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NY 880999

December 16, 1992

CLA-2-60:S:N:N6:351 880999


TARIFF NO.: 6002.20.9000

Ms. Judy Campbell
W.Y. Moberly, Inc.
Box 164
Sweetgrass, Montana 59484

RE: The tariff classification of knitted vacuum hose cover fabric from Canada.

Dear Ms. Campbell:

In your letter dated November 24, 1992, received in our office on December 7, 1992, on behalf of Krytech Venturers Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You have submitted two samples, 6 and 30 foot lengths, of "Pro-Fit" vacuum hose covers. The sleeve material is a fabric of circular weft knit construction. It measures approximately 2 1/2 inches when laid flat. The principle use of the "Pro-Fit" is for it to be installed over a vacuum cleaner hose to prevent damage to household articles caused by the vacuum hose. The tube material will be imported into the United States packaged in clear plastic bags with two small pieces of knitted elastic fabrics, measuring 1/4 inch by 8 inches, in each bag. In your letter, you state that the knitted vacuum hose fabrics will be made of 50 percent cotton fibers and 50 percent wool fibers, by weight. Please note that even a slight variation in this weigh breakdown could result in a higher rate of duty if the cotton is in chief weight.

The applicable subheading for the vacuum hose cover fabric will be 6002.20.9000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other knitted or crocheted fabrics; other, of a width not exceeding 30 centimeters; other; other. The rate of duty will be 7.5 percent ad valorem.

Goods classifiable under subheading 6002.20.9000, HTS, which have originated in the territory of Canada, will be entitled to a 4.5 percent ad valorem (1992) or 3.7 percent ad valorem (1993) rate of duty under the United States-Canada Free Trade Agreement (FTA) upon compliance with all applicable regulations.

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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