Mr. Jamie Parker
P.O. Box 14018
Gainesville, FL 32604
RE: The tariff classification of cosmetic rubber sponge
applicators from Korea.
Dear Mr. Parker:
In your letter dated October 3, 1994, you requested a tariff
The submitted sample is a latex rubber sponge cut into eight
wedge shaped pieces and packaged in a polybag. The sponges are
used for applying foundation makeup onto the face.
The applicable subheading for the rubber sponge
applicators will be 9616.20.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of
United States (HTS), which provides for Power puffs and pads for
the application of cosmetics or toilet preparations. The rate of
duty will be 8.5% 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 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