Mr. Anthony Bonatesta Jr.
Meadows Wye & Co., Inc.
2506 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, N.Y. 10303
RE: The tariff classification of printed calendars from
Singapore or China.
Dear Mr. Bonatesta:
In your letter dated December 8, 1994, with follow-up
submission of February 3, 1995, you requested a tariff
classification ruling on behalf of your client, Smallwood and
A mock-up sample of the item in question, identified as a
"Concertina Calendar," was submitted and is being returned to
you. It is a 4" x 27" strip of paperboard which has been folded
"accordion-style" into an article approximately 4" square. When
unfolded, it is found to consist of seven double-faced panels,
each side of which (with the exception of the front and back
"covers"), is printed with a calendar corresponding to a
particular month of the year 1994. A picture also appears
adjacent to each month's calendar.
Your client indicates that the article will be produced
using 16 point card stock, coated on both sides, and that this
card will measure approximately 0.5 mm in thickness. (The overall
thickness of the complete folded calendar will be about 3 mm.)
The printing will be sheet-fed offset, 4 x 4 colors. The
finished item will be packaged in a clear acetate envelope, hole-
punched for hanging.
The tariff classification of the "Concertina Calendar" will
depend on the thickness of the printed paperboard, i.e., the
thickness of the individual panels or leaves. If said thickness
is not over 0.51 mm, the applicable subheading will be
4910.00.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
(HTS), which provides for calendars of any kind, printed on paper
or paperboard in whole or in part by a lithographic process: not
over 0.51 mm in thickness. The rate of duty will be free.
Alternatively, if said thickness is over 0.51 mm, the applicable
subheading will be 4910.00.4000, HTS, which provides for the same
type of calendars, but over 0.51 mm in thickness. The rate of
duty will be 4 cents per kilogram.
Please note that when imported into the United States, the
merchandise will be required to be marked with its country of
origin, legibly and in a conspicuous place.
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