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NY N025650

April 8, 2008



TARIFF NO.: 9105.21.80

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

RE: The tariff classification of wall clocks from China

Dear Ms. Ramsey:

In your letter dated March 27, 2008, you requested a tariff classification ruling. A sample of a quartz wall clock was submitted with the ruling request.

The submitted item 65870 is identified as the country apple quartz clock. The clock is an analog wall clock with a quartz battery powered movement. The required one AA battery is not included. The clock has a round polystyrene plastic (clear plastic) case with polypropylene plastic borders. The paper face of the clock features a print of four apples. The clock’s hands are made of iron.

The applicable subheading for the wall clock will be 9105.21.80, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for other clocks; wall clocks; electrically operated; other. The rate of duty will be 30 cents each plus 6.9 percent ad valorem on the case plus 5.3 percent ad valorem on the battery.

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 Barbara Kiefer at 646-733-3019.


Robert B. Swierupski

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