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NY 875299

June 15, 1992

CLA-2-60:S:N:N3H:351 875299


TARIFF NO.: 6002.20.6000

Mr. Patrick McCooey
Mitsubishi Int'l. Corp.
520 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10022

RE: The tariff classification of kevlar knit sleeve material from Japan.

Dear Mr. McCooey:

In your letter dated June 9, 1992 you requested a classifica- tion ruling.

You have submitted a three-inch long sample of a circular knitted tube of material which measures two inches in width when laid flat. You indicate that it is 100% kevlar, which is an aramid fiber. It will cover a roller within a glass furnace in order to buffer glass being worked in the manufacture of glass automobile parts. It will be imported in 70 to 100 meter lengths.

You have suggested classification under heading 5911, Ha- rmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for textile products and articles for technical uses. However, Note 7(a) of chapter 59, which lists those textile products in the piece which are eligible for classification under heading 5911, does not include this type of product.

The applicable subheading for the kevlar material will be 6002.20.6000 HTS, which provides for other knitted or crocheted fabrics; other, of a width not exceeding 30 cm; of man-made fibers. The duty rate will be 8.6% ad valorem.

This material falls within textile category designation 222. Based upon international textile trade agreements products of Japan are subject to the requirement of a visa.

The designated textile and apparel categories may be sub- divided 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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