Ms. Gladys Diaz
John T. Raia Customhouse Brokers
One Industrial Plaza, Building D
Valley Stream, NY 11581
RE: The tariff classification of hair ornaments from China.
Dear Ms. Diaz:
In your undated letter received by this office on April 8, 1999, on behalf of Panaria International Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.
The following samples were submitted with your request:
one metal hinged hair clip measuring approximately 1 1/4 inches in length, attached to which is a metal butterfly which is coated with iridescent paint, and
one metal bobby pin measuring approximately 2 1/4 inches in length, attached to which is a metal butterfly which is coated with iridescent paint.
The applicable subheading for hair clip will be 9615.19.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for combs, hair-slides and the like... other. The rate of duty will be 11 percent ad valorem.
The applicable subheading for the bobby pin will be 9615.90.6000, HTS, which provides for combs, hair-slides and the like, hairpins, curling pins... other. The rate of duty will be 11 percent ad valorem.
This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).
A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist Lawrence Mushinske at 212-637-7061.
Robert B. Swierupski