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NY 852973

June 20, 1990

CLA-2-39:S:N:N:350 852973


TARIFF NO.: 3921.90.1910; 3924.90.5000

Ms. Ann Williams
A.N. Deringer, Inc
30 West Service Road
Champlain, N.Y. 12919-9703

RE: The tariff classification of four chamois cloths and a sponge covered with the same type of cloth made in Holland (packaged in Canada).

Dear Ms. Williams:

In your letter dated May 24, 1990, on behalf of Solution 22 International, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Five samples were submitted. Four of them are chamois wiping cloths made from 100 percent cotton woven substrates (likely bushed) that have been impregnated on both sides with a polyurethane plastics material. The fibers of the substrate are not visible. The last item is a small sponge formed by enveloping a rectangular foam rubber insert with this same chamois material. We note that the fabric portion of the sponge contains some perforations as does one of the wiping cloths.

The applicable subheading for four wiping cloths will be 3921.90.1910, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics, combined with textile materials and weighing not more than 1.492 kg/m2. The rate of duty will be 5.3 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for chamois sponge will be 3924.90.5000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for tableware, kitchenware, other household articles...of plastics: Other: other. The rate of duty will be 3.4 percent ad valorem.

We note that while the five items are manufactured in Holland and packaged in Canada, the country of origin remains Holland. Further, while the retail sales packages are marked only with the legend Packaged in Canada, they should also be marked to show Holland as the country of origin. This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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