Mr. Christopher Quarksnow
104 West 14th Street
New York, N.Y. 10011-7314
RE: The tariff classification of a periodical magazine from
Dear Mr. Quarksnow:
In your letter dated June 9, 1993, you requested a tariff
A sample was submitted, which will be retained for reference.
It is a paperbound publication, of 55 numbered pages, entitled,
"France USA Contacts". It is numbered, "No. 105", and dated, "26
mai-8 juin 1993". You advise that it is printed and published in
Paris, France, every two weeks. The contents are business
advertisements and notices, and personal, educational and cultural
ads and notices.
The applicable subheading for publication described will be
4902.90.2060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
(HTS), which provides for: Other (than certain enumerated)
Newspapers, journals and periodicals, whether or not illustrated
or containing advertising material. The rate of duty will be Free.
We note that the masthead of the periodical, on page 5,
indicates that it is published from an address given, in Paris.
This satisfies U.S. country of origin marking requirements for such
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