Tariff Classification Advance Ruling
Assassin’s Creed 2 – Ezio Auditore Busts


Ms. Sofia Tomaras
Ubisoft Canada Inc.
5505 Saint-Laurent Blvd.
Montréal, QC H2T 1S6

Date of issuance of ruling: March 18, 2016

This is in response to a request submitted on your behalf by Zac-Tranz International Inc. for an advance ruling on the tariff classification of Assassin's Creed 2 – Ezio Auditore Busts. This product is manufactured by Pure-Arts, Shenzhen New Creations Models Design Co. Ltd., Shenzhen, China.

TRS Number: 273337
Classification Number: 3926.40.10.00
Effective Date: March 18, 2016

Product Description

According to the information submitted, the goods are busts of «Ezio Auditore», the character of a video game. They are produced in a regular and a bronze edition. Both editions are made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and measure 18.8 centimetres in height.

Analysis and Justification

The busts are collectible statuettes with an ornamental function rather than toys for the amusement of children or adults of Chapter 95. Chapter 39 covers "Plastics and articles thereof". As per the Explanatory Notes to heading 39.26, these busts meet the terms of subheading 3926.40 which provides for "other articles of plastics; statuettes and other ornamental articles".


Section 10 of the Customs Tariff directs that classification of imported goods shall be determined in accordance with the General Rules for the Interpretation of the Harmonized System. Section 11 of the Customs Tariff states that in interpreting the headings and subheadings, regard shall be had to the World Customs Organization's (WCO) Explanatory Notes to the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System.

General Interpretative Rule 1 (GIR 1) directs that titles of Sections, Chapters and sub-Chapters are provided for ease of reference only. For legal purposes, classification shall be determined according to the terms of the heading and any relative Section and Chapter Notes. Similarly, General Interpretative Rule 6 (GIR 6) directs that classification shall be determined according to the terms of those subheadings and any related Subheading Notes.

The good at issue is classified under 3926.40.10.00 of the HS Customs Tariff in accordance with General Interpretative Rules 1 and 6.

Legislative/Administrative References

This ruling has been issued under paragraph 43.1(1)(c) of the Customs Act and will be honoured by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for future importations of the goods specified, provided the material facts and circumstances remain as originally presented; all conditions in the ruling have been met; the ruling has not been modified, revoked, revised, or cancelled; and the Customs Tariff legislation has not changed. Should there be a change in the material facts or circumstances pertaining to the goods, you must notify the CBSA as soon as possible. You may request that the advance ruling be modified or revoked as of the date of the change.

Importers should quote the advance ruling number at the time of importation in either the description field of the B3 entry document or on the Canada Customs Invoice. Exporters or producers should quote the advance ruling number on the Certificate of Origin or commercial invoice accompanying the goods.

Should you disagree with this advance ruling, you may file a dispute notice under subsection 60(2) of the Customs Act within 90 days of the date of issuance. Please see the procedures outlined in Appendix C of the CBSA's Memorandum D11-11-3, Advance Rulings for Tariff Classification.

This advance ruling is considered 'reason to believe' for the purposes of section 32.2 of the Customs Act and the CBSA's Administrative Monetary Penalty System, described in Memorandum D22-1-1.

All D-Memoranda referenced in this letter may be accessed on the CBSA website.

Consent to the Public Release of the Advance Ruling

As per your consent statement, we will release this advance ruling to the public, in both official languages, in accordance with the procedures described in Memorandum D11‑11-3. The ruling will be published on the CBSA website in 30 days.

CBSA Contact

Mark Grant
Manager, Tariff Policy Unit 'B'
Trade Policy Division
Headquarters, Ottawa

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