewing thread. Since it is classified as a travel set, a visa is not required for the thread.

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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