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NY 889694

September 17, 1993

CLA-2-63:S:N:N6:349 889694


TARIFF NO.: 6302.51.4000

Mr. George T. Biris
Davies, Turner & Co.
90 washington Street
New York, New York 10006

RE: The tariff classification of placemat from England.

Dear Mr. Biris:

In your letter dated August 23, 1993, on behalf of Royal China & Porcelain, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You submitted two rectangular placemats Style C 1816. Both placemats are made of 100 percent cotton woven fabric with a polyester filler. Both placemats measure 12 inches by 17 inches. The front is blue and white and is printed with a country scene while the back is plain. They have quilt stitching and the edges are finished with capping.

The applicable subheading for the placemats will be 6302.51.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for bed linen, table linen, toilet linen and kitchen linen: other table linen: of cotton: other. The rate of duty will be 7.2 percent ad valorem.

Please note, the sample's sewn in label is marked with the word "Italian" in big bold letters. Below that in much smaller letters appears the phrase "Made in England". Section 134.46 of the Customs Regulations (19 CFR 134.46) states that if the name of a "...foreign country or locality other than the country or locality in which the article was manufactured or produced appear on an imported article or its container, there shall appear...in close proximity to such words...and in at least a comparable size, the name of the country of origin preceded by made in "Made in," "Product of," or other words of similar meaning."

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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