Mr. Frank Gomez
World Exchange, Inc.
11205 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

RE: The tariff classification of a costume from Hong Kong, China and Vietnam.

Dear Mr. Gomez:

In your letter dated January 11, 2020, you requested a tariff classification ruling on behalf of your client, California Costumes, Inc.

You submitted a sample of child size costume identified as Boogers the Clown, item numbers 3120-098 and SP3120-098, which consists of a jumpsuit, separate collar, hat and mask. GRI 3(b) is applicable when goods are, prima facie, classifiable under two or more headings, and have been put up in sets for retail sale. GRI 3(b) states that the goods "shall be classified as if they consisted of the material or component which gives them their essential character." The flimsy jumpsuit imparts the essential character and features raw, unfinished edges on the neck, large back opening, sleeves and leg openings. Small hook and loop tabs close the large back opening. The jumpsuit is sewn with large loose, straight stitches.

The applicable subheading for item numbers 3120-098 and SP3120-098, Boogers the Clown will be 9505.90.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "Festive, carnival or other entertainment articles, including magic tricks and practical joke articles; parts and accessories thereof: Other: 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 the World Wide Web at Please note that separate Federal Trade Commission marking requirements exist regarding country of origin, fiber content, and other information that must appear on many textile items. You should contact the Federal Trade Commission, Division of Enforcement, 6th and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20580, for information on the applicability of these requirements to this item. Information can also be found at the FTC website

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 Sandra Carlson at


Steven A. Mack
National Commodity Specialist Division