NY 852439
MAY 18 1990

CLA-2-33:S:N:N1:240 852439

Ms. Lori Aldinger
Rite Aid Corporation
P.O. Box 3165
Harrisburg, PA 17105

RE: The tariff classification of Potpourri Bottle Ornament from Taiwan

Dear Ms. Aldinger:

In your letter dated May 8, 1990, you requested a tariff classification ruling. The article is a pear shaped glass bottle filled with potpourri. An opening in the middle of the bottle emits the fragrance of the potpourri. The article is used principally as a scented sachet, but can also be used as a decorative Christmas ornament.

The applicable HTS subheading for the Potpourri Bottle Ornament will be 3307.90.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for pre-shave, shaving or after-shave preparations, personal deodorants, bath preparations, depilatories and other perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations, not elsewhere specified or included; prepared room deodorizers, whether or not perfumed or having disinfectant properties: other. The duty rate will be 5.4 per cent ad valorem. 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 already been filed, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director
New York Seaport