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NY 865486

AUG 09 1991

CLA-2-63:S:N:N3G:345 865486


TARIFF NO.: 6306.99.0000; 6307.90.9490; 5608.19.2090

Mr. Arnold Gacusan
General Manager
White Fir Company
481 Reynolds Circle
San Jose, CA 95112

RE: The tariff classification of a mini hammock, gear hammock, and a dunk bag from Taiwan.

Dear Mr. Gacusan:

In your letter dated July 10, 1991, you requested a classification ruling.

The following samples were submitted:

1. Mini Hammock, stock #360. Its main body is constructed of nylon open-work, raschel, warp knit fabric. Both ends of the hammock contain cords joined onto a metal ring that is attached to a polypropylene rope.

2. Gear Hammock, stock #355. It is composed of open- work, raschel, warp knit fabric that is folded in half and sewn together at the sides to form a pouch. Both ends contain a loop for hanging. The article measures approximately 3 feet long. It is used for storage purposes in homes, vehicles, etc.

3. Dunk Bag, stock #359. It is constructed of knotted net polyethylene fabric with a nylon cord drawstring closure.

The applicable subheading for the mini hammock will be 6306.99.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for tarpaulins, awnings and sunblinds; tents; sails for boats, sailboards or landcraft; camping goods: Other: Of other textile materials. The rate of duty will be 9 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the gear hammock will be 6307.90.9490, HTS, which provides for other made up articles...Other, other, other. The rate of duty will be 7 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the dunk bag will be 5608.19.2090, HTS, which provides for knotted netting of twine, cordage or rope; made up fishing nets and other made up nets, of textile materials: Of man-made textile materials: Other, other, other. The rate of duty will be 10 percent ad valorem.

The dunk bag falls within textile category designation 229. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Taiwan are subject to quota and visa requirements.

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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