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NY 892371

November 22, 1993

CLA-2-60:S:N:N6:351 892371


TARIFF NO.: 6001.29.0000

Ms. Pamela Ervin
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. 601 N. Nash Street
El Segundo, CA 90245

RE: The tariff classification of "American Knit" pile fabric from Korea.

Dear Ms. Ervin:

In your letter dated November 12, 1993, on behalf of Shason Inc., you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You have submitted a sample swatch of knit pile fabric with 6 millimeter (mm) diameter metalized Mylar dots that give the appearance of sequins covering the fabric. In your letter, the item is identified as "American Knit with Transfilms" but no style number is indicated. The fabric is of jersey weft knit pile construction, and it is made with black nylon filament yarns and gold metalized yarns. These metalized yarns, which are textile strips measuring approximately 0.5 millimeter in width, are laid- in yarns that form loops or pile protruding from the surface of the 100% nylon knitted ground fabric. The fabric has metallic gold Mylar dots forming a design pattern; the dots are at right angles to each other and spaced approximately 3/16 inch apart. The fabric will be imported in the piece in widths of 44/45 inches. As requested in your letter, the sample will be returned to you.

The applicable subheading for the "American Knit" fabric will be 6001.29.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for pile fabrics, including "long pile" fabrics and terry fabrics, knitted or crocheted, looped pile fabrics, of other textile materials. The rate of duty will be 8 percent ad valorem.

The fabric falls within textile category designation 414. Based upon international textile trade agreements, products of Korea are subject to the requirement of a visa and quota restraints.

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.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director

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