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NY 883483

March 26, 1993

CLA-2-63:S:N:N6: 349 883483


TARIFF NO.: 6302.60.0010; 6307.10.2027

Mr. Ron Sias
J.W. Hampton, Jr. & Co., Inc.
15 Park Row
New York, N.Y. 10038

RE: The tariff classification of kitchen towels and dishcloths from Thailand.

Dear Mr. Sias:

In your letter dated March 9, 1993 on behalf of F.W. Woolworth Co., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The instant samples are a kitchen towel set, item number T913 and a dishcloth set, item number T913A. The towel set consists of three kitchen towels while the cloth set contains five dishcloths. Both sets are made of 100 percent cotton woven terry toweling material. The kitchen towels measure approximately 15 inches by 25 inches, and all edges are hemmed. They are dusty rose in color, and are composed predominately of uncut terry loops forming a small square pattern with some flat woven sections.

The dishcloths measure approximately 11-1/2 inches by 12 inches.
They are pink and white in color and are predominately composed of uncut terry loops forming a diamond shape pattern with some flat woven sections. The samples are being returned

The applicable subheading for the kitchen towel set will be 6302.60.0010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for bed linen, table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen: toilet linen and kitchen linen, of terry toweling or similar terry fabrics, of cotton... towels: dish. The rate of duty will be 10.3 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the dishcloth set will be 6307.10.2027, HTS, which provides for other made up articles, including dress patterns: floorcloths, dishcloths, dusters and similar cleaning cloths: other... dishcloths: of cotton. The rate of duty is 10.5 percent ad valorem.

The kitchen towel set and dishcloth set fall within textile category designation 369. Based upon international trade agreements, products of Thailand are subject to quota and visa requirements.

The designated textile and apparel categories 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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