Ms. Lorianne Aldinger
Rite Aid Corporation
P. O. Box 3165
Harrisburg, PA 17105

RE: The tariff classification of printed gift cards/money cards from China

Dear Ms. Aldinger:

In your letter dated May 24, 2012 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The ruling was requested on Item Number 9017689, Gift Cards/Money Holders with Envelopes. The submitted sample contains an assortment of eight gift cards/money holders with corresponding white envelopes. The gift cards/money cards are horizontally folded in half and lithographically printed on the exterior and interior of the cards. When the card is unfolded the interior of the card is printed on the top portion of the card with a greeting which reads, “Wishing you a bright and festive holiday”. The bottom portion of the card is scored to hold either a retailer’s gift card or a monetary gift when placed inside the holders. The assortment of cards have lithographically printed illustrations on the face of the card which depict either a blue foil menorah with yellow candles, multicolor lettering which reads, “Happy Hanukkah” or a combination of those illustrations with dreidels and the Star of David. All of the designs are printed on a white background with mini yellow stars.

The samples submitted will be returned to you as requested.

The applicable subheading for the gift card/money holders will be 4909.00.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for Printed or illustrated postcards; printed cards bearing personal greetings, messages or announcements, whether or not illustrated, with or without envelopes or trimmings: Other. The rate of duty will be free.

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 Albert Gamble at (646) 733-3037.


Thomas J. Russo
National Commodity Specialist Division