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NY 887615





July 8, 1993

CLA-2-55:S:N:N6:352 887615

CATEGORY: CLASSIFICATION

TARIFF NO.: 5516.42.0060

Mr. Darryl Golden
Norman Krueger, Inc.
P. O. Box 92599
Los Angeles, CA 90009

RE: The tariff classification of rayon/cotton blend woven fabric, from Hong Kong.

Dear Mr. Golden:

In your letter dated June 22, 1993, on behalf of your client Twin Dragon Marketing, Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You have submitted two samples of twill woven fabric that are identified as styles nos. 7438 and 7442. Based on the information provided, style no. 7438 is a 2x1 twill woven fabric that is composed of 60% staple rayon and 40% cotton. It is constructed using 9/1 c.c. yarns in the warp 10.5/1 c.c. yarns in the filling. This fabric contains 27.9 single yarns per centimeter in the warp and 18.8 single yarns per centimeter in the filling. Weighing 305 g/m2, the fabric will be imported in 157 centimeter widths. This fabric has been dyed a single uniform color.

Style no. 7442 is composed of 60% staple rayon and 40% cotton. This 3x1 twill woven fabric has been dyed a single uniform color. It is manufactured using 9/1 c.c. yarns in the warp and 6/1 c.c. yarns in the filling. The fabric contains 29 single yarns per centimeter in the warp and 18 single yarns per centimeter in the filling. This merchandise weighs 406 g/m2 and it will be imported in 153 centimeter widths.

In a telephone conversation with this office on June 30, 1993, you stated that the country of manufacture of the greige fabric is the United States. The greige goods are shipped from Los Angeles to Hong Kong, where the fabric will be dyed and finished. The finished product will be returned to the United States, entering through the port of Los Angeles. For duty assessment and visa purposes the returned finished fabrics are considered to be products of Hong Kong. It should be noted that the cost of the greige goods would be considered part of the dutiable value of the product. If the cost of the greige fabric is not included in the invoice price, its cost will be added as an assist before duty is assessed.

The applicable subheading for both samples identified as style nos. 7438 and 7442 will be 5516.42.0060, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for woven fabrics of artificial staple fibers, containing less than 85 percent by weight of artificial staple fibers, mixed mainly or solely with cotton, dyed, satin weave or twill weave. The rate of duty will be 17 percent ad valorem.

Both samples of woven fabric, identified as style nos. 7438 and 7442, fall within textile category designation 617. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Hong Kong are subject to 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.

Sincerely,

Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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