CLA-2-39:S:N:N3D:221 877398

Mr. Marc S. Greenberg
American Shipping Company
600 Sylvan Avenue
P.O. Box 1486
Engelwood Cliffs, NJ 07632

RE: The tariff classification of the "Sealinder" container from Hong Kong.

Dear Mr. Greenberg:

In your letter dated August 13, 1992, on behalf of Topline Products Co., Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling. The Sealinder container is composed of molded plastics. The container is cylindrical and measures approximately 4 inches in height and 1 1/4 inches in width. It is meant to hold small personal articles, such as keys and money. The container has a cord attached to a screw-on cap, and it is designed to be worn around a person's neck while swimming, diving or engaging in other outdoor activities. As you requested, your sample is being returned. The applicable subheading for the container will be 3923.10.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for articles for the conveyance or packing of goods, of plastics, boxes, cases, crates and similar articles. The rate of duty will be 3 percent 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 transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director
New York Seaport