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NY 854901

August 3, 1990

CLA-2-56:S:N:N3H:351 854901


TARIFF NO.: 5605.00.0090

Mr. Joseph C. Broussard
BDP International Inc.
815 World Trade Center
Baltimore, MD 21202

RE: The tariff classification of supported metalized yarns from Japan and France.

Dear Mr. Broussard:

In your letter dated July 25, 1990, on behalf of Kreinik Mfg. Co. Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You have submitted four samples of supported metalized yarns. In your letter, you stated that the product is manufactured by heating aluminum wire to a vapor which condenses on to polyester sheets. These sheets are cut into very thin strips (under 1 millimeter wide) and then made into yarns with twist of 3 to 5 turns per inch. The twisted metallic polyester yarns are then combined with viscose or nylon filaments to strengthen the yarns. The supported metallic yarns are considered to be gimped. The principal use of these yarns will be for needlework or embroidery.

The applicable subheading for the four metalized yarns will be 5605.00.0090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for metalized yarn, whether or not gimped, being textile yarn, or strip or the like of heading 5404 or 5405, combined with metal in the form of thread, strip or powder or covered with metal, other. The rate of duty will be 15 percent ad valorem.

The yarns from Japan fall within textile category designation 201. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Japan are subject to the requirement of a visa.
The designated textile and apparel category may be subdivided into parts. If so, visa and quota requirements applicable to the subject merchandise may be affected. Since part categories are the result of international bilateral agreements which are subject to frequent renegotiations and changes, to obtain the most current information available, we suggest that you check, close to the time of shipment, the Status Report On Current Import Quotas (Restraint Levels), an internal issuance of the U.S. Customs Service, which is available for inspection at your local Customs office.

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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