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NY N022440

February 6, 2008



TARIFF NO.: 6307.90.9889

Jennifer Scott
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. 21318 64th Avenue South
Kent, WA 98032

RE: The tariff classification of a thumb cover from China

Dear Ms. Scott:

In your letter dated January 21, 2008, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your client, Thumbuster LLC, of Bellevue, Washington.

The submitted sample is identified as “Thumbusters.” The item, which you indicate is constructed of 100% knitted nylon fabric, is L-shaped and measures approximately 5½”W x 4”H when fully opened up. It is worn on the thumb and secured with a hook-and-loop fastener. You indicate that it is recommended for children between the ages of five and twelve who need the reminder to stop sucking or biting as applicable to the individual child. It is not a decorative cover, but rather a functional one.

The applicable subheading for the thumb cover/Thumbuster 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.

The sample will be returned as requested.

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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