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NY 888039

July 28, 1993

CLA-2-94:S:N:N6:349 888039


TARIFF NO.: 9404.90.9025

Mr. Jesse Mittleman
Kailin Silk Road Int'l
11 Picardy Lane
Laurel Hollow, NY 11791-2005

RE: The tariff classification of a comforter from China.

Dear Mr. Mittleman:

In your letter dated July 6, 1993 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You submitted a comforter comprised of a 100 percent woven silk fabric outer casing stuffed with a silk batting encased in a cotton gauze. It will be imported in various sizes including 66 x 86 inches, 78 x 86 inches, 86 x 86 inches, and 92 x 102 inches. The comforter comes in a storage bag which is made of 100 percent silk woven fabric. The sample is being returned as requested.

The applicable subheading for comforter will be 9404.90.9025, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for mattress supports; articles of bedding and similar furnishing (for example, mattresses, quilts, eiderdowns, cushions, pouffes and pillows) fitted with springs or stuffed or internally fitted with any material or of cellular rubber or plastics, whether or not covered: other: other: other: quilts, eiderdowns, comforters and similar articles: of other textile materials: containing 85 percent or more by weight of silk or silk waste. The rate of duty will be 14.5 percent ad valorem.

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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