Ms. Patty Kittel
Target Customs Brokers Inc.
1000 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403
RE: The tariff classification of Item 37556, “Dora the Explorer” activity kit from China
Dear Ms. Kittel:
In your letter dated December 16, 2002, on behalf of your client, Target Stores, you requested a tariff classification ruling. A sample article was submitted, which will be returned, as requested.
The sample is a rolling case, approximately 10-inches by 12-inches and 3-inches deep, made of rigid plastic. The case contains various craft or activity articles which are said to be aimed at a market for children, ages 3-6 years old.
While we understand that this article is intended to be sold as a set, packaged like the sample, the various activity articles in it do not in our view meet a single particular need nor are to be used to carry out a single specific activity. For that reason the product will not be considered “goods put up in sets for retail sale”, for tariff purposes. Each article will be separately classifiable.
The applicable subheading of the Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States (HTS) for the various articles, an abbreviated tariff description, and the rate of duty, are as follows:
Rolling case-plastic 4202.12.2020 Plastic/Trunks, Suitcases, Rigid 20% ad val.
Plastic pinwheel 9503.90.0080 Other Toys Free
2-6”x9” mobile coated paperboard, printed 4911.91.2040 Other Lithographs on paper
2-6”x9” coated paperboard door hanger “ “
2-6”x9” sheet of paper stickers “ “
3-6”x9” puzzle uncoated board “ “
3-6x6” puppets uncoated paperboard “ “
4-6”x9” coloring paper sheets (rolled) “ “
The rate of duty for these 6 articles will be 1.3 cents/kg
6”x6” sheet vinyl clings Other Pictures, designs, photos 0.3 % ad val.
6”x16” diecut frame coated-paperboard 4823.90.6600 Other coated paper, paperboard 0.6% ad val.
Box of crayons
2-Jumbo crayons 9609.90.8000 Other pencils, crayons, etc. Free
6-popsicle sticks 4421.90.6000 Other wood… candy sticks 5.1 % ad val.
12-8” lacing cord
2-24” lacing cord 5808.10.7000 Braids in the piece 7.5 % ad val.
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 Carl Abramowitz at 646-733-3037.
Robert B. Swierupski