Mr. Samuel Hollander
Concept One International
2665 South Bayshore Drive
Miami, Florida 33133
RE: The tariff classification of planners/organizers from China
Dear Mr. Hollander:
In your letter dated March 15, 1995, you requested a tariff
classification ruling for certain planners or organizers, from
China. Samples were submitted, which will be retained for
The articles are essentially printed paper pages which are
covered with vinyl or textile covers that have closures which are
metal snaps, or slide fasteners, or velcro (tm) strips. The pages
are either looseleaf bound (in which case the metal binding
mechanism is permanently attached to the cover), or they are spiral
bound, (in which case the paperboard back cover is slipped into a
slot in the vinyl or textile outer cover).
The essential character of the planners or organizers is
imparted by the paper pages, which are designed to receive
notations of daily activities during a school year or other
academic period. Each article also contains pages (or separate
bound books or pads of such pages) dedicated to function as
telephone/address books or note pads.
The articles of this ruling are manufactured in sizes 6 3/4
inches by 3 3/4 inches, and 8 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches.
The applicable subheading for the planners or organizers
described will be 4820.10.2010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the
United States (HTS), which provides for: Diaries, notebooks and
address books, bound (of paper or paperboard). The rate of duty
will be 3.6 per cent.
This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section
177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).
A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry
documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the
documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be
brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the
Jean F. Maguire
New York Seaport