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NY N021470

January 8, 2008



TARIFF NO.: 6307.90.9889

Ms. Cathy Bonadonna
Bed Bath and Beyond
650 Liberty Avenue
Union, NJ 07083

RE: The tariff classification of a child’s swimming aid from China

Dear Ms. Bonadonna:

In your letter dated Jan. 4, 2008, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your subsidiary Buy Buy Baby Inc., of Garden City, New York.

You submitted photographs of a product called “Pantless Swim Trainer,” Style ET8999. It is made of 100% nylon knit fabric with an inflatable PVC inner tube. It has a tank-top-like upper portion that the child wears while he or she sits in the tube, which has a panty-like lower portion; both the upper and lower portions are permanently sewn to the tube portion. The article functions as a swimming aid providing buoyancy or flotation support when a child is secured in the “tank top” and “panty” and is placed in the water. It is designed for children 2-7 years of age.

The applicable subheading for the Pantless Swim Trainer will be 6307.90.9889, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other made up textile articles, other. The rate of duty will be 7% 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 Mitchel Bayer at 646-733-3102.


Robert B. Swierupski

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