CLA-2-96:RR:NC:TP:343 A83927

Ms. Kathryn Weck
Westwater Enterprises
917 Mountain Avenue
Mountainside, NJ 07092

RE: The tariff classification of a porcelain button from China.

Dear Ms. Weck:

In your letter dated May 20, 1996, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a porcelain button. It is square shaped with scalloped edges. The button has a multi-colored design on the front. This item contains two holes for attaching to a garment.

The applicable subheading for the porcelain button will be 9606.29.6000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for buttons, press-fasteners, snap- fasteners and press-studs, button molds and other parts of these articles; button blank: buttons; other, other, other. The rate of duty will be 4.6 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 Alice Masterson at 212-466-5892.


Roger J. Silvestri
National Commodity
Specialist Division