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NY N022128

January 29, 2008



TARIFF NO.: 7323.93.0060

Ms. Francine Ramsey
Hampton Direct, Inc.
350 Pioneer Drive
P.O. Box 1199
Williston, VT 05495

RE: The tariff classification of a tea ball infuser from China

Dear Ms. Ramsey:

In your letter dated January 10, 2008, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The merchandise is identified as the Faux Diamond Tea Ball (item number 65000). It is a stainless steel mesh ball that opens and closes by means of a latch. The 1.5-inch diameter ball will be filled with loose tea leaves and dropped into a cup of hot water to steep. Attached to the infuser ball is a 3.5-inch metal chain and an imitation diamond made of acrylic.

The applicable subheading for the tea ball infuser will be 7323.93.0060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for table, kitchen or other household articles and parts thereof, of iron or steelother, of stainless steel, cooking and kitchen ware, other, kitchen ware. The rate of duty will be 2 percent 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 Ann Taub at 646-733-3018.


Robert B. Swierupski

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