Ms. Gabrielle Rensch
P. O. Box 1885
Sackville NB, Canada EOA 3CO
RE: The tariff classification of pewter buttons from Canada.
Dear Ms. Rensch:
In your letter dated July 19, 1995, received in this office July 24, 1995, you requested
a tariff classification ruling.
The submitted sample is a button that is composed of 100 percent pewter. "Pewter" is
an alloy of tin, copper and antimony. It is circular with a design on the front and a small
loop on the back that it may be attached to personal clothing. The sample is being returned
as requested in you correspondence.
The applicable subheading for the pewter button, will be 9606.22.0000, Harmonized
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for buttons, press-fasteners, snap
and press-studs, button molds and other parts of these articles, button blanks, button, of base
metal, not covered with textile material. The general rate of duty will be 2.9 percent ad
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 transaction.
Jean F. Maguire
New York Seaport