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NY 882056

February, 5, 1993

CLA-2-62:S:N:N3H:353 882056


TARIFF NO: 6217.10.0030

Mr. H. Kumei
Sumitrans Corp.
1981 Marcus Ave., Suite E-102
Lake Success, N.Y. 11042

RE: The tariff classification of a hand sack warmer from China.

Dear Mr. Kumei:

Tn your letter dated January 15, 1993, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a hand sack warmer consisting of 75% polyester or nylon and 25X cotton woven fabric, with a cotton liner and an adjustable strap with a release buckle. The item is worn around the waist and is used to warm hands in cold weather situations such as: hunting, fishing, camping, after skiing etc.

The applicable subheading for the hand sack warmer will be 6217.10.0030 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for other made up clothing accessories: parts of garments or of clothing, other than those of heading 6212: Accessories, of man-made fibers. The rate of duty will be 15.5 percent ad valorem.

The hand sack warmer falls within textile category designation 659. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of China are subject to quota restraints 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 surest 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
New York seaport?

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