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NY 889412

August 24, 1993

CLA-2-62:S:N:N5:353 889412


TARIFF NO.: 6210.10.4010

Mr. Lawrence R. Pilon
Hodes & Pilon
33 North Dearborn St.
Chicago, Illinois 60602-3109

RE: The tariff classification of a disposable hospital lab coat from Korea, Taiwan and China.

Dear Mr. Pilon:

In your letter dated August 13, 1993, on behalf of Medline Industries, Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample is a disposable lab coat consisting of a non-woven spunbonded synthetic fiber fabric. The lab coat will be used in hospitals for medical laboratory procedures. The garment is full length, has a full front opening snap closure and a laydown collar. It had long sleeves and knit cuffs made of 55% cotton/45% polyester fabric. The lab coats has two single stitched patch pockets located over the left breast and in the lower right corner.

The applicable subheading for the disposable lab coat will be 6210.10.4010, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for garments, made up of fabrics of heading 5602, 5603, 5903, 5906 or 5907: Of fabrics of heading 5602 or 5603: Other, nonwoven disposable apparel designed for use in hospitals, clinics, laboratories or contaminated areas. The rate of duty will be 17 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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