Eloise Fuller
18 North Avenue
Westport, CT 06880

RE: The tariff classification of hair-curlers from France.

Dear Ms. Fuller:

In your letter dated October 7, 2009, you requested a tariff classification ruling. The submitted sample will be retained by this office.

A sample has been submitted of a hair-curler. The curler has a metal wire frame with a polypropylene mesh covering. This item is 4 inches wide and comes in three diameter sizes: 2 inch, 1 1/2 inches and 1 ¼ inches. A plastic pin of 3 ½ inches is included for each hair-curler to hold it in place.

The applicable subheading for the hair curler will be 9615.90.2000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for "Combs, hair-slides and the like: hairpins, curling pins, curling grips, hair-curlers and the like, other than those of heading 8516, and parts thereof: Other: Nonthermic, nonornamental devices for curling the hair." The rate of duty will be 8.1% ad valorem.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at

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 Neil H. Levy at (646) 733-3036.


Robert B. Swierupski
National Commodity Specialist Division